It seems as if almost everyone has had neck pain at one time or another. Neck pain can be mild and achy or so severe and debilitating that it impedes one from completing normal daily tasks. Sometimes, it is so severe that one finds it hard even to turn his or her head.
The cause of neck pain can be elusive. It may be coming from damage to soft tissue in the neck (muscles, tendons, and ligaments) or from the structure of the neck (the spinal cord and vertebrae). Since all of these things are connected, it becomes even more difficult to find the exact source of the pain.
One source of pain can be from a weakness in the neck. Strengthening the neck, similar to doing strength training of the arms or legs, is vital to making sure the brain and body maintain proper communication.
Another problem comes from a misalignment or abnormality of the neck. If this is the case, even strengthened muscles will not correct the problem. This is the time to seek a professional for help. The first place to go would to an upper cervical chiropractor.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care to Alleviate Neck Pain
The alignment of the upper neck vertebrae, particularly the C1 and C2, is vital to the overall health of the body. At Johnson Spinal Care, we focus on finding out if patients have a small misalignment in this area. If so, communication to and from the brain and body may be hindered. Vertebral blood can also be compromised. Neck pain is often the result of this type of misalignment.
We use a gentle method of adjustment that encourages the bones of the neck to realign naturally. The NUCCA technique does not inflict further pain by popping or twisting the neck but is a low force correction. Once the bones realign, the body begins to heal the damage done to soft tissue. After only a few adjustments, neck pain may become a thing of the past.
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Johnson Spinal Care and Associates are Apple Valley Upper Cervical Chiropractors trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Our NUCCA Clinic has helped many people find natural relief from post-concussion syndrome in Apple Valley, Minnesota. We are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on our website at http://www.johnsonspinalcare.com