The most important aspect of all of these types of neck pain is that the root cause is the EXACT SAME! All of these problems start from an accident or injury to the head, neck, or spine. Even minor injuries will tear loose the connective tissue that holds the segments of the spine together. After an injury the muscles, ligaments, and tendons recover and heal after days to weeks and you usually feel fine again. The spine however remains misaligned.
When the spine is left misaligned, people usually start to experience EPISODES OF PAIN. When you are tired, stressed, or have been working too long or too hard, the spine will begin to weaken. This is when you experience the occasional episode of pain. Over time, these episodes begin to happen more and more often and progressively get worse.
As the neck begins to break down, we develop disc herniation, tight muscles, neck pain with radiculopathy, and eventually arthritis and degeneration. When this happens, the pain from your condition will become continuous and will flare up from even minor movement and activity.
Your Upper Cervical Chiropractor or NUCCA Chiropractor starts by performing a detailed spinal analysis and postural assessment to identify the cause of the neck pain. Spinal misalignment is the #1 cause of stress and breakdown of the spine. If the evaluation shows evidence of a spinal misalignment, your NUCCA Chiropractor will take specific X-rays of the spine in order to identify the severity of the misalignment and exactly how it needs to be corrected.
The Upper Cervical Chiropractor uses the detailed X-ray information to perform a precise and gentle spinal correction to the Atlas vertebra, the top bone of the spine. The NUCCA correction is designed to restore spinal alignment and body balance, removing stress and compression of the spine and spinal nerves. Once this happens, the body and spine quickly begin to heal and recover from the damage of the spinal misalignment. Depending on how long the problem has been there, most people feel immediate relief or improvement from their pain.
Molland Spinal Care doctors are Middletown 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 Middletown, New Jersey. As NUCCA Chiropractors 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 problems. More information can be found on our website at https://www.mollandspinalcare.com