The Beginner’s Guide to Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Mountlake Terrace WA

The Beginner's Guide to Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Mountlake Terrace WA

Chiropractic Mountlake Terrace WA Doctor Educating Patient

Chiropractic in Mountlake Terrace WA focuses on the relationship between the body's skeleton, muscles, nerves, and the patient's health. This form of therapy and treatment has been all the rage in the recent past with testimonials trickling in from every corner of the world that validate its efficacy in improving a number of ailments and pains for patients.

The basic idea behind chiropractic is that since a number of injuries, disabilities, and restrictions in range of motion are caused by spinal dysfunction, it is here where the cure must come from as well.  The skillful, manual adjustment of the spine by a chiropractor addresses the underlying reason for a number of ailments.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Mountlake Terrace WA

Within the general field of Chiropractic, there is a specialty within Chiropractic that deals with the relationship between the base of the skull and the neck aka the cervical spine. This involves the upper spine and how it attaches to the neck and to the brain. Upper Cervical Chiropractic can be specifically beneficial for a number of issues including but not limited to:

  • Meniere's Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus
  • Lupus
  • Insomnia
  • Post Concussive Syndrome
  • Chronic pain
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • TMJ
  • Neck and back pain
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The Idea Behind Upper Cervical Chiropractic

The Central Nervous System constitutes our brain and spinal cord and together they control most of our body functions. The brain sends electrical impulses or commands to each cell throughout the body. The nerves serve as the medium through which all this vital information is transmitted.  Motor nerves carry these impulses from the brain to the body while sensory nerves feed the brain about the condition of the body and transmit information from external stimuli.

If this important system of communication continues to work seamlessly, health and well being is the natural outcome. But this is rarely the case as a number of internal or external factors combine to impede that process causing dis-ease. This causes dysfunction which ultimately results in symptoms such as pain and structural imbalances.

Upper Cervical Chiropractors at Vitality Specific Chiropractic in Mountlake Terrace WA are experts at finding and correcting these misalignments, in particular, the top two vertebrae in the spine so that the messages sent from the brain through the brainstem to every cell, tissue, and organ in the body can be transmitted properly and the body becomes healthy again.

Upper Cervical Chiropractors focus on the upper neck where the skull meets the spine. One of the top two vertebrae in the neck is often times misaligned and exerts pressure on the spinal cord and/or brainstem as it leaves the skull.

This is believed to be the starting point or the ground zero for the entire spine and nerve-related issues, as all the nerves going down the spine and across the body leave from this point. Therefore, it makes sense to start looking for the cause of the problem at the point of origin instead of treating the symptoms further down the line.

The realignment of especially the top vertebrae in the neck called the atlas is the aim of the Upper Cervical Chiropractic method. Addressing all misalignment in the upper neck helps the body to function better in a number of areas including the regulation of all body systems thus improving the body's innate intelligence to repair and maintain health from the inside out.

To conclude, Upper Cervical Chiropractic works to align the bones in the upper spine. A vertebra called the atlas is the focus of the treatment as that is where most nerves leave the skull and travel across the body. Our Chiropractors believe that identifying the body's unique needs is what will solve the puzzle, rebalance the body's systems, and restore one's health. If you have a need, check us out we would love to speak with you about how we can help you identify and solve the puzzle you are dealing with.

Call our team at Vitality Specific Chiropractic in Mountlake Terrace WA today to schedule an appointment.


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Vitality Specific Chiropractic

24000 Van Ry Blvd Suite 108
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

(425) 678-9977