Upper cervical conditions include physical conditions such as disc herniation, neck pain, and whiplash, but it also includes cognitive conditions such as ADD or ADHD. These conditions can be treated with chiropractic care. It is important to understand what role your upper cervical spine plays in your overall health to better understand how Dr. Nygaard can help you.
The neck is a vital and complex region of your body. In order for health to be optimized, your brain needs to communicate effectively with your entire body. Major injury to the upper neck usually results in death or paralysis, but less severe injures can result in serious negative long term effects as well. Like a pebble in your shoe that creates more irritation the longer it is present, misalignments in your neck irritate your nerves and blood vessels over time and can create significant problems with your body’s ability to self-heal. A misalignment combined with nerve irritation is referred to as an upper cervical subluxation. Upper cervical chiropractors reduce the brain stem irritation and improve brain to body communication by returning proper structural balance to the upper neck.
Here at Atlas Chiropractic of Asheville, we pride ourselves in providing the best care to you to get you back to your life quickly. Below are several common issues that we can help with: