Suffering from Neck Pain? Why You Should Consider Upper Cervical Chiropractic

Written By Total Health Center on November 19, 2018

The American Academy of Pain Medicine estimates that approximately 15 million people in the United States suffer from neck pain. 

Neck pain is generally caused by the following:

Abnormalities of the bones or joints

These are often caused by poor posture, incorrect sleeping positions, over-exercising, and injuries.

Incorrect posture

Organs and tissues shift when your posture is off, leading to uneven distribution of weight and spinal compensation that leads to neck pain.

Trauma to the head or neck

The upper cervical spine comprises the top seven vertebrae. When these vertebrae suffer misalignment due to an injury like whiplash or a concussion, they can cause neck pain.

Of course, there are other factors that can contribute to an aching neck, like stress and even technology. 

Your chiropractor will be able to ascertain the root cause of your neck pain after performing a comprehensive exam.


Upper Cervical Chiropractic: An Effective Neck Pain Treatment

The National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) reveals that 62% of neck pain cases were able to be alleviated in just 17 days using upper chiropractic care.

So, what does an upper cervical chiropractor do? 

Unlike a general chiropractor, an upper cervical chiropractor specializes in making low-force corrections to your upper vertebral spine using subtle manipulations. 

These are quite unlike the usual popping or twisting adjustments of a general chiropractor.

In addition, upper cervical practitioners use more precise diagnostic imaging to provide adjustments that are very exacting — often to within hundredths of a degree for optimal results.


Experience the Benefits of NUCCA in Sacramento 

Dr. Ciano of the Total Health Center in Sacramento has spent 35 years bringing the ultimate in cutting-edge therapies to her clients, and attributes the upper cervical technique to restoring her own health after a life-threatening auto accident.

A pioneer in many facets of the chiropractic care industry, Dr. Ciano was the first person to demonstrate the NUCCA technique at national conferences devoted to re-licensure for doctors and continuing education.

Her dedication to this modality has earned her a place in NUCCA’s history — and in the hearts of the many patients whose lives she has touched using upper cervical chiropractic care as a safe, effective neck pain treatment.

Don’t wait — call (916) 484-6882 now and the difference upper cervical chiropractic care can make in the treatment of your neck pain.


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