Upper Cervical Chiropractor Serving Marysville and Snohomish County
Chiropractic care focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and nervous system, and the effects these disorders have on everyday health. While chiropractors treat bone, muscle, connective tissue and nerve problems throughout the body, they primarily treat conditions affecting the bones and tissues of the spine. Upper cervical chiropractic care treats problems affecting the entire spine and body by treating the top two bones of the spine. Our upper cervical chiropractor serving Marysville and Snohomish County provides upper cervical chiropractic care.
Each vertebra has a large bony portion, known as the body, and attaches to a bony ring. When stacked on top of one another to form the spine, the bony rings of all the vertebrae create a hollow tube for the spinal cord to pass through. The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that passes messages between your brain and the rest of your body. Individual nerves exit the spinal cord through tiny holes in the vertebrae.
The benefit of the spine’s configuration is that it allows for a large amount of movement to occur in your neck and torso. The upper cervical (top two neck bones) portion of the spine is unique because it is the most movable portion of the entire spine. This added mobility also makes these two bones the most likely to move out of proper alignment.
Upper Cervical Care for Pain Relief
Working specifically with the cervical vertebrae to provide pain relief requires a special technique. Dr. Clarke at Health First Chiropractic in Marysville uses the safe, effective method known as Blair Upper Cervical. Blair is a specific system within chiropractic, designed to restore spinal health with the least amount of adjusting possible.
Misalignment in the two cervical vertebrae can destabilize the rest of the spine, resulting in misalignment and pain further down your neck and back. Left untreated, cervical misalignment can cause neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, headaches, migraines, numbness in the arms/hands fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and a variety of other health problems. Careful correction of misalignments in the cervical spine can restore the rest of the spine to health.
Upper cervical care always starts with a complete examination and evaluation of the spine. If our chiropractor identifies a problem in your upper neck, we may suggest x-rays to help create an individualized treatment plan.
Make An Appointment With Our Chiropractor Serving Marysville Today!
If you are experiencing a problem you’d like help with, please make an appointment with our upper cervical chiropractor serving Marysville. Health First Chiropractic is conveniently located at 1519 9th St. Suite 101 in Marysville, WA. We also provide pain relief to patients living in Lake Stevens, Arlington, Everett, and Snohomish County. Make an appointment with Dr. Clarke at Health First Chiropractic in Marysville to learn if the Blair chiropractic technique is right for you. Call 360.658.1987 or email at [email protected] .