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Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

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When Should You Seek Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care?

When Should You Seek Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care?

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Upper cervical chiropractic in Bothell is a specialized field within the general field of chiropractic. It specifically deals with the subluxations originating in the upper cervical area of the spine. Most often it is the top two bones of the spine, the axis and the atlas, that are the culprit in spine related symptoms. Any derangement in the upper cervical area can go on to hamper vital bodily functions as this area is crucial in the transmission of impulses from the brain to the rest of the body and vice versa. Therefore, an upper cervical chiropractor seeks to fix the problem at its root and allows the body to function optimally.


When Should You See An Upper Cervical Chiropractor in Bothell?

Since the upper cervical area around the atlas and the axis are most susceptible to injuries, a number of us can have subluxations and be suffering from mild symptoms without even realizing. This means that you need not get an injury or suffer from serious immobility to see an upper cervical chiropractor in Bothell. Besides, upper cervical chiropractic care is quite safe for anyone to try which is why you need not worry about any side effects.

Here are some scenarios when you could really use some upper cervical chiropractic care.


If You’re an Athlete

Athletes are constantly pushing their bodies to perform to their maximum capacities. The constant pressure and toll it takes on the body and can easily cause subluxations along the upper cervical area. These can go on to negatively impact their performance in terms of speed, reflexes, strength, agility, and more. Seeing an upper cervical chiropractor regularly can help athletes to avoid injuries and keep them performing at their absolute best.


Pain

Symptoms such as pain and inflammation are the most common ways your body will respond to a subluxation along the spine. A subluxation in the upper cervical area goes on to disrupt the vital transmission of impulses and this generally induces painful symptoms across affected areas. Therefore, do seek upper cervical chiropractic care in Bothell at the first signs of such painful symptoms.


Prevent an Invasive Surgery

If you’ve had an injury or a pinched nerve that requires you to undergo a surgery, stop right there! Often, issues such as this can be cured using upper cervical chiropractic care. The body is allowed to take its natural healing course when the subluxations are removed by the chiropractor. Besides, the procedure is cheaper, safer, and non-invasive.


Concussions

If you’ve sustained a concussion during an accident or during competitive sports, going to an upper cervical chiropractor can be quite helpful. Concussions or head injuries are most likely to cause subluxations as the head anatomically rests on the atlas, the top most bone of the spine. This disrupts the flow of cerebral spinal fluid from the brain system to the body and has a negative impact on your quality of sleep, energy levels, and even your mood. Upper cervical chiropractic care becomes crucial in this case.

As mentioned earlier, upper cervical chiropractic care is completely noninvasive and safe. Therefore, if you’re an athlete who’s constantly pushing their body to its limit, you will greatly benefit from it. You could also give upper cervical chiropractic a shot if you experience painful symptoms, have sustained a concussion or want to avoid an invasive and complex surgery. Check out our professional services to diagnose and correct any structural derangement in your upper spine and return to a healthy, mobile, and productive life.

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