Upper Cervical Chiropractic Specialist

Vitality Center San Mateo -  - Wellness Center

Vitality Center San Mateo

Wellness Center located in San Mateo, CA

If you’re suffering from a misalignment in the upper part of your neck, you can benefit from upper cervical chiropractic care at Vitality Center San Mateo in San Mateo, California. Lorraine Mock, LAc, offers this specialized technique to relieve pressure on your spine and relieve the associated nerve pain. Call the office to see if you’re a candidate for upper cervical chiropractic or book online today.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Q & A

What is upper cervical chiropractic care?

Upper cervical chiropractic care is chiropractic care that focuses solely on your upper cervical spine. This part of your neck is where two key vertebrae called the Axis and Atlas reside. 

Your Axis and Atlas support your skull and make the range of motion in your neck possible. Unfortunately, this is a crucial area for your vertebrae to get out of alignment.

What causes an upper cervical misalignment?

A number of events or factors can cause an upper cervical misalignment, including:

  • Whiplash
  • Accident or injury
  • Poor posture
  • Improper stance
  • Trauma

You can also get out of alignment with excessive exposure to screens due to repetitive computer work or texting.

What are the symptoms of upper cervical misalignment? 

When your vertebrae, discs, or joints are out of position, it impacts your central nervous system, and you’ll likely experience some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Mild or severe pain
  • Poor posture
  • Numbness
  • Headaches
  • Trouble breathing
  • Restricted range of motion in your neck
  • Loss of balance
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Shoulder pain
  • Seizures 
  • Arthritis
  • Vertigo

Also, doctors and researchers link serious health conditions like epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Asperger syndrome to an upper cervical misalignment.

Is upper cervical chiropractic care safe?

Your chiropractic team uses thermal X-rays of your neck, skull, and upper cervical spine to make precise and individualized adjustments using a technique called chiropractic orthospinology. 

The method doesn’t require pulling, twisting, popping, or cracking, so there’s no pain, discomfort, or safety concerns. 

Vitality Center San Mateo has the most innovative instruments and technology available to help diagnose and safely treat your upper cervical misalignment. 

What can I expect after my upper cervical chiropractic treatment?

When your provider at Vitality Center San Mateo properly aligns your upper cervical spine, the immediate physical change in your musculoskeletal system puts your body in a position to heal itself. 

In the days and weeks following the treatment, you get relief from pain, and symptoms of chronic conditions begin to dissipate. To fully optimize your health, your chiropractor may recommend a series of appointments.

Treat the root of your pain or disease with upper cervical chiropractic care. Call now or book an appointment using the online tool.