Have you been experiencing headaches lately and have been looking for a chiropractor in Boulder, CO that can help? Here, at Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder, our chiropractors have experience in helping people with headaches and other health conditions. If you are looking for a chiropractor in Boulder who will take the time to create a personalized care plan, then we are the clinic for you.

What makes this Boulder chiropractor different?

There is a common misconception that all chiropractors do the same thing: adjust the back. But, here at Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder, our chiropractic clinic is different. Our chiropractors utilize a specialty technique known as upper cervical or knee-chest upper cervical to be specific. This technique requires additional training outside of the general course curriculum in the chiropractic doctoral program. 

In short, this technique involves adjusting only the first vertebra, known as C1/Atlas, and at times the second one, known as C2/Axis. Adjusting just these two vertebrae can influence the whole body and spine due to the neurology of the body. The consideration of the entire body and spine is not neglected in this process. At this Boulder chiropractic clinic, we know that most of the time less is more, and that understanding is apparent in the technique that we practice.

When examining patients, we are specific and ensure that care plans are personalized to each individual. We understand that no two bodies are the same, and each person requires care tailored to their needs.

Nervous system and headaches connection

The nervous system is essentially the motherboard of the whole entire body. The nervous system is both the reason we experience pain and the reason we can stop experiencing pain. Almost everyone has probably received the recommendation of taking pain medication to fight off headaches. While this can get rid of headache symptoms, it is only temporary relief–but, have you ever wondered “Why is this happening?”

To answer this question, we need to hit the books for a quick second. There are many reasons that headaches can occur, but most of the time they are due to transmitted nerve signals, blood flow regulation, and the way that the body processes certain sensory information. We do recommend tracking headaches, especially if you experience them frequently and they are associated with other symptoms. You should report any concerns to a care provider (which includes us.) And, as you may have guessed, the nervous system controls all of these things. So, when there is a disruption between the two, problems (such as headaches) can occur. Now, you may be thinking, “How does chiropractic play a role?” That is a great question!

Chiropractic essentially focuses on the connection between the brain and the body. As chiropractors, we want to be sure that there is no interference between this communication and that is why we perform adjustments. This interference occurs when there are misalignments within the spine that put pressure on the nerves. When the atlas is misaligned, it distorts the neural communication of the brainstem, which can lead to abnormal physiology or unusual bodily functions. And when this occurs, multiple conditions or symptoms can appear, such as headaches. This process demonstrates the importance and benefits of upper cervical care for headaches 

Where to find help for headaches from a Boulder chiropractor

Here, at Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder, we understand the grueling process of searching for another trusted care provider. Our health is something that we all treasure and we want the best for ourselves and those around us. Take charge of your health and give us a call at 303-452-5911 and come in for a consultation so we can discuss how we can help you.