Neck pain is an issue that holds no bounds from person to person. No matter if you spend hours hunched over a desk typing, teach kiddos all day long or enjoy life in retirement with family, you can experience neck pain. More likely than not, you have heard that taking pain medication can help ease the pain; but, you may find yourself searching for a method that is natural and effective in treating your pain. Fortunately, at Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder, our dedicated team of chiropractors are deeply committed to providing personalized care to help you find relief and to experience a better life.
Understanding Neck Pain
The tricky thing about neck pain is that there are many factors that can lead to it, which can make it difficult to live a lifestyle in the prevention of it. Some of the factors that can lead to it are poor posture, both current and past injuries, underlying health conditions, stress, and a seemingly endless list of more. A major leading cause in most recent years is the excessive use of handheld devices as well. This pain can be a mild discomfort that just seems to linger throughout the day, or it can be a severe and sharp sensation that limits the movement of your neck and causes other symptoms like headaches and mid- to lower back pain.
No matter how severe the neck pain is, it is not normal and you deserve good care.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Chiropractic care is a very unique profession because we focus on addressing the root cause of symptoms such as neck pain instead of attempting the mask symptoms. We all know that pain medication can make aches and pains go away, but that tends to be a temporary solution. At Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder, we want the neck pain to go away and stay away. We have a deep understanding that pain is not something that just appears, but there is a cause that exists that is allowing that pain to be present. We understand that the body has the quality of healing itself, but when the nervous symptom is disrupted, the body becomes more vulnerable to illness.
The Atlas Chiropractic Difference
At Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder, we offer a specialized form of chiropractic known as the upper cervical technique. With this technique, we only adjust the first two bones in the spine known as the Atlas and Axis, or C1 and C2 respectively. At first, this may be a lot to wrap one’s mind around, but that is why our doctors have a deep understanding of the process and work to educate the patient to the best of our abilities.
Perhaps one of the most important roles that these two bones hold is protecting the brain stem, which connects the brain to the rest of the spinal cord which sends out nerves to the entire body. These nerves and special receptors that are also present control many bodily functions and also allow for the sensation of pain to exist. So, when there is interference from C1 and C2 with the brain stem, then the whole body can be affected–which for example, can lead to both upper-, mid-, and lower neck pain. That is why, at Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder, we focus on adjusting these two bones all while keeping the whole entire body in consideration as well. Not only do we provide specialized chiropractic care, but we also offer various health recommendations to help adjust the patients’ lifestyles such as potentially using a cervical pillow, consuming healthy foods, and exercising.
Seek out your Boulder Chiropractor today!
To conclude this message, we want to say that if you, or someone you know and love is experiencing neck pain, or perhaps another neurological issue then care from Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder should be considered. We put our focus on addressing and treating the root cause of the discomfort rather than merely treating the symptom. With our specialized approach and personalized care plans, we have the aim of not only relieving the current pains but preventing them from occurring again in the future.
Take the step and give us a call at 303-452-5911 and schedule a consultation with Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder to discuss your current discomforts so that we can gain an understanding of you as an individual and provide you with the care that is right for you!