March 8, 2012

Is your chronic pain lying to you?

When you ask these new questions you might actually discover some of the answers you are seeking.
January 31, 2012

Four stories about Trigeminal Neuralgia and upper cervical care from the Facial Pain Foundation

Trigeminal Neuralgia is the #1 cause of facial pain, with 4 to 5 persons per 100,000 having the disease. Some authorities say that more might be suffering, but aren’t counted because of misdiagnosis. According to the National Pain Foundation, 1.7 millions have been diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia. TN’s reputation as one of the most severe body pains makes that 1.7 million too many. In many cases TN grows to be a debilitating and chronic pain that threatens the livelihood of the one who suffers with it. In the past TN has been called Tic douloureux, and also the suicide disease, […]
January 26, 2012

50 simple ways to lose your upper cervical alignment

Does doing any one of these 50 things mean you're going to need another adjustment? Not necessarily. Everyone is a little bit different. But they are common ways that you can set your upper cervical care backwards, and they're worth considering if you're having a hard time holding your alignment.
January 18, 2012

Three lazy ways to get the most from your upper cervical chiropractic care

Less is more is a philosophy that guides the upper cervical chiropractic approach. Knowing when to do something, and when to get out of the body’s way, is an important part of healing through upper cervical care. That’s why your upper cervical chiropractor spends so much time determining when your body requires an adjustment, and when it doesn’t. It’s the doctor who knows when to do nothing that often helps his or her patients the most. And the same can be said for patients who realize the same…Sometimes being a little bit lazy and giving your body an opportunity to […]
December 26, 2011

Will a straight neck give you arthritis?

The medical terms for a straight neck are kyphosis, lack of cervical curve, or military neck. In extreme cases one or more vertebra can tilt backward, creating a reverse neck curve. A straight neck is not a good thing and can have a number of consequences for human health. Let’s focus on one reason a straight neck is bad—it ruins neck joints. Why is the neck curved anyway? In a normal healthy state, the human neck has a forward curve, which develops early-on in life. The spine of a baby is shaped like a letter “C.” As the baby begins […]
December 7, 2011

TOS and Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care – Part 2

It's important to remember that the symptoms of TOS often occur not just from neck muscles, or from structures in the shoulder, but also from breakdown in the joint alignment of the lower neck. TOS symptoms are often found in chiropractic patients who have visible signs of mechanical stress in their neck on an x-ray.
December 4, 2011

Three ways Upper Cervical Chiropractic helps Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) – Part 1

Those suffering from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) often have to fight a hard battle before they get the help they need. Here are three reasons why TOS patients might consider a consultation with an Upper Cervical Chiropractor in our local area. What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome? Thoracic Outlet Syndrome can be a painful and frustrating condition that affects the arms, forearms, hands, and fingers one one side of the body. It’s called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, because the problem is believed to come from the “Thoracic Outlet”, or where the lower neck, joins the upper back and rib cage. TOS causes […]
November 2, 2011

Vertigo, head injury, and upper cervical chiropractic care

Did you know? Almost half the cases of vertigo have no known medical cause, which means many vertigo patients often go searching for answers outside of prescription medications. Some vertigo patients have even found resolution to their vertigo after correcting an imbalance to their head and neck alignment through upper cervical chiropractic care.
October 12, 2011

Ten reasons to try upper cervical chiropractic care in Anchorage, AK

There are many reasons to give upper cervical chiropractic care a try in Anchorage, AK. Many of them are deeply personal to the patients who walk through our doors. Although there are others that may be unique to your situation, here are ten good reasons why you might want to make your next consultation with a health care provider in an upper cervical chiropractic office.
October 6, 2011

Six things upper cervical doctors do differently than other chiropractors

Upper cervical doctors are different than other chiropractors. To help you understand the differences, here are the top six ways your upper cervical doctor will be different than any other doctor of chiropractic that you will see.