Questions about Pairmore & Young Synergy Chiropractic

About Upper Cervical

What does an Upper Cervical Chiropractor do?

Upper Cervical Chiropractors restore proper head, neck, and spine alignment by performing a specific, precise, and gentle correction to the upper neck. Accidents and injuries tear loose the connective tissue that holds the spine in place, and this causes the spine to break down and lock into a stressed position. A misaligned spine frequently begins with a head or neck injury such as a motor vehicle crash, concussion, whiplash, slip or fall, sports injury, childhood injury, or other trauma to the head and neck.

The most common location for this type of misalignment to originate is the upper neck, otherwise known as the upper cervical spine. Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care focuses on correcting misalignments in the upper neck region of your spine. This type of misalignment can lead to a variety of debilitating symptoms and conditions, including vertigo, Ménière’s disease, dizziness, migraines, headaches, fibromyalgia, Trigeminal Neuralgia, TMJ, chronic neck pain, sciatica, low back pain, and many other conditions. Anchorage Upper Cervical Chiropractors are uniquely qualified to correct upper neck misalignments to remove pressure and irritation on structures, including the brainstem and cranial nerves, effectively allowing you to restore your body’s vitality.

How often should a chiropractor see you?

Each case of spinal misalignment is different. So, Upper Cervical Care Doctors custom design an approach based on the needs of each patient. Depending on the severity of your spinal misalignment and nerve interference and how quickly you respond to care will determine your need for follow-up care. You may need to return for subsequent adjustments several weeks or months after the initial session to correct and stabilize a misaligned spine. Once a misaligned spine is stabilized, it is recommended that you maintain your spinal health through visits to your Upper Cervical Chiropractor in Anchorage much the same way that you maintain the health of your teeth by seeing your dentist.

What happens after an upper cervical adjustment?

Each specific and precise upper neck adjustment your Upper Cervical Chiropractic Doctor does is designed to ease the C1 and C2 bones back to their proper places and alignment. Patients have varying experiences after receiving Upper Cervical Care in Anchorage, AK. Some enjoy immediate improvements, while others, especially those with severe cases of spinal misalignment, notice slight muscle stiffness that clears up in a few days. Our care aims to provide fast relief, maximum recovery, and long-lasting results.

About Neck Pain

What is the most common reason for neck pain?

Poor posture and neck trauma are the most common reasons for an achy neck. It would be best to look for other neck pain triggers like osteoarthritis, disc degeneration, muscle inflammation, and arthritis.

Who should I see for neck pain?

If you have chronic neck pain, we highly recommend consulting an Upper Cervical Chiropractic doctor to evaluate your head, neck, and spinal alignment.

How can I relieve pain in my neck?

There is a myriad of ways you can attend to your achy neck. A few notable examples to get natural relief for neck pain in Anchorage include Upper Cervical Chiropractic, massage therapy, hot and cold therapy, acupuncture, and acupressure.

About Migraine

What is the leading cause of migraines?

Researchers have yet to uncover the exact mechanism behind every migraine episode. But, more and more evidence point to abnormal brain activities as the most likely culprit behind debilitating migraine attacks. But what leads to these abnormal brain activities?

Misalignments frequently impact the brain’s function. Accidents and injuries to the head and neck can lead to a displacement of the top 2 bones in the neck, which affects blood flow and cerebral spinal fluid flow to and from the brain. These changes can have a dramatic impact on the brain’s function and can lead to a variety of problems, including migraine headaches.

What happens if you ignore migraines?

Migraine attacks can worsen and set off several unpleasant symptoms like pulsating headaches, fatigue, nausea, vertigo, vomiting, visual aura, and odd food cravings. Such symptoms can easily drain the joy in your life and impact other aspects of your well-being. Therefore, we strongly suggest investigating the underlying cause of your episodes and tapping into helpful remedies such as seeing a chiropractor for migraine in Anchorage as soon as possible.

How do I deal with migraines?

Upper Cervical Chiropractic is an extremely effective way to provide Anchorage migraine relief, so you can take advantage of them each time you have an episode. We also recommend steering clear of your migraine triggers and taking preventive medications to abate the pain and discomfort you experience. The most important aspect of doing with migraines is getting to the underlying cause. Often upper neck misalignments are the underlying cause.

About Back Pain

What is the most common reason for back pain?

Back pain can result from various things. The most commonly reported causes include repetitive injuries, physical overexertion, disc degeneration, and vertebral subluxation.

Can chiropractors help with back pain?

Anchorage Upper Cervical Chiropractors can help enhance spinal health and lessen the aching sensation on your back. Carefully planned adjustments based on advanced imaging scans of the C1 and C2 bones can restore the normal alignment of your spinal column. Effectively, this releases tension buildup on our back muscles, joints, and ligaments.

How many chiropractic sessions do I need for back pain?

Misaligned spinal cases vary, so it’s virtually impossible to estimate how long it would take to correct your posture. It would be best to consult an Upper Cervical Chiropractor to know how to proceed. Generally, patients who undergo chiropractic adjustments on their spine, starting with the head and neck alignment, notice significant differences in their back pain after the first few sessions.

About Vertigo

What causes vertigo?

Spinning sensations can stem from various problems ranging from vestibular disorders like Meniere’s and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo to nervous system issues like head trauma, spinal tumor, and stroke.

How can vertigo go away?

Vertigo attacks often indicate an underlying health problem. So, if you experience dizzying spells and spinning sensations, it’s a good idea to rule out the possible cause of your symptom. This will help you determine the techniques or remedies for your situation. Some popular vertigo remedies include Anchorage Upper Cervical Chiropractic, the Epley Maneuver, and vestibular therapy.

When should you worry about vertigo?

Most vertigo attacks are non-life-threatening. However, it would help if you still looked for red flags like facial paralysis, limb numbness, thunderclap headaches, and loss of consciousness. If you spot any of these symptoms, call 911 to receive urgent medical attention.