Neck Pain & The Balanced Body Center Approach

At The Balanced Body Center our goal is to decrease your pain and increase the motion in your neck as quickly and comfortably as possible.

Our clinic utilizes the NUCCA technique to correct neck conditions, which is low force and very precise technique. After a detailed analysis and calculated lines of correction, a gentle touch and controlled contact to the neck is designed to restore balance to the cervical spine. Patients with complicated neck conditions drive and fly from all over the southern states to visit our office for neck treatments as there are less than 300 people trained in the United States in the NUCCA technique. (For more details, see ----What is NUCCA?)

Even though the primary focus is the neck, the effects of the correction influence the whole spine and all body systems. The NUCCA procedure influences one of the highest control centers over body balance, the brain stem and central nervous system. The C-1 vertebrae, also known as the Atlas, is a small donut-like bone located at the top of the spine and the base of the skull that surrounds the brain stem. When the spine is subjected to stress, it can become misaligned. This phenomenon is known as the Atlas Subluxation Complex Syndrome (ASC) or the ASC Syndrome. This could be the root to your pain and symptoms. NUCCA will decrease the pain and increase the motion in your neck.

Advantages of the NUCCA technique:

* Utilizes physics and vectors to calculate corrections
* 100% safe & comfortable
* Extremely effective at fast relief

In addition to the specialized NUCCA care, we have a wide variety of supportive techniques and therapies that may include:

* Laser Treatments to reduce inflammation (see - Laser Therapy)
* Cervical Decompression (See - Decompression Therapy)
* Pettibon adjusting and rehabilitation techniques to correct loss of curve, poor posture and stabilize the cause of the cervical condition (See - The Pettibon System)
* Physical and Exercise therapists on site (See - Our Therapists)
* Massage therapists on site (See - Services)

After we have decreased the pain in your neck, depending on the severity of the injury, each patient will see the physical therapists where you would begin Spinal Rehabilitation on the ligament, tendon, and muscle damage. Working on the ligaments, tendons and muscles will not only bring your natural curve in the neck & back, but will also help you hold the adjustments, allowing the body to heal.

At The Balanced Body Center, our doctor, therapists and team believe we have one of the most comprehensive and effective program to reduce the pain in your neck and correct the cause of the condition. We hope you decide to visit our office.

Causes of Neck Pain:

Neck pain affects a significant number of individuals. Recent studies have found more than 10% of Americans suffer from neck pain at any given time.

The neck region contains many delicate, pain sensitive structures commonly exposed to abuse and abnormal stresses. Incomplete rehabilitation of past injuries, poor posture, prolonged sitting, and lack of periodic spinal alignments are some of the more common factors in the development of neck problems.
Fortunately, most individuals suffering from neck problems will find chiropractic care extremely beneficial. Unlike prescription drugs, most chiropractic procedures address the cause of the majority of neck problems, not simply the symptoms. Best of all, chiropractic care is safe, natural, and noninvasive... no side effects allowed!

Have you ever been in an accident or had trauma in your life? If so, there is a good chance your neck has been injured and you have damaged the original curve in your neck thus causing your neck pain. Sometimes these symptoms can develop immediately after a specific injury; other times, it may take years to develop into a problem. Often, the original insult can be complicated and exacerbated by activities of daily living.

Neck pain can therefore come from many different issues in one’s lifespan:
* automobile accident and whiplash injuries
* on-the-job and lifting injuries
* sports/athletic injuries
* slip and fall injuries
* poor postural and ergonomic habits
* chronic issues

Symptoms that may be related to Neck Pain:

When you have injuries like the ones stated above other signs/symptoms can arise such as:
* asthma
* attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
* dizziness and loss of equilibrium
* dysmenorrhea
* infantile colic
* low energy levels
* otitis media (ear infection)
* ulcers
* headaches
* decreased immune response

Beyond the pain, there are many hidden complications:

Many people do not recognize the gradual loss of motion that occurs over time in the cervical spine with small repetitive injury or major injury. Science has demonstrated that misalignment and injury to the spine can cause immobility and once this occurs at a level in the spine, the body rereleases inflammatory chemicals that impair the nervous system and advance the degenerative arthritic changes at that level.

The nerves in our spinal column are very sensitive to pressure and stress. When the spine becomes misaligned sufficiently, it stresses the nerves, compromises their normal impulses and changes function throughout the body. Nerves are responsible for four primary functions:

1. Control and regulate all vital functions including circulation, breathing and digestion.
2. Activate muscles allowing us to move.
3. Allow us to sense, perceive and feel.
4. Adapt to the world outside ourselves including learning, experiencing and behavior.

Basically, since the nervous systems controls everything, every system and/or function can be impaired or diminished by spinal misalignment.

As a result, we now understand that proper spinal mobility and alignment are an essential part of a healthy life.

Recently, it has been determined that postural imbalance that arises from prolonged sitting is more damaging to an individual’s health than smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.
(See 'Sitting is Killing You' article by Alice Park)

Get out of Pain, Be Balanced, Be Well

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(704) 849-9393