truHealth Specific Chiropractic Studio
4211 Broad St. 805-782-9203
We help health-conscious individuals who suffer from any number of conditions which result from having subluxations in the upper cervical spine.
Signs and Symptoms of Upper Cervical Subluxations
Poor posture is the easiest sign to detect. Look at someone who’s standing around you or at yourself in the mirror.
- Does the head tilt or shift to one side, or stick out in front of the shoulders?
- Does one shoulder appear higher than the other?
- Does one hip appear higher than the other or shifted to one side?
- Does one knee bend?
If so, the upper cervical spine is likely in a subluxated state. This posture is an adaptation taking place in the body in order to compensate for the improper balancing of the head by the atlas and axis. The heavy head falls over to one side so the body must twist and shift underneath the head to balance its weight.
Pain or Restricted Motion
Pain or restricted motion anywhere along the neck and back are just the effects of having this poor posture for a long time.
Living day to day with this imbalanced posture causes joints to wear unevenly which eventually lead to pain.
Vigorous exercise, lifting heavy objects or even a simple sudden movement can result in injuries such as torn muscles and ligaments, or even herniated discs.
Additionally, because of the key connection between the upper cervical spine, the nervous system, and the head in general, the following symptoms may also indicate the presence of an upper cervical subluxation:
- Pain at the base of the skull
- Pain below the ear lobe or behind the jaw
- Pain and other problems with the jaw joints “TMJ”
- Poor balance
- General tiredness or fatigue
- Insomnia or sleep discomfort