Do you have neck pain in an area that always seems to bother you? Do you notice cracking or popping in your neck that will not go away? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then keep reading.

Research done recently has shown that pain in your neck area may actually be affecting other areas of the body. With modern technology, we can see far more deeply into the human body than previously. What have we learned?

For one thing, a misalignment, also called subluxation, of the Atlas bone (the C1 vertebra) can cause abnormal blood flow to the brain. This sends mixed signals to the body. Another thing learned is that this misalignment affects the central nervous system. In turn, there is a decrease in neurological function. What this reveals is that the brain may actually be feeling more pain than what is really happening.

Neck pain that is chronic in nature may seem to be happening only in the neck area, but it can affecting other areas throughout the body. When you feel a crick in your neck, it may suggest other medical conditions.





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So What Can You Do About Neck Pain?

Upper cervical chiropractors, such as Dr. Tymothy Flory of Upland, California, specialize in the spine and upper neck area. They realize how important a healthy spine is to the nervous system and the brain. They use methods that are unique to finding the spot in your neck that is misaligned. Then, they are able to create a specific treatment just for you. This is done with gentle methods. There is no popping, twisting, or cracking. The adjustment is only given when necessary to correct your problem.

When the spine gets properly aligned, and all functions return back to normal, the healing process will begin. Make an appointment with Dr. Flory to begin healing right away!

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Dr. Tymothy Flory, Dr. James Weiss and Dr. Jameson Wong of Atlas Spinal Care in Upland, California are Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas, Glendora and surrounding areas. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on their website at http://www.atlasspinalcare.com/