It's amazing to me how many people come into our office with neck pain problems and they're skeptical about whether upper cervical care can actually help neck problems. The upper cervical spine is the neck, it's the top of the neck. But even lower neck issues, upper back issues, pain that goes down the arm, it all comes from the neck. Now what happens is, it’s all about positioning of where those upper bones are because where those bones are change the position of the head, even if the bone angles upwards or downwards, if it drops your head down, the brain's going do what it's got to do to balance it.
And it might take the curve out of your neck, it might force your head forward which in turn's going to put a lot of stress on your neck and your upper shoulders. So it's all about the upper cervical bones because the head sits on top. Your head sits on top of the Atlas bone, the first bone in your neck. Anywhere that bone goes, it changes the position of your head. So if it slides one way, it's going to lean the head that way. And then, to compensate, it’s going to push your head over so it's all about keeping that brain balance. Anywhere the atlas goes, the brain, the head goes with it.
If you look in the mirror and close your eyes, turn your head left and right, lot of times that you will see one ear maybe a little higher than the other or one shoulder maybe a little lower than the other. There's compensation going on. That's your body's way of trying to get the brain balanced. So what do you think happens when the head tilts and the shoulder drops, it changes the biomechanics of your cervical spine. And the muscles in your neck are working overtime. The joints can start to wear down prematurely, it can start to think the discs that actually go down, that affect the nerves that go down into the arms. So if you've ever had neck problems or you have reoccurring neck problems, pain, pain down the arm, even headaches that come from the back of the neck.
Find an upper cervical doctor near you. Let them check you out. There's a really, really good chance that an upper cervical problem at the top of your neck is causing your cervical spine pain. A misalignment in the upper neck could be causing headaches, could be producing pain into the arm, could be creating problems through your whole spine. But no way to know until you go to a upper cervical doctor and let them check you. If you live in the Charlotte area, Rock Hill, Belmont, Gastonia, Pineville, Matthews, Huntersville, Cornelius, we're the upper cervical doctor for you. Give our office a call at 704-588-5560, we never charge for the initial consultation just to see what the problem is. If you have an upper cervical problem, we'll tell you.
If you don't, we'll tell you that as well. We'll try to find someone else we believe that can help you. If you don't live in this area do yourself a favor, Google it, call our office, try to find the nearest upper cervical doctor to you because I really believe that they're going to be able to offer you help. And not just a temporary, cover up the symptom help. But a permanent correction to the problem that you've been dealing with for so long. So try to find you an upper cervical doctor. Get this neck stuff taken care of, let's get over it, let's quit taking the medications, let's forget about some potential surgery, let's go to the cause, let's get it corrected. Hope you have a great afternoon and we'll see you on the next video.