Hi, I am Dr. Ray Drury with the Upper Cervical Spine Center and I want to talk with you today about natural treatments for neck pain. It surprises me, after being in practice for 26 years, how many people do not realize that “upper cervical” means the upper cervical bones or the top two bones in the neck. At the Upper Cervical Spine Center, that is our deal. We are Charlotte's neck pain specialists. We focus all of our attention on the neck for multiple reasons. One, the brainstem controls all functions in the body and is located in the upper cervical spine. Two, wherever the head and neck go, the rest of the body follows, creating compensatory changes throughout the body, which can cause neck pain, arm pain, leg pain, foot pain, knee pain, back pain; problems all the way up and down the spine.
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Many Americans suffer on a regular basis with chronic neck pain. Believe it or not, neck pain is not caused by a drug deficiency! Taking your Neuroton, your Celebrex, even Tylenol and Aspirin, are never going to fix neck pain because neck pain is not caused by a drug deficiency.
What we have found is that neck pain, almost 100% of the time, comes from a bone being just slightly out of position in the neck, creating body imbalance. This imbalance makes one side of your body stretch while the other side contracts due to a loss of symmetry from the misalignment. The muscles do not like this. When they stretch, they will also contract to protect themselves from tearing, creating that neck pain that can even turn into headaches. It can affect nerves that go into the shoulders and down your arms into the hands.
At the Upper Cervical Spine Center, we focus all of our attention on finding a misalignment in the neck. That slight imbalance could be creating that short-term, or long-term neck pain. What we do is correct the misalignment in a very simple way. We do not put anything into the body. We do not take anything out of the body. We apply one very specific correction to whichever bone in the neck is causing the problem and then once we do that, the rest of the body starts to become symmetrical again, and those muscles that were stretched or contracted will start to ease off and rebalance.
Here in Charlotte, we are your neck pain doctors. Give us a call. We would be more than happy to offer you a free consultation. We do not charge to find out what your needs are. If it is something we think we can help you with, we will explain what we need to do immediately and in the future. If it is not something we cannot help you with, we will try to find another specialist that can help you.
Go visit our website at uppercervicalspinecenter.com or call our office at (704)588-5560. Set up your complimentary consultation. Let us find out what the root cause of your neck pain is, so we know what we can do to try to get that pain removed once and for all. Have any questions? Call our office. Make your appointment. Hope to see you soon.