Your central nervous system affects every area of your body. At the Functional Neurology Chiropractic Center, we understand that keeping the components of that system healthy is an essential part of remaining active and pain-free. The ability to adjust the vertebrae at the base of the skull can help to open the pathways and remove blockages that prevent the nerves from functioning effectively.
Vertebrae Linked with Nerve Pain
The upper vertebrae in your
backneckare the bones that allow for the partial rotation of the head and neck. If any of your vertebraeare damaged or inflammation is present, the nerves that pass through them can become trapped causing numbness and tingling in the hands and fingers. If left untreated, the damage to the nerves can result in varying degrees of nerve pain.
Common Causes of Discomfort in the Neck
Injuries to the vertebrae are commonly caused by accidents that involve whiplash or blunt force trauma to the neck. Diseases that affect the bones can also cause pain and discomfort in the neck and shoulders. These include:
- Degenerative bone disease
- Cervical spinal stenosis
Identifying the cause of the pain you’re having will determine how the condition is treated. The use of chiropractic services is beneficial because it addresses the cause of the pain, not just treating the symptoms.
How Chiropractic Can Help
Performing adjustments to thevertebrae can relieve the pressure caused by inflammation and will allow the vertebrae to return to their natural positions. An adjustment also helps to relax the muscles that support the vertebrae, giving them an opportunity to function normally. If a chronic disease is present, additional adjustments may be necessary to maintain a pain-free lifestyle.