Chronic and Back Pain Management
How to treat? Correction of neck correction of the overall posture
x-ray shows the upper cervical problem Chiropractors would first conduct a simple examination of the patient’s postural balance to determine if he has exhibited any symptoms of upper cervical misalignment.
Once diagnosed, an upper neck X-ray is required, which includes three positions from the front, lateral and above head. This is a crucial part of the diagnosis. Based on the data collected on the X-ray, precise adjustment angles can be decided for further treatment.
Upper Cervical Misalignment Treatment
The treatment has to be made according to the cause, otherwise symptomatic relief can only momentarily reduce the symptoms, and later on, the symptoms will return or even worsen. Therefore, the best treatment option for upper cervical misalignment is to improve a person’s balance system.
Once it returns to normal, symptoms related to the misalignment would be reduced accordingly. Atlas Orthogonal Adjusting Instrument has been used for several decades already. With the data obtained from the X-rays, the position of the instrument and patients is adjusted.
A small percussion would be made on the patient’s neck to stimulate the tendon, hence stimulate the inner ear’s balance system for adjustment. The entire process lasts less than a second and there will be no twisting and pressure force on the neck except a slight vibration.
After the adjustment, the postural balance would be checked again to assess the effect. Generally, further treatments are required for muscle tone to be as normal as possible. The body will repair progressively when muscle tone returns to normal. Even so, regular follow-up is essential to ensure the best condition is maintained.
Although treatment is performed on the upper cervical, the entire balance system is treated, which affects general physical health. Most patients with low back pain, sciatic pain, and knee pain are able to resume normal pain-free daily activities after the treatment.
Since the treatment is non-invasive and the percussion is gentle, therefore little or no side effects can be expected. However, as each patient’s condition varies, the required treatment and progress of rehabilitation will be different. Thus patients should discuss with professionals about their expectations and cooperate with practitioners to ensure the optimum effect