Orthospinology is a sub-specialty of the chiropractic profession, focusing on the alignment of the upper cervical spine. It is one of several upper cervical procedures utilizing radiographs (x-ray films) of the head and neck to determine a misalignment or subluxation that may create irritation of and thereby, interference to, the functioning of your nervous system.
This gentle form of chiropractic aligns the upper cervical spine to enhance health, reduce pain and ease chronic health problems.
No guesswork reduces risk of unnecessary care and costs. We use 3-D imaging to analyze the problem and determine mathematical calculations which we deliver via instrument assistance.
No unnecessary twisting, popping or cracking. Once the misalignment is calculated, we use a combination of instrument assistance and precise analysis to offer gentle, reproducible corrections to the spine.
Patient's love the immediate relief and long-term strength, stability, and confidence our treatments provide. Technologically advanced procedures allow us to be more effective and efficient in our care.
By alleviating your problem in fewer visits and longer lasting adjustments, the orthospinology procedure saves you both time and money.
There are numerous conditions related to or caused my misalignments of the spine. A few that have shown improvements with specific upper cervical care are:
Also known as tic douloureux, is sometimes described as the most excruciating pain known to man. Pain is typically stabbing or electric shock-like, and can be brought on by the smallest of actions such as brushing your teeth, eating or the wind.
Reoccurring or constant neck pain and tightness is not normal. Pain may be sharp, burning, dull, or achey. Pain may also cause decreased movement of the neck and head and can travel down your arms or into your face/jaw.
Symptoms occurring after a concussion or with ongoing post concussive syndrome may include headache, dizziness, sleep problems, difficulty concentration, nausea, depression, irritability, and cognitive problems involving memory and concentration.
Vertigo is a medical term for dizziness, often triggered by moving your head too quickly. Vertigo is often due to an inner ear or other problem that throws off the body’s center of balance. However, vertigo can also be caused by an underlying neck condition. Accompanying symptoms may include loss of coordination, loss of balance, headache, nausea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, ear pain, brain fog, or difficulty concentrating.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the area where the upper and lower jaw meet and is made up of a network of muscles, tendons, and bones. Often times this network is not properly balanced and symmetrical leading to discomfort, a clicking sound or an uneven feeling when you bite down. People with this can also experience headache, tinnitus, ear pain, and dizziness.
Multiple Sclerosis is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) in which the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers and causes communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body. Symptoms vary from person to person but a few common ones include: resting tremors, lack of coordination or unsteady gait, blurry or double vision, electric-shock like sensations that occur with certain neck movements, numbness or weakness in one or more limbs, and fatigue.
A neurological condition typically characterized by an intense headache (Usually on one side of the head) lasting hours to days. Migraine sufferers may experience sensitivity to light, sound, and smell as well as nausea and vomiting.
Reoccurring or constant low back pain and tightness is not normal. Pain may be sharp, burning, dull, or achey. Pain may also cause decreased movement and can travel down the leg or wrap around the pelvis.
Scoliosis is a condition where the spine takes on an S or C shaped curve when looking at it from the back (posterior to anterior). There are two types of scoliosis, congenital or compensatory. Congenital is due to abnormalities in the vertebra that were present at birth. Compensatory can occur for a number of reasons but it mostly causes by a muscular or postural imbalance.
Dysautonomia is an umbrella term used to describe several different medical conditions that cause a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which controls functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, kidney function, temperature control, digestion, and dilation and constriction of the pupils of the eye. Dysautonomia can be due to a degenerative disease (primary) or resulting from an injury (secondary). There are around 15 types of dysautonomia with the most common being neurocardiogenic syncope, which leads to fainting and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).
Ear infections, also called acute otitis media, is an infection of the middle ear. They occur more commonly in children than adults due to the changing angle of the tubes as a child ages, but can occur at any age. Symptoms may include ear pain, drainage of fluid from ear, fever, trouble hearing, tugging or pulling at an ear, loss of balance and trouble sleeping.
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