Have you had a snowboarding accident? Fall off your bicycle? Hit your head working around the house? Have you been experiencing headaches, migraines, dizziness, vertigo, or brain fog ever since?
If so, you might have caused a problem at the top of your neck.
People often think that their bodies are invincible. We play extreme sports, snowboard, ski, hike to great summits, get in fender benders, fall off our bikes, run around with our kids, get hit in the head with soccer balls, the list goes on. While our bodies are extremely resilient and durable, the top of the neck is very delicate. The top of the neck, where your spine meets your skull, is the most important area of your body because that is where your brain and brainstem are. The bone at the very top of the neck is called the atlas, and it plays a huge role in protecting your nervous system. Your nervous system controls absolutely everything in your body. So, if you have had a head or neck injury, no matter how big or small, it could lead to an issue not only in your neck, but throughout your entire body!
Is this making sense to you?
Very often, after hitting your head or neck through some kind of accident or injury, you may begin to experience neck pain, headaches, migraines, dizziness, brain fog, difficulty focusing, and fatigue. At the time of the incident, perhaps it didn't seem like a big deal. You get up and brush it off and try not to be embarrassed. But days, weeks, sometimes even months later, the symptoms start to creep in. You suddenly have pain and tension in your neck. Stiffness in your upper back and shoulders. Headaches at the base of your skull, or maybe even migraines that travel up to your temples and behind your eyes. You may feel like you have blurry vision, like you are sensitive to light. You may get dizzy, or feel off balance, or experience the awful feeling of vertigo. Later down the road you may start to feel anxious, like you can’t focus or think straight, which you may describe as brain fog. This may start to affect your sleep and energy levels, leaving you feeling fatigued and exhausted.
If this sounds familiar to you, keep reading.
These symptoms are all very common due to atlas misalignment. When your atlas bone at the top of your spine gets thrown out of whack, it begins to disrupt your nervous system and the way your body functions. All of the symptoms listed above are very often caused by this atlas imbalance or misalignment.
So, what can you do about it?
Getting your atlas alignment checked is a painless process. At Performance Chiropractic, we will sit down for a through consultation with you to see what happened and when your symptoms began. If you have had a head or neck trauma and we think that your issues may be caused by atlas misalignment, we will take x-rays of your neck. This will help us determine the exact misalignment and issue at the top of your spine. Then, we will lay you down on a table for a very gentle procedure that will realign your atlas. This adjustment is very precise, very gentle, and very accurate. There is no twisting, cracking, or popping of the neck involved. Based on your x-rays, we will accurately correct the alignment of your atlas to eliminate your symptoms and help you heal naturally. It is a process, and not an overnight fix, but it will get to the source of your headaches, migraines, neck pain, vertigo, dizziness, brain fog, and fatigue without any drugs, medication, or surgery.
If this sounds like something you are experiencing and would benefit from, please give us a call. We would be happy to sit down with you for a complimentary consultation to see if our procedure is a good fit for you. We are in Westminster Colorado, just 15 minutes northwest of Denver. You can reach us at 303-425-4444.