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Health Neck, Healthy Jaw - Perspectives Regarding an Upper Cervical Chiropractor

chiropractic adjustment tableAt the Ridgeline Family Dentistry office, community and family grow at an amazing rate, often we are asked about other types of treatments and services that are helpful especially for things like headaches, jaw pain, pinched nerves, and fibromyalgia. Obviously, without the capabilities a healthy mouth gives us regarding eating, and breathing we would not function for very long, but what allows our amazing jaw, teeth, and airway to function properly happens to be something called your CNS or Central Nervous System. In this article we are going to highlight one of our favorite community businesses. If you are concerned about your health and not getting the answers you are looking for elsewhere, a local chiropractor Colorado Springs may be a big help to you!

Most Chiropractors…

When most people think about visiting their local chiropractor it is usually pain oriented – a quick crack in the painful area and off you go. According to Dr. Max Pohl at Balance Chiropractic:

“Most traditional chiropractors do a great job at obtaining their goals of short-term pain relief, increasing range of motion, and reducing muscle spasms. They usually do this by popping, twisting, and cracking the spine based of symptoms. Some use adjunct therapies such muscle stimulation, roller tables, massage, nutrition recommendations or ultrasound.

Dr. Max goes on to explain that Balance Chiropractic obviously helps a lot of people with neck and back pain, but more so the focus of his practice is helping those who have received minimal relief from traditional treatments for migraines, jaw pain, trigeminal neuralgia, vertigo, pinched nerves, and fibromyalgia!

How Does Balance Chiropractic Differ from Regular Chiropractors?

Dr. Max and staff focus on a unique area called Foundational Correction using something called the NUCCA Method. Although the name is long, it can easily be explained as a system of precisely assessing misalignments within the upper neck, and gently correcting those misalignments based upon a series of objective measurements that dictate if someone is a good candidate. The docs quantify progress through their unique plan of action by retaking those original objective measurements and comparing them to your baseline. This entire correctional process is done without twisting, popping, or cracking the spine and uses an image guided adjustment to make sure there is no guesswork!

Should I see an Upper Cervical Chiropractor?

Dr. Max openly states that their form of adjustment isn’t for everyone, but for a specific subset of people, the results can be life changing. From my many years of working in the dental community and attending continuing education classes to further my knowledge, there is no type of injury more dangerous than one to the upper neck and head. Obviously, this is because the brain controls everything and every signal that it sends to and from the body happens to go directly through the upper neck. Believe it or not, the centers within your upper neck and lower brain stem control things like breathing, both facial and jaw movement plus sensation, digestion, along with blood to and from the brain! When this area shifts it can either immediately or eventually have detrimental effects to the body. Think of trying to watch television (your brain), while not having the cord plugged into the electrical outlet on the wall (your body) – how well is that going to work? In the human body, if someone has sustained even a small head or neck injury over time it can slowly start to unplug the brain-body connection and eventually lead to symptoms (aka Secondary Conditions as Dr. Max calls them) such as Migraines, TMJD, trigeminal neuralgia, vertigo, neck pain, pinched nerves, fibromyalgia, balance issues and more. Although we have many 5-star reviews showing the quality of our work here at Ridgeline, many people become frustrated by the endless need of medications, or ups and downs of seeing a traditional chiropractor for temporary relief. It is for this reason that Dr. Max and Balance Chiropractic offer a comprehensive solution for these Secondary Conditions simply by assessing and correcting your brain body connection.

What’s The Process to Work with Balance Chiropractic?

Dr. Max and Team have made it incredibly easy to see if they can help! It all starts with a Complimentary Consultation with him or one of the other doctors to gain a thorough health history regarding your problems, goals and injuries that may have landed you where you are. If they believe you are a good candidate for Foundational Correction, a comprehensive examination will be performed to locate your specific misalignment, along with special measurements associated with nerve stress, muscular activity, and balance. After your data has been collected the doctor will perform a chiropractic report of findings which will compare your objective measurements to those that are considered normal and healthy. Following your report of findings, you will be given your first adjustment and follow up imaging to make sure your unique foundational shift has already started to reduce!

If you have been living with unwanted issues that have not been resolved or only receive a temporary patch with traditional means, visit Balance Chiropractic’s site to set up your complimentary consultation and see if Foundational Correction is right for you!

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