At Long Beach Spine & Rehabilitation Chiropractic Health Center, we want to bring out the best in you. Your head weighs approximately 8 to 12 pounds. Your neck balances your heavy head as it turns, tilts and twists without damaging its vital occupants. All your vertebrae work together to balance your head and protect your spinal cord, an extension of your brain that lies in your neck. This protection is extremely important because a spinal cord injury can result in paralysis or death.
Your cervical spinal nerves lie in small openings between your vertebrae. These nerves can become irritated, inflamed, compressed or “pinched” if your structural system is even slightly distorted or out of its proper position. That can cause neck pain along with head, face, jaw (TMJ), shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist, hand and finger pain; numbness; tingling; pins and needles; increased sensitivity and other symptoms. The most common cause of nerve, blood vessel and spinal cord pressure is a condition chiropractor’s call a subluxation.
Through chiropractic care at Long Beach Spine & Rehabilitation Chiropractic Health Center, we re-align the vertebrae and remove stress from nerves. This restores proper movement to your structural system, permitting greater energy, information and nutrients to flow over your nerves and tissues and throughout your body.
When corrected, your entire body begins to re-balance. A chiropractic checkup is necessary to ensure your nervous system is free from nerve stress permitting you to experience greater healing and well-being.
Treatments we use include:
• Cranial Facial Release (CFR)
• Chiropractic Therapy
• Massage Therapy
• Nutritional Management
• Exercise Programs
• Patient Education
Anyone suffering from neck pain (or any other condition) should make sure they are free from subluxations.