benefits
BENEFITS

Upper cervical care has many benefits, including helping to alleviate symptoms of specific ailments and improving your overall health. Learn more about the advantages of seeking upper cervical care.

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Techniques

Understanding what to expect from a visit with an upper cervical chiropractor helps reduce anxiety before your appointment. Find out how upper cervical care is applied and how it differs from traditional means.

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Resources

Everything you need before visiting an upper cervical chiropractor for the first time. Browse frequently asked questions, hear Dr. Baker and others speak on various upper cervical topics, and download patient forms.

Welcome to Upper Cervical

Chiropractic of Spartanburg

Upper cervical care is one of the fastest growing chiropractic specialties and forms of natural healing in America. Focusing specifically on the upper cervical spine, upper cervical care aims to reconcile misalignment than can cause interruption between the brain stem and the rest of your nervous system. The Atlas and Axis vertebrae, which sit at the very top of your spine, are especially susceptible to misalignment through injury, poor posture, or even stress.

At Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Spartanburg, our doctors take the greatest care in diagnosing and helping patients. We care for patients suffering from a variety of ailments, including migraines, asthma, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and others. Through a personalized upper cervical care plan, we help our patients find relief from their symptoms and live more pain-free and fulfilling lives.

If you’ve been suffering from an illness and are looking for a more natural alternative to traditional medicine, we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors to see how you may benefit from upper cervical chiropractic care.

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Asthma affects over 25 million Americans, and while the condition cannot be cured, its symptoms can be managed through a variety of means. The severity of asthma symptoms can range from person to person, which is why it is so important to be professionally diagnosed and cared for. The most common symptoms reported by asthma sufferers are tightness in their chest and shortness of breath. There is no exact known cause of asthma, though it is often hereditary, and a variety of factors can induce an asthma attack. Upper cervical care can help reduce the risk factors that cause asthma attacks.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common condition affecting mostly adults in which inflamed, swollen, and irritated tendons constrict the carpal tunnel and compress the median nerve. Because the median nerve provides sensation and movement to the hand, people suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome often experience pain, tingling, and numbness throughout their hand and fingers. This can be especially apparent when trying to grip objects. Injury to the hand or wrist, repetitive movements, or compression of nerves in the upper body can all lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Fibromyalgia is a complicated condition characterized by chronic pain and fatigue. Because these symptoms are common to so many other illnesses and conditions, it can be difficult to diagnose. It is most often diagnosed in people who have a history of other conditions, such as depression or rheumatic disorders. Typically, fibromyalgia patients experience pain and fatigue persisting for months at a time. Generally, fibromyalgia is believed to be triggered by a traumatic event but can also be attributed to pressure on the brainstem from misaligned vertebrae.

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Migraine headaches are a debilitating type of headache that can affect people's ability to function in day-to-day life. While migraine headache sufferers are more often women, they can afflict anyone. Those who experience migraine headaches frequently report sensitivity to light and sound, dizziness, blurred vision, and even nausea. A combination of factors can contribute to a person developing migraine headaches, including food additives, emotional stress, and hormonal changes. Misaligned vertebrae can also prevent proper communication with the vascular system, leading to migraine symptoms.

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Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that begins when the body's immune system attacks the protective fatty material around nerve fibers. This can result in nerve damage, making it harder for your brain to properly send signals to the rest of the body. Multiple sclerosis systems often first appear in people between the ages of 20 and 40 and can include difficulty balancing, muscle spasms, tingling in toes and fingers, and others. Vertebral misalignment, as well as a history of certain viral infections, are often the cause of multiple sclerosis. Thankfully, symptoms can be managed to the point they are nearly non-existent.

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