There is a specific and scientific reason you are up to your neck in pain. Most likely it is due to your spine not being in a healthy alignment.  Unhealthy spine alignment is a mechanical and neurological problem called Vertebral Subluxation.

Subluxation2-228x300The Gonstead Technique recognizes that proper intervertebral disc function is the foundation to a healthy spine and nervous system. Physical and emotional traumas can shift and misalign the spinal bones directly injuring and altering the mechanics of the intervertebral discs. Disc injury causes soft tissue damage, swelling and tissue expansion irritating the delicate nerves nearby. This nerve pressure negatively affects the organs and glands under their control. As a result, the damaged and unstable spinal joints then tighten the surrounding muscles. Spinal misalignments causing nervous system interference is called vertebral subluxation and can be present without symptoms. If left uncorrected, subluxation may lead to spinal decay over time.  Correcting subluxation is the focus of your chiropractic care. Our team is comprised of highly experienced Gonstead chiropractors that have helped many people regain their health and quality of life. Your customized corrective care plan will consist of a series of specific Gonstead chiropractic adjustments that are gentle, safe, and effective. Adjustments at specific places and the right time help restore the structure of your spine and the function of your nervous system. As nerve interference is removed, your body’s ability to heal, function and operate is restored and symptoms often subside.

The neck images below is a patient that walked through our doors at Vertical Chiropractic.  As an active 60 year old female, she looks great from the outside.   Without these images, it would be impossible to see the pressure on her spinal cord from a poor functioning disc.  From her story, her neck pain is affecting her quality of life and related the cause of her health problem to her sleeping position. As our doctors dug deeper into her story, she confessed having neck pain on and off for the past 15 years with multiple traumas including a motor vehicle accident about 15 years ago that was left untreated by a chiropractor. She underwent physical therapy shortly after her accident with no positive outcomes. Additionally, she stated that she has been on prescription drugs for the past 10 years for a poor functioning thyroid. Is there a direct relationship between her spine, neck pain, nerve pressure, and loss of thyroid function?  We believe there is, but we want you to “see” for yourself.

Since it takes the spine about 20 years to get from healthy normal to chronic spinal decay, we believe her outcomes would be different if she visited the chiropractor years ago. In fact, she was suffering from the long-term effects of Vertebral Subluxation. Since she has started Gonstead chiropractic care, her neck has stabilized, healed, corrected, and symptoms subsided. Most importantly, her life is back.