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From An Upper Cervical Chiropractic Perspective

Latest Articles from Dr. Zachary Ward - Life In Alignment Chiropractic, Lc - Auburn Hills MI

Resolution of Trigeminal Neuralgia in a patient undergoing upper cervical care

A 54-year-old male presented with right-sided facial pain along the distribution of the mandibular branch of the trigeminal nerve for the past 5 years. The patient also has a secondary complaint of lower cervical stiffness which he attributes to a skiing accident.

Following digital palpation, comparative leg length analysis, and radiographic examination it was determined that the patient had an atlas subluxation with a left anterior listing.

Two days following the initial  adjustment to the atlas, the associated TN pain reduced significantly. After one month the patient no longer experienced any pain associated with TN.

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Upper Cervical Chiropractor at Life In Alignment Chiropractic
Dr. Zachary Ward first discovered the power of spinal care after watching his little brother heal from debilitating pain. Now he practices a unique form of chiropractic care that offers you the opportunity to experience your body in a new, freer way. Contact him via social media or via the contact form to request a ten minute health review. He also blogs at DrZWard.com.
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Chiropractors reduce MRIs, surgery consults when added to family practice

“The results of a pilot project by the Ministry of Health to get family doctors to work with chiropractors in family care teams showed doctors requested fewer MRIs and made fewer referrals to surgeons for their patients with low back problems. The ‘Consulting Chiropractor’ pilot project had chiropractors do 30-minute assessments of patients with low… Continue Reading

Facial pain before and after neck alignment (video)

Learn why Trigeminal Neuralgia may be more common than we know. What treatment options are available for TN and other kinds of facial pain. And why neck alignment matters in cases of facial pain. “Like my face was on fire.” That’s how some people with Trigeminal Neuralgia describe the condition. Is it my neck? Get… Continue Reading

Meningitis scare reveals dependence on drugs/surgery for back pain

Shots of the steroid preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate, which has been linked to the meningitis outbreak, has become a common way to treat the pain. Roughly 14,000 people may have received contaminated shots of the steroid, which came from the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass. In Maryland, 22 people have been sickened and one… Continue Reading

I have arthritis – can chiropractic still help me?

I have arthritis – can chiropractic still help me?

“I’ve been told I have a lot of arthritis in my spine…can you still help me?” Not a month goes by when I’m not asked that question by a patient. Usually an older patient – a senior citizen – but sometimes I’m asked by a middle aged patients as well. Is it my neck? Get… Continue Reading

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