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

Chronic stomach pain and headache after head injury – 44 year old male

Chronic stomach pain and headache after head injury – 44 year old male

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Upper Cervical Patient Concerns:

A bulging disc in his neck with a pinched nerve. Chronic headaches (for 12 years). Chronic joint pain. Spinal pain. Pain in hips and knees. Constipation. Poor sleep.

Physical injury:

Traumatic brain injury from work accident (head injury) five years prior

​27 signs your problem is coming from your neck​?

​A free instant checklist from an upper cervical perspective

Changes in structure from injury:

Chronic stomach pain and headache and post TBI

  • Right tilt of the head, with neck leaning left, back leaning to the left, and low left shoulder
  • Short left leg of 1 inch but with a high left hip
  • Decreased ability to rotated head to left and right with pain
  • Decreased ability to bend head to side on left and right, with pain toward left
  • Decreased ability to look up, causing pain in mid- back
  • Before and after posture picture on same visit
  • Upper cervical correction on 10/19 and 10/23
  • No adjustment needed between 10/23 and 11/13
  • 11/13 posture photo shows maintenance of structural improvement without pre correction

Chiropractic methods:

Gentle correction to the neck, upper cervical chiropractic care.

Upper Cervical Case Outcomes:

90% or greater resolution of abdominal pain with decreased neck stiffness, decreased headache, neck pain, and left radiating arm pain. Constipation no longer a problem.

Notes for providers:

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  • No active/passive rehabilitation or traction
  • Low force cervical corrections without extension/rotation to C1 transverse region
  • Side posture patient placement
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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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