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General spinal pain – 19 year old female

General spinal pain – 19 year old female

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Presenting Concerns:

  • Spinal pain and neck pain for seven months before first appointment
  • Pain worse after lifting at work
  • Feels older than she believes she should feel

Physical Trauma:

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

​A free instant checklist from an upper cervical perspective

  • Memorable fall off bed at age two
  • Multiple motor vehicle accidents in two years prior to exam
  • No visit to emergency room

Structure/Posture Findings:

  • Right tilt of the head
  • Right low shoulder
  • Right list (lean) of spine
  • High left hip crest, with forward rotation of left hip

X-Ray Findings:

  • Loss of neck curve and beginning of reverse cervical curve
  • Neck leaning to right, with right head tilt
  • Upper cervical (orthogonal) x-ray measurements: right type 4 misalignment

X-Ray Dates:

  • Before July 2, 2012
  • After October 2, 2012

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Chiropractic methods: Orthogonal upper  cervical chiropractic care, via National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA), and Quantum Spinal Mechanics (QSM3)

Outcomes: Return of cervical curve and resolution of spinal pain and neck pain

Notes for providers:

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

Headache article by physical therapy center reveals strength of upper cervical chiropractic approach

Finally, physical therapists are saying what chiropractors have said for decades. A physical rehabiliation center says the cause of most headache pain is a problem in the neck. For this they prescribe joint mobilization, exercises, and rehab to correct neck posture, as described in this news column. For those suffering from cervicogenic headaches, the origin… Continue Reading

What are my treatment options for Trigeminal Neuralgia?

What are my treatment options for Trigeminal Neuralgia?

What are the treatment Options for Trigeminal Neuralgia facial pain? From drugs, to surgery, to upper cervical chiropractic procedures, we cover some of the primary options that facial pain patients have in health care. What is Trigeminal Neurgalgia and what causes it? Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) causes severe facial pain. There is no gold-standard medical device… 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. ​27 signs your problem is… Continue Reading

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