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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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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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Neck pain, better balance, stronger knee

Neck pain, better balance, stronger knee

The reduced pain of course! Also the balanced stance is huge for me. Now my left leg and the muscles surrounding my weakened knee are much stronger just from walking/standing correctly. Also the procedure is painless, quick, and inexpensive. Continue Reading

TOS and Upper Cervical Chiropractic – Part 2

In each case, the bundle of nerves, veins, and/or arteries which travel into the arm are mechanically compressed, sometimes in more than one place. This combination of compression points often explains why TOS can have a variety of symptoms that can appear very severe in some cases, and mild in others.

Let’s see how Upper Cervical Chiropractic care can help the body take pressure off these important passages, naturally. Continue Reading

What’s the differernce between chiropractic and physical therapy?

“So the long and the short of it is that chiropractors have a more expansive diagnostic education, while physical therapists have an intervention- or therapeutic-based education. While chiropractors can provide services such as rehabilitative exercise and modality treatments, their main form of treatment remains the manipulation. Physical therapists may provide manual therapy-like techniques to their… Continue Reading

I struggled with sciatica for over 2 years

I struggled with sciatica for over 2 years

Sciatica symptoms for over 2 years Here is an unsolicited review from Scott, on the Life In Alignment Facebook page. I struggled with sciatica for over 2 years, to the point that I was almost unable to put my socks on without sitting down, and last year I ran my first marathon! He’s an amazing… Continue Reading

Four stories about Trigeminal Neuralgia and upper cervical care from the Facial Pain Foundation

Trigeminal Neuralgia is the #1 cause of facial pain, with 4 to 5 persons per 100,000 having the disease. Some authorities say that more might be suffering, but aren’t counted because of misdiagnosis. According to the National Pain Foundation, 1.7 millions have been diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia. TN’s reputation as one of the most severe… Continue Reading

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