Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Occipital Neuralgia - Success with Chiropractic

Occipital Neuralgia can cause severe neck pain and headache-like pain. What happens is that pressure and inflammation around the back of the neck puts alot of pressure on nerves in that region; namely the occipital nerves.

Chiropractic neck adjustment helps to loosen the occipital muscles, cervical paraspinal muscles, and trapezius muscles in the back of the neck. Chiropractic treatment allows inflammation to dissipate and nerves to be free from pressure.

Your chiropractor can also help to correct postures like forward head carriage. This posture in particular contributes to pressure and tension in the back of the neck. When the head shifts forward, not only does it tension the spinal cord and nerves but it stretches the muscles in the posterior neck. Through all of the muscle fibers run nerves as well, so this adds to the nerve pressure and therefore pain.

In addition to the chiropractic adjustments the doctors also use muscle work, therapies like neck traction, and specific exercises to help spinal alignment stay corrected.

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. Call our chiropractic office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompressionAdditional Reading Resources:

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