Fatigue And Neck Injury | Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Los Angeles
Fatigue is something that we all experience from time to time. It can be a normal part of life when we overdo it. However many people suffer from fatigue that becomes chronic. They drag themselves through life and are struggling to keep their heads above water.
When your body is not efficient fatigue results, which is a sign that our body is not functioning properly. I often tell patients that having an upper neck that is structurally misaligned is equivalent to having a 6 cylinder car with one of its spark plug wires disconnected.
The car still runs, however, the ride is not as smooth, the gas mileage won't be as good, and your car will not last as long. In this article, we would like to discuss how structural problems in the neck can relate to fatigue.
How Can Structure Affect Your Energy Levels?
Most of us have experienced some sort of trauma in our life: Car accidents, sports injuries, slip and fall accidents and more. Trauma such as these can cause structural misalignments in the neck. Misalignments such as this can happen because the neck and the head junction are structurally weak. Your head weighs 10-12 lbs and the top bone in the neck weighs 2 ounces.
This junction is held together by ligaments muscles and soft tissue, which is not stable. Neck misalignments lead to interference of the central nervous system and health problems can result. (1)
Every function in your body results from a nerve message that travels from the brain through the spinal cord and ends at a tissue cell. If these nerve impulses can travel to their destination without impediments, then your body will be efficient, function normally, and health will result.
However, when you have an atlas(c-1) or axis (c-2) misaligned due to trauma, your body will not function efficiently - fatigue may result. Other chronic health conditions may result from misalignments such as headaches, insomnia, neck pain, and more. Listen below to how one patient recovered from his fatigue and other chronic health problems as a result of Upper Cervical Care:
What Is Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic And How Can It Help Fatigue?
Fatigue is an indicator that something in your body is not working efficiently. Upper neck misalignments can cause a drag on your system. Blair's Upper Cervical Chiropractic's goal is to restore normal nervous system function. Blair Upper Cervical Doctors run objective tests to determine if the patient has a neck misalignment.
If misalignment exists the doctor will take a series of articular x-rays to determine exactly how the atlas has misaligned off the skull. Once the misalignment is determined, a precise gentle force is applied. There is no twisting, pulling, or cracking involved in the adjustment.
The goal of the correction is to restore normal nervous system function and for it to "hold" in its proper position for as long as possible. While the correction holds the body restores normal function, healing follows, and increased energy follows.