Neck Adjustments

A neck adjustment is a precise chiropractic procedure that is focused on relieving neck muscle tension, helping to align your upper spine. Neck adjustments can be a great alternative to surgery and pharmaceuticals if you are looking for a less invasive approach to your pain. 

A neck adjustment focuses on the upper two vertebrae of your spine, the C1 and C2, in your neck. Dr. Desai uses gentle chiropractic techniques, such as the NUCCA technique, to ease your condition.

How A Neck Adjustment Works

Like with a back adjustment, Dr. Desai will analyze your neck and spinal structure before making an adjustment. She will look for wear and tear in the spine

Dr. Desai will conduct a physical examination, paying special attention to the following areas: 

  • Shape of the Cervical Curve: The normal cervical curve should have a reversed C-shape. Scans will typically show a reversed C-shaped curve or S-shaped curve in patients. 
  • Changes in the Vertebral Bodies and Disc Spaces: Check the vertebral body's shape and the spacing between the discs. Neurological symptoms can include migraines, dizziness, pain behind the eyes, blurry vision, fatigue, focus, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), tremors, lack of sleep, torticollis, and more.
  • Health of the ligaments in the spine.
  • Compression at the cervical-occipital junction, which can cause neurological symptoms of the cranial nerves.
  • Nerve involvement at the spinal level

Dr. Desai will use very specific analysis to address neck misalignment by using the NUCCA technique. This involves taking x-rays and measurements to fully understand your neck alignment issues and how to address them. 

After your evaluation, she will devise a personalized treatment plan for you.

When You Need a Neck Adjustment

How do you know when you need a neck adjustment? You may need a neck adjustment if you are experiencing any of the following:

If you are wondering if a neck adjustment is right for you, Dr. Desai can examine your condition and let you know what treatment you need.

Benefits of a Neck Adjustment

Your neck connects your head to the rest of your body, and a misaligned neck can impact your overall health. Getting a neck adjustment can provide you with a range of benefits. 

  • Relieves neck pain
  • Restores range of motion in the neck
  • Alleviates both headaches and migraines
  • Helps relieve back pain, even lower back pain
  • Releases overall muscle tension
  • Helps to improve the quality of your sleep
  • Relieves fatigue and foggy brain
  • Improves concentration and focus
  • Improves ringing in ears and vertigo (or dizziness)

Safety of a Neck Adjustment

Getting a chiropractic neck adjustment is a safe procedure when it is performed by a qualified professional, such as Dr. Desai. She is a highly trained specialist who can perform a gentle adjustment to deliver maximum results after performing specific analysis of the cervical x-rays.

Neck adjustments are made using the NUCCA method, to deliver a safe and precise adjustment that is painless and comfortable. When adjusting one’s neck, the adjustment should be made gently. 

Your neck may be a little sore after your adjustment, as the realigned vertebrae have moved slightly, and your body has to adjust to the change in position. This is a good sign; that means that the alignment has happened.

Neck Adjustment in Dunwoody, Georgia

Dr. Desai is a chiropractic expert with extensive training and experience in caring for patients' necks. She uses gentle chiropractic techniques to help get your neck into the proper alignment.

We service residents of Dunwoody and surrounding areas from our office on Mt. Vernon Rd, Dunwoody, Georgia.

Learn if chiropractic care may be right for you. Call us at (470) 719-9539 or request an appointment online.  

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