Chiropractor in Columbus, OH Upper Cervical Care

Are You Ready for Gentle and Effective Chiropractic?

Then you’re ready for Precision Chiropractic. These are just some of the reasons that our patients love our Chiropractic patient on mountain topapproach to chiropractic and their health and well-being:

  • Our goal is natural body pain relief and better health without the use of drugs or surgery
  • Our approach is gentle, without popping, twisting, or cracking
  • We want you to have a better quality of life with as few chiropractic adjustments as possible

At Precision Chiropractic we use chiropractic procedures which have been refined by over 70 years of clinical research.

As providers of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care, we focus on the vital balance between the head and the neck, an area that controls many body systems, and influences the stress across the whole spine.

What Are the Benefits of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care?

There are many! The majority of our patients report having improvements in one or more of the following the areas:

  • Chiropractic Patients Jumpingdecreased pain
  • improved motion
  • less tension
  • more energy
  • better quality of sleep
  • improved focus
  • and better coordination and balance

Learn more about upper cervical chiropractic care, or what common symptoms we see in our Columbus chiropractic office.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Changed My Life!

Columbus Chiropractor Dr. Johnathan OliverThank you for your interest in my practice and in upper cervical chiropractic care. For many Americans choosing a chiropractor is an important part of getting, and staying well.

I know, because like many of you, I am a chiropractic patient. I became a chiropractor because of the way chiropractic care positively changed my life.

I am a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, and a member of the Society of Chiropractic Orthospinology.

I invite you to read:

You can also read more information about my professional chiropractic background.

Upper cervical care and carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is largely understood to start in the wrist. Inflammation causes irritation on the nerves of the wrist, causing carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms. You can read more about carpal tunnel here in our carpal tunnel guide, and part 2 here.

But what if carpal tunnel isn’t just in the wrist? What if, instead of being a problem of the wrist, it was a problem of the median nerve at various places in the neck, shoulder, arm, and forearm?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is nerve pain

You see, nerve pain in the arm is often a common symptom of people with neck problems. Neck problems like:

  • disc degeneration,
  • loss of cervical curve,
  • arthritis, and
  • chiropractic subluxations of the neck

That is because the nerves of the arm all start their journey by leaving from the the neck.

The nerves of the wrist, start in They come together in branches from the middle and lower parts of the neck, traveling down below the shoulder joint in a configuration called the brachial plexus. Depending on which branch of the brachial plexus is irritated or compressed, medicine has several different names of conditions.

For example, the median nerve, the nerve involved in carpal tunnel syndrome, can be irritated in the elbow, and there it causes something called Pronater Teres syndrome. If it is irritated at the forearm, it is called Anterior Interossseous Syndrome.

Double crush syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome

Regardless of where the symptoms are, it is still the same nerve, and its upper most portion still travels from the neck, below the shoulder, and down the arm. Which means any irritation in the neck is more likely to show up as irritation and symptoms down stream.

This theory is called the double crush theory. And while it still needs more research, it can explain why patients who appear to have more than one irritation to the nerves of their arm don’t always respond well to carpal tunnel surgery.

If the carpal tunnel symptoms are partially coming from the patient’s neck or shoulder, then surgery on the wrist is not going to solve irritation in the neck or the shoulder.

Does that make sense?

So, how do you know if irritation above your wrist is contributing or even causing your carpal tunnel syndrome. A great choice is to talk to the people that can gently address the problem joint alignment that is responsible for this irritation! Our Columbus upper cervical chiropractic practice, with its focus on the health of the neck in particular, is a great place to find out if you can help heal yourself from carpal tunnel, with better spinal alignment.

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