I had a patient tell me about a terrible skiing accident he had last weekend.  After falling and cracking his helmet in more than one place, he suffered a severe concussion.  Despite being extremely sore and having headaches from the impact, his body feels great.  After checking his alignment, he was still holding his atlas correction.  This is why he’s feeling as good as he is!

This reminds me of other patients I’ve taken care of with NUCCA who have had car accidents and bicycle accidents and managed to get up, walk away, and possibly maintain their alignment.  It’s important to get checked after experiencing an injury to make sure your spine is still aligned, or to have it corrected.  If your spine is in the right place after an injury, you’ll heal quicker and have less pain.  If your spine is in the right place before an injury, you’ll have a less severe injury!

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Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at https://www.vlifewellness.com/