Neck Pain, Neck Ache, Neck Injury, Neck Trauma, Neck Alignment, text neck, texting It seems as if almost everyone has had neck pain at one time or another. It can be annoying and sometimes accompanied by cracking or popping of the neck. Is it something that needs to be cared for or will it go away on its own?

Research has revealed that when there is a problem in the neck, other systems of the body can be negatively impacted. It may sound strange at first, but neck problems may be the underlying cause of the following conditions:

By using modern technology, researchers have been able to take a deeper look at the body and see what is happening when the bones of the neck become misaligned. They have found:

  • The top bone of the spine – the atlas bone or C1 – can easily misalign and cause an abnormal flow of blood to and from the brain and body.
  • The central nervous system – made up in part by the brainstem – can be negatively impacted. This causes the brain not to function at its optimum when it comes to neurological processes.
  • This means the brain will more-than-likely feel pain more severely or may feel it when there is actually no pain.

Therefore, this can lead us to the conclusion that neck pain can be affecting one’s overall health, making it important to have one’s neck pain evaluated and cared for so as to be as healthy as possible.


Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain

Here at Vital Life Wellness Center, we offer a long-lasting solution to neck pain by addressing the root cause. This frequently has to do with a misalignment located in the top bones of the neck – the C1 or C2 vertebra. When these bones are misaligned, they put pressure on the brainstem, causing the above-mentioned issues.

We use a gentle method that encourages the bones of the neck to move back into place without popping or cracking the spine. Once realigned, blood flow and communication can be restored within the body, helping patients to feel better overall.


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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