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Upper Cervical Chiropractic Versus Acupuncture: What’s the Difference?

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Do you suffer from neck and back pain, or even excruciating ailments like cluster headaches and migraines? Are you ready to do anything you can to minimize your pain and discomfort? Many people who suffer from these painful ailments are frustrated with the lack of options offered by traditional medical practitioners. Typically, doctors can assess and diagnose these problems, but the most common solutions they offer are painkillers and other types of prescription medication.

Fortunately, now there are many treatment options that can be used as part of a holistic treatment plan. Acupuncture and upper cervical chiropractic care are two extremely popular treatment options that can help improve neck and back pain.

While acupuncture is useful for treating some types of pain, it’s not always recommended by doctors. Many health practitioners are suspicious because studies have shown acupuncture to be effective, but they have not been able to fully explain why.

Today, we’ll explain how acupuncture and upper cervical chiropractic care can bring relief from pain and discomfort. Each has its own unique advantages and disadvantages that should be fully understood before seeking treatment.

The Benefits of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

Upper cervical chiropractic care, practiced by a licensed and trained chiropractor, can help treat a variety of issues stemming from the misalignment of the upper cervical spine.

During your first appointment, your chiropractor will likely take x-rays and may use other instruments to identify what type of adjustment is needed. From there, he or she will develop a treatment plan to correct any misalignment.

Upper cervical chiropractic treatments are easy, painless, and can be used in conjunction with traditional medicine. Studies have shown that upper cervical chiropractic care is extremely effective in treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as related symptoms like headaches, sinus problems, and even seizures.

The Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture works by stimulating the flow of energy, which is traditionally called ‘qi’. Small needles are inserted at different spots on the body called acupoints. Stimulation of these points through the needles is thought to unblock the flow of qi, which relieves pain.

Many people fear acupuncture because of the needles. Fortunately, acupuncture needles are extremely small, and most people report feeling pressure rather than pain during insertion.

While acupuncture has been shown to be effective in treating some types of pain, including chronic headaches, back pain, and shoulder pain, the lack of understanding around how it works has limited its appeal.

Dr. Anthony Montoya Specializes in Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

Good health comes from a healthy spine, and many ailments including cluster headaches, seizures, and even sinus issues have been found to stem from spinal misalignment. To treat these conditions, as well as a long list of others, find a local Phoenix chiropractic clinic that specializes in upper cervical chiropractic care.

Dr. Anthony Montoya is a Phoenix chiropractor with a history of treating patients with ailments ranging from mild back pain to debilitating migraines with visual disturbances. Don’t live in pain when help is close by. Contact Dr. Montoya today to arrange for a consultation.

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