As can be seen in the graph below, Upper Cervical care has produced some tremendous results for many of our patients suffering from neck pain.

A stunning 94% of our patients who reported neck pain as a major complaint realized complete or significant relief within 4 weeks.

Neck pain can come from a variety of causes, but by far the most common in muscle tension. Disc pain and other soft tissue strains can also be a significant cause.

Misalignment in the upper cervical spine can cause tension throughout the muscles of the neck, causing added pressure on the discs and altering the position of the head. Correction of the misalignment typically allows those muscles to relax and the neck to return to a more balanced and relaxed state.

“I have known Dr. Kevin Creswell for over 3 years. During this period I have referred many patients to him who had intractable head and neck pain. I estimate that 90% of these patients have had their symptoms improved significantly following his treatment. And, many of these patients had already been treated by classical chiropractic and medical methods.

None of these patients that I have referred to him have suffered any significant untoward side-effects. I believe his treatment to be safe.

I regard Dr. Creswell to be an important part of my team that treats complex soft tissue injuries, such as the classical whiplash.” – stan Kolber, MD

“I first came to Providence over 12 years ago. My back and neck were so painful and tight I could only manage a slow walk. It was difficult to sit comfortably or to sleep. With NUCCA treatment, I felt an improvement even after the first visit and was finally pain-free after only a few weeks. I return now about once a year, just when things act up. Felt like a miracle at the time.” – Blake

About the condition

Neck pain is a very common condition within our society afflicting approximately 2/3 of the population at some point in their lives. The most common causes of neck pain (also called cervicalgia) is tension in the muscles of the neck and upper back however it can also be related to pinched or irritated spinal nerves in the neck as well as cervical disc degeneration. Very rarely, neck pain coupled with headache and visual troubles is an indicator of a stroke in progress.

Theory of how upper cervical treatment helps

Neck pain is one of the conditions that people are most able to relate to good upper cervical care. As the head is misaligned over the atlas bone and the rest of the neck, the muscles of the neck must work harder to maintain the head level and balanced against gravity.

Correction of the upper cervical misalignment puts the head in the optimal place for the structure of the neck and spine to support it, allowing the muscles of the neck to relax and relieve additional strain on the discs of the cervical spine.

Occasionally, injuries to the shoulders or upper back can also cause the muscles of the neck to be tight and sore. In such cases, often the body will be able to correct the issue if the upper cervical spine is aligned properly, as many of these problems stem from the altered posture that is assumed when the head and neck are out of alignment. But should the other issue be persistent, an appropriate referral would be made to take care of it (with that treatment typically working much more effectively given that the posture now supports a balanced frame.