Upper Cervical Care for Chronic Tendonitis in Washington

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Do you suffer from chronic tendonitis? If so, you know how frustrating and debilitating this condition can be. Chronic tendonitis in Washington is a condition where the tendons in your body become inflamed and irritated, leading to pain and discomfort. The most common areas affected by tendonitis are the shoulders, elbows, wrists, and knees. While there are many causes of tendonitis, including overuse, age, and injury, recent research has shown that upper cervical misalignment and brainstem irritation can contribute to and exacerbate chronic tendonitis symptoms.

Achieve Pain Relief in Washington DC

At our upper cervical chiropractic practice in northwest Washington DC, we specialize in treating neuromuscular conditions like chronic tendonitis. Using gentle, non-invasive techniques, we help our patients achieve relief from their pain and improve their overall quality of life.

Upper cervical chiropractic care is based on the belief that the upper cervical spine, the top two vertebrae in your neck, are key to the health and wellness of your entire body. Misalignments in this area can irritate the brainstem, which is responsible for regulating many of the body's functions. By correcting these misalignments through precise and gentle adjustments, we can reduce irritation to the brainstem, improve spinal alignment, and reduce inflammation in the body. This can lead to a significant reduction in chronic tendonitis symptoms and improved overall well-being.

Misalignments in the upper cervical spine can lead to irritation of the brainstem and disruption of the reticular formation, which is responsible for regulating different muscle groups throughout the body. When the reticular formation is not functioning properly, it can cause chronic muscle contractions and spasms, which can contribute to chronic tendonitis and other neuromuscular conditions.

By correcting these misalignments through upper cervical chiropractic care, we can reduce irritation and inflammation in the brainstem, and restore proper communication between the brain and different muscle groups in the body. This can lead to a reduction in chronic muscle contractions and spasms, and ultimately improve symptoms of chronic tendonitis.

But don't just take our word for it. Studies have shown that upper cervical care can be an effective treatment option for chronic pain conditions, including tendonitis. In a case report published in the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, a patient with chronic elbow tendonitis received upper cervical chiropractic care and experienced a significant reduction in pain and improved range of motion in the affected area. Another case report, published in the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, found that upper cervical care improved chronic neck pain symptoms in a patient with pre-existing tendonitis.

At our office, our team of professionals is dedicated to providing each patient with personalized care tailored to their individual needs. We use state-of-the-art technology to assess spinal alignment and create a customized treatment plan for each patient. Our goal is to not only provide relief from symptoms but help our patients achieve long-term wellness and improved quality of life.

If you're suffering from chronic tendonitis, we're here to help. Our office is conveniently located in northwest Washington DC, with easy access for those in the area. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward relief from your chronic pain.


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Palisades Upper Cervical Chiropractic

5185 MacArthur Boulevard #210
Washington, DC 20016
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