Neck Pain, AnxietyNeck Pain and Anxiety

There is a debate in the public and in the medical community as to whether neck pain can cause anxiety or does the anxiety cause the neck pain.  From our experience we would say that it’s a little bit of both.  Frequently though a patient will have a head or neck injury and this will create a cascade of health problems.  When accidents and injuries tear loose the connective tissue that hold the spine in place it creates a weakness, which allows the spine to break down and lock into a stressed position.  Once that happens the function of the nervous system is disrupted.  Nerves do 4 primary things in our body…

  1. Every movement we make

  2. Everything that we sense and feel

  3. The control and regulation of all body systems

  4. Our ability to relate to the world around us

The fourth factor is the one that can be the most devastating in an Atlas Misalignment that is disrupting the function of the nervous system at the Brain Stem level.  Frequently I will hear things from patients such as “I feel disconnected from the world around me” or “I have a hard time thinking clearly”…in James’s case he realized after the fact that he was not as present with his family as he would like to be.  Well, all that changed when he got his head on straight…because when the head is on straight…everything changes!!! 

Check out his story below…

“I was referred by my wife with neck pain and headaches, low energy, and anxiety.  My neck had been bothering me for over 20 years.

Since being under care I have much more energy, less anxiety and almost no neck pain or headaches.  And I have only been a patient for about a month or so.  I now feel like I am much more present with my family and more able to do my job.  I never realized how much the neck pain and swelling was taking on my system.  I am feeling very excited about the success I have had!

I would encourage anyone who is struggling with their health to just give it a shot and don’t over think the process.  Let your body tell you if you are getting results.”

We love helping people like James get back to living the lives that they want to live.  He is better at work and at home since his Atlas was corrected.  To have your own upper cervical experience click the button below to schedule a consultation.

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Dr. Armen Manoucherian of Health Edge Family Spinal Care in Glendale, California is a Glendale Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). He has helped many children and adults find natural relief in Glendale, California. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Pasadena, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Burbank. He 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. More information can be found on his website at