Occipital Adjustments Woodbridge, VA

Your occipital bone sits below your skull bone and on top of the first neck or cervical bone called the atlas.  There have been many studies that show countless benefits of adjusting this area of the spine.  Two conditions that we have found that respond well to occipital adjustments are headaches and migraines.

Some people with occipital problems can be visualized as people who have a forward head posture.  Keep in mind that for every inch that the skull moves forward from the normal position that there is an additional 10 lbs. of pressure which is applied to the brain stem.  This type of misalignment can cause other nerve system related issues such as neck pain, shoulder pain and arm pain just to name a few.

Why Occipital Adjustments

While there are many ways to adjust the atlas bone there are significantly fewer ways to adjust the occiput. This is likely the reason that many doctors don’t address it at all.

Dr. Caratozzolo uses a successful seated chiropractic adjustment technique for freeing up pressure on the occipital bone. This technique is quite effective for patients who are suffering from headaches, migraines and jaw pain. They often tell us that they get tremendous relief and amazing results when they get occipital adjustments.

Success Stories from Our Patients

  • Improved Health

    When I first came to Dr. C’s office, I had tension in my upper back that moved to the lower part of my skull. After receiving chiropractic care for one month, that tension was relieved. I was also very surprised when I got a cold that it lasted only a week. During the fall allergy season I usually have to battle off bronchitis or pneumonia since I have asthma.

    – Rita W

  • Pain Free in so many ways

    I’ve been under chiropractic care for a very long time. All I can say is, the care has kept me going, helped me stay pain free in so many ways. Plus, the positive atmosphere and encouragement plays a tremendous part in staying with the program.

    Thank you, Dr. C and you staff for all your help and support. You are the best!

    – Diane W.

  • I am happy!

    I’ve been in pain for years – upper left back, neck, and excruciating lower back / buttock pain.

    Chiropractic has Changed My Life by: Reduced pain, excellent sleep – I’m happy.

    – David G.

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    ACT Wellness

    Your Woodbridge Chiropractor

    14111 Minnieville Road,
    Woodbridge, VA 22193

    (703) 491-9355

    Fax 703-490-2298


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    Tuesday • 9:00-12:30 | 3:00-7:00
    Wednesday • 3:00-7:00
    Thursday • 9:00-12:30 | 3:00-7:00

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