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Help for POTS at Berner Upper Cervical Chiropractic

sitting on table with headacheDo you experience dizziness, light-headedness, fainting, heart palpitations, chest pain, brain fog, shortness of breath, shaking, or sweating? If yes, you may be dealing with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). At Berner Upper Cervical Chiropractic, we specialize in addressing this syndrome by focusing on the upper cervical spine.

What Causes It?

POTS involves an imbalance between heart rate and blood pressure, often due to dysfunction in the autonomic nervous system. These control centers are found in a specific area of the brainstem known as the medulla, which is closely connected to the upper cervical spine. Trauma, infections, or other factors can trigger this syndrome. The good news is that correcting misalignments in the upper cervical spine can significantly improve symptoms.

How We Can Help

Chiropractic care plays a crucial role in diagnosing POTS. By examining the upper cervical spine and assessing its alignment, we can identify potential factors contributing to symptoms.

While chiropractic care may not “cure” the syndrome, many of our patients experience considerable relief from their symptoms. Through regular adjustments, we can help manage and alleviate the effects of this syndrome on your quality of life.

Addressing the root causes of POTS varies depending on each patient’s unique circumstances. Cases stemming from infections or conditions like Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) may require different approaches than those resulting from injuries. Rest assured that Dr. Berner develops customized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s particular needs.

A Focus on Gentle Upper Cervical Care

At Berner Upper Cervical Chiropractic, we focus on upper cervical care, which is particularly effective for managing POTS symptoms. By correcting subtle misalignments in the atlas (the top vertebra of the spine), we can positively influence the brainstem, which regulates heart rate and blood pressure. Our gentle “no cracking or popping” techniques prioritize your comfort and well-being while targeting the underlying mechanisms contributing to the syndrome.

Book an Appointment

If you’re seeking relief from POTS symptoms, schedule a consultation with Dr. Berner today. We want to help you reclaim your health and life!


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