Straight Chiropractic/neck retraction


        Thank you in advance for taking the time reply. What would cause discomfort in c6 c7 when I retract my head. When I bring my head back it feels like I am jamming something on the right side. I am 43 years old and I lift weights. Also if I rotate my torso to the left I feel tightness in the right trapezius area. This is worse if I bring my right arm back. (for example, pulling open a door with right hand, stepping through doorway, then pulling door shut) Feel free to use anatomical/medical jargon.

Hello, Rick.

This question is essentially the same as the one youposted about your tibial plateau.  Please review that response with the same idea in mind that you are seeking an "e-diagnosis" for a different set of symptoms.

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James W. Healey, D.C.


I can answer questions about what is known as Straight Chiropractic, a modern branch of chiropractic focusing on individual potential and optimum human performance, and Vertebral Subluxation, a very common condition of spinal bones which affects an individual`s ability to express their full potential in every aspect of human performance.


I have been in this field for over thirty years, in private practice and as a lecturer at seminars around the country. I have served on the faculty and administrations of two Straight Chiropractic Colleges and was the president of a federally-recognized Straight Chiropractic accrediting agency.

I have served as an officer and director of the Federation of Straight Chiropractors and Organizations (FSCO), an international organization, and am a member and director of the Garden State Chiropractic Society (GSCS) in New Jersey. I am a member of The Chiropractic Trust and the review board of the Journal of Straight Chiropractic.

I am a regular contributor to Straight To You, the Journal of the Garden State Chiropractic Society and was a columnist for Dynamic Chiropractic. I have also been published in The Chiropractic Journal and publications of the Federation of Straight Chiropractors and Organizations.

I am a 1981 graduate of Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, attended University of Chicago and hold a Bachelor's degree from Gettysburg College.

Awards and Honors
I am a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was named Chiropractor of the Year in 1986, 1991, 1996 and 1998 by the Garden State Chiropractic Society and Regent of the Year in 1985 by Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic.

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