Dr. Terry Crowder is the founder and upper cervical chiropractor at Crowder Specific Chiropractic in McKinney, Texas. He is a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic University. He opened his own practice in the fall of 1991 after working as an associate at the McKinney Chiropractic Center for 20 years. Dr. Crowder has been serving the Texas community for more than ten years through Upper Cervical Care. Dr. Crowder has been on multiple Upper Cervical mission trips to different countries, including Bulgaria and Guatemala. The chiropractor has spent six years studying and perfecting the Upper Cervical method.

Technique/s: Upper Cervical Care

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Blogs by Dr. Crowder

Peripheral Neuropathy: Everything You Need to Know

Besides asking questions like "can a chiropractor help a pinched nerve?", it's equally important to look into the complications of a compressed nerve. One example of this is peripheral neuropathy. Simply put, peripheral neuropathy is a clinical term describing damage to the nerve tissues that branch out from the brain. Patients with this condition experience stabbing, burning, or shocking nerve pain on the body parts innervated by the affected tissues.   A Closer Look at Peripheral Neuropathy Peripheral neuropathy affects about 20 million people in the country. However, it's quite likely that the total number is a bit higher, given [...]

Detroit Tigers Austin Meadows’ Take on Vertigo

Baseball is one of the most favorite sports in the US. Unfortunately, it's also one of the most physically demanding. It requires its players to swiftly move their bodies in various ways and directions — sometimes while running, throwing, catching, and even sprinting towards home plate. It is a game of balance and movement control that will require you to keep your mind focused and clear at all times. Unfortunately, this isn't always easy. Certain things can prevent players, even the most renowned ones, from performing correctly on the field. One of these things is vertigo. Vertigo is an unpleasant [...]

Can Chronic Neck Pain Indicate Nerve Compression?

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when experiencing neck pain? Overexertion? Stress or anxiety, perhaps? What about nerve compression? Chances are you, nerve compression or pinching never crossed your mind. After all, it’s a rarely discussed health concern. Not many people report nerve pinching because they don’t know what it really is and what symptoms it usually triggers. As a source of information about upper cervical care, we decided to tackle everything there is to know about nerve compression and how it can potentially cause chronic nerve pain and other mishaps.     Neck Pain—A Key Indicator of Nerve [...]

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Does Your Child Feel Dizzy? Natural Remedies for Vertigo

Living with vertigo is tough for adults. The sudden attacks are scary and incapacitating to the point where doing everyday tasks is near impossible. Things are even worse for kids with vertigo. Parents are troubled when their child gets sick and can only hope to find the best care for them. Thankfully, there are available natural remedies for vertigo. For the most part, vertigo is not as common in children as it is in adults. However, from time to time, a kid may experience vertigo attacks when they suffer from sinus congestion due to a cold or an ear infection. [...]

Is it Painful to Have a Pinched Nerve in the Tailbone?

The tailbone or the last vertebral bone along the spine hardly gets any attention until it starts feeling painful. It even gets worse when the searing sensation begins to spread on nearby parts of your lower body, such as the thighs, legs, and toes. As it turns out, the pain comes from a pinched nerve in the tailbone or anywhere in the lumbar area.  If you struggle every day because of this health problem, you likely have questions such as “Can a chiropractor fix a pinched nerve?”. Are there options for sustainable nerve pain relief? Can nerve pinching cause permanent [...]

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Say Goodbye to Rebound Headaches in 5 Simple Steps

Just the thought of dealing with rebound headaches is enough to make anyone grimace. However, if you’re guilty of overusing pain medications to manage your aching or throbbing head, you become more and more prone to experiencing rebound headaches. As a website for upper cervical awareness, we thought of helping you figure out how to minimize (or possibly eliminate) the headache on top of the head that arises from drinking too many pain relievers.   Why is My Pain Medication Causing Me Worse Pain? Medications used to cope with a dull headache on top of the head can provide instant [...]

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How to Stop Neck Pain When You Work on Your Computer

Many jobs today require sitting and working in front of a computer. Working on your computer all day can be tiring. Apart from the usual work stress, you can also be susceptible to physical stress even when you’re only sitting down. Working at a desk for extended periods may lead to neck and back pain as well as nausea. The culprit for this is bad posture, the way you sit at work. Bad posture may cause the neck pain and nausea you experience. Sometimes, people forget the importance of our necks. It is one of the most hardworking parts of [...]

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How to Tell if Your Vertigo is BPPV

Vertigo is the feeling that everything around you is just spinning rapidly out of control. It is quite discomforting. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most likely factor that causes vertigo. BPPV's dizzying spells can be moderate to severe, and people of all ages can suffer from this. For this reason, many seek ways to get vertigo relief for their BPPV. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo can be quite a mouthful. Knowing what every word means will help you better understand this condition. Benign implies that this is not deadly. Paroxysmal refers to how and when this occurs. It can [...]

What Are Hemiplegic Migraines?

Hemiplegic migraines are rare and belong to the extreme types of migraines. Before we fully explain their characteristics, let us first go over what migraines are in general. In the latter part of this blog, we will also discuss the other types of migraines that anyone can deal with and a natural method to get rid of migraines successfully. Migraines are a neurological disease that occurs when the brain becomes over-excitable in specific areas. It leads to a pounding or throbbing headache. However, that is not always the case. Sometimes, the headache does not appear in migraines. Instead, patients deal [...]

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What is Straight Neck Syndrome? A Simple Guide

What is Straight Neck Syndrome? Neck injury at the base of the skull can cause straight neck syndrome. The atlas and axis vertebrae surround and protect the brainstem. Injuries or trauma to the neck cause spinal misalignments and lead to an imbalance in posture due to irritation to the brainstem.  Here are some factors that may cause misalignment: Whiplash Sports injuries Car accidents Slipping, sliding, and falling incidents A blow to the head or neck Straight neck syndrome or loss of neck curve is a widespread condition nowadays. A standard neck posture shows a reversed C-shaped curve of the neck, [...]

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