Dr. Steven Keener D.C. is the owner and founder of K2 Health Center in Encinitas, California. He is a licensed upper cervical chiropractor who aims to provide long-term relief to patients with various health concerns.

He previously attended Arizona State University for his undergraduate studies and completed his chiropractic training from Life Chiropractic College West in 2015. He has also pursued post-graduate studies in Neuroscience and Functional Neurology at the Carrick Institute.

When he’s not busy helping his patients seek relief, he loves spending his leisure time with his family and maintaining an active lifestyle.

Dr. Keener currently practices Upper Cervical and Advanced Orthogonal procedures.

Technique/s: Upper Cervical, Advanced Orthogonal Chiropractic

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Blogs by Dr. Keener

Is It Okay to Use Dexamethasone Injection For Vertigo Relief?

Have you grown weary of trying vertigo remedies that fail to provide desirable results? Have you been looking into slightly invasive treatments to put an end to your debilitating vertigo episodes? Are you considering using dexamethasone to enjoy some semblance of relief from your vestibular problem? When vertigo gets so bad, you feel desperate to tap into any remedy possible. This is quite a common scenario among patients with Meniere’s disease. Countless consider using even the largely unpopular remedies such as dexamethasone injections.  Have you tried this option for vertigo relief before? Has a close friend or family recommended trying [...]

5 Signs You Must Take Neck Pain Seriously

Have you been dealing with an achy neck most of your life? Are you wondering if the pain might be an indication of something serious? Are you scared that it might cause long-term repercussions in your life? Is it time to consider drastic measures like surgical procedures?  Before you make further assumptions about your condition, you might find it helpful to learn about common red flags of neck pain and how you can potentially address your symptoms with the help of an atlas bone adjustment.   Common Causes of Neck Pain As previously mentioned, many people get neck pain, and [...]

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Pinched Nerves: Should You Go To A Chiropractor Or Get A Massage?

Pinched nerves are no laughing matter. If you've ever experienced one, you know how they can bring you great pain and discomfort. Depending on their severity, you may find fulfilling your daily routine challenging. When this happens, weighing your options on what can make you feel better is natural. You may ask yourself questions such as, can a chiropractor help a pinched nerve? Can a massage therapist help ease the pain, or will my pinched nerves go away on their own? The list goes on. In reality, there are many ways you can explore to ease your pinched nerve symptoms. [...]

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Ways to Enjoy a Merry Holiday Despite Having Meniere’s

The holidays are upon us, and everyone is getting excited, but how can you, when you are worried about your Meniere's disease, sullying your mood and feeling during this joyous time's celebrations and gatherings? Good news is there are loads of ways to mitigate the symptoms of Meniere's disease so that you can enjoy yourself during the holiday season. We’ll be tackling some of those ways in this blog, as well as the upper cervical care plan that might just be the answer to your prayers!   Why Do Meniere's Patients Worry About the Holidays? The holiday season is an [...]

Possible Causes Of Chronic Neck Pain And What To Do

Neck pain is a common health concern, and what people don't realize right away is how it can make your day a lot harder because of affected mobility in the neck area. As the saying goes, you don't know what you've got until it's gone; well, in the case of neck pain, you won't be able to fully appreciate the importance of its uninhibited mobility until you can’t turn your head due to a stiff neck. There are several possible causes why neck pain occurs. It doesn't just magically appear when you wake up one day; it can also be [...]

Cervical Radiculopathy: Causes, Symptoms and Remedies

Cervical radiculopathy is a condition that can affect the upper cervical spine. It is a common diagnosis; however, many people with cervical radiculopathy struggle to manage their symptoms. In fact, it may take a long time for an affected individual to move around the neck and nearby body parts normally again. In this blog, we will discuss this potentially debilitating condition. We'll also provide insights on how doctors diagnose cervical radiculopathy and which remedy options offer promising results.   What is Cervical Radiculopathy? Simply put, cervical radiculopathy means nerve pinching or compression in the neck. It's a fairly common problem [...]

Smoking and Its Effects On Your Sense of Balance

It is a well-known fact that smoking is a vice that significantly affects the body. If done excessively, it can destroy your lung function and cause irreversible health problems and conditions like lung cancer. As harsh and severe as that is already, the detrimental effects of smoking do not stop there. It can also induce problems that, although not as life-threatening, can bring long-term complications and discomfort to those affected. In this blog, we will discuss the connection between smoking and peripheral vestibular disorder. We will also discuss if there are notable differences in its effects on people depending on [...]

Overcoming a Whiplash Injury: 5 Best Remedies

Did you know that up to two million Americans suffer from a whiplash injury? Notably, most of these individuals develop upper neck pain but don't seek assistance because they assume that their condition will improve over time. Sadly, some whiplash injuries result in long-term pain that can limit head movements and impact day-to-day activities. Others might also need to undergo a surgical operation because of nerve tissue damage or brainstem lesions. To help you avoid worse problems because of your whiplash injury, we rounded up essential facts and helpful tips in our blog post. Read on to learn how to [...]

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How Nerve Compression Led to the Downfall of Tiger Woods

In 2021, Tiger Woods did not compete in the Genesis Invitational and the Famer’s Insurance Open. According to his team’s PR release, the renowned golf player had to take time off from competing because of a microdiscectomy procedure. Essentially, the surgical operation aimed to help him with his nerve pain in the lower back. The famed player has complained about backaches due to disc herniation for years.  Notably, his chronic back pain stalled his career and affected his performance as a golf player. He also had to go through separate back surgeries from 2014 to 2021 to eliminate the pain [...]

Cervical Spondylosis: Can it Cause Vertigo Attacks?

At first glance, your neck structure and your ability to maintain balance and perceive motion don’t seem to share a connection. That’s until you get diagnosed with cervical spondylosis – a degenerative health problem that affects roughly two percent of admitted patients in the USA. Today, thousands of patients seek a chiropractor for vertigo to cope with cervical spondylosis. They use upper cervical care and other well-known cervical spondylosis remedies to navigate daily challenges and improve patient care.    Cervical Spondylosis and Vertigo: What’s the Connection? Cervical spondylosis or cervical osteoarthritis remains one of the aging population's worse problems. It’s an [...]

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