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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
When your delicate spine is misaligned, you'll be at risk of experiencing mild to severe pain. The pain can radiate in various places of your body, including your neck, back, arms, and legs. The pain can be life-altering, and it can make your day-to-day life much harder to endure. This blog will discuss how upper cervical chiropractic adjustments can fix a spinal misalignment and benefit you in the long run. Let's take a closer look at how this form of care can help you regain your quality of life. Eases Upper Neck Pain Upper neck pain is the worst [...]
A pinched nerve in the arm or ulnar nerve entrapment isn’t a health concern that you hear about every day. In truth, nerve pinching in the arms is more common than you might think. Statistics suggest that nerve pinching or compression is a widespread problem, affecting 85 out of 100,000 individuals in the country. Unfortunately, not many people know about a pinched nerve because it often gets mistaken for ordinary muscle pain. Others also confuse it for disorders like rheumatoid arthritis. In our discussion below, we’ll take a deep dive into what a pinched or compressed nerve in the arm [...]
As someone with hypertension, you might be familiar with the debilitating symptoms like dizzying spells. You likely experience it whenever your blood pressure levels fluctuate. While it’s generally harmless, it can increase your risk for accidents or injuries. Learning how to stop dizziness naturally might come in extra handy in preventing hazards and ensuring your safety while moving around. Hypertension – How It Can Affect You Having high blood pressure can be pretty worrying. That’s because sometimes, it doesn’t have any apparent signs. The worst part is that it can quickly result in other complications if you leave it [...]
Have you ever wondered how chronic migraines feel? Do you or someone you love struggle with this health problem each month? Recurring and severe migraines can indeed affect your day-to-day activities. It can also occur with other issues such as vomiting, nausea, sensory sensitivity, and vertigo attacks. The worst part is that it can get triggered by the slightest changes in your environment. For example, a lot of people who experience chronic migraines report a weather change headache. Others experience severe throbbing pain in their head when they feel stressed. So, as a migraineur, how do you cope when you [...]
Automatically, when someone talks about a whiplash injury, you immediately think of neck pain. That’s because, during an accident, the neck’s structure tends to get affected the most. And when the neck gets injured, it could trigger all sorts of problems like neck stiffness, arm muscle spasms, and even migraines or headaches. Fortunately, remedies like upper cervical care offer long-term relief. If spotted and fixed early, the damages done by a whiplash injury won’t cause you serious health concerns. Let’s deep dive into the different effects of whiplash a bit more to help you choose the right remedy to use. [...]
One of the many struggles of people who have vertigo is getting quality sleep. And unfortunately, the lack of which can trigger more intense, dizzying spells that could last for a few minutes to an hour. If you experience the same problem, chances are you have a hard time attending to your usual tasks at home or work. To help you get around that, let’s take a look at vertigo as a symptom and the natural remedies for vertigo that you can try. What is Vertigo? Most people use vertigo and dizziness interchangeably. However, it’s important to note that [...]
Most people think that migraines are just severely bad headaches and will just go away. However, migraines are neurological, which means they have real, physical effects on a person’s brain. Some of the common symptoms of the brain condition include: Pain in one eye Severe pain in the head on one or both sides Photophobia (light sensitivity) Higher sensitivity to sound Nausea Vomiting Throbbing or pounding sensation in the head Some migraineurs report red flags that are similar to stroke symptoms. These include numbness of the body on one side, flashing lights, and blind spots in one eye. These symptoms [...]