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

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 [...]

Get Your Life Back with Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

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 [...]

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Pinched Nerve in the Arm: How Does it Feel?

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 [...]

Hypertension and Dizziness and What You Can Do

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 [...]

By |June 20th, 2021|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Hypertension and Dizziness and What You Can Do

How It’s Like to Have Chronic Migraines

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 [...]

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