Upper Cervical Chiropractic

 What is Chiropractic?

1. The nervous system controls and coordinates every function in the human body.The spinal bones house and  protect these nerves.

2. Irritation and inflammation to the nervous system creates serious stresses on the body,which are devastating to the human experience on many levels.Chiropractors call this a subluxation.

3. Chiropractic care enhances function of the nervous system.

It’s that simple…

What is Upper Cervical Chiropractic?

Minimal Care, Maximum Benefits
There are over 60 different approaches or techniques within Chiropractic, all attempting to achieve the same goal, just approaching it indifferent ways. What makes Upper Cervical Chiropractic so unique is the ability to identify the most influential area of the spine so that when corrected will allow the rest of the spine to adapt back to its normal and healthy position.  Almost always that main misalignment will be at the very top of the spine where it connects to your head.  By carefully analyzing and precisely correcting this area we are able to restore function back to the rest of the body.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic

Image by Daniel Clark (2007)

How We Achieve This

Computerized Infrared Thermography is the gold standard of knowing when and when not to adjust. Measurements are done each visit to monitor progress and to ensure that we know without a shadow of a doubt that we are heading in the right direction; toward optimal function.

3D X-Ray
Recognizing that each persons spine is very different from the next we pay extra special attention to how we image the spine. At our office we can view your spine in 3D which allows us to get the clearest and most accurate assessment of what needs to be corrected.

Gentle Specific Adjusting
After we take the 3D X-Rays and have clear picture of what needs to be corrected, you could imagine we need a special adjustment to account to the uniqueness of your spine. All of our adjusting is done without any twisting, bending or “crunching” of the spine.

Rest and Restoration
After we have made the correction it is important to rest for 20 minutes so that the adjustment has the best chance of lasting until the next visit. This is because it is not the adjustment that helps you heal, but the length of time you “hold” your adjustment. We will have you relax in a chair designed to take all the pressure off of the spine as it settles into place.