What Do We Do?
What is Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care?
Upper Cervical Care is very precise assessment and realignment of the top two bones, the atlas and axis, with your head. This area is also called the Cranio-Cervical Junction or CCJ. With precise realignment there is no twisting or popping of the vertebrae to achieve correction.
Symptoms may include but are not limited to:
Neck pain, Headaches, Migraines, Dizziness/Vertigo, Loss of balance, Tinnitus, Meniere’s, Scoliosis, Mid back pain, Low back pain, Peripheral neuropathies of the arms, hands, legs or feet, Asthma, Digestive problems, High Blood pressure, Immune challenges, Neurodegenerative diseases (MS, Parkinson’s, ALS, Dementia, etc…) and many more!
What are the effects of Atlas and Axis misalignments?
When the atlas or axis or both are misaligned with the skull it can create a vast array of health problems or symptoms to develop over time. This happens because the top of the neck is where ALL the information from the brain leaves to go to the rest of the body below! It’s these “brain messages” that control ALL body functions and healing! “Body Imbalance” is also created because as the weight of the head shifts due to misalignment, the body will begin to compensate. One shoulder will drop, a hip will drop bringing a leg up with it creating a “short leg” on one side. (See Body Imbalanceillustration)
What happens on my first visit?
On your first visit, the doctor will go over your current health complaints and health history. A thorough examination will be performed of the cranio-cervical junction. If it is determined that there is an atlas/axis subluxation/misalignment then the Blair Upper Cervical X-ray series will be taken to determine the exact malposition.