People seeking relief from pain, their condition or seeking to live a life of wellness often consider natural, alternative methods of treatment. Upper cervical chiropractic care is one of those methods. When prospective patients are looking for chiropractic care and start researching options online, they often find “upper cervical care” specialization and are confused at what that means. Upper cervical chiropractic care is when the doctor of chiropractic focuses their adjusting on the upper neck region of the spine. Referenced sometimes as the cranium-cervical junction, these unique set of bones in your spine are subject to unique stresses because of their shape and function (allowing you to turn your head in different directions). These bones, named Atlas (C1) and Axis (C2), also support your skill and brain your entire life.
This unique shape and functions allows for chiropractors near you to assess and check your upper cervical health. Upper cervical chiropractic requires extra training, and you can use the Blair Chiropractic Society’s webpage to find a doctor with that additional training, specifically in the Blair technique. There are various methods of upper cervical care and if a Blair doctor is not nearby you can search “upper cervical chiropractors near me” or go to uppercervicalsubluxation.com to find an upper cervical chiropractor near you regardless of technique.
Upper cervical doctors follow a very specific protocol based on their technique and clinical training after taking your health history. The exam may include postural analysis, thermal readings, leg checks and measurements, neurological and strength testing. Based on your health history and complaint, imaging might be x-rays, CBCY or MRI. With exam findings and imaging to analyze, your chiropractor will determine the unique adjustments to address your upper cervical health care and promote your body’s ability to heal itself.
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Upper cervical chiropractic techniques are just as unique as the bones they adjust. By leveraging the specific analysis of how the bones are shaped and unique to the individual, Blair upper cervical chiropractic is a lighter adjustment because it leverages physics and mathematic measurements to make the adjustment the most effective. Without the need for rapid twisting, cracking or popping, patients typically need to get adjusted fewer times and can hold their adjustments longer. Not getting adjusted during an office visit is something to celebrate in an upper cervical chiropractic office.
It is not uncommon that those that seek upper cervical chiropractic care have tried other chiropractors and not made the progress they would like to see. Others, prefer lighter adjusting styles. Patients with complaints like neck pain seek upper cervical care earlier, but others with headaches, migraines, vertigo, seizures have also had success in having their upper cervical health of their spine checked.
If you have questions about how upper cervical chiropractic care can help you or your family, reach out to the upper cervical chiropractors in your community. Various directors are available to search for a technique and doctor that resonates with you to give you specific, gentle chiropractor care to help improve your health outcomes and potentially avoid more invasive interventions like surgery or medications.