What is Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care?

Just what is this Upper Cervical care all about?  

Nervous System.jpgAn Upper Cervical chiropractor emphasizes the improvement of total body function rather than the treatment of diseases and symptoms. We are concerned with symptoms as indicators of underlying problems, however, the absence of symptoms does not necessarily mean a person is balanced and in good health. Many debilitating diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes have no symptoms at first, but become serious problems if the cause is left alone.

The objective of Upper Cervical work is to restore normal function to the nervous system. It is widely known that your nervous system has direct control over every organ, tissue and cell of your body. The upper cervical part of your spine are the top two vertebrae directly under the skull. This is the important junction area between the brain (control center) and the body. Encased within these vertebrae and the skull is the central nervous system. Damage or irritation to the central nervous system at this critical junction interferes with the communication between the brain and the body resulting in numerous pains, health problems and infirmities.  

The bony vertebrae are designed to encase and protect the important message bearing nerves. However, when they are misaligned, they get stuck and typically irritate the nerves within them. The upper two vertebrae, unlike any other in the spine, are held in place mainly by ligaments and muscle rather than the bones themselves. As a result, they are more susceptible to misalignment from traumas such as falls, auto accidents, sports injuries, a_spinal_cord1-Optimized.gifstress, etc. The misalignment in turn produces irritation to the nervous system and thus compromise one's health.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care aims to eliminate this source of nerve irritation thus returning proper communication between the brain and the body. This is done by carefully and precisely correcting the specific misalignment in the upper cervical vertebra's position and keeping it there just long enough for the body to balance, strengthen, and heal. Without that damaging irritation, the nervous system can then properly do its job of maintaining us in good health.

How is your nervous system functioning?  Could the quality of your health be improved?  Is your "brain to body" communication choked off and you are suffering as a result?  Do you continue to medicate the symptom?

"The Secret" to restoring health and reversing the dis-ease is to give back the body's ability to heal itself by restoring nervous system function caused by a compressive lesion in the top two bones in the neck called the "Atlas" and "Axis".

Your capacity to heal goes far beyond what you have been permitted to believe!