Upper Cervical Spine Center

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What Is
Upper Cervical Care


The Correction


What is an “adjustment?”

An adjustment is the physical correction of a misaligned joint. When a vertebra is misaligned, it may impinge (not ‘pinch’) and exert pressure on a nerve or the spinal cord.

If the vertebra is jammed (similar to a cog wheel getting stuck), the resulting long-term pressure may cause inflammation and abnormal nerve function. The purpose of the adjustment is to un-jam the vertebra and restore its normal movement. When the vertebra is un-jammed, it can release the pressure and restores the normal clarity of nerve impulses between the brain and the body.

The Knee Chest Upper Cervical Technique

The Knee Chest Upper Cervical Technique is unique among Upper Cervical and other full-spine chiropractic methods in that it is a custom-tailored adjustment. Every person’s anatomy is different … even on the left and right sides of their bodies. For this reason, in the Knee Chest Upper Cervical Technique, we must determine what your own bone structure is using a specialised series of x-rays because if we don’t know what your normal is, there’s no way we can know what your “abnormal” is.”

With this information, we are able to perform a highly specific “torqued” adjustment with an exceptionally light amount of force. A drop mechanism in the headpiece allows for a small vibration, which we believe allows the atlas, axis and other cervical vertebra to “reseat” themselves without having to manipulate the bones into place. The correction is performed by hand, and there is no cracking and zero rotation of the head.


What Is UCC.

The brain controls all messages to every cell in the body, including messages of health and healing [...].

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The Misalignment.

The focus of Upper Cervical Care is the correct alignment of the two vertebrae in the spine: the atlas and the axis [...]

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The Correction.

An adjustment is the physical correction of a misaligned joint. When a vertebra is misaligned, [...].

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Adjustment FAQ.

That is ideally what we are trying to achieve. However, it is extremely rare that anyone needs just one [...].

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How Long.

There is no simple answer to this question. However, there are three guidelines or Rules of Healing that [...]

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The Difference.

After graduating from general chiropractic college, Upper Cervical doctors continue post-graduate training in upper cervical care [...]

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