Upper Cervical Spine Center

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What Is
Upper Cervical Care

The Difference

How is Upper Cervical Care Different?

After graduating from general chiropractic college, Upper Cervical doctors continue post-graduate training in upper cervical care. This includes advanced studies in the anatomy, neurology, biomechanics, radiology, instrumentation and corrective procedures specific to the upper cervical spine.

Because the field requires such rigorous training, there are only ~900 doctors in the world certified to provide upper cervical care.

Upper Cervical is different from traditional medicine, physical therapy and general chiropractic. Upper cervical doctors use precise and objective spinographs or X-rays of the head and neck. Measurements are taken, and an analysis is made to determine exactly how the top vertebrae are misaligned and what the appropriate course of action needs to be.

Scientific & Specific

Traditional medicine prescribes drugs or performs surgeries. Physical therapy uses a wide array of modalities, stretching and strengthening. General chiropractic utilises a variety of manipulations to increase the range of motion within the spine. Make no mistake: these healing arts help millions of people each year!

Nevertheless, many people are turning to upper cervical care if the customary approaches aren’t working as we hope.

Upper Cervical care uses 80 years of clinical research, precision X-rays, mathematical measurements, spinal analysis and pre/post objective instrumentation to determine how to adjust misalignments of the upper neck … and to know when we’ve been able to do so.

The intent of upper cervical care is not to make a correction every visit but rather to make a correction and have it hold for an extended period of time, thus allowing the body to heal itself. We emphasize the prevention rather than the treatment of disease.

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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