About Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

Understanding Upper Cervical Healthcare

Upper Cervical Chiropractic is not only about adjustments of the spine or relieving symptoms. It is about living a life free of nerve interference. Care focuses on removing nerve interference to restore the vital communication between the brain and the body. Restoring function at the level of the upper cervical spine, where the brainstem (or the control center of the body) sits is essential to the body utilizing its natural ability to heal itself and function at 100%. With the nervous system functioning at an optimal level, the body will begin moving toward health and away from disease.

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Phase Two


Structural misalignment causes spinal cord compression. When head tilt develops, the body becomes imbalanced, and the spinal cord is then compressed, restricting the flow of health and healing messages from the brain to the body. This can cause pain and suffering and decrease the quality of your life.

The misalignment will create tight and tense muscles. The imbalance caused by the head tilt will result in the muscles on one side of the neck becoming contracted and the muscles and ligaments on the other side of the neck being stretched.

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Phase Three

Eventually, the misalignment of the upper cervical spine will force the rest of the body to compensate for that structural imbalance. As a result, there will be postural distortion. Every muscle, ligament, tendon, and bone in the body is in some way connected and therefore when a structural imbalance is present the whole body is affected.

Body Balance

The misalignment of the upper spine irritates the nervous system causing muscular tension, pain and suffering. When the body is balanced, there is no stressor tension on the spinal cord in the upper cervical spine. This allows the health and healing messages that travel from the brain to the body and the body back to the brain to flow uninterrupted.

When a head / neck misalignment is corrected and the body’s balance is restored, the brain will be able to clearly communicated with affected areas of the body. Immediately muscles will begin to relax, blood and oxygen circulation will increase and the natural self-healing process will begin. A balanced body will maintain health at it’s optimum level!