What is upper cervical care? Our upper cervical chiropractic office specializes in the precision correction of the upper neck which allows the central nervous system to function at its best.
Most of us have multiple traumas as we go through life. However, few of us are educated about the fact that blunt trauma such as whiplash, sports injuries, slips, and falls, and other mechanisms of trauma can lead to structural misalignments in the spine.
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These structural misalignments in the neck, termed subluxations, can decrease the nervous system's ability to function normally. In our Loss shores-based upper cervical chiropractic offices, we have helped over 12 000 patients over a twenty-year period and have helped many of them recover their health when all other methods had failed.
Many have called us the Wasco accident chiropractors because that is what we specialize in, correcting spinal problems that result from prior trauma. In our Wasco chiropractor offices, we routinely see patients that suffer from a plethora of health problems like, suboccipital neuralgia, migraine, Meniere’s disease, vertigo, tinnitus, post-concussion syndrome, TMJ, and many other chronic health conditions.
We are often referred to as “the doctors of last resort because the great majority of patients have exhausted all mainstream and alternative care methods before landing in our office. We are well acquainted with patients who are at their wit's end and feel like they will never get well.
However, we are happy to say that the upper cervical structure to endure is a blessing because it often helps patients with difficult chronic conditions when everything else has failed. In this article, we would like to introduce you to the nuts and bolts of upper cervical care and how it can help you or a loved one recover your health and if you ate already healthy maintain it!
Why the upper cervical spine is unique and why you should have it examined if you are chronically ill!
The headrests on the top bone in the neck called the atlas. Essentially your head is a bowling ball, and it is balanced on a donut-shaped vertebra that weighs two ounces. Furthermore, the head is resting on the end of a stick which is your neck, making this head-neck junction extremely vulnerable to Injury.
Blunt-type trauma can cause soft tissue damage around the joints where the head and neck meet leading to spinal misalignment. Why is this important? Inside of the atlas (c-1) and axis (c-2) sits the brainstem which is the most vital neurological structure in the spine and is responsible for all autonomic functions of the body.
Nuclei in the brainstem control postural muscle tone regulation, heart function, respiratory function, Thermo-regulation balance centers, and other vital functions in the body. When an injury occurs to the upper cervical spine a cascade of effects occurs in the body due to brainstem irritation which results from mechanical irritation due to spinal misalignment.
Many people have never been educated nor are aware of the fact that many chronic health problems have their roots in neck injury. Our Wasco-based upper cervical chiropractic clinics have well-trained doctors who specialize in precision correction and maintenance of the upper cervical spine.
If you have been told it’s all in your head or there is nothing that can be done do not despair!
Health is the result of normal function. People who ate chronically ill have interferences that exist inside the body that are causing functional abnormalities which express themselves as symptoms. If you are like most people that are chronically ill you have been shuffled around the health care system, had numerous expensive tests and they have diagnosed you and treated you with medication.
No one has asked the question of what the cause is. Anyone who is chronically ill who gets better gets better because they do things that remove interferences to healing. Our entire goal in our Wasco upper cervical chiropractic office is to restore normal function by removing structural interferences to normal function. Next, we will discuss exactly what our Wasco upper cervical chiropractors do. What exactly is Blair's upper cervical chiropractic?
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Blair Upper Cervical doctors are specially trained to locate spinal misalignments in the upper cervical spine and correct them. Spinal misalignment is located by running a battery of neurological tests that locate the spinal segments that have been injured and misaligned by a prior neck injury.
Once located, precision imaging in the form of digital x-ray or cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is used to precisely determine which joint has misaligned and the angulation of the misaligned joint. Each person’s anatomy is different and therefore imaging is used to uncover the blueprint to be used to correct each patient’s individual misalignment pattern.
Once this information is gleaned, a gentle, light correction is made without twisting, popping, or pulling. The patient is then monitored over time to ensure that the correction is holding. If the testing indicates the need for another correction, then it is performed. However, the goal of Blair Upper Cervical Care is for the patient to stay in “adjustment”.
It isn’t the correction that produces healing. It is the removal of nerve irritation and the adjustment “holding” in its normal position that allows the body to function better and proceed through a healing process. This is how Blair Chiropractic treatment can often help remove the underlying cause of many who suffer from chronic health problems by supporting the body in healing itself.