Neck Pain? Headaches? With Upper Cervical Chiropractic it all starts at the TOP!
Any basic anatomy lesson would explain that the brain tells the body what to do.
The brain is the master control system of the body. The spinal cord is the main network along which signals travel to every single tissue, cell, and organ in the body. The doorway from the brain to the rest of the body is through the spine’s very top vertebra, which is called the Atlas. If the Atlas is misaligned or fixated in a certain position, the pathway from brain to body can be disrupted. This can disrupt nerve flow and ultimately contribute to a wide range of health issues and symptoms such as neck pain and headaches.
Atlas Orthogonal (orthogonal is from the Greek for “right angled”) is a very gentle and extremely precise procedure for getting your Atlas—and the rest of your system—back into alignment and moving correctly. Clear communication is restored between the brain and the body resulting in an increased ability to heal. Upper Cervical Chiropractic is the key to restoring this vital connection.
Our approach is objective and accurate.
Touch can only tell us so much. We rely on very specific testing and technology to give us a full picture of your condition and state of the upper cervical spine. We begin with a non-invasive postural exam and a muscular/neurological exam. If we determine there is a misalignment contributing to your current condition, we take highly specific 3-D x-rays of the upper cervical (neck) area, to measure mis-alignments down to the 1/100th of a degree.
Our 3-dimensional digital x-rays provide us with a clear image of your upper cervical spine. A computer analysis of these x-rays provide the most accurate assessment of the spinal misalignment.