UPPER CERVICAL CARE
Upper Cervical Care offers your family a solid foundation for lifelong wellness with one simple adjustment.
What is Upper Cervical Care?
In order to grasp the Upper Cervical concept you must first understand how the body is created, and more importantly, how it is designed to function normally and remain healthy. The brain stem controls and coordinates virtually every vital function of the body and acts as a conduit between the brain and the body. It extends from the brain down through an opening in the base of your skull and into the upper cervical region. Working much like a telephone cable, the brain stem has millions of individual wires, or nerve fibers, that send signals back and forth between the brain to every system, organ, muscle and cell within the body. We must have 100% brain-to-body communication in order to function properly and remain healthy.
The top two bones in the neck, the atlas and axis, are the only two vertebrae in the entire spine that do not have an intervertebral disc. They are designed to move in six directions and are considered freely moveable. By contrast, every other bone in the spine, from the third vertebra all the way down to the bottom, not only have a disc, but also four inter-locking joints that only allow the bones to move in two directions.
As a result, the top two freely moveable bones are much more susceptible to misalignment. If one of the upper two bones becomes misaligned, two things happen. First and foremost, it irritates or interferes with the brain stem and reduces the brain-to-body communication. Wherever those messages were intended to go, whether it’s your foot, kidney, pancreas, heart, lungs, eyes or ears, it is going to malfunction, become sick and possibly shutdown. Secondly, consider the upper spine a kinetic chain, connected from head to toe. If either of the top two bones becomes misaligned, the rest of the body must compensate or adapt, resulting in total “body imbalance." In the end, your health and physical body will be compromised. This condition is called an Upper Cervical Subluxation.
Who Can Benefit From Upper Cervical Care?
This care is great for anyone and everyone! From babies to elders, It can help maintain your health as well as treat a vast variety of ailments and conditions. Some of our patients like to call this, "The magic adjustment".
We utilize only State-of-the-Art technology in order to determine where and when care is needed. Please feel free to read through the following descriptions of the technology that is utilized at UCCM.
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Full-Spine Supportive Care
Spinal misalignments can occur in multiple places and can be attributed to experiences such as poor posture, trauma, and stress. Our Full-Spine Care utilizes natural methods to identify and correct areas of biomechanical distortion in order to restore your body to total well-being. At CPFC, we use an integrated full-spine technique which combines the use of adjusting techniques known as Diversified, Thompson and Activator Method. Our special approach allows us to adjust the body from a position of ease, without creating undue tension. Using a system of mindfulness, breathing exercises, and Chiropractic performance exercises, our staff train their bodies daily to better perform these movements with precision, speed, and comfort. With our Full-Spine Care services, you’ll experience a renewed sense of comfort and mobility.
It is important to remember that we do not utilize aggresive, rotational, or harsh adjustive techniques. We only use gentle, safe and specific chiropractic adjustments to restore and balance the nervous system and spinal structure of the body.
Common Conditions We Address:
- Neck Pain
- Headaches and Migraines
- Mid and Low Back Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Shoulder Pain
- Concentration Issues
- Numerous Neurological Conditions
- Wrist Pain and Carpal Tunnel
- And Many More!