Upper Cervical Spinal Care Benefits

Upper Cervical Spinal Care is a very specific form of chiropractic care that focuses on the alignment and movement of the uppermost bones in the spine. Upper Cervical Chiropractors are trained to understand the unique anatomy and biomechanics of this crucial area of the spine. The uppermost part of the spine is the craniocervical junction, often called the upper cervical spine. This consists of the skull and atlas vertebra. If there is a misalignment of the atlas vertebra, it can have far-reaching effects on the rest of the body.

The upper cervical spine is the crossroads between the brain and the body. All of the nerves originate near this area at the brainstem. Additionally, the paraspinal muscles (postural muscles) anchor to the base of the skull on the occipital ridge. Abnormal biomechanics in this area can cause a variety of symptoms like headaches, neck pain, back pain, and sciatica to name a few. Patients often notice other types of symptoms as well. These may include but are not limited to; anxiety, depression, hormonal imbalances, tinnitus, and imbalance.

By correcting the misalignment of the atlas, Upper Cervical Doctors can help patients experience significant relief from their symptoms. Reducing and/or removing interference in the brainstem area can improve the functioning of the nervous system. Some patients report improved immune function, better sleep, and even a reduction in stress and anxiety.

One of the hallmarks of Upper Cervical Spinal Care is the utilization of infrared thermography. This is an instrument designed to improve the detection of inflammation within the postural muscles of the spine and poor nervous system function. Dr. Michael Lea is a leading expert as it pertains to infrared thermography. He co-authored a textbook that is widely used by clinicians worldwide.

Upper Cervical Spinal Care is a non-invasive and drug-free approach to healthcare, making it an excellent choice for patients seeking natural, holistic solutions to their health concerns. By addressing the root cause of health issues and promoting overall wellness, this highly specialized type of care can help patients achieve optimal health and vitality.

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