The focus of an upper cervical practitioner is on the intimate relationship between the top two bones of your neck (the atlas and the axis) and its impact on the most vital portion of your nervous system (the brain stem).
This specific area is incredibly susceptible to injury and misalignment as the atlas and axis are the most mobile segments of the entire spine. If there is a misalignment of this area, it can cause a decrease in: neurological function, cerebral spinal fluid flow and lymphatic drainage resulting in a multitude of chronic ailments.
In fact, a majority of chronic ailments or health issues can be caused by a long standing misalignment of these two bones. If left alone for long periods of time, this can cause irreversible degenerative changes to your spine and neurological system.
At Hilpisch UC Health Center, we respect the universal law of cause and effect. Virtually, as this relates to your health, it would state that for every symptom of ill health (mental, physical, and emotional), there is a cause.
To take it one step further, Upper Cervical doctors theorize that the primary cause of your symptom or disease is an interruption in optimal neurological function. This interruption is specifically located at the level of the Atlas and Axis.
Through correcting this interruption we free the body to function in an optimal state. This typically results in the body healing it self naturally with out the use of drugs or surgery and expressing health.
The Upper Cervical Chiropractic approach refrains from any twisting, forceful jerking, or pulling on the neck. Instead, we utilize a very specific and controlled technique that allows the head, neck and spine to return their proper position. As a result, the body is able to restore balance and optimal neurological function free of any harmful interference.
Why Our Chiropractic Center is Unique
Today’s society has unfortunately provided empty promises of quick fixes that have delivered less than desirable results. It is time to put to rest the idea that health can be achieved with little effort. Instead, in order to achieve the health you have been searching for, it will require us to change our current approach and explore something new.