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How is Upper Cervical different?
Upper cervical chiropractors do things differently, leading to different results.
What the upper cervical doctor does and what you experience is different than 95% of other chiropractic practices. Because we look at the spine so differently, upper cervical chiropractors do see patients that have not responded to the most common chiropractic methods. If you haven’t seen an upper cervical chiropractor, then you haven’t experienced all the profession has to offer you.
As experts on the upper cervical spine, our doctors focus on the intimate relationship between the top two bones in the neck, called the upper cervical spine, and, more importantly, a vital portion of the nervous system called the brain stem. This relationship is absolutely essential to the body's ability to restore and preserve health.
Upper Cervical Care is a rapidly growing form of natural health care that has helped millions of people regain and maintain optimal health. While western medicine tends to focus on the symptoms or effects (i.e. high blood pressure, high blood sugar, pain, etc.), upper cervical care seeks to locate and correct the cause.
Will I have to have x-rays?
Let's us begin with "to see is to know, and not to see is to guess", We don't want to be guessing about your care. X-rays are like a map and they give important information about your spine that cannon be seen with the naked eye, felt with the hand or even other instrumentation used. X-rays take the guess work out of your care and give the Doctor the most accurate analysis of your problem.
How long will it take me to get well?
The length of time varies based on each individual's diagnosis, how long the vertebrae (spinal bones) have been displaced, how much damage has been done to the nerve tracts and fibers, the vitality of the patient, and the rate of response of the nerve fibers to the adjustment.
Will it hurt?
We can tell you from the vast amount of experience we have had that each person is different in the way they respond to the first adjustment. Some patients feel immediate relief, while others feel no different. Still some may be sore the night of their first adjustment or the day after. It is hard to predict how a person will respond, but those who follow instructions, and keep appointments will experience the greatest change in the least amount of time.
I heard if you go to a chiropractor and get adjusted you have to keep going?
Remember that all healthy habits are good habits. And just like you don't want to quit brushing your teeth, or going for your bi-annual dental checkups, you don't want to stop getting your spine checked either. Your health is improved by taking care of your spine. It only makes sense to continue on with adjustments so you can maintain a better quality of life.
Will the doctor prescribe drugs?
We are a drugless profession. Our approach to health is to locate the cause and not just treat the symptom.
How soon should I get my children under care?
As soon after birth as possible, and then have them checked periodically as they grow up. You may ask why. The spine of a newborn is greatly affected by childbirth. Just the process of traveling through the birth canal is traumatic, but then add forceps, suctions and the twisting of the head and this all adds trauma to the newborn spine which can cause spinal misalignment which leads to a host of symptoms in the first year of life and beyond.
As your child matures, just the process of everyday common happenings can cause spinal misalignment. Things such as: poor posture, stress, falls associated with sports such as skiing, bicycling, skateboarding, football, and more can cause spinal misalignment and trigger health problems in your child. Children respond very quickly to adjustments and benefit greatly from keeping their spine in line.