Upper Cervical Care in a Nutshell
Upper Cervical chiropractic focuses on the intimate relationship between the first two bones in the neck, called the upper cervical spine, and a vital portion of the nervous system, known as the brainstem. This relationship is essential to the body’s ability to preserve and restore health. Every nerve impulse between the brain and body must pass through the brainstem. The top two vertebrae, the Atlas and Axis, are especially vulnerable to injury or misalignment because they are the most mobile segments of the spine. A misalignment here can produce nerve irritation/pressure to the brainstem that can affect nearly all vital functions and systems in the body. As Upper Cervical chiropractors, we locate and correct the misalignment, removing pressure from the brainstem to allow your body to heal.