A conventional approach to medicine is to treat individual symptoms as if they exist in a vacuum. Pharmaceuticals and harsh, unnatural treatments for the disease are often ineffectual at more than masking symptoms.
As an alternative, upper cervical chiropractic care takes a precision approach to not only treating health problems but giving your body what it needs to thrive from head to toe. The best upper cervical chiropractic practices walk you through your treatment plan and provide visual results to show you how far you’ve come.
Of course, I’d say that — I’m an upper cervical chiropractor.
Unfortunately for the skeptics, both patient testimonials and years of published and peer-reviewed research support my viewpoint. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be an upper cervical chiropractor.
Upper cervical chiropractic care focuses on correcting misalignments in the upper neck region of your spine — called subluxations or, more specifically, upper cervical subluxations.
Upper cervical spine chiropractors concentrate on the upper two vertebrae of the spine, called C1 (atlas) and C2 (axis).
Upper cervical care tends to be gentler than general chiropractic, making it a great option for sensitive patients.
Upper cervical manipulation affects the whole body by adjusting the upper spine, which allows the central nervous system to properly communicate with the rest of your body.
As an upper cervical chiropractor, I use frequent x-rays and 3D technology to determine exactly where a vertebra may need adjustment. Misaligned vertebrae interfere with the spinal cord and brainstem, leading to ineffective or dysfunctional nervous system signaling.
During an adjustment, I use the Laney Torque Specific Cervical Adjusting Instrument. This state-of-the-art instrument makes incredibly gentle adjustments. Only 65 Laneys have ever been made, and I use the only one in the state of Colorado.
There are many philosophies of chiropractic. At Denver Upper Cervical, our philosophy is that we can show you the before, during, and after-effects of your treatment plan by utilizing cutting-edge tech and the most up-to-date scientific literature.
Our patients don’t spend hours each week in the office. Their treatment plans are designed to get them out of the office and back to doing the things they enjoy.
What is NUCCA?
NUCCA stands for National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. NUCCA is a leading organization on the standard of care in upper cervical care.
NUCCA procedures are well-researched chiropractic treatment methods that encourage figuring out the exact nature of your misalignment, then gently and safely correcting that spinal misalignment.
NUCCA registered chiropractors (AKA NUCCA doctors) are located across the country, equipped to gently handle spinal subluxations and restore overall health.
Conditions Treated by Upper Cervical Chiropractic
There are many medical conditions treated by upper cervical chiropractic care. The most common are:
Headaches and migraines
Vertigo and Meniere’s disease
Fibromyalgia and fatigue
1. Neck Pain
Neck pain and shoulder pain are prevalent throughout the worldwide population. It is a primary reason people visit chiropractors.
Often, chiropractors will show patients the immediate benefits of chiropractic care by testing strength before and after a spinal adjustment. The before-after strength test exemplifies how effective chiropractic is.