At Barrett Chiropractic, we utilize the most specific form of Chiropractic Care called Upper Cervical Chiropractic. Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care is a form of health care that focuses on the craniocervical junction or the top two bones in the neck. This natural, safe and effective form of care focuses on removing the interference in the upper part of the spine (where the brainstem is located) with a simple correction.
The brainstem controls every automatic function and response in the body, such as: sleep, digestion, respiration, blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, balance and equilibrium, and much more. When the brainstem and the body are able to communicate with each other freely, you are able to live life to it’s fullest. We at Barrett Chiropractic locate, analyze and correct pressure and spinal misalignments in this critical area, therefore removing nervous system interference and allowing life to be expressed at it’s optimal potential.
Our purpose is to help you achieve your health goals with as few adjustments as possible.
It is estimated that there are only 1,200 chiropractors in the world that offer Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic Care. Drs. Derek and Andrea have earned advanced post-graduate training in Upper Cervical Care.
Upper Cervical Care focuses on the top two bones in the neck. These two bones can misalign in hundreds of different combinations. Without proper analysis and radiographic findings, it is literally impossible to determine how to correct such complex and subtle misalignments. Often, Upper Cervical Doctors are looking for a millimeter or less of misalignment. Each individual person has their own unique misalignment which is why every degree of misalignment changes the type of adjustment they receive.
We utilize only State-of-the-Art technology in order to determine WHERE and WHEN care is needed. Our focus is on correcting the problem at its source instead of chasing symptoms.
Upper Cervical Practitioners take and utilize specific imaging in order to determine a patient’s misalignment. An in depth 3D analysis of the misalignment determines the type of adjustment the patient needs in order to clear out and restore their alignment and function. The information from Cone Beam CT imaging is the foundation for the care delivered by the Upper Cervical Doctor. Therefore, it is imperative that the doctor utilize the proper imaging equipment in order to acquire such precise information. This results in an absolute level of confidence in the accuracy of the imaging, which leads to proper analysis and therefore a proper and gentle correction for the patient.
Infrared Thermography is FDA approved as a neurodiagnostic procedure.
Thermography simply reads the heat from underneath the skin on the back of the neck, which is controlled by the brainstem, in order to allow us to determine if the adjustment is necessary.
Titronic Thermographic Technology does not require the use of any radiation and is our most objective measure used at Barrett Chiropractic. This procedure is used on every visit to objectively monitor the course of your care.
After every Upper Cervical correction you will relax in our recovery suite. This allows the adjustment to integrate and hold properly. The last thing we want you to do is leave immediately after the adjustment and go right back to the natural stressors of life as this could potentially have an adverse effect on your adjustment holding its correction for any length of time.