Let Us Reason Together
Upper Cervical Corrective Health Care is a logical, effective, and scientifically proven corrective procedure in the Chiropractic profession. It is designed to restore Head/Neck Alignment (Body Balance) to remove interference at the point where the head and neck join, in order to re-activate the body’s natural self-healing process.
For the moment, forget everything you know about chiropractic and forget everything you know about medicine. Chiropractic and medical experts agree that electrical and chemical messages (health and healing) control, monitor and maintain all body functions.
These messages also direct all body healing. These messages leave the brain by way of the brainstem, (extension of the brain) pass through the top two bones in the neck (c1 & c2 bones), down the spinal cord and throughout the entire nervous system to all parts of the body.
Head/Neck misalignment can cause interference at the point where the head and neck join and disrupt or distort the flow of these vital health and healing messages to any part of the body. Disrupted or distorted brain messages will allow pain and/or health problems to develop.
The Upper Cervical Doctor’s objective is to restore Head/Neck alignment (body balance) and reactivate efficient flow of brain health and healing messages to the affected part of the body so its natural self-healing process can regain and maintain optimal health.
When Head/Neck misalignment is corrected and body balance is restored so healing messages can flow uninterrupted to the affected area, muscles begin to relax immediately, blood and oxygen circulation is increased, the immune system is enhanced, and the body’s natural self-healing process begins.
When there is pain, sickness, or suffering, always check for Head/Neck misalignment (Body Imbalance) to determine if the brain is efficiently communicating with all parts of the body. Any part of the body that cannot communicate efficiently with the brain will develop health problems.
Therefore, it would be logical to say, the proper diagnosis for health problems that respond to the Upper Cervical Correction is “Head/Neck Misalignment.”
Let us reason together and unite!
Reference & Credit: Daniel O. Clark, D.C.
Your Spine Has A Curve That Is Like The Shape of a Banana
Your neck has a very distinct curvature. It’s like the shape of a banana, and measures approximately 42-degrees. It’s designed to provide shock absorption and support for the weight of your head, which can weigh up to 14-lbs. This banana curve in our spine acts like a spring because our head weighs 8-10 lbs. The arrow represents the downward force our head puts upon the spine. Therefore, having a banana curve is imperative for the spine to be structurally stable to support the weight of our head.
Below is a patient that has been under Upper Cervical Care for 4 months. The only vertebrae that was corrected in their spine was the Atlas (C1). It may be hard to believe that a spinal change can occur by correcting only one vertebra, but as they say… “pictures never lie.”