Upper Cervical Care

Upper Cervical Care: Precision Healing for Lasting Wellness

Welcome to our Upper Cervical Care landing page, where we explore the transformative benefits of this specialized chiropractic technique. At Pairmore & Young Synergy Chiropractic, we are dedicated to delivering precision healing that offers not just relief but also lasting wellness. Discover how our gentle, precise, and effective approach can change your life for the better.

What is Upper Cervical Care?

Upper Cervical Care (Atlas Orthogonal) is a chiropractic technique that focuses on the uppermost area of the spine, specifically the atlas (C1) and axis (C2) vertebrae. This region is crucial because it houses the delicate brainstem, responsible for transmitting vital signals between your brain and the rest of your body.

Our approach to Upper Cervical Care is characterized by three key principles:

Conditions We Address with Upper Cervical Care

  • Migraines and Headaches: Many patients experience relief from chronic headaches and migraines through Upper Cervical Care, as misalignments in the upper cervical spine can contribute to these issues.
  • Neck and Back Pain: Upper Cervical Care is highly effective in relieving neck and back pain, providing a gentle and lasting solution.
  • Vertigo and Balance Issues: Problems in the upper cervical spine can affect your balance and contribute to vertigo. Our precise adjustments can help alleviate these symptoms.
  • Sciatica: Sciatic nerve pain often originates from spinal misalignments. Upper Cervical Care can target these misalignments to provide relief.

The Importance of the C1 Bone:

The C1 bone, or atlas, performs crucial functions beyond supporting your head:
  • Holding the Vertebral Artery: It secures the vertebral artery, ensuring proper blood flow to the brain.
  • Supporting the Brainstem: The atlas supports the top portion of the spinal cord, known as the brainstem, which is responsible for numerous vital functions.

When the atlas is misaligned, it can lead to a cascade of problems, including:

  • Neurovascular Compression: Misalignment puts pressure on nerves and blood vessels in the spinal column, affecting the flow of blood to the brainstem. This can result in various health concerns, such as migraines, back pain, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, vertigo attacks, and chronic neck pain.
  • Postural Imbalances: The misaligned atlas can force your body to compensate, causing uneven shoulders, hips, legs, and even twisted muscle fibers and nerve roots. These imbalances can impact your gait, balance, and overall well-being.

The Atlas Orthogonal Solution:

Precise Corrections

Atlas Orthogonal focuses exclusively on the C1 bone, providing precise and delicate adjustments using the percussion instrument.

Minimal Discomfort

The percussion instrument, although it may appear intimidating, applies minimal pressure, using no more than 1.8 lbs of force. Most patients barely notice it.

Universal Benefits

Atlas Orthogonal is suitable for anyone, especially those with a history of neck trauma or head injuries.

Holistic Approach

This technique aims to restore balance in your body, addressing multiple health problems simultaneously.

FAQs on Atlas Orthogonal:

What Makes It Different?

Atlas Orthogonal exclusively targets the C1 bone and uses a percussion instrument for precise adjustments.

Is It Painful?

The percussion instrument is gentle and causes minimal discomfort, often going unnoticed by patients.

Who Can Benefit?

Anyone can benefit from Atlas Orthogonal care, particularly those with neck trauma or head injury history.

Is It Worth It?

Numerous case studies confirm the effectiveness of Atlas Orthogonal in providing lasting relief and holistic healing.

How Many Adjustments Are Needed?

The number of adjustments varies based on your unique circumstances and the duration of your condition.