“Upper Cervical Care”
What is Upper Cervical Care?Most people that suffer painful conditions in their neck and back typically seek out the help of a “chiropractor” for a chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation or spinal manipulation to relieve them of the pain caused by a misalignment in the spine. Upper Cervical Care uses a much different approach than standard chiropractic does, it deals directly with the cause of your misalignment, your body’s imbalance that is caused by the position of your head on your top vertebrae, the atlas & Axis or in medical terms, they’re known as your C1 (Your Atlas) & C2 (Your Axis).
Your C1 and C2 are actually a lot different than the rest of your vertebrae bones. The biggest difference is that they don’t interlock like your other 31 vertebrae bones do, instead they are only held together by muscles, ligaments and the weight of your head. It’s their unique design that gives you the mobility in your head to turn far to the right and far to the left without having to turn your whole body.
To correct the misalignment, Upper Cervical Doctors use precision instead of forceful manipulation. There is no cracking, twisting or bending of your body to adjust you. Instead an Upper Cervical Doctor performs a fairly painless procedure with their hands to move the atlas to it’s natural position, so your head can become balanced again, allowing your back muscles to relax and the rest of your vertebrae to fall back into place.
An Upper Cervical doctor goes to standard chiropractic school, but must complete additional years of training before they get certified to practice the upper cervical procedure. It’s one of the reason that this procedure is not as widely known as standard chiropractic care, there are not as many doctors that able to perform it. But it has been steadily growing as more and more doctors open practices that specialize in upper cervical care.
You can read more about it in the media as well, Fox News says it Upper Cervical Care “offers new hope to pain sufferers” and Montel Williams was so impressed by by his personal results that he did a show on it. To learn more about it be sure to check the NUUCA website as well.
Meet Dr. Jack
Dr. Jack Lynady
University Of Florida
University Of Florida
I graduated in 1995 from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition.
In 1998, I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Doctor of Chiropractic from Life University.