Upper Cervical Care Chiropractic in Michigan
About Upper Cervical Chiropractors
Upper cervical chiropractors in Michigan focus on the top two vertebrae of the upper neck because of their relationship to the brain stem. The brain stem is connected to the central nervous system and controls all functions within the body. Misalignment to the top bones of the neck, especially in the upper cervical spine, can cause a plethora of health problems and varying symptoms. The body also recognizes the importance of this area and will compensate the rest of the body (dropping shoulders, raising hips) in an attempt to bring the top of the neck into a state of ease. This, over the long term, can cause the body to undergo “wear and tear” injuries, similar to misalignment to a car. Ensuring the proper alignment in this area is vital for health care.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Benefits
Michigan Upper Cervical Chiropractors focus on the top two bones of the neck, ensuring the upper cervical spine is properly aligned. The benefit of this approach is that the body will compensate around this area, which involves the central nervous system and can result in the entire system being out of alignment. The top two bones are where the spinal cord meets the brainstem, and the body will do anything possible to ensure this upper neck area is balanced. Even if that means getting something else out of place, especially for sensitive patients!
Featured Services We Offer
Upper Cervical Chiropractic care is a specialty in the Chiropractic profession. The top two bones of the neck must be adjusted with precision, often using an adjusting instrument, to fit the needs of individual patients. Toggle Recoil and Knee Chest are just two forms of techniques we utilize in care. If you have had every exam under the sun and are still looking for answers, an upper cervical chiropractor in Grand Rapids MI might be right for you!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to our chiropractic office! Here are some common questions that our patients ask:
The brainstem controls every automatic function and response in the body, such as pain, sleep, digestion, blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, and many more. The purpose of Upper Cervical Chiropractic care is to make sure this alignment of the upper spine is correct. When the brainstem and the body are able to communicate with each other freely, you are able to live life to its fullest.
Yes! A cervical spine chiropractor that focuses on the upper bones of the neck can greatly increase the range of motion as well as decrease muscle spasms and pain.
Upper cervical Chiropractic is safe and effective for people of all ages. Your upper cervical chiropractor will determine the best adjusting style for you and deliver a specific correction based on your unique presentation.
Everyone is different and how people respond to an adjustment can look different as well. Most people feel a sense of relief after their upper cervical care. The muscles will be required to move the spine differently than before and this can cause the system to feel like you just went to the gym. Muscle fatigue post adjustment is normal and a good sign that you held the correction!
A typical upper cervical treatment will take no longer than a normal appointment. 5-7 minutes is about how long the appointment will last and nothing more is required from the patient. Sometimes a special table or technique is utilized and your upper cervical chiropractor will go over everything before you get started.
Traditional chiropractic is focused on pain relief. Upper Cervical Chiropractic treatment is focused on the overall function of your system so that your body can return to a state of balance. When your system is in balance, you maintain, regulate, and heal more efficiently and a lot of symptoms will reduce if not go away completely. The power that made the body can heal the body. We want to make sure it’s in the best state to do just that!