Upper Cervical Chiropractors in Michigan About Upper Cervical Chiropractors Upper cervical chiropractors in Michigan focus on the top two bones of the neck because of their relationship to the brainstem. The brainstem is what controls all functions within the body and misalignment to the top bones of the neck can cause a plethora of 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 time, can cause the body to undergo “wear and tear” injuries similar to misalignment to a car. Upper Cervical Chiropractic Benefits Michigan Upper Cervical Chiropractors focus on the top two bones of the neck. The benefit of this approach is that the body will compensate around this area which can result in the entire system being out of alignment. The top two bones are where the brainstem resides and the body will do anything possible to make sure the area is balanced. Even if that means getting something else out of place! 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 in a specific way 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! What Our Customers Say I have been seeing Dr. McIver for almost a year. I had started experiencing very bad Migraines and tension in my right shoulder and neck. I work at a desk all day staring at a computer. Numerous visits to the doctor for one pill after another with no cure for the Migraines, it was just making them tolerable and masking the underlying issue. When Dr. McIver first put my atlas/axis bone back in place it was like the weight of the world had been lifted off my head. Since this day I have not experienced ONE Migraine. Since continuing on with my treatment plan with Dr. McIver I have been noticing my eyes were tired at the end of the day and I was squinting a lot. I scheduled my yearly exam and not only did my vision improve but the hole in my right eye that we have been monitoring for years was gone. The Eye Dr. said it healed itself. Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care has defiantly improved my overall health and I hope you find the same results as I have. 5/5 NICOLE K Frequently Asked Questions 1. What is Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care? 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. 2. Can Chiropractors Help Cervical Spine? 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. 3. Is Upper Cervical Chiropractic Safe? 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. 4. What Happens After Upper Cervical Correction? 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! 5. How Long is an Upper Cervical Chiropractor? 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. 6. What is the Difference Between Upper Cervical Chiropractor and General Chiropractor 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!