Advance Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Walnut Creek
A natural form of health care …
without the harmful effects of drugs or surgery
Upper Cervical Care is a rapidly growing form of health care that focuses on the intricate relationship between the alignment of the top two bones in the neck (C1,C2) and the function of the Central Nervous System (Brain and Spinal Cord), because of how critical this relationship is to health and wellness.
The Brain Stem sits right above the C1 vertebra, and essentially acts as the ‘fuse box’ for all brain-to-body communication. This area is the center of the Autonomic Nervous System, which controls all the functions in our body that we don’t think about: blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, postural control, healing, etc.
By restoring balance to the Central Nervous System through a specific Upper Cervical correction, the body is free to heal and function optimally. This is why Upper Cervical Care is so effective for chronic, complicated conditions that have not typically responded to other conventional or alternative treatments.
When there is a misalignment in the upper neck, the body responds by creating a global compensation pattern in order to keep the eyes level with the horizon (this is called the ‘Righting Reflex’). This pattern creates abnormal gravitational stress on certain areas of the body, forcing these areas to degenerate quicker than others. Do you ever wonder why most people only get 1 hip replaced? It is not because one hip is older than the other one – it is simply that one hip is degenerating quicker than the other because it is carrying more of the gravitational load.
This compensation pattern often leads to musculoskeletal conditions such as: neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, jaw clicking/pain, tension headaches, and many others.
Unlike conventional medicine that seeks to treat symptoms for temporary relief, Upper Cervical Care corrects the cause of the problem for a more permanent change.