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Conventional Chiropractic uses generalized adjustments focused on increasing range of motion, decreasing muscular spasms, and temporarily relieving pain. Upper Cervical Chiropractic takes a precision approach to the spine by understanding the relationship between Structural Shifts in the upper cervical (upper neck) region and the onset of Secondary Conditions (also known as symptoms).

When Structural Shifts occur, a variety of Secondary Conditions are likely to emerge in the same way that a shift in the foundation of a building would produce squeaky floorboards, doors that stick, and cracks in the walls. Conventional “patch-and-fix” methods are effective for addressing many symptoms, but these issues are likely to reappear if the structural cause is not corrected.

At Zenith Upper Cervical Chiropractic, our diagnostic process not only uncovers Structural Shifts, but also provides the blueprint for safely and effectively directing your body back to Normal Structure where it heals and functions best.​​

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Atlas Displacement Complex

Upper cervical shifts can contribute to disruptions in blood and spinal fluid flow through the brain, mechanical tension on the spinal cord, structural stress to the discs and ligaments of the spine, and distorted nerve signals into the brain. When this happens, one or more secondary conditions (a.k.a. symptoms) are likely to emerge including:

  • Headaches / migraines

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Spinal degeneration

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Degenerative Joint Disease

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Leg pain

  • Infertility

  • Decreased Range of Motion

  • Neck pain

  • Numbness and tingling

  • Vertigo

  • Muscular Imbalance

  • Back pain

  • TMJ issues

  • Digestive issues

  • Chronic Ear Infections

Common Benefits of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

  • Alleviate pain: Upper cervical adjustments can relieve pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. By correcting misalignments, it can reduce pressure on nerves and surrounding tissues, leading to less pain and discomfort.

  • Improve nervous system function: The atlas and axis vertebrae are in close proximity to the brainstem, which is responsible for essential functions like breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure. Proper alignment can help ensure optimal nerve communication between the brain and the rest of the body.

  • Enhance posture and balance: Correcting misalignments in the upper cervical area can improve overall posture, as the head and neck are more properly aligned. This can also have a positive effect on balance and coordination.

  • Promote overall well-being: Many people report a general improvement in their overall well-being after receiving upper cervical chiropractic care. This may include increased energy levels, better sleep, and a stronger immune system.

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