Upper cervical care is unlike any other form of healthcare you’ve experienced.

Our hope is that you found our page because you’ve been dealing with cycles of symptoms, seeking help from several different people and still looking for answers to why this is happening.

We’re so happy you’re here.

Most people who visit us say
“I wish I found you sooner”

What we do is different. In fact, our whole approach centers around the philosophy that your body is intelligent, and we can help make changes if you’re looking in the right place. Our goal is to spend time with you, helping you find the answers you’ve searched for. We hope to answer your questions on what we look for, if its the cause of your problem, why it’s happening (and why you haven’t had results), and how we can work with you to get rid of it. Let’s finally get you the help you deserve!

What We Look For

– Do you notice your head always leans to one side in photographs?
– Do you consistently lean one way or carry weight one one side, causing your hip to stick out a little more, or one shoulder sits a little higher than the other?

Postural adaptations like this are common signs that you have an upper cervical misalignment and there is likely a constant strain on your central axis. Simply put, if your head’s not on straight, your body will compensate for misalignments in unique ways, placing unnecessary stress and strain on joints throughout your body. This is why low back issues may actually be connected to your neck.

Your spine protects your central nerve system. It is central to your strength, your health and the quality of your life. Think of your central nerve system as your body’s electric circuit. Your brain controls your body, and your spinal cord is an extension of your brain.

Without it your body cannot work, which is why it is so important to take care of it, AND why it can cause many symptoms when it’s stuck out of alignment.

What Caused It?
Many people believe they need to have experienced a major accident or injury to misalign a bone or joint in your spine. While this may be true, it also doesn’t have to be something catastrophic. The top of your neck has the greatest mobility, which is why even repetitive postures (studying, sleeping, texting or reading) can cause ligaments to stretch and pull on your joints, leaving it in an unnatural or stuck position over time.
Why Does It Have Such a Big Effect?
Your brain and body communicate through this central network of nerves that travel through your spine and between every one of your spinal bones (vertebrae) like telephone or electrical wires. It’s the sole responsibility of your spinal column to protect the spinal cord and its network of nerves. Subtle shifts in the alignment of the spinal structure comprises the sensitive nerves, leading to signs your body sends for help: primarily pain, loss in range of motion (feeling stuck), decreased function, and other symptoms throughout your body.
What Can We Do About It?
Neuro-structural/ upper cervical chiropractors often focus on the top of the neck because in this area, a vitally important part of your body is protected by the top two bones, and your brainstem, which is central to regulating vital functions like blood pressure, hormones, respiration, and more. Think of your central nerve system like an electric circuit for your body, and the top of the neck as your primary control switch.

Your brain and brainstem communicate to your entire body, sending and receiving signals of health and stress, while telling your body’s mechanical system to make structural adaptations. If your head is tilted, it is a prime indication that you may have a misalignment that is putting pressure on this important area and is affecting more than just your posture.

Chasing Symptoms

This primary area becomes the foundation for other compensations throughout your spine and body. We fix the foundation first, so you don’t have to chase compensation symptoms, or continue to do the same work without getting results. Our focus is to correct the cause, not chase your symptoms around in a cycle of treatment or medication.

The human body is an electric system that controls the mechanical system (which includes your organs), which affects the chemical system. Most strategies to treat symptoms start with a chemical approach (medications, supplements etc), to affect the blood, which can affect the mechanical system, but if you don’t fix the blown fuse, you’ll continue to chase symptoms around and around without getting the results you hoped for.

Let us be the detectives, to identify the primary cause of your symptoms and correct it.

A large majority of people who find us report they have “tried everything” and leave with a new sense of hope and quality of life.

“Best thing I ever did was see Dr Jay. I just wish I had found you sooner”

While most doctors can provide good outcomes through physical therapy, exercise, lifestyle changes or medication, we take a different perspective to see how your body is working as a whole system, and not just a sum of its parts.

Many treatment modalities target relief of the symptoms, which may even end as a last resort, with surgery. Our goal is to identify the primary cause, and restore the structural and neurological integrity of your spine and central nervous system. We can then address the secondary symptoms, providing symptomatic relief and restoring optimal function.

While the symptoms may be your primary concern, many of them are secondary conditions that have developed due to the primary cause of your neuro-structural shift in the upper cervical area at the top of your neck. Many symptoms that we have addressed in our office include:

  • Acid reflux
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Arm pain
  • Asymmetries in posture (head tilt, high shoulder)
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Colic
  • Digestive disorders
  • Disc Degeneration (bulges or herniations)
  • Ear infections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastrointestinal dysfunction
  • Headaches
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Hypertension
  • Immunity Issues
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Knee pain
  • Low back pain
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Seizure disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Neuropathy
  • Nerve Issues (pinched nerves)
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ disorders
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Vertigo & dizziness
  • Vision problems
  • Whiplash

If any of these feel familiar, we have helped people just like you, struggling with these in our office, and it’s very likely we can help you too.

Ready to see how we can help? Schedule your visit today.

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