What is Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care in Springfield MO?


Chiropractic care is one of the most misunderstood philosophies on life and health, but it is based on a few very simple principles.

Chiropractors recognize that within you resides all the wisdom of life and healing that no doctor, chiropractor, physician, or scientist ever can, nor ever will reach. Chiropractors refer to this inborn ability to live, function and heal as INNATE. It is your innate that ensures the trillions of cells in your body are doing their specialized job; secreting the right thing at the right time, in the right quality and quantity, and doing all of that in coordination and harmony with the cells around it, so you can thrive as a whole.

Innate utilizes your brainstem and nervous system to carry out these tasks. In a growing baby the first organs to form are the brainstem, spinal cord and nerves. According to medical literature the brainstem and spinal cord are the first to form because “they are the master control system, which will direct and control all other systems in the body from then on.” Every single cell in your body relies on the messages it receives from your brainstem in order for it to be able to function at its peak potential thereby allowing you to express full life and health.

The purpose of chiropractic care is to restore and maintain the integrity of the relationship between the spinal cord and its nerve roots. Since the brainstem, spinal cord, and nerve roots are so vital for life and health your body has a way to protect them. Your brain is protected by your skull, and your spinal cord and nerve roots are protected by the 24 moveable vertebrae that make up your spine. Tiny misalignments of the vertebrae (upper cervical bones of the spine) which interfere with the function of those nerve pathways are called SUBLUXATIONS. Subluxations come from common, every day activities and prevent your whole body from functioning properly which prevents you from living to your full potential.

A chiropractor’s sole objective is to locate, analyze and correct subluxation in order to restore proper nerve function and allow your innate to express itself more fully.

Regardless of your symptoms, condition, or what your disease is called, the chiropractor DOES NOT offer to heal or even treat it, NOR do they offer advice regarding the treatment of disease, which is the objective of the practice of medicine. Chiropractic care is not medicine, nor is it a substitute for medicine. We offer no treatment or cure for any disease. Chiropractic’s only objective is to allow the body to function at closer to 100% by removing vertebral SUBLUXATION thus allowing your INNATE to express itself more fully. The only means used to accomplish this goal is through the chiropractic adjustment.

Our Approach to Spinal Adjustment

Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a specific approach to checking the the spine utilizing proven techniques, without any “twisting” or “popping” of the neck. Instead we perform a precise analysis and use cutting edge technology.

Our office is unique because we look very carefully at the most vital area of your body, the upper cervical spine (which is where your head meets your neck). This is where the brain stem is located which controls literally every single function in the body. If there is any pressure on the brain stem from the upper cervical spine, the nerve signals are unable to transmit properly to all parts of the body, therefore leading to dysfunction and disease.

Another effect of any Upper Cervical issues is body imbalance. When the top bone (atlas) goes out of alignment, the head goes with it, causing the entire body to compensate. Rather than treating the effect, we look to solve the root cause of your problem. Our careful and precise spinal adjustments allow the rest of your body to heal itself from the inside out.

Any problems in the Upper Cervical spine can lead to several conditions such as migraine headaches, ear infections, acid reflux, depression, and more. Any blockage on the nervous system can result in chronic health problems. As an Upper Cervical Chiropractor, our goal is to keep your body functioning at 100%, so it can heal itself properly and you can live to your full potential.


Are Chiropractic Adjustments Safe?

Yes, they are very safe. There is no popping, twisting or cracking of the neck with the specific upper cervical correction. Most people don’t notice much after the correction has been given. The most common response we get is, “Is that all?”

Do Your Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt?

No. There is no popping, twisting, or cracking with the an upper cervical correction. The upper cervical correction involves a series of gentle touches on the side of the neck. Most patients think we barely touched them. This perception quickly changes after noticing the positive changes throughout the body. Each client receives a tailor-made adjustment according to their subluxation pattern.

How Will I Feel After a Chiropractic Adjustment?

As soon as the upper cervical correction is made and body imbalance is restored, IMMEDIATELY, muscles begin to relax, blood and oxygen circulation is increased, healing messages are transmitted from the brain to the affected area and the body’s self healing process begins.



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