What Is Upper Cervical Chiropractic?

Photo of a skull and upper spin skeleton

Upper Cervical refers to the upper neck region of your spine. It consists of the occiput, C1, and C2 vertebrae. The area between the occiput (base of the skull) and C1 is medically known as the “craniocervical region.” While many traditional chiropractors address multiple regions of the spine at once, upper cervical care looks at ensuring the atlas region is aligned first. Our office chooses the latter. Only after the upper cervical region is aligned will the chiropractor look to address elsewhere – if needed.

There are many techniques upper cervical chiropractors use within this sphere. Some techniques include: Orthospinology, Atlas Orthogonal, Advanced Orthogonal, Blair, Toggle, EPIC, and more. While these techniques are unique in their own regard, they share the same principle of making sure the upper cervical spine is aligned first.

At our office, we use an advanced procedure called, Orthospinology. This upper cervical technique uses advanced x-rays and gentle instruments to make necessary corrections. The force is extremely light and often times, our clients do not feel more pressure than the end of a ball-point pen. We often see our clients needing no more than 3-4 corrections before feeling 100%.

To learn more about our office, please contact Dr. Modi using our Contact Us form. We reply back to all inquiries within 24 hours of time.

Dr. Milan Modi

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