Monday, February 22, 2010
Upper Cervical Care: Correction vs. Adjustment
Should we make corrections or provide adjustments? It depends on the doctor's objective.
Upper Cervical Doctors often use the term correction instead of adjustment because it is a better description of the nature of the work they do. Here is a short definition of the two terms:
Adjustment ... to modify/change Correction ... to make right
There is nothing wrong with an adjustment, the different terminology is used only because of the distinct difference between the two approaches both in application and objective.
• All Chiropractors give adjustments
• Only Upper Cervical doctors make upper cervical alignment corrections.
• Chiropractors give adjustments on every visit.
• Upper Cervical doctors make upper cervical alignment corrections only when tests indicate it is needed.
Both services are helpful and either can be more appropriate at times than the other.
However, Upper Cervical doctors have observed clinically that while the head and neck is in perfect alignment and the brain can communicate with all parts of the body without interference, the body is either in the process of healing itself or in a state of good health. This is why Upper Cervical doctors use the term correction; they want patients to be in this state for as long as possible.
Any part of the body that is restricted from receiving efficient brain health and healing messages, due to interference at the point where the head and neck join, can begin to develop health problems.
The fact that countless health problems have responded to Upper Cervical Care proves that restricted brain to body communication can be a direct and/or indirect cause of many health problems.
One major goal within Upper Cervical Care is to conduct research directed toward perfecting procedures that will help Upper Cervical alignment corrections that will maintain for months or even years ... it would revolutionize the health care industry.
All Upper Cervical Doctors have the same objective regardless of the corrective procedure they choose to use. ... Help each patient maintain their alignment correction to prevent restricted brain to body communication so they can enjoy a better quality of life.