Monday, March 21, 2011
What You Need To Know Before Beginning Upper Cervical Care
When a person seeks upper cervical care and when an upper cervical doctor accepts a person for such care, it is essential that they both are seeking and working toward the same goals. Upper cervical care has one goal. It is therefore important to understand the goal and the means to attain it. In this way there will be no confusion, misunderstanding or disappointment.
First, one must realize that upper cervical care is not a substitute for medical treatment of any kind, in any way, for any reason. Also, no statement of the upper cervical doctor is intended as a medical diagnosis and should not be confused as such. Patients usually want to get rid of whatever ailments, symptoms or conditions are bothering them. This, however, is not the goal of upper cervical care. Upper cervical care is not intended to be a treatment of the symptoms of a medical condition or to treat the cause or causes of a medical condition.
The purpose of upper cervical care is to restore and maintain the integrity of the spinal cord, especially the lower brain stem. These vital nerve pathways are housed in and protected by the bones of the spine. Small misalignments of the head and neck can interfere with the proper functioning of these nerve pathways. Head/neck misalignment can come from many causes and prevent various parts of the body from functioning properly.
By means of an upper cervical correction, head neck misalignment is reduced and an interference to proper nerve function reduced as well. The goal of upper cervical care is to correct head/neck misalignment for the purpose of allowing the proper transmission of information over nerve pathways so that every part of the body may have a proper nerve supply at all times.
This allows the innate healing ability of the body to work closer to maximum efficiency. With a proper nerve supply health improves. In some, symptoms clear up quickly. In others, the process is slower, and in some, it is partial or not at all. Regardless of what the disease is called, the upper cervical doctor does not offer to heal or even treat it. Nor do they offer advice regarding the treatment of disease. Their only goal is to allow the body to do its job. Their only means is the correction of head/neck misalignment in order to restore/maintain proper brain to body communication. They promise no cure from and offer no treatment of disease, conditions or symptoms.