By Dr. Deb Sesker
In the united states, upper cervical care has helped hundreds of thousands of people overcome health challenges and live fuller, more enjoyable lives—even when other health strategies have not helped.
While upper cervical care is not a treatment for any one particular condition, a new alignment of the head and neck can remove subtle pressure from the nervous system that results in greater body healing. Over 100 different human conditions have responded to upper cervical care. You can read about some of them on the patient created site called UpCSpine.
Upper cervical doctors work with a powerful area of the body, where the head and neck come into balance with each other. Unlike the stronger areas of the spine which have an inter-vertebral disc, there are weaker interlocking joints at the top of the neck. The whole thing mostly stays in balance from strong muscles and ligaments. Like any other muscles and ligaments, these upper cervical muscles and ligaments are subject to accidents and injuries which can threaten the normal balance of the head-to-neck area, and disrupt the body’s normal functions.
Upper cervical care is gentle, and does not yank, pull, or twist the head and the neck.
Most upper cervical doctors use a non-invasive technique for improving health, which does not include any drugs, surgery, or repeated manipulations of the spine.
Your upper cervical care works with other health care options, so you can continue with your prescribed medications, your physical therapy, your nutritional supplementation, acupuncture, or other body work—just so long as your other practitioners do not manipulate the head, neck, or joints of the spine. If there are any questions about whether your other health care will interfere with the upper cervical protocol, just ask us.
Upper cervical care has been featured on TheDoctors, ABC’s Good Morning America, Discovery Health, and PBS’ Chicago tonight for its ability to help with multiple sclerosis symptoms, head injuries, and high blood pressure.
Upper cervical doctors and research organizations are involved in some of the most interesting studies on the importance of the spine to human health. For a sample of these projects, which look at more than just back pain, visit the Upper Cervical Research Foundation.
Upper cervical doctors are often dedicated to advanced education in caring for the upper cervical spine, and will pursue certification in their upper cervical protocol.
10.Upper cervical doctors are passionate about their work, and care deeply about helping people get well. With only a few percent of practicing chiropractors using a specific protocol for head-to-neck balance, upper cervical doctors are dedicated to technical excellence, and patient satisfaction with their care.
(Editor's note: Remember the objective of upper cervical care is to correct head neck misalignment that is interfering with proper brain to body communication. When this is corrected the body functions at a higher level and can often correct other problems more efficiently on its own. Please do not confuse upper cervical care as a treatment for any condition, disease or symptom.)