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What is Upper Cervical Chiropractic?

Upper Cervical (UC) chiropractic care is a form of health care that focuses on the top two bones in the neck called Atlas (C1) and Axis (C2). The brain stem passes through these bones and is responsible for transmitting the nerve impulses from the brain to every part of the body. If one of the top two bones becomes misaligned, even slightly, it can affect the nerve transmission to multiple parts of the body which can cause a variety of health conditions.


An Upper Cervical Correction is gentle and there is no forceful pulling, twisting or jerking motion of your neck. The correction is applied using a precise and controlled touch that allows the head, neck, and spine to return to their proper positions, restoring balance to the body and removing the interference. It’s a natural and effective way to live pain-free, without the use of drugs or surgery, and it’s safe for people of all ages.


There are nine (9) upper cervical chiropractic techniques/methods specifically dedicated to analyzing and adjust adjusting the upper cervical spine:

  • NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association)

  • Knee Chest

  • Orthospinology

  • Advanced Orthogonal

  • Blair

  • Global AO

  • Toggle Recoil

  • EPIC

  • Grostic

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