There are many misconceptions and assumptions about chiropractic and the techniques chiropractors use. The biggest misconception among patients is that chiropractors work on the entire back, using brut force, twisting and popping to deliver spinal adjustments and alleviate pain. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Upper Cervical chiropractic is the most specific form of chiropractic, only addressing the Upper Cervical (upper neck) area of the spine. As experts on the uppermost area of the spine, the upper cervical spine, (i.e. the neck), Upper Cervical chiropractors focus on the unique relationship between the first bone in the neck, called the Atlas bone, its connection to the brain stem and the rest of the body. It is this relationship that affects every aspect of human function from pain, balance, motor control, numbness and tingling in your fingers or toes, to immune function, hormone regulation, blood pressure and improving your ability to hear, think, see and breathe. This relationship is absolutely essential to the body’s ability to maintain proper alignment and, therefore, restore and preserve health. Many of the symptoms that occur lower down the spine (in the mid back, lower back, hips, etc.) are often correlated to a misalignment in the spine higher up, at the Atlas vertebra.
Upper Cervical chiropractors regularly see an astounding correlation between entire body results from this treatment method, when this particular area of the spine is addressed with precision and unique specificity. Since all of the vertebrae are connected from the neck down, the precisely calculated adjustment at the top creates a chain reaction that straightens the spine, balances the head, shoulders, and hips, and evens out leg length inequality.
Upper Cervical chiropractic utilizes the utmost in science, precision and specificity, and in doing so, magic happens. Only, we don’t see it as magic, we see it as science. Upper Cervical chiropractic operates under the premise that less is more, specificity and precision are key, and adjustments are given only when absolutely deemed necessary, based on objective data.
Quantum Spinal Mechanics 3 : Upper Cervical Progressive
There is only one approach to Upper Cervical Chiropractic that evaluates the entire body composition and posture before correcting it. The QSM 3 technique is based on biomechanics and physics of the human frame. Each specific spinal correction is unique to the individual, and is designed to take the overall posture into consideration when correcting the imbalance. It is the goal of the QSM 3 adjustment to restore proper balance which in turn allows for proper function and healing.
The QSM 3 technique is the progressive approach to decompressing the frame, allowing it to become restored back to its natural, centered, empowered, balanced position. It is only in this balanced state that fully facilitates the foundation for avid healing. The foundation of the technique protocol is to use reproducible and objective data to decide when a correction is needed and when a correction has been performed properly. Predictable outcomes are found to be common and subjective guesswork is no longer utilized.
NUCCA, pronounced “new-ka” stands for National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. The precise NUCCA analysis is the cornerstone for the unique and specific radiographic and static component to our approach.
The NUCCA technique demands consistency, precision, and accountability. Geometric and mathematical analysis determines the degree of misalignment present before the correction is made, and again afterwards to determine the degree of improvement.
The specificity and precision of the dynamic QSM3 spinal correction and NUCCA-based analysis ultimately heightens the results obtained. Our patients achieve the highest level of results and, therefore, the highest levels of patient satisfaction.