The nerve system is the body's information superhighway.

The nerve system is like the information super highway of your life.   Messages travel at lightening-like speeds to deliver the messages to EVERY cell, tissue, and organ in your body.  It allows your cuts to heal, your body to sweat to cool itself, shiver when cold to warm yourself up, and vomit when poisoned.   Breathing, digesting, and growing... ALL are controlled by this system.

Chiropractors make sure your nerve system is working correctly so your body can have the greatest flow of life!  With that, the body can perform at its best, leading to optimum health.  Your possibilities are endless when there is no interference with life flow.

BJ Palmer giving Upper Cervical Chiropractic Adjustment

Upper Cervical Chiropractic

An upper cervical chiropractor gives a very gentle, yet specific adjustment that affects the whole body.

The upper cervical (neck) bones are vital to your health.

Atlas and Axis

The upper cervical bones protect your spinal cord as it runs through the middle, connecting your brain and body.

Brain and brainstem

Brainstem, and Spinal Cord

The brainstem turns into the spinal cord as it leaves your head (skull).

BJ Palmer, the developer of chiropractic and a man of research, decided to stop adjusting the entire spine.  He determined that the only freely moveable segments of the spine were the first two bones in the neck.  

Upper cervical chiropractors are dedicated to making chiropractic as specific, scientific, and efficient as we can.  We believe, and science supports, that correcting upper cervical misalignments improves function throughout the entire body.

The top neck bone (C1) is named atlas because it holds up your world (your head). C2 is called axis because the atlas rotates around it. The upper neck bones are very mobile, which lets you nod yes or look over your shoulder while driving. They are not very stable, unlike the rest of the spine.

Upper cervical misalignment can put stress on the spinal cord, affecting above (brainstem) and below (the rest of the spine).

The brainstem, which sits just inside the skull, is like the quarterback of the brain and body. It calls ALL the plays, controlling everything you don't have to think about.  It turns into the spinal cord, which runs through the center of the spinal bones.

Even more impressive? All the things you DO think are controlled by nerves that run through this same area. Misalignment of the upper cervical spine can interfere with the messages these nerves send.