When your upper spine is out of alignment, your vertebrae might press on nearby nerves and put you at risk for chronic health issues. At Transformation Wellness Center, functional medicine practitioner Andrea Jordheim DC CFMP CKNS and the team offer holistic treatments to relieve nerve compression using upper cervical chiropractic care. Manual manipulation of your cervical spine can lower your blood pressure, resolve pain, and reduce your risk for long-term health complications. To find out if upper cervical chiropractic care is right for you, call the office in Grand Junction, Colorado, or book an appointment online today.

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What is upper cervical chiropractic care?

Upper cervical chiropractic care improves the “foundation of the house” — your nervous system. Treatments focus on realigning the top two bones in your cervical spine (neck) to address dysfunction in the nervous system.

Your nervous system controls what you feel and sense. Your nerves also regulate every function in your body and the movement you make. When something interferes with your nervous system, you’re at a higher risk for developing a variety of acute and chronic health conditions.

The goals of upper cervical chiropractic care are to restore the alignment of your cervical spine to ensure your nervous system functions optimally and to support the natural healing of your body from the inside out.

Upper cervical chiropractic care’s upper body work is also an effective alternative to physical therapy for maintaining the health and function of your ligament and joints.

When should I consider upper cervical chiropractic care?

The team at Transformation Wellness Center recommends scheduling a diagnostic evaluation any time you feel persistent discomfort or pain in your neck.

These symptoms might be the result of direct trauma to your spine or from repetitive stress that causes your cervical vertebrae to move out of place.

You might also need upper cervical chiropractic care as you get older and your spine undergoes age-related degenerative changes.

What is involved in upper cervical chiropractic care?

To identify the area of your nervous system that’s not functioning properly, the Transformation Wellness Center team uses computerized infrared thermography. This non-invasive technology helps the team make the necessary corrections with a higher level of precision.

The team also might also use on-site radiographic imaging like X-rays to get a closer look at the vertebrae in your upper spine.

Correcting the cervical misalignment typically involves manual manipulation to realign your upper spine and remove interference in your nervous system. After these adjustments, you can expect to spend time in a zero-gravity position and have another thermography scan to ensure the correction is successful.

Following upper cervical chiropractic treatment, you should see a noticeable reduction in pain and other symptoms as the communication between your brain and your body begin functioning properly.

To find out how you can benefit from upper cervical chiropractic care, schedule an appointment at Transformation Wellness Center by phone or online today.