The human body is a self healing, self regulating organism that is run by the Central Nervous System, which consists of the brain and the spinal cord. When the bones of the spine are misaligned there can be blockages to the flow of normal nerve impulses. This is particularly true of the top vertebra, the atlas that protects the brain stem. The reason is because the area of the spine where you have the most mobility but the least stability, which is needed for the survival of the species.
Our goal is to find and correct the misalignment and restore the nerve supply. This adjustment is very specific and pain free. There is no popping, twisting, or pulling to make the correction. The body has the ability to heal itself. The same power that made the body can heal the body. Why not go through life experiencing life at a full potential?
Upper cervical is distinct in regards to the great emphasis on proper position. A misaligned atlas throws off the leg length and distorts the entire body. The skull will rotate and tip to compensate for rotation and tip in the atlas. The head weighs between 8-13 lbs and if it not sitting on the top of the spine, the muscles of the body must do something to counteract the bowling hanging off to the side. If the muscle on one side is tighter than the other, then the pelvis will tilt up to result shortening of the leg.
Once the misalignment of the atlas is determined through reflex, leg length, and body balance testing, a vector direction is determined. The chiropractor applies a force directly on along determined vectors to return the atlas to its proper position thus reducing nerve irritation.
Located in Huntington Beach, CA Dr. Dale T. Clark specializes in Upper Cervical and Cranial Chiropractic Health Care. Call Dr. Clark today to schedule an appointment for a free consultation (714) 842-6122.