UPPER CERVICAL CHIROPRACTIC 

The upper cervical spine is the topmost portion of the spine that supports the weight of the skull and provides a wide range of motion. The upper cervical spine is made up of the occiput (base of the skull), atlas (first cervical segment, C1), and axis (second cervical segment, C2). The occipital condyle-atlas-superior axis facets are synovial joints and lack an intervertebral disc. Its alignment and structural integrity maintained by the network of ligaments and soft tissue. 

The upper cervical spine is the topmost portion of the spine that supports the weight of the skull and provides a wide range of motion. The upper cervical spine is made up of the occiput (base of the skull), atlas (first cervical segment, C1), and axis (second cervical segment, C2). The occipital condyle-atlas-superior axis facets are synovial joints and lack an intervertebral disc. Its alignment and structural integrity maintained by the network of ligaments and soft tissue. 

Who is the upper cervical chiropractor?

The upper cervical chiropractor is a Doctor of Chiropractic who focuses specifically on correcting spinal related issues stemming from the upper neck. The chiropractor performs a thorough evaluation to assess the alignment and mechanics of the upper cervical spine. This includes imaging (digital x-rays, CT, MRI, etc.) to measure the direction and magnitude of displacement that has occurred. Image-guided adjusting procedures are then used to make a corrective adjustment designed to have the maximum benefit with a minimal amount of force.

 

 

If you would like to check if your head is straight on your neck, call Vitalpoint Chiropractic - a chiropractor Vancouver clinic - for a free consultation with our upper cervical chiropractic doctors.