Why Upper Cervical

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Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Toledo

Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Toledo

At Turning Point Chiropractic, Drs. Jeff and Rachel use an Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic approach that includes no twisting, popping or cracking of the neck. They primarily focus on the relationship of the top two bones in the neck, called Atlas and Axis, while monitoring the rest of the spine. Those top two bones in the upper cervical area surround the brainstem, which is the most critical portion of the nervous system.

Upper Cervical treatment is focused on locating and correcting any alignment problems between the Atlas, Axis and brainstem that can cause many chronic health problems and symptoms. Those top two bones in the neck are the most moveable vertebrae in the body. Because the natural human response to trauma, an injury or simply a bump on the head, will realign your body underneath your skull, the pelvis will move and the hip will rise to one side. Tension is then placed on the spine, cranial nerves, the blood flow and therefore the whole nervous system.

It’s most important to remember that the nervous system is responsible for ALL communication in the human body. Since the brainstem is the central connection between the brain and the rest of the body’s nerves, any interference in the messages being sent due to brainstem pressure, will lead to a lack of communication between the brain and the rest of the body.

Turning Point Chiropractic does not include the treatment of disease, but we locate and remove the specific cause of interference in the nervous system. By doing this, we place the body in an environment where it can heal from the inside out and symptoms will be relieved.

Signs and Symptoms of Upper Cervical Subluxations:

  • One shoulder lower than the other
  • Poor posture
  • Back, shoulder and/or neck pain
  • Jaw clicking or pain
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Scraping or crunching sounds when neck is moved

How it works:

  • NO forceful movements.
  • Gentle Upper Cervical correction with NO twisting or jerking of your neck.
  • Precise and controlled Upper Cervical chiropractic method will return the neck and spine to their proper positions.

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a light-touch holistic chiropractic approach that releases tensions in the body to relieve pain and overall improve your health. Your body’s craniosacral system is the soft tissues and fluid that protects your brain and spinal cord. Due to absorbing the stresses and strains you endure every day, the craniosacral system can affect your central nervous system – which affects the function and performance of nearly your entire body!

Using precise protocols to locate misalignments in the top bones of the neck, Dr. Rachel and Dr. Jeff perform simple and specific types of adjustments to correct misalignments. This method allows the nervous system to better function at its maximum potential. Since the adjustment is specific to each individual, patients will be able to visit the office less frequently than if under traditional chiropractic care. Along with adjustments, CST is another tool the doctors use to help restore the patients 100% potential in their body.

What is the ALCAT?

The Alcat test is a simple blood test that tells you which foods may be a problem and which foods might be beneficial for you. At Turning Point Chiropractic we understand that everybody and EVERY BODY is different, and now more than ever, diet plays a critical role in preventing a wide range of degenerative diseases and premature aging. Dietary intolerances and chemical stresses can contribute to nervous system imbalances leading to:

  • Digestive Disorders
  • Migraines
  • Obesity
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Aching Joints
  • Skin Disorders