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The Upper Cervical Spine is a critical region for the body’s normal functionality. Information traveling directly to or from the brain stem passes through here, often millions of times a minute. Many of the body’s most important functions are governed through this pathway, including heartbeat, breathing, digestion, subconscious muscle coordination, and dilation or constriction of veins and arteries. When this area experiences trauma, shock, or pressure — even in small amounts — it can cause issues with our immune response, our vital functions and our general wellness.
Since the pathway from the brain stem to the spine is the main pathway for nerve impulses, we focus on these misalignments and apply precise, gentle corrections. This action can remove nervous system inhibition and/or excitation to allow your body to operate at maximum health.
Our focus is to not only locate and correct these subluxations and misalignments of the spine, but to find the exact one(s) that need to be adjusted to address underlying issues of dysfunction. Dysfunction can range from the nerves and muscles, to organs, tissues and even cellular level problems. Chiropractic works to actively correct these issues by conducting complete and thorough analyses and specific adjustments of the spine, to restore the incredible healing and adapting abilities of the human body.
As the name implies, this chiropractic technique focuses on the Upper Cervical region of the neck. Specifically, we are looking at the relationship between the Occiput (skull bone aka C0) and the top two cervical vertebrae called Atlas (C1) and Axis (C2). Misalignment between these two bones near the base of the skull can cause interference in nervous system signals between the brain and the rest of the body.
If you have recently suffered from trauma to your Upper Cervical Spine, contact West Hartford Chiropractic today. Injuries to the upper cervical spine can impact your normal functioning, schedule an appointment today for treatment from our trusted Hartford chiropractors. Call us at 860-232-5556.
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