What is upper cervical chiropractic?

Upper Cervical Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism controlled.  The body’s functions are controlled by the brain through the spinal cord and all the nerves of the body.  If the nervous system is interfered with, it can cause malfunction of the tissues and organs throughout the body and is known as a SUBLUXATION.  Upper Cervical Chiropractic is the science of locating interference to the nervous system (subluxations) and removing them so the body can function optimally, giving the body a much greater chance for health restoration.

Last updated on June 3, 2013 by DR B

How much radiation is in NUCCA x-rays?

Radiation comparison from x-ray exposure:

  • NUCCA x-ray series: <.22 mrems
  • Dental x-rays (per x-ray): 910 mrems
  • Apollo moon flight: 480 mrems
  • Barium enema (x-ray study): 8,000 mrems
  • Radiation treatment for cancer: 6,000,000 mrems
  • CT Scan: 4,500 mrems


How do you get a misaligned (subluxated) spine?

An accident or injury at some time in a person’s life causes their spine to misalign. It is not necessarily an injury that you would remember.
Examples of injuries are:

1)  A difficult or traumatic birth
2)  A fall as a child *
3)  Falling off a bicycle
4)  Bumping your head getting in or out of your vehicle
5)  Car accidents
6)  Twisting or popping your neck
7)  Roller coaster riding
8)  Bumper cars
9)  High school sports
* (Researchers have found the avg. child falls 30-40 times per day)
The list goes on and on. Our clinical studies have shown us that 95% of the adult population has a misaligned spine.

How do I know if I have body imbalance and subluxation?

You can have subluxations and not even know it.  Like the early stages of tooth decay or cancer, subluxations can be present before warning signs appear.  In fact, some of the deadliest diseases have absolutely no warning signs until it’s too late:  heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc.

That’s why we take objective measurements to determine subluxation:  leg length disparity, postural measurements and computerized SEMG and thermography analysis.

Last updated on June 3, 2013 by DR B

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