What is Upper Cervical Care?
The health of your whole body hinges on a healthy nervous system. When any part of the spine is misaligned, it pinches nerves leaving the spinal cord so they cannot operate their affected part of the body correctly. But when the spinal cord itself is pinched, at the base of the skull where it leaves the brain, a domino effect of problems and pains occur. Dr. Cheney has earned considerable post-doctorate training in upper cervical chiropractic adjusting to eliminate this upper cervical misalignment. This technique corrects the alignment of the upper cervical spine (neck vertebrae) so that the entire spinal cord functions correctly. Our patients who have had upper cervical adjustments report widespread, lasting pain relief, better energy levels and an overall boost in quality of life.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Utah
How Upper Cervical Care Works
The upper cervical technique itself involves the patient kneeling comfortably on a padded cushion, and resting his or her chest on a special chiropractic adjusting table. Dr. Cheney will position your head to the side at an exact angle, and then position his hands at the precise spot on your neck and deliver a quick, yet gentle thrust that adjusts the upper vertebrae of the neck (at the base of the skull) to their correct position.
Some patients hear a pop when this happens, and the relief is immediate. The patient rests briefly in this position to enable the adjustment to set.
When you finish your first visit with Dr. Cheney, he will give you a thorough spinal checkup to determine the location of any spinal imbalance (subluxation). He will also discuss your symptoms with you in detail so that he can make a precise diagnosis.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Benefits
The upper cervical chiropractic technique carries a long list of health benefits, the most popular of which is pain relief. Our chiropractor uses it to help people with conditions like:
Headaches and migraines
Neck pain and stiffness
Shoulder and arm pain