What is Upper Cervical Chiropractic?

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What is the Upper Cervical Chiropractic Advantage?


Farmington upper cervical chiropractic is all about addressing the cause of the problem and delivering precision corrections, instead of only focusing on where it’s hurts. This adds an extra dimension to your care that gives you the long lasting results you’re looking for.

Within chiropractic there are several methods and techniques used to correct vertebral subluxations (misalignment between bones of the spine).  Corrections of these spinal misalignments can improve neurological function, cerebrospinal fluid flow, lymphatic drainage and relieve imbalanced muscle tension. This improvement in function makes it possible for the body to heal from symptoms and build a strong foundation for maintaining a healthy body.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic focuses on correcting misalignments within the cervical vertebrae (bones of the upper neck), primarily within the relationship between the skull and the top two bones of your neck, the Atlas (C1) and Axis (C2).  These top joints in the neck have the most control on body posture and nerve function between the brain and all parts of the body. Therefore, corrections that positively affect the alignment of the head and neck allow the entire spine to unwind, bringing the entire body back into balance.


Upper Cervical Chiropractic utilizes precise and gentle adjustments to the upper neck, delivered painlessly and without twisting or cracking.  If an upper neck misalignment is present after examination, a series of highly specific, low-dose x-rays are taken to determine the exact anatomy of the misalignment. This allows for a more precise and customized correction.

Perkins Family Wellness Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

When the upper neck is properly aligned, the whole spine realigns itself from the top down, allowing the body to return to proper balance. When the body and spine are in balance, the overall health of the individual can improve and many problems a patient may present with can heal.  Patients receiving upper cervical adjustments have recovered from problems like headaches, neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, numbness and tingling in the arms or legs, dizziness or vertigo and more. There are several techniques utilized by upper cervical doctors. Premier Family Wellness is home to upper cervical chiropractors in Farmington who are experts in the Blair Technique and are highly trained in a variety of skills that help our patients achieve their health goals.


For further description of the Blair Technique and Upper Cervical Chiropractic, please visit www.BlairChiropractic.com.

Chiropractic Care Helps

Common conditions treated at Premier Family Wellness:


  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Dizziness and Vertigo
  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Neck, Mid-Back and Low Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Allergies and Asthma
  • Painful or Stiff Joints
  • Indigestion or Acid Reflux
  • Colic and ADD/ADHD
  • Multiple Sclerosis and Fibromyalgia
*Images used with permission from Dr. Daniel O. Clark, DC. (copyright 2007)