Upper Cervical Chiropractic vs. Traditional Techniques
What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic works mostly with our spine with a notion that the central nervous system directly influences our health. Adjustments on our spine are performed to fire off the proper functioning of the nervous system that allows healing of the body itself. This helps the body correct alignment problems, improve the body’s function, relieve from pain, and promotes the body’s natural healing ability.
There are many types of chiropractic adjustments. However, let us get to know in details the Traditional Techniques and Upper Cervical Chiropractic. It is important to know these details to help you resolve issues when paying a visit to chiropractors.
Traditional Chiropractic Techniques
Basically, Traditional Chiropractic Techniques involve cracking, twisting, and sometimes popping of neck, low back or other part of the body. Cracking is associated with this technique because it can result in a loud cracking noise when the adjustment if performed. The cracking sound is actually gass that is released from the joint when it is gapped. On a certain part of a joint, a little thrust is done to maximize the body’s innate ability to heal itself and bring its functions back to optimal status.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic
Traditional chiropractic techniques are perfectly safe when done by a real professional. However, there are still many who are reluctant to experience getting adjusted because they fear the cracking and popping sounds. Fortunately, there are chiropractic techniques that do not involve such sounds. One of these techniques is Upper Cervical Chiropractic.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a technique that focuses on adjusting the upper neck region of the spine. This region has a set of bones that allows our head to turn in different directions and support the skill and brain. There is an increasing number of people suffering from neck and back pain because this region is much more prone to a higher level of daily stressors. But don’t be mistaken, Upper Cervical Chiropractic does more than just relieve pain. By getting rid of all the stress and strain preventing the nervous system from functioning properly, Upper Cervical Chiropractic can improve the overall health and wellness of an individual.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a very special technique that only very few professionals, around 1% of all chiropractors, are certified to do it. It requires a certain postgraduate degree, takes much effort to master, and much more equipment such as precise x-ray.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic is so gentle yet powerful that it can be considered as one of the most effective chiropractic techniques. It can help alleviate the symptoms of various illnesses by helping the nervous system perform at its full potential.
This technique uses a soft touch, to revitalize the nerves, muscles, and joints surrounding the neck area, the top of the spine, and the bottom of the skull. The specialist uses complex x-ray-based calculations to precisely determine the ideal way to perform the adjustment.
According to the 2017 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which tackle the use of complementary health approaches by Americans, there was a significant increase in the percentage of adults seeking Chiropractic adjustments. One of the key highlights states that the use of chiropractors increased from 9.1% in 2012 to 10.3% in 2017. These people spent an estimated $11.9 billion on chiropractic visits and positive responses were gained as to its benefits. These numbers speak on the effectiveness of chiropractic in alleviating problem areas in our body.
If you live in or near Twin Waters or Fernvale and you want to know more about upper cervical chiropractic, you can always visit Purity Chiropractic. We have a team of experts always ready to help. We also hold free health talk sessions in our Fernvale Clinic most Thursday nights.