Drug dependence can be a major side effect of using painkillers to provide pain relief. Without proper restraint and guiding, using painkillers can easily become a glaring example of the cure being worse than the disease. Surgery, on the other hand, is never completely without risk. There’s always a chance that the body will have an adverse reaction, immediately or delayed, to the surgical procedure. Hence, there had been a growing trend of searching for drug-free, non-surgical alternative solutions these past several years.
The public’s desire for natural solutions to relieve their pain, cure their condition, or simply live a life of health and wellness has given the chance for Chiropractic Care to become mainstream. Chiropractors have been around for centuries but many have always been sceptical about them. It was only recently that the effects of chiropractic care have been recognized by major medical and clinical organizations from all over the world. And now, chiropractic care clinics are sprouting in major cities everywhere.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care
There are many techniques available to chiropractors. Of these techniques, Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care is one of the ones gaining much traction. It’s on its way to becoming one of the most sought-after chiropractic services. But what does upper cervical chiropractic care really mean? It is a chiropractic technique focused on the adjustment of the craniocervical junction (upper neck region of the spine). The bones in this region of the spine are what enable you to turn your head in different directions. In addition, they also support your skull and brain. These subject them to unique stresses that can cause pain and other complications when allowed to build up. Upper cervical chiropractic care strategically relieves the built-up stress to revitalize the craniocervical junction.
Upper cervical chiropractic care is extremely complex and the chiropractor needs to follow a very specific protocol to make sure the procedure is applied properly. It is considered one of the most advanced techniques of the practice as it requires lengthy clinical training to master. The upper cervical chiropractor also needs to take the client’s health history into account. Hence, numerous exams such as postural analysis, thermal readings, leg checks and measurements, and neurological and strength testing are often required before a person can be adjusted.
Advanced Chiropractic Technique
The client’s complaint and medical history determine the tests that will be needed to plan the Upper cervical chiropractic care appropriately. For some, a traditional x-ray may suffice while others might require MRI. The chiropractor then uses the results of the tests and the imaging to identify the necessary adjustments that the client needs. The approach will vary based on what the client needs.
Upper cervical chiropractic techniques are quite unique so make sure that you exercise your due diligence in making sure the chiropractor you are planning to see is legit. As like it is with any booming industry, fraudsters are camouflaging themselves as certified experts when they don’t really have any idea what they are doing. Be wary of the warning signs and, if possible, try to find videos of the chiropractor performing an actual treatment. Fake chiropractors generally avoid letting the public see them perform.
How It Works
When performing the upper cervical chiropractic technique, the chiropractor needs to leverage the thorough analysis of the unique shape of the client’s bones. The chiropractor needs to combine physics and mathematics to make sure that the most effective adjustment is applied. This will reduce the number of times the client needs to get adjusted as well as increase the duration of the adjustment’s effects.
Rapid twisting, cracking, or popping, may be flashy but it’s not really needed when dealing with the more delicate parts of the body. Subtlety is most effective when dealing a part of the body that is as sensitive as the cranium-cervical junction. Upper cervical chiropractic is all about extinguishing the pent up stress that prevents your body from naturally healing itself. You don’t need cracks and pops to tell you that change is happening.
If you live in or near Queensland 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.