What Is Upper Cervical?

Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Taylor Texas

Brain StemUpper Cervical Chiropractic is a unique alternative solution developed over 40 years ago that can help restore body balance and perfect health. Our clinic, Atlas Chiropractic, specializes in helping your body function the way it is was designed to function. As an Upper Cervical Chiropractor my focus is on the relationship between the upper cervical area, brain stem function and your central nervous system.


Specifically, I am interested in correcting the small misalignment between first and second vertebra of the neck called the Atlas and the Axis. Ultimately, correcting this misalignment restores balance to entire spinal column. Upper Cervical Chiropractic care frees the nervous system of interference by using a precise, non-invasive, gentle touch technique.


All nerve messages between the brain and body must pass through the upper cervical area. Your nervous system regulates all parts and each function of the body. When there is a misalignment between the Atlas (C1) and Atlas (C2) your body loses the ability to properly send messages to all parts of the body to heal itself.

There has been extensive research and clinical studies that show good spinal balance is critical to good health. For over 40 years this procedure has been used to reduce pain, discomfort and improve the well being of thousands of people. Research has shown a link between misalignments in the upper cervical spine and progressively degenerative symptoms. The experience of upper cervical chiropractors is that misalignment in this area interferes with the nervous system and may be the cause of your health condition. This simple scientific procedure maintains the alignment of the head and neck. Keeping this area in alignment allows the brain to communicate effectively with all parts of the body.


The Atlas, the very top bone in your neck is what holds your head up. In Greek mythology Atlas holds the world on top of his shoulders which is why that top vertebrae is called the Atlas – it holds your head up. The Atlas and Axis is critical in the protecting the brain stem and the spinal cord which is the pathway that messages from the brain communicate with different parts of the body.


However, throughout life we have falls, accidents and traumas that can cause misalignments and imbalance in this upper area of your neck. As this upper cervical area misaligns it causes pressure in that upper area of the brainstem and the lower portion of the brain. This can cause malfunction since messages from the brain aren’t able to communicate with all the parts of the body as intended.


We as upper cervical chiropractors educate our patients how to take care of the upper area of their neck. Once that area is back in its normal position and brain messages are once again allowed to travel as designed through the rest of the body, we can educate the patient how to maintain that upper cervical area so they maintain optimal health.

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Atlas Chiropractic
1426 N. Main St.
Taylor, Texas 76574