Upper Cervical Care

Upper Cervical Care is Critical

The top of the neck is called the Craniocervical Junction (CCJ) and it’s where the skull and the spine join together.  This area is the keystone of the entire musculoskeletal system and it plays a massive role in the function of the nervous system.   Think about it…every single nerve that leaves your brain, whether its going to your thumb, your liver or your big toe, has to pass through the bone at the top of the neck to get wherever it needs to go.  So, logically, any slight misalignment at this area can potentially have a negative impact on the function of anything below it.  

From a structural standpoint, the CCJ moves and behaves very differently than the rest of the spine as there are no discs or interlocking joints in this area.  Because of this, misalignments in this area can cause a compensatory reaction throughout the rest of the spine which can lead to any number of musculoskeletal aches and pains. 

Regardless of what aches, pains, or symptom patients may have coming in to the office, we often find that a misalignment of the CCJ is at least some part of the problem.


Specific Upper cervical correction can often relieve or fix many secondary issues. Some of these issues include:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic pain and stress
  • Sinus and allergy problems
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Digestive issues

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