What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic seeks to maintain a healthy body by reducing spinal cord irritation, which can adversely affect the nervous system. A misaligned spine is the major culprit of this type of irritation. The result is a wide variety of issues and unpleasant symptoms such as postural distortions, head and neck pain, and numbness.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic deals specifically with the top of the spine, which is the most susceptible to this type of spinal cord issue. Due to this area’s connection to the brainstem, brain to body communication can be disrupted by a misalignment, causing even more troublesome—and far-reaching—problems. Not only can you experience headaches, migraines, facial pain, vertigo, seizures, and blackouts, but you can even be at risk of immune compromise and general health deterioration.
The Solution—Upper Cervical Chiropractic in San Antonio, TX
THRIVE Head & Spinal Care specializes in Upper Cervical Care in San Antonio, TX for all ages—infants through adults. Our new patients are often impressed by how detailed, precise, and gentle the care is. There's no popping or twisting of the neck, and yet, an upper cervical correction can have a positive impact on the entire spine and nervous system. It’s even been shown to improve the cerebral spinal fluid flow between the brain and spinal cord in addition to improving blood flow to and from the brain. This has the effect of allowing the body to normalize, thus allowing the natural healing process to take place.
Before any treatment is administered, we start by evaluating your posture, spine, and nervous system using computerized thermography and digital x-rays. With this state-of-the-art technology, we can get precise measurements that will help us determine how to develop an effective treatment plan. This will be performed on your first visit, and the information will be analyzed before your next visit.
Correcting the Problem
Once your body’s state has been assessed, we can present you with our recommendation for treatment. As mentioned before, the adjustment does not involve any popping or twisting. We actually use sophisticated, laser-guided equipment that will apply gentle pressure to the right location in order to correctly realign your spine.
Results & Follow-up
We’ll schedule a follow-up checkup in 2 to 3 days after your correction to see how your body responds and to come up with a treatment plan.
A successful correction will return your body to a normal, healthy state. The negative symptoms of your upper cervical misalignment will get better, and your body will be better able to heal itself and maintain balance within all of its systems.
One of the keys to creating an effective healthcare team is quality and timely communication between the team. Knowing this, we are here to share our objective findings and treatment plan with your doctor, dentist, physical or occupational therapist, and any other healthcare provider as indicated and needed to ensure you get the quality care you need and deserve.
And don’t forget your own part in this team effort! Even the best Upper Cervical Care in San Antonio, TX is no substitute for diet, exercise, proper rest, and a positive mental attitude!