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Upper Cervical Health Care for sick and suffering people who have been under-diagnosed or mis-diagnosed. The cranial cervical junction protects the base of the brain, the pons, the brainstem, and the medulla oblongata. The atlas vertebral subluxation may adversely impact your neurological health. which may cause sickness and dis-ease. Head/neck alignment is crucial for normal neurologic function. Your Upper Cervical Practitioner mathematically calculates the three directional head and neck X-ray misalignment. The atlas correction, a.k.a. the atlas adjustment, may align the head/neck relationship on post-corrective cranial/cervical X-rays. More normal neurologic function may be the result of upper cervical care.

Can you help me?

Many conditions are the direct result of the breakdown of the body structures and the distress to the nervous system from the misaligned spine. It is difficult to determine if your condition can be helped before the Misaligned spine is detected and corrected. A consultation with one of our doctors, a detailed health history and a spinal postural examination can usually determine if you have a misaligned spine and if it relates to the trouble you are having.

What is the Misaligned Spine?

During the course of our lives (many times in childhood) accidents and injuries that tear loose the connective tissue that holds the spine together results in a weakness that allows the spine to break down and lock in a stressed position. There are so many joints in the spine that it is, at first, only a slight inconvenience and many times is undetected.

How can I tell if I have a Misaligned Spine?

Body posture is changed when the spine is misaligned. Lying down one of the legs appears shorter than the other leg. Standing up there is a high and low hip and shoulder, the body weight is distributed more on one foot, there is often a leaning of the body or a tilting of the head to one side or the other side.

How does the Misaligned Spine affect children?

When we are young we are not as susceptible to the structural problems but we may have more of the nerve-related functional problems. Chronic ear infections, stomach ache and leg cramps (growing pains) may be the first signs to appear. These may be followed by chronic respiratory problems like allergies, bronchitis and asthma. Many of the learning disorders and behavioral problems may also be related to the misaligned spine. The distress to the brain and brain stem may affect the ability to focus attention, to comprehend and process information.

How does the Misaligned Spine affect my body structure?

The misaligned spine is progressive and degenerative. In our youth it causes the spinal bones or vertebrae to change shape or deform to accommodate the structural stress. In adulthood the muscular imbalance and the abnormal movement begin a process of wear and tear and breakdown of the joints of the body including the spine, shoulders, hips, knees, ankles and feet. This process usually goes on for years before the crisis that calls our attention to the problem. Injuries to ligaments and tendons that occur during the time the spine is misaligned never seem to completely recover and continue to flair-up on a regular basis or become chronically painful.

How does the Misaligned Spine affect the rest of me?

The distress of the nervous system by the misaligned spine limits life and causes a multitude of symptoms. A loss of structural integrity results in distress in the nervous system and may be affecting the brain, the brain stem, the spinal cord and/or the peripheral nerves. The nervous system directs and coordinates every movement we make, it allows us to sense and feel, it is the instrument of perception that relates us to our outside world and it controls and regulates all of the other body systems. There is a link to the conditions that may indicate that you have a misaligned spine in the “How Does Chiropractic Help Me” section of our web site.

Are all the conditions listed caused by the Misaligned Spine?

Some symptoms are the direct result of the misaligned spine with its stress, degeneration and breakdown structurally and the distress neurologically that affects movement, sensation, perception and the control and regulation of the body systems. Still others are conditions that are not the direct result of the misaligned spine but are made worse by its structural and neurological complications. There are many conditions that are not related to the misaligned spine. It is important to determine if your problem is directly related to a spinal or spine-related problem.

How soon will I feel better?

If your symptoms are the direct result of the misaligned spine you will experience some relief immediately with your first correction. Recovery from the long-term effects of the misaligned spine however takes about one month for each year the spine has been misaligned. Some of the conditions are relieved as you recover.

Will someone benefit from a spinal correction if they have nothing wrong?

Corrections are made to the spine only when a misalignment is found and needs to be corrected. A few people make it through life without the injury that causes a misaligned spine. Many people have a misaligned spine for years before the crisis occurs that makes them aware of the problem. It is much easier to prevent the damaging effects of the misaligned spine before it breaks down than to recover from its degeneration.

I know some of my friends and relatives are suffering from spinal problems, how do they manage?

Many people have learned to effectively treat the symptoms of the misaligned spine with the appropriate medications, exercises, nutritional programs and supplements and / or the appropriate life stress reduction or lifestyle changes. Life becomes much simpler when the spine is in an aligned position and everything is working normally. Much less time is spent managing all of the effects of the misaligned spine and more time is available to enjoy life.

At the Upper Cervical Clinic (UCC) in Bloomington, enjoy our state of the art Upper Cervical facility and discover one model of wellness that has been mostly ignored by the mainstream health system. We will show you the natural way to better your health and limit the use of expensive prescription medications. We are convinced that after one visit to our clinic you will see why the UCCway is the foremost method in neuroLogical health care.

We provide a whole host of solutions that may improve your current condition and help you feel better. Upper Cervical Care or Cranial Cervical Care includes correcting the atlas vertebra underneath the opening to the skull. It is not a treatment for symptoms. This model of spinal care is known for utilizing measurements on X-rays to determine how to reverse engineer the chronic spinal trauma. The UC Clinic also specializes in cervical, thoracic, lumbar, pelvic, sacral, coccyx, and upper/lower extremity conditions.

Doctor David Phillips earned his Doctorate Degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa (see footnote). Through the years, Dr. Phillips has helped many sick and suffering people, those who have lost hope, the worst of the worst, the doctor of last resort, the chiropractic failures, the under diagnosed, and the undiagnosable experience some level of natural healing without surgery or drugs.

In addition, we will educate you about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including exercise, diet, and nutrition. We want to be your doctor of first resort. Come see why the UC Clinic is different from other healthcare providers in Minnesota. Upper Cervical Care can make a difference in your life! We are interested in your long-term health and wellness, not just a quick fix to mask the pain. We are thrilled to offer a unique approach to chiropractic.

NOTE: Palmer College of Chiropractic is the founding college of chiropractic and is located in Davenport, Iowa. It was established in 1897 by Daniel David Palmer and is considered \"The Fountainhead,\" as it was the first school of chiropractic in the world.

About Upper Cervical Care

A Natural Approach to Health Care

How We Can Help

Your first time in our office is divided into two parts (usually morning and afternoon)

  • Your morning appointment lasts approximately 90 minutes - Please arrive 10 minutes early for paperwork
  • Interview and History with your Doctor. Spinal Examination including posture analysis. (If a spinal misalignment is found X-rays will be taken).

Your second appointment (usually an afternoon) lasts approximately 90 minutes

  • Review of your X-rays with your doctor, your first spinal correction and Post X-rays
  • Fifteen minutes of rest to stabilize your correction
Please bring a list of any medications or supplements with dosages you are currently taking as well as any previous imaging for a review with your doctor.

Every healing profession acknowledges that the body has an inborn or innate ability to heal itself. By restoring these healing messages, your body will operate at its very best and heal itself from the top down, from the inside out.