Overcome Health Problems and Chronic Pain:
Is your brain communicating effectively with your body? Do you have head tilt, restricted neck movement, a low shoulder, pelvic distortion, a shorter leg? Do you suffer from neck pain, high blood pressure, digestive problems, headaches, depression, nervousness, asthma, ADD/ADHD, chronic infections, seizures, dizziness, tinnitus, hearing loss, infertility, vertigo, neuralgia, TMJ, sinus problems, fibromyalgia, Lyme’s disease, scoliosis…? Along with the traditional musculoskeletal conditions (such as low back pain, sciatica, shoulder pain, coccyx pain, etc.), we have seen these and many more conditions respond well to upper cervical specific care.
A subluxation (misalignment) can be very small; therefore the upper cervical specific technique involves looking for abnormal deviations. The technique uses very precise cervical x-rays in three dimensions with specialized x-ray equipment and adjusting methods not found in other clinics (e.g., general chiropractors, orthopedic doctors or hospitals). After careful analysis of these x-rays, one force vector (adjustment) is given to the atlas transverse process while the patient is in a side posture position. The atlas, or C1 vertebra, is the only bone that can be used as a lever to move the head and neck back to the patient’s vertical axis. A correction may also need to be made in the transverse plane. The overwhelming majority of patients we see demonstrate subluxations on more than one plane, and correcting the misalignment removes the interference and restores balance to the entire spine. The procedure is very gentle and requires no forceful twisting, pulling or jerking motion of the head and neck.
There has been groundbreaking research done by upper cervical organizations such as NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association) for specific conditions such as blood pressure, headaches, cerebral spinal fluid flow, et al. The blood pressure study was published in the May 2006 Journal of Clinical Hypertension (J Hum Hyperten Vol. 8 No.5 May 2006), and was controlled and organized by Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s, one of Chicago’s largest teaching hospitals. Eighty-five percent of the patients received only one chiropractic correction that held, at least, for two months. More importantly, the outcome of this study showed that by reducing a subluxation at the brain stem level, the autonomic nervous system functioned better. The autonomic nervous system controls everything we do: blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, digestion, even cognition – all neurologically based.
Dr. Gregory Gumberich is Hippocrates Health Institute‘s (HHI) upper cervical chiropractor and has helped many guests successfully heal from a wide range of health issues.
We hope to bring you one step closer to finding optimum health, and invite you to discover if you will benefit from this procedure.