The Upper Cervical Procedure

Precision Upper Cervical adjusting is a little-known chiropractic procedure that corrects the position of the top vertebrae of the spine, the atlas and/or axis. By correcting the tilt, shift, or rotation of these vertebrae, the body is better able to overcome the affects or completely eliminate many different conditions.

The atlas is a single, 2 oz. donut shaped vertebrae at the top of the spine. Trillions of nerve fibers from the brainstem and upper spinal cord travel through the small opening in the atlas and flow down into the spinal column. Because of the smallness of the opening of the atlas and the close proximity to the brainstem, if the atlas has moved out of position even a fraction of a degree very serious things can result.