What is Upper Cervical care?
Upper Cervical care is a very specific, scientific approach focusing on Subluxations at the Cranio-cervical junction, which is located at the top of your neck where the skull meets the spine. The Upper Cervical region comprises the first two bones in your neck (the atlas and axis) and the base of the skull (the occiput).
The Upper Cervical bones protect your brain-stem, which has more neurons than the rest of the spine combined, and is responsible for controlling your vital body functions. Think of your brain-stem like a communication centre between the brain and body. When you want your body to do something, such as move your hand, your brain sends a signal to the brain-stem and this directs that signal to your hand. Reversely, if your hand touches something, such as a hot surface, the signal comes from the hand to the brain-stem and this directs that signal to the brain.
What kind of tests will be done?
At Vitality Chiropractic we use the best and most up-to-date tests and technology to test the proper functioning of your nerve system. This includes testing blood pressure, balance, HRV (Heart Rate Variability), Medical Grade Computed Infrared Thermography, muscle testing, Orthopaedic tests and other procedures to make sure we get the most accurate information about your condition. We also send for specialised biomechanical X-rays (unique in Singapore) to make sure we are as specific as possible.
What kind of patients are commonly helped at Vitality Chiropractic?
Upper Cervical care is also proven by both experience and research to commonly help: