Did you know the misaligned spine affects the

  • Brain
  • Brainstem
  • Spinal Cord
  • & Nerves that make the body function!

How it happens

Often times trauma, accidents, or even minor injuries will cause a person to have a misalignment. Even the stress of everyday life has an impact on your health. Any of these events will tear loose the connective tissue that holds the spine together & results in a weakness.

When this goes untreated the spine will break down & become locked in a misaligned position.

How do I know if I need care?

Over time the body will try to compensate, & a person with a misaligned spine will experience the following...one leg shorter, one hip lower, twisting of the body frame, head tilt to one side, & even alter movements. The problems of the misaligned spine can range from neck pain or back pain, headaches, or even changes in body functions. For example, digestion, respiration, blood flow, muscle tone & balance, & so much more.

How is Precision Spinal Health Care Different?

At PSHC the Doctors use the NUCCA technique. This is an upper cervical technique that is very precise & specific. The correction is a very gentle approach to achieve optimal health.

NUCCA doctors focus on the relationship of the upper cervical spine & the nervous system.

What to expect at a patient visit

...A new patient can expect a complete medical history, examination that included a leg check, & the use of a machine(Anatometer) to determine a low hip, body rotation, & head tilt which are components of the misaligned spine.

Yes, every patient has a specific NUCCA x-ray series taken to pinpoint their misalignment. Here 3 views of the head & neck region are taken from the side, top of the head, & front. The Dr will then draw lines & analyze the films to determine your misalignment listing.

It is vital in the x-ray analysis to focus on the relationship with the skull, upper cervical area & the rest of the spine to make an accurate correction to influence the whole nervous system.

The correction is made on a low table with the patient laying on their side. The dr will use his/her hand to make the correction. The patient feels 2 fingers worth of pressure behind their ear as the correction is made on the spine. Some patients say it feels like someone taking their pulse behind the ear. Tiny clicks may be heard as the dr. makes the correction.

The doctor then rechecks the patient on the Anatometer to make sure the spine is realigned.

To insure the that the listing is accurate the doctor will take a post correction set of x-rays to make sure the spine is in the true vertical position & the misalignment is reduced.

While the doctor analyzes the post films the patient is asked to rest for 15 minutes in the recliner room to help stabilize the correction made & promote muscle relaxation.

Upon follow up visits...

The doctor will do an exam to determine if the misalignment has returned & make a correction if needed. No... x-rays are not taken every visit. As long as the listing is working, then the dr will make a spinal correction using it. The patient is then asked to rest for 15 minutes if a correction is made to promote stability.

The optimal goal is to gain spinal stability & hold the correction. A patient is scheduled according to a plan to stabilize their spine & to educate them on spinal health awareness. As a patient becomes aware of being "in line" versus "out of line" the patient is released to need based care once the doctor has completed the stabilization phase 8 the patient is holding their correction regularly. It is vital to follow the dr.'s schedule to achieve optimal results.

List of symptoms

Click here to see a list of symptoms that people under upper cervical chiropractic care have found relief from...