Upper Cervical Chiropractic

Upper Cervical Chiropractic

Upper Cervical Chiropractic vs Regular Chiropractic

When most people hear upper cervical chiropractic, they are not aware there is a difference between upper cervical chiropractic vs regular chiropractic. While traditional chiropractic adjustments are geared at releasing stuck (fixated) bones (vertebrae) and affecting peripheral nerves, upper cervical adjustments directly affect the central nervous system. Upper cervical chiropractic adjustments have long been the area of historical and present “miracle cases”. The other difference is there is no snapping or cracking of the neck or back with upper cervical chiropractic adjustments. This is good news for you when you are suffering from chronic pain. Many people with chronic pain have expressed that traditional chiropractic adjustments hurt, and they feel worse after traditional adjustments.

The upper cervical method Dr. Ramirez uses is QSM3. Quantum Spinal Mechanics is a forward thinking upper cervical, global, and tonal based chiropractic method.

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Victoria G

The biggest change has been my migraines going away..

Before coming to Dr. Rob I had multiple issues with gastroenteritis, a lot of back pain and migraines. Once I started coming to Dr. Rob I was able to get rid of all of these. I am now able to enjoy my life again. The biggest change has been my migraines going away. Before seeing Dr. Rob they used to rule my life.

Why upper cervical chiropractic care?

A Common Cause:

Many people have an injury to the upper neck that has never been properly diagnosed or treated. Auto accidents (even mild ones), slips, falls, jars and jerks to the body can cause micro trauma and tear loose the connective tissue that keeps proper motion in the upper neck. Injury to the upper neck has a global affect on the body.It causes the head to shift off the top off the top of the neck due to these injuries.

Next the body’s “righting reflex” moves the body into a distorted posture to bring the head back to level. This causes stress and miscommunication affecting the posture control centers in the lower brainstem where it passes through the top vertebrae. This is known as the upper cervical misalignment. Over a lifetime, the human body can be subjected to multiple traumas that cause an upper cervical misalignment and postural distortion.

This creates a pathway of breakdown through the WHOLE body, leading to locking of the spinal joints, muscular imbalance, abnormal movements, inefficiency of energy and a progressive degenerative wear and tear on the body. THIS IS WHY MANY ARE LOCKED INTO CHRONIC PAIN. Until the upper neck is properly corrected, long term relief of chronic pain cannot be achieved. 

A not so common Correction:

The upper cervical misalignment is the most complex and difficult region of the spine to align. But when the correction is achieved the results can be simply amazing. Patients notice changes throughout their entire body.

What are the benefits of upper cervical chiropractic?

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    Long term pain relief
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    Restoring joint symmetry
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    Restoring muscle balance
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    Restoring proper blood flow to and from the brain 
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    Restoring proper oxygen to and from the brain 
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    Restoring proper cerebrospinal fluid flow 
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    Improved sleep and mood 
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    Improved immune function 
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    Improved digestion

The reason for so many benefits of upper cervical care is because of the rich supply of nerve control centers in the lower brainstem. Gentle and safe upper cervical adjustments directly impact and modulate the brainstem.

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See what it is like to work with Dr. Ramirez

Dr. Ramirez offers a free 30-minute phone case review. He will consult with you and review any past medical records you have, just as if you were an established patient. You will see firsthand if he is the right doctor for you.

Do you have a history of upper neck injuries?

When it comes to healing chronic pain any unresolved injuries to the upper neck must be properly treated by an upper cervical doctor. Very few chiropractors have undergone training to properly adjust the upper cervical misalignment. If you are suffering from chronic pain, take a few minutes to reflect and write down accidents you have had over your life. Examples of injuries are:

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    Falls: out of trees, off bikes, off skateboards, etc. 
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    Hitting your head on something hard (table, car trunk, fireplace corner) 
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    Getting hit in the head by fights or physical abuse 
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    Having your body jarred (car accidents, physical abuse, large dog yanking on lease) 
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    Mild concussions 
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    Sporting accidents (crashing into equipment or other people) 
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    Slips: out of chairs, on ice, off stairs 

What others can you think of? It’s important to understand that once an injury occurs, signs and symptoms (pain) can show up days, weeks, months or years down the road. If you have had just 1-2 of the above, there is a good change you have an unresolved injury to your upper neck. If you have had 3 or more of the above, an upper cervical misalignment is most likely keeping you from healing chronic pain.

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See the examination process Dr. Ramirez will take you through to determine how to help you recover from chronic pain and other conditions.

I have been able to run again, exercise, and I don't worry about my neck

I had severe neck pain. I could not carry on any normal activities. I was always in pain. When I found Dr. Rob I was relieved of my pain, even on the first visit. Since starting care I have been able to run again, exercise and I don't worry about my neck. I'm not worried about doing anything like before. I am so truly blessed that I found him. He is friendly, kind and he answered all my questions. He will help you.

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Deborah H.

He is always there for his patiens...

Dr. Rob gave me my life back after trying everything possible to help with horrible gastrointestinal problems nutritional deficiencies autoimmune issues and even with a rare disease called CVID Common Variable Immune Deficiency. I was so impressed with his compassion, understanding and going above and beyond to help me as that simply does not exist in the medical field. He is always there for his patients and I feel blessed to be treated by him!

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Rashan B.

I feel so much better with lots more energy

Three years ago, I was so tired and forgetful with zero energy. After stepping foot in your office, I'm now on my to feeling AWESOME! I feel so much better with lots more energy.

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Juanita M.

I am really pleased with my results

Prior to seeing Dr. Rob some of my physical conditions that were a constant annoyance were a chronic pain in my right hip, sore and tired ankles, a sore neck, and a chronic sinus congestion that I have for over ten years that caused restriction in my breathing. I have noticed a major difference in all areas of affliction, and to my surprise I can breathe without any nose spray or decongestants. I am really pleased with my results and look forward to the future.

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Joe M.

The biggest change has been my migraines going away..

Before coming to Dr. Rob I had multiple issues with gastroenteritis, a lot of back pain and migraines. Once I started coming to Dr. Rob I was able to get rid of all of these. I am now able to enjoy my life again. The biggest change has been my migraines going away. Before seeing Dr. Rob they used to rule my life.

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Victoria G

He takes as much time as necessary with me

Dr. Rob has helped relieve pain in my back multiple times. Every trip to his office has been pleasant and enjoyable. He takes as much time as necessary with me and is sure to thoroughly explain everything to me. I would highly recommend Dr. Rob.

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John B

Even after the first adjustment I noticed a big difference in how I felt

I started coming to see Dr. Rob because I was having chronic neck and back pain from an auto accident a few years ago. Even after the first adjustment I noticed a big difference in how I felt. Since continuing care I have noticed over time how the neck and back pain have resolved. It has been a really great experience.

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Elizabeth P

I was skeptic that his gentle procedure would be effective...

I've spent years in chiropractic offices and Dr. Rob is the best!! I Was skeptic that his gentle procedure would be effective....as in the past, I have always been "cracked". This is approach is so painless and soothing, I look forward to his office visits! And, he is reasonable and honest about when you need to visit....not just "selling" as most do! A very pleasant experience that really works!!!

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Barbara G

Total Recovery From Trigeminal Neuralgia

I was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia in January of 2003. I suffered with pain that I never thought possible. I would sit curled up in a fetal position and cry for hours. I truly wished I could just die. The medical profession didn’t know what caused this horrible disease, or how to get rid of it.

I lost about 4 months of work. I would get up and go to work, but within about one or two hours I would call my wife to come get me.

Since seeing Dr. Ramirez for treatment I have been able to remain pain free and medicine free. I am very grateful to Dr. Rob for the work that he does and his willingness to work to help me.

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Jim S.

I can't say enough how this has improved the quality of my life . .

When I first came to see Dr. Robert I was a mess. I had pain everywhere and could not sleep or get comfortable. I had headaches all the time and in general felt lousy. Now I am pain free at most of the time. When I get sleep I get restful sleep and not just tossing and turning all night. I have Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue and this has really helped these symptoms, too. I can’t say enough for how this has improved my quality of life.

I know that through a mutual friend, God sent me to Dr. Robert and I thank Him everyday! I was truly at the end of my rope, as they say. I was afraid that there was not any help for me. God and Dr. Robert changed that for me!

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Benita M

Dr. Rob's care has changed my life!

DR. ROB'S CARE HAS CHANGED MY LIFE! It resolved chronic left neck pain and arm numbness, lower back pain, PMS, ear pain, and urinary frequency. Sometimes the pain from these conditions was mild and sometimes severe. I have more energy and feel my chronic fatigue has mostly been resolved.

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Carolyn G.