Upper Cervical Care Videos

What is upper cervical chiropractic care (UCC)?

Though we welcome any of your questions when you visit our office, we want you to feel completely comfortable the first—and every—time you visit us at Vitality Specific Chiropractic. If you have questions about upper cervical care, why it is important and how it benefits you, take a few minutes to watch this video, which introduces the parts of the body involved in the adjustment process.

Brain to Body Communication

Upper cervical chiropractic care is important because it focuses on the two vertebrae, called the atlas and the axis, that allow for direct communication from the brain to the body. When these two vertebrae are misaligned, the brain’s signals do not adequately reach all parts of the body, and this is when problems occur. Watch this short clip for a more complete understanding of how the brain communicates with the body—and what the atlas and axis have to do with that communication.

What is a Subluxation?

Upper cervical chiropractic care has a vocabulary all its own, but don’t let it bog you down. Simply put, a subluxation is a misalignment of one or both of the top two vertebrae in the spine. The real question is, why is a subluxation cause for concern? This clip explains just that.

What is Body Imbalance?

When the atlas and axis are out of alignment, the body has to compensate in some way in order to keep the brain functioning correctly. When this happens, other parts of the body, such as the shoulders and hips, have to make up for the imbalance, which can result in many other negative strains and pains throughout the body. To understand how a single vertebrae can throw the entire body out of balance, take a few minutes to watch this film.

The Nervous System Explained

What encompasses this complex human machine called the nervous system? And why is it so important? In order to understand why upper cervical care is vital to your health, it helps to understand how and why the nervous system functions the way it does. Take a tour through the human body with this video for a more comprehensive understanding of the nervous system.