Our Philosophy

The human spine consists of 24 bones stacked on top of one another with the head at the top and the pelvis at the bottom. These spinal bones, also called vertebrae, surround and protect the spinal cord. All the energy and information needed to run a healthy, pain-free body starts in the brain, travels down the spinal nerves to every cell, muscle, organ & tissue in the body.

Sometimes these vertebrae can become misaligned due to trauma or stresses, negatively interfering with the messages being sent through the nerves between the brain and the body. This is what we refer to as a vertebral subluxation.

Misalignments in the upper neck can cause dis-ease throughout the body. Spinal problems can result in neck and back pain, joint pain (Carpal Tunnnel Syndrome, knee pain), migraine headaches, GI issues (Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome), acid reflux, sciatica, fibromyalgia, and many other symptoms. The doctors at Vitality Specific Chiropractic have extensive knowledge and experience with patients who suffer from numerous conditions.

Our Approach

Many standard chiropractic treatments focus on all of the bones that make up the spinal column, but research has shown that nerve interference only occurs at the base of the skull where the atlas and axis bones are located.

The majority of movement of the head and neck occurs where the skull meets the backbone. There are few supporting ligaments between the head and the atlas and between the atlas and the axis, and therefore this is the weakest part of the backbone.

This is why any trauma that results from accidents, falls or general movement expresses itself in a shift of the atlas and axis vertebrae. By ensuring that these two bones are aligned properly, messages sent from the brain to the body are free from interference. It is not necessary to stretch, exert pressure on, twist or otherwise disturb the rest of the vertebrae in the back.

At Vitality Specific, we utilize a technique that focuses on these top two bones of the spine, the Blair Upper Cervical technique.

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