Why Upper Cervical?

We Utilize The Blair Technique In Our Office

The Blair chiropractic technique is a unique system that consists of analyzing and adjusting the upper cervical vertebrae of the spinal column. These vertebrae may get misaligned which could interfere with the functions of the brainstem and spinal cord. Special attention is required for these two cervical vertebrae, the atlas and axis, as they are both the most freely moveable vertebrae in the spinal column and the ones that are most commonly misaligned.

Why focus on  the upper cervical spine?

Its unique structure allows the head to freely move. In addition, it has no discs, making it the weakest part of the spine. Trauma to any part of the neck may lead to misalignment, and any  misalignment in the upper cervical spine can affect the brain stem.

While motor nerves control the muscles and the sensory nerves carry pain, temperature, and touch information to the brain, nerves are responsible for the function of the organs. All these nerves travel through the brainstem,and needless to say, a subluxation can affect their functions.

By altering the motor nerves that supply the postural muscles in the spine, an upper cervical subluxation can alter the spinal alignment. This altered posture and movement may create localized spinal pain as well as radiating pain (such as sciatica), and over time, may cause permanent damage to spinal joints.

Most chiropractors offering upper cervical care in Alameda .

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Forest Chiropractic Alameda
At Forest Chiropractic we believe in promoting wellness through injury prevention and health maintenance.
ALAMEDA OFFICE
2232 Santa Clara Avenue 
Alameda, CA 94501
510-522-1818
FREMONT OFFICE
3909 Stevenson Blvd Suite D
 Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 792-8407
ALAMEDA HOURS
Monday. 
9:00am to 11:00am  and 
2:00pm to 6:30pm
Wednesday. 
9:00am to 11:00am and 
2:00pm to 6:30pm
Friday. 
9:00am to 11:00am and 
2:00pm to 6:30pm