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Why We Start With the Atlas

illustration of a spine/neckIf you’re familiar with Berner Upper Cervical Chiropractic, you probably know that our main focus is on the upper cervical region of your spine — specifically, the atlas bone. We know that this topmost bone of the spine, right next to the brain stem, has the power to make an incredible impact on your well-being — when properly aligned. If it’s out of alignment, you can experience a myriad of health-related issues.

Often, our patients wonder, do we adjust other parts of the spine or only the lower cervical region?

Addressing Your Full-Body Needs

Put simply, the answer is that you will receive exactly the care you need with us. We begin by adjusting your atlas bone because we know it will have a tremendous effect on the rest of your spine. After your first adjustment, you can start to feel the effects even in the hours after you’ve seen us. Your body is busily working behind the scenes to restore balance following your adjustment.

Even if you have a problem such as sciatica or mid-back pain, we find that typically, it will be cleared up when the atlas is misaligned. These issues are likely compensatory. As soon as the atlas is properly aligned, your symptoms will dissipate.

If we find that any other area of your spine needs an adjustment after we have addressed the atlas, we’ll be more than happy to do so. You can rest assured that you’ll get the attention and precise care you deserve with us!

Contact our friendly team today to schedule your first appointment!

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