Kerry Chan DC provides Upper Cervical Chiropractic care in Fremont, CA
When your upper neck is in correct alignment, your body can function well and utilize its ability to heal itself. If your spine is misaligned, this can, unfortunately, cause discomfort and pain; this is where our trusted chiropractic care comes in.
Upon entering our office, you will come into a compassionate and friendly environment. We will request you to complete our new patient forms. The forms provide details of your concern of health, your health goal, and health history information. Next, you will have your consultation with Dr. Kerry to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential care options. This step is for her to learn more about you, your primary health concerns, your expectations to determine how we can help meet your goals. The length of consultation is about 10-15 minutes.
Computerized scanning is the first step to determine if a subluxation is present during the examination. It is important to find the baseline and where you are at so Dr. Kerry can help you find out what your body needs. Next, the orthopedic examination, muscle test, and leg balance test are applied to measure your functional spinal health. If your test reveals imbalance or weaker, it indicates that the spinal muscle tone does not optimally function. In our upper cervical office in Fremont, we take precise imaging through Cervical X-ray, and Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). CBCT is a cutting-edge structural imaging modality using a 3D process that allows the Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractor to visualize detailed and accurate cervical spine scans. Your doctor would determine if additional digital images are needed for your case and would be discussed with you after the examination.
After completing the examination and imaging, Dr. Kerry will sit down to go over your examination and imaging results. According to your condition, she will provide recommendations for your care plan and explain the care to follow that will bring you wellness.
At our offices, all adjustments are made on specialized adjusting tables. You would be directed on the position needed based on your condition, then a specific, gentle, and effective adjustment is made upon the doctor's examination findings. The neck adjustment is quick; correction is done in less than 16 hundredths of a second. The adjustment is so quick and light that some patients wonder how this achieves such positive results.
Upper cervical chiropractors use the Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic technique to precisely assess the alignment or misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine and provide specific and gentle adjustments as needed. Several methods are used to detect misalignments and determine how to correct them.
Previous studies have shown that the top neck bone has the most mobility and houses the brainstem. Given the mobility of the upper neck, it is the most easily compromised area of the spine. In this spine area, a vertebra called the Atlas can press on the spinal cord as it exits the skull. Since all of the nerves traveling down the spine and out to the rest of the body pass through this point, the misalignment of the Atlas can affect any part of the body. When the upper neck is in its correct alignment, the body can function well and utilize its ability to heal itself.
Blair Upper Cervical techniques are not used to directly cure health conditions in patients but rather to improve the spine's health through proper alignment of the upper neck. Correcting the positions removes negative effects on the brainstem and the rest of the spine. The primary focus of care is to restore communication between the brain and the rest of the body.
The misalignment showing in the upper neck relates to:
In your body, the atlas supports your head. When your atlas is not in a balanced position, it can cause muscle tension to develop. The reason that muscle tension can develop is that your body is attempting to keep your head level.
Furthermore, other parts of your body will usually try to compensate to help. In order to correct the unnatural angle of your atlas, one shoulder may become higher than the other, or your spine may develop a side-to-side curve.
Correcting the misalignment of your atlas will help to resolve this and will allow your body to relax.
How does Blair Chiropractic help?
The gentle and specific Blair Chiropractic correction assists brain health and healing message flow and helps the brain and body communicate without interference. Unleash the body's natural ability to regain optimal health.
When spinal misalignments do not hinder your body, it has a natural ability to heal itself.
How does your brain communicate with the rest of your body?
The brainstem is like a computer's hard drive; it plays a vital role in brain-body communication. If it is functioning well, the body can send and receive messages of healing and balancing. The body is free to heal and operate efficiently. However, when the brainstem is not working well due to vertebral subluxation, the body cannot care for itself the way it needs to.
Please feel free to reach out to our wonderful team at our Fremont clinic today!