Upper cervical chiropractic care is a relatively new approach to natural medicine that addresses the upper cervical spine, which is comprised of the top two vertebrae in the neck. Upper cervical chiropractic care focuses on precise, gentle corrections of the upper spine and is excellent for addressing issues such as injuries, chronic migraines, and fibromyalgia. If you are interested in learning more about upper cervical chiropractic care in Central Texas, Dr. Sean Seivert is the Executive Director and Lead Chiropractor at Atlas Natural Medicine in Taylor, Texas.
Upper cervical chiropractic care focuses on proactively integrating the healing processes of the whole body through the alignment of the upper spine. These corrective processes beneficially affect the patient's ligaments, tendons, and muscles and improve neurological function. The neurological control center of the brainstem, including the vagus nerve, is located in the upper cervical spine. The vagus nerve, the most complex of the cranial nerves, controls the functions of the parasympathetic nervous system, including heart rate, digestion, and the immune system.
Upper cervical chiropractic care is excellent to remediate issues due to personal injuries, auto injuries, and sports injuries that often result in Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC). VSC is the misalignment of vertebrae that can result in pressure on the blood vessels, nerves, and circumambient structures, resulting in tissue damage, muscle changes, abnormal growth, and nerve dysfunction. VSC can interrupt the nerve pathways to the brain and result in the deterioration of the surrounding bones and muscles. Injurious accidents can result in serious structural dysfunction. A frequent aftereffect of auto accidents is whiplash, an injury of the cervical spine which can debilitate the upper neck and head. Dr. Seivert will give you a comprehensive initial evaluation that will assess your spinal health and overall state of wellness. Treatments for VSC can involve expert adjustment of the hard and soft tissue, helping the vertebrae realign into their natural, healthy functional position.
Upper cervical chiropractic care is also skillful at treating knee pain, lower back pain, insomnia, pinched nerves, and headaches through a natural and systemic approach to holistic healing. Atlas Natural Medicine’s state-of-the-art office in Taylor, Texas utilizes specific Infrared Computerized Thermography and Xrays to help determine when and where the doctor needs to make adjustments to help maximize improvements. Dr. Seivert may use a dry hydrotherapy massage table to facilitate muscular healing and can prescribe custom foot orthotics for optimal lifestyle improvements. Nutritional counseling is also available to facilitate whole-body health and healing.
Spinal health is the foundation of mind and body wellness. For expert upper cervical chiropractic care, contact Dr. Seivert at Atlas Natural Medicine in Taylor, Texas. Call (512) 352-1300 for an appointment today.