Did you notice my practice is called “Keystone Specific”? At Keystone Specific we practice Upper-Cervical Chiropractic. “Cervical” is a fancy term for your neck. “Upper Cervical” refers to the bones closest to the brain or brainstem, known as Atlas or Axis or C1/C2.
Just because we work on the neck, doesn’t mean we can’t help you!
It’s very easy for the public to get super focused on the area we work on, “the neck” instead of the area we are affecting (your nerves and brain)! It’s quite easy to assume that since Upper Cervical Chiropractors work on the neck, that they will be irrelevant or ineffective on working with people who have conditions outside a “neck” or “cervical” problem, which is simply not true!
What you need to know is that all nerves emanating from the brain pass down through the neck, before fanning out to cover the rest of the body. The area of the spine closest to the skull (Upper Cervical Spine otherwise known as the Atlas / Axis bones) surrounds a neurological structure known as the brainstem. The brainstem controls all automatic process of the body such as; heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, body chemistry, pain & sensation related to the entire spine, and is involved in postural regulation!
Any tension in neck muscles, or mis-alignment of the bones causes pressure on these nerves. That pressure affects the entire body! To direct treatment to the presumed “site” of the pain (such as the mid-back or low back), is short-sighted. It may only be the site of symptoms. NOT of the root cause. Some conditions will never fully be cleared, permanently, until the root cause is found and alleviated. Medical wisdom says: “A disease, properly diagnosed, is half cured.”
This is why we focus so much on the neck — “Upper Cervical Specific”. We help people heal from the inside out by giving their nervous system the best opportunity to heal, by making sure their brainstem and nerves are adapting and functioning the way they were intended!
If you have been mis-diagnosed, suffer with “mystery illness,” experience chronic health challenges, and really haven’t seen change in your health picture over weeks, months or years, or you simply want to see how your nervous system is functioning, than you might be a great fit for our office.
I encourage you to schedule a consultation and take advantage of our current online offer of: consultation, neurological testing, structural evaluation, and digital x-rays for $100.
If I can ever be of service to you, please let me know! I look forward to meeting you and guiding you back to the health and vitality you deserve.
The best of health to you!
-Dr. Bill Moss-
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