Our Unique Approach to Upper Cervical Care

Our Unique Approach to Upper Cervical Care Laura Hotten May 22, 2022
What is Upper Cervical Care?

Care at the CranioCervical Junction seeks to help you maintain a healthy body by reducing spinal cord stress and any potential decrease in blood and cerebral spinal fluid flow (CSF) to and from the brain. A misaligned spine is the major culprit of this type of irritation. The potential result is a wide variety of issues and unpleasant symptoms such as postural distortions, head and neck pain, and dizziness.

Upper Cervical care deals specifically with the top of the neck where the head and neck meet.This area is the most unstable part of our entire spine. A previous trauma or injury places the upper cervical, along with its associated neurology, CSF and blood flow to and from the brain, at risk. Due to this area’s connection to the brainstem, brain to body communication can be disrupted by a misalignment, causing even more troublesome—and far-reaching—problems. Not only can you experience headaches, migraines, facial pain, vertigo, seizures, but you can even be at risk of immune compromise and general health deterioration.

The Solution is Upper Cervical Care at THRIVE

THRIVE Head & Spinal Care focuses on the upper cervical region for all ages—infants through adults. Our new patients are often impressed by how detailed, precise, and gentle the care is. There’s no popping or twisting of the neck, and yet, an upper cervical adjustment can have a positive impact on the entire spine and nervous system. This approach to care has even been shown to potentially improve alterations in cerebral spinal fluid flow between the brain and spinal cord, as well as improve blood flow to and from the brain. This has the end result of allowing the brain, followed by the body, to rebalance and normalize. Thus allowing the body’s natural healing process to take place.

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Our Approach


Before any treatment is administered, we start by evaluating your posture, spine, and nervous system function using computerized thermography and Cone Beam CT Scanner. With this state-of-the-art technology, we can get precise measurements that will help us determine if care is indicated and how to develop an effective treatment plan. These tests will be performed on your first visit and the information gathered will be analyzed before your next visit.

Correcting the Problem

Once your body’s state has been assessed, we can present you with our recommendation for treatment. As mentioned before, the adjustment does not involve any popping or twisting of the neck. We actually use sophisticated, laser-guided equipment to apply gentle pressure to the precise location. This correctly realigns your spine in order to reduce stress to your nervous system and brain.

Results & Follow-up

We’ll schedule a follow-up in a few days after your 1st adjustment to see how your body responded and to review an appropriate treatment plan. The goal of a successful adjustment is to reduce brain and nerve stress. This sets the stage for your body to have the best opportunity to heal itself and maintain balance within all of its systems.

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Office Policies

Please note: Dr. Dutson is NOT a participating provider with any insurance company. THRIVE is private pay. We do not accept insurance or bill insurance companies. We do not participate in PI, WC, Medicare, or Medicaid. This allows us to focus 100% on you and the factors that support your health and well-being. Payment is due at the time of service and we accept cash, check, credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, Am. Express & Discover) in addition to HSA.


Straight from our satisfied clients

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