Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

At Compassion Chiropractic, Dr. Li stands as the ONLY certified Upper Cervical Blair Chiropractor in all of New York City.

With this distinction, you can trust that you're receiving specialized care that focuses on the intricate relationship between the upper cervical spine and overall body function. Explore the advantages of our meticulous Upper Cervical Chiropractic approach, designed to address your unique needs and promote the natural healing capacity of your body. Contact us today to learn more about how our holistic approach can help you achieve optimal spinal health.

The upper cervical spine is a vital area that supports the weight of your head and allows proper communication between your brain and the rest of your body. When misalignments or subluxations occur in this area, it can disrupt communication and lead to various health issues.

Upper Cervical Care involves gentle and precise adjustments that specifically target the misalignments in your upper cervical spine. These adjustments are designed to bring your spine back into proper alignment, relieve pressure on your nerves, and promote better overall nervous system function.

What makes Upper Cervical Care special is its focus on the atlas (C1) and axis (C2) vertebrae, which plays a significant role in the movement of your head and neck.

By addressing these specific areas, we can treat the root cause of many health conditions and provide long-lasting relief. Conditions commonly addressed through Upper Cervical Care include migraines and headaches, vertigo and dizziness, neck and back pain, and certain neurological disorders.

Here are several common symptoms of a misaligned upper cervical neck and how it can directly impact organ function:

Headaches and Migraines: Misalignments in the upper cervical spine can lead to tension headaches, migraines, and chronic head pain. These misalignments can irritate nerves and disrupt blood flow to the head, causing recurring headaches.

Vertigo and Dizziness: Misalignments in the upper cervical spine can affect the vestibular system, which is responsible for maintaining balance and spatial orientation. This disruption can result in vertigo, dizziness, and a sense of being off-balance.

Neck and Back Pain: Misalignments in the upper cervical spine can create muscle tension and strain in the neck and upper back. This can cause localized pain, stiffness, and restricted range of motion.

Nerve Impingement: Misalignments in the upper cervical spine can put pressure on nearby nerves, leading to nerve impingement. This can result in radiating pain, tingling, or numbness that may extend down the arms or into other areas of the body.

Digestive Issues: The upper cervical spine houses nerves that play a crucial role in regulating digestive function. Misalignments in this area can disrupt nerve signals and lead to digestive problems such as acid reflux, indigestion, bloating, and irregular bowel movements.

Respiratory Disturbances: The nerves originating from the upper cervical spine are connected to the muscles involved in breathing and lung function. Misalignments in this region can impair respiratory function, leading to difficulties in breathing, shallow breathing, or even asthma-like symptoms.

Cardiovascular Effects: Misalignments in the upper cervical spine can impact blood flow and arterial function. This can contribute to high blood pressure, irregular heartbeats, and decreased overall cardiovascular health.

​​​​​​​Sleep Disturbances: Symptoms may also include interference with the nervous system's ability to regulate sleep cycles. This can result in insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, or disrupted sleep patterns.