The doctors at Pittsburgh Upper Cervical Chiropractic focus on finding and correcting the cause of your condition, not just treating your symptoms.
For every effect or symptom, there must be a cause. Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a specific form of health care focusing on the relationship between the top two bones in the neck (upper cervical spine) and a vital portion of the nervous system (brain stem). Every nerve impulse between the brain and the body must pass through the brain stem. Because the nervous system controls, coordinates, and regulates every function (immune, digestion, hormones, muscle tension, posture, emotions, senses, balance, breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, etc.) within the body, this communication pathway (brain-to-body and body-to-brain) must be working at an optimal level in order for you to function properly and be healthy. Irritation or pressure within the central nervous system can interrupt this communication pathway, thus creating a variety of health problems.