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“Getting Chiropractic work done here has changed my life…”
Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic
Most people see Chiropractic as a method of treating certain symptoms, especially having to do with pain in the neck and back. It is important to note that symptoms follow the cause and effect rule, meaning that all symptoms must be the effect of some cause.
While regular chiropractic can treat the painful effects you experience, it fails to locate and correct the root cause of the problem. The Blair Upper Cervical Technique was created as a means to redefine the practice of chiropractic in a way that treats structural problems instead of just symptoms. This allows you to have long-term results instead of just temporary relief.
Blair practitioners target misalignments in the spine through specific and gentle adjustments (no more cracking and twisting!). Through correcting spinal misalignments, symptoms usually go away due to the body’s natural capability of healing itself that occurs when nerve interferences are removed. You might be confused about what is meant by “nerve interference,” so read on if you wish to better understand the science behind the Blair Technique!
The brain and spinal cord make up the Central Nervous System, which controls and coordinates all body functions. Neurons in the brain send low voltage electrical impulses to all body cells. The nerves act almost like electrical “wires” to carry messages – ‘motor’ nerves carry messages from the brain out to body cells, and ‘sensory’ nerves inform the brain of the body’s condition and external stimuli.
If communication from brain-to-body is not interfered with, the natural result is health. However, with a misalignment present, communication from brain-to-body does become interfered with. This changes the electrical flow, causing dysfunction that will ultimately produce pain and disease. The goal of Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic is to locate and correct these misalignments in order to bring communication from brain-to-body back to the status quo, bringing the individual back to health.
To be more specific, in Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic, the area of focus is in the upper neck where the skull attaches to the spine. In this area, a vertebra called the atlas can misalign and press on the spinal cord as it exits from the skull. Why does this matter? Well, all nerves go down the spine and out to virtually all parts of the body. So, pressure on the spinal cord (due to an atlas misalignment), could cause negative effects on virtually all parts of your body. Also, since the skull rests on the atlas, the balance of your entire spine depends on the normal fitting of these two structures together. You can probably guess that if the atlas is misaligned, these two structures no longer fit correctly and therefore negatively impacts the balance of your entire spine.
Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic is aimed at restoring your atlas to its normal position in order to keep your spine in good shape and therefore providing you with health and overall wellbeing. Come in to meet our doctors who specialize in this amazing technique and start making steps towards your best life now!
Massage is generally considered part of complementary and integrative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
Studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain
Conditions We Can Help With
People with Meniere’s have ringing in the ears, dizziness and the feeling of fullness in one or both ear(s).
Oftentimes the symptoms come on suddenly.
There have been patients who have come in the office saying medical doctors have told them their symptoms will only get worse over time.
Good news, in our office we have seen patients symptoms improve with a specific type of Chiropractic called Blair Upper Cervical.
Whiplash is caused by extreme acceleration-deceleration forces. This most common cause is seen with those in car accidents where people are going as little as 5 mph. There are other causes like falls, sports injuries, roller coasters, and even assault to name a few.
Whiplash injuries are more serious than you might think. We see the devastating injuries in our office way too often.
Most people don’t even realize they are injured until long after the accident.
By the time many people realize they are in need of help, their problems have escalated to a much greater condition.
Chiropractic has been shown to help patients recover faster and more complete with symptoms such as neck pain, mid back pain, lower back pain, headache, scapular pain and extremity pain with numbness and/or tingling.
Immune System Support
- autoimmune disorders.
- inflammation of the internal organs.
- blood disorders or abnormalities, such as anemia.
- digestive issues, including loss of appetite, diarrhea, and abdominal cramping.
- growth and developmental delays in infants and children.
The immune system is an important part of your overall health.
Inflammation is a factor with acute and chronic health conditions from arthritis to intestinal disorders.
The severity of the disease depends on the efficiency of the immune system.
As we’ve seen in chiropractic offices for decades when inflammation decreases normal function increases.
Headaches and Migraines
Headaches and Migraines are not one and the same. There are actually more than 150 types of headaches.
Neck and back pain
Neck and back pain can start because of many different types of activities or even lack of activity.
Anything from trauma to sitting at your desk with bad posture over time can lead to spinal pain and dysfunction.
Elite Chiropractic work specializes in working with the nervous system.
Our doctors will specifically identify where the problem began and work to find a solution to get you back to doing the activities you have always wanted to do.
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint disorder.
TMJ is when the jaw isn’t functioning properly which can lead to jaw pain, painful or difficulty when chewing, clicking and popping in the jaw and even locking of the jaw.
If the upper neck has been misaligned by a prior trauma it can result in an imbalance of the muscles that have to do with chewing. When this happens it predisposes the person to TMJ.
Blair Upper Cervical works to align the bones of the upper neck, taking the pressure off the nerves and allowing the muscles to become more balanced.
“Great place for chiropractic work! Every visit I continue to feel better with more energy…”
Dr. Debbie Cotten
Dr. Jared Zent
19122 Beardslee BLVD, Ste 105
Bothell, WA 98011
Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 2pm - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 12pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 12pm
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