What is Upper Cervical Care?

We utilize only State-of-the-Art Technology in order to determine where and when care is needed. Forget chasing symptoms. We correct the problem at its source.

What is Upper Cervical Care?

We utilize only State-of-the-Art Technology in order to determine where and when care is needed. Forget chasing symptoms. We correct the problem at its source.

Upper
Cervical
Care

Upper Cervical Care for Adults

Our purpose is to help you achieve your health and wellness goals with as few adjustments as possible.

Precision

At Atlas Specific, we utilize the most precise form of Chiropractic Care called Knee Chest Upper Cervical Specific. This technique focuses on removing the interference in the upper part of the neck where the brainstem sits, with one simple adjustment.

The Brainstem

The brainstem controls every automatic function and response in the body, such as: pain, sleep, digestion, blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, balance and equilibrium, and many more. When the brainstem and the body are able to communicate with each other freely, you are able to live life to it’s fullest.

Pressure

Life, which resides in the brain, must be expressed to all cells and all organs in order for the body to function normally. Brainstem pressure stops information from being expressed to all vital organs, and cells of the body. We at Atlas Specific, specialize in correcting pressure on the brainstem so that life can be expressed to its fullest.

How is it different?

World of Difference

It is estimated that there are only 1,200 Chiropractors in the world specializing in Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic Care. Our Doctors have earned their advanced post-graduate certification in Upper Cervical Specific Care and graduated with honors from Life Chiropractic College West.

274 Combinations

Adult Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic Care focuses on the top two bones in the neck. These two bones can misalign in 274 different combinations. Without proper analysis and radiographic findings it is literally impossible to determine how to correct such complex and subtle misalignments. Often, Upper Cervical Specific Doctors are looking for a millimeter or less of misalignment. Each individual person has their own unique misalignment, which is why every degree of misalignment changes the type of adjustment they receive.

"Go see Dr. Danielle Donarski! I came in feeling off kilter after getting over a bug. It was amazing how I did a 180 after one session. I felt so much better — not just physically, but even mentally and emotionally. The zero gravity chairs you sit in after being adjusted really help you hold the adjustment (imho). Great place with doctors who truly care!!"
Trang L.
Upper Cervical Patient
"Go see Dr. Danielle Donarski! I came in feeling off kilter after getting over a bug. It was amazing how I did a 180 after one session. I felt so much better — not just physically, but even mentally and emotionally. The zero gravity chairs you sit in after being adjusted really help you hold the adjustment (imho). Great place with doctors who truly care!!"
Trang L.
Upper Cervical Patient

Pediatric Upper Cervical Care

As with adults, upper cervical (neck) misalignments can have significant effects upon the nervous system’s ability to transmit information to and from a child’s body. Messages exchanged between the brain and body (through billions of nerves) guide the transformation of a newborn child into an adult. Each message provides instructions to the child’s growing body to provide for immune function, coordination of muscle activity, repair and growth of tissues, respiration and digestion among others.

How can newborns and children develop spinal injuries early in life?

How can newborns and children develop spinal injuries early in life? It can begin with the normal birthing process. Even during the gentlest of births, presentation of the baby’s head through the birth canal requires physical pressure exerted by the mother. This can force the baby’s neck to twist or bend causing misalignment of the upper cervical vertebrae. Use of suction and/or forceps can compound the problem. Breech births place the newborn at unique risk for developing upper cervical problems depending upon the presentation and total time of labor.

Growing Pains

If the newborn makes it through the birthing process unaffected, the inevitable tumbles and falls of childhood increase the risk of injury to the upper cervical spine potentially compromising brain/body communication. An evaluation is necessary in each child’s case to assess whether an upper cervical injury is present and whether benefit from Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic Care can be achieved.

State-of-the-Art Technology

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Digital X-Ray

• Upper Cervical Doctors take specialized x-rays in order to determine a patient’s listing. This listing determines the type of adjustment the patient needs in order to clear out their subluxation. Information from x-ray is the foundation for the care delivered by the Upper Cervical Doctor. It is imperative that the doctor utilizes precise x-ray equipment, in order to acquire such detailed x-rays. This offers an absolute level of confidence in the accuracy of the x-rays, which leads to the proper analysis and, therefore, an exact correction for the patient can be accomplished.

• All x-rays are developed digitally to eliminate the use of film and chemicals. This also reduces the amount of radiation needed for an exposure. You will receive a copy of your x-rays on a CD upon request.

•Standard x-ray equipment is mass-produced for the traditional medical market. The loss of alignment that occurs when utilizing the standard equipment can result in misrepresentation of the anatomy resulting in miscalculation of a patient’s listing, further resulting in an incorrect adjustment, which will not enable the patient to get well. Atlas Specific’s x-ray equipment enables our doctors to take all of your x-rays with perfect alignment.

Digital Infrared Paraspinal Thermography​

• Digital Infrared Paraspinal Thermography is a technology that is FDA approved as a neurodiagnostic procedure. This might sound scary and intense, but the truth is that this is a very simple technology.

• Thermography is simply a reading that measures the amount of heat from underneath the skin on the back of the neck, which is controlled by the brainstem, in order to allow us to determine if the adjustment is necessary.

• If the adjustment is found to be necessary, then you will receive a post-thermographic evaluation to determine if the proper correction was made. This procedure is used on every visit to objectively monitor the course of your care.

•Titronics Digital Infrared Paraspinal Thermographic Technology does not require the use of any radiation and is our most objective measure used at Atlas Specific.
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Zero Gravity Resting Chairs

• After every adjustment, you will relax in Human Touch’s Zero Gravity Recliner. This allows the adjustment to integrate and hold correctly. The last thing that we want is for you to leave immediately after the adjustment and go right back to the natural stress of life. This could have the adverse effect of an adjustment not holding its correction for any length of time.

• Inspired by the Neutral Body Posture studied by NASA during the SkyLab program, the Zero Gravity Recliner places the body in a virtually weightless position to provide relaxation and minimal muscle tension. In this recommended position, the spine, hips, and knee joints are on or close to the balanced midpoint of the muscles. The Zero Gravity Recliner provides a path to harmony between your body and gravity.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Screen Shot 2019-03-27 at 1.10.37 PM

Digital X-Ray

• Upper Cervical Doctors take specialized x-rays in order to determine a patient’s listing. This listing determines the type of adjustment the patient needs in order to clear out their subluxation. Information from x-ray is the foundation for the care delivered by the Upper Cervical Doctor. It is imperative that the doctor utilizes precise x-ray equipment, in order to acquire such detailed x-rays. This offers an absolute level of confidence in the accuracy of the x-rays, which leads to the proper analysis and, therefore, an exact correction for the patient can be accomplished.

• All x-rays are developed digitally to eliminate the use of film and chemicals. This also reduces the amount of radiation needed for an exposure. You will receive a copy of your x-rays on a CD upon request.

•Standard x-ray equipment is mass-produced for the traditional medical market. The loss of alignment that occurs when utilizing the standard equipment can result in misrepresentation of the anatomy resulting in miscalculation of a patient’s listing, further resulting in an incorrect adjustment, which will not enable the patient to get well. Atlas Specific’s x-ray equipment enables our doctors to take all of your x-rays with perfect alignment.
Screen Shot 2019-03-27 at 1.24.03 PM

Digital Infrared Paraspinal Thermography​

• Digital Infrared Paraspinal Thermography is a technology that is FDA approved as a neurodiagnostic procedure. This might sound scary and intense, but the truth is that this is a very simple technology.

• Thermography is simply a reading that measures the amount of heat from underneath the skin on the back of the neck, which is controlled by the brainstem, in order to allow us to determine if the adjustment is necessary.

• If the adjustment is found to be necessary, then you will receive a post-thermographic evaluation to determine if the proper correction was made. This procedure is used on every visit to objectively monitor the course of your care.

•Titronics Digital Infrared Paraspinal Thermographic Technology does not require the use of any radiation and is our most objective measure used at Atlas Specific.
0-Chair

Zero Gravity Resting Chairs

• After every adjustment, you will relax in Human Touch’s Zero Gravity Recliner. This allows the adjustment to integrate and hold correctly. The last thing that we want is for you to leave immediately after the adjustment and go right back to the natural stress of life. This could have the adverse effect of an adjustment not holding its correction for any length of time.

• Inspired by the Neutral Body Posture studied by NASA during the SkyLab program, the Zero Gravity Recliner places the body in a virtually weightless position to provide relaxation and minimal muscle tension. In this recommended position, the spine, hips, and knee joints are on or close to the balanced midpoint of the muscles. The Zero Gravity Recliner provides a path to harmony between your body and gravity.