Upper Cervical Care Benefits

December 11, 2023
Upper Cervical Care

Many people experience headaches, neck pain, stiffness, and nerve pain. These issues may worsen and become harder to manage over time. People may even need to eventually give up things they enjoy such as hobbies, activities, chores, and even careers.

Living with chronic pain is not always necessary. Upper Cervical Care can provide pain relief, help with mobility issues, and improve many conditions.

The Upper Cervical Spine

The cervical spine runs from the base of the skull to the upper back. This part of your spine is responsible for holding up the weight of the head. The atlas and the axis are the top two bones in the neck. These bones primarily give your neck its range of motion. The upper cervical spine provides protection and houses the brainstem where it connects to the rest of the spinal cord.

This sensitive part of your spine can be injured easily. Misalignments, also known as subluxations, can happen due to accidents, degenerative disorders, poor posture, or aging. Misalignments in this area of the spine can have a serious impact on the rest of the body.

These misalignments may lead to pinched nerves, disrupting the signals sent from the brain to the body. Inflammation surrounding subluxations can negatively influence vessels and pathways, interfering with blood flow.

Worsening the situation, you may shift your weight without realizing it to compensate for misalignment. This disproportion can put stress on ligaments, muscles, and joints throughout the body. This imbalance leads to inflammation, swelling, and additional misalignments.  

Upper Cervical Care Benefits

Pain Relief

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care can result in immediate pain relief for some patients. Others experience pain relief gradually and long-lasting.  The correction of the misalignment can lead the body to naturally heal.

After realignment, the body repairs damage continuously. This can reduce inflammation, repair nerves, and restore proper bodily functions. Upper Cervical Care can lead to better overall health.

Drug-Free Treatment

Medications can have side effects, put patients at risk for more problems, and don’t solve the problem. Generally, medications only put a band-aid on pain by misleading the brain into thinking the pain is not occurring for a short duration. 

Upper Cervical Care provides drug-free treatment and genuine pain relief, correcting pain at the root of the problem. It is a corrective type of care, not a therapy.


Doctors typically offer few options when making recommendations to patients with chronic pain. These generally include taking medications, injections, or having surgery. These treatments can cause more complications later on and can result in excessively high medical bills.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care is more affordable than surgery, is non-invasive, natural, and safe.


The sooner you begin treatment, the earlier Dr. Burks can help correct problems and start your healing journey. Proceeding with occasional check-ups can prevent issues from returning or new problems from starting. 

You can prevent many health problems by adding Upper Cervical Care to your regular healthcare routine.

Help With Upper Cervical Care

Dr. Burks, at The Upper Cervical Clinic in Tigard, OR, utilizes Knee-Chest and Side Posture Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Techniques. These methods offer patients specialized care, catering to each patient individually by using advanced technology and precise corrections. Get in touch with Dr. Burks to schedule a FREE consultation or an exam to begin healing your body.

The Upper Cervical Clinic
7180 SW Fir Loop Suite 250
Tigard, OR 97223
(503) 597-8352

Valerie Garrett

Valerie joined us in March 2016 as our Community Outreach Director. She enjoys reaching out to the community and sharing the important role upper cervical care plays in a healthy lifestyle.  You will also find her at our front desk greeting and scheduling our patients with a smile.  She says hearing their stories of improved health and function makes her happy and is why she loves working here.

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