The Role of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care in Maintaining a Healthy Spine

Dr. Brett Berner
3 min readJun 7, 2024
Upper cervical chiropractor Dr. Brett explaining a spine model to a patient

Maintaining a healthy spine is crucial for overall well-being, as it serves as the central support structure for the body and protects the spinal cord, which is essential for nervous system function. Among the various chiropractic disciplines, upper cervical chiropractic care has garnered significant attention for its specialized approach to spine health. This article explores the role of upper cervical chiropractic care in maintaining a healthy spine and why it might be a beneficial addition to your health regimen.

Understanding Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

Upper cervical chiropractic care focuses on the alignment of the two uppermost vertebrae in the spine: the atlas (C1) and the axis (C2). These vertebrae are pivotal because they support the skull, facilitate a significant range of motion, and protect the brainstem, which transmits nerve signals between the brain and the rest of the body.

Misalignments in this critical area, known as subluxations, can lead to a host of health issues, including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Dizziness and vertigo
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Reduced mobility



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