Upper cervical chiropractic care in Boulder is a specialty within the chiropractic field much like neurosurgery is a specialty within the medical field. Upper cervical doctors go through years of difficult training and must acquire specialized equipment in order to follow the protocols of this highly refined approach. As a result they tend to be a serious group that prides themselves on patient results.
The name “upper cervical” refers to where they work – at the very top of the neck (cervical spine). The purpose and protocols of upper cervical chiropractic are built around the concept of identifying and removing any interference to the nervous system.
The body’s nervous system is the master system that coordinates the function of EVERY OTHER SYSTEM OF THE BODY (even the immune system). If the nervous system is not free to send and receive nerve impulses (messages) throughout the body because of interference, the body will not function normally and chronic health problems are the long term result.
The most likely place for this interference to occur in the upper two bones of the neck, atlas and axis, or C1 and C2. These two vertebrae are unique in many ways, not the least of which is how much they can impact the function of the entire nervous system.
If C1 or C2 misalignment (usually from a head/neck trauma like whiplash or sports injuries) can impact the function of the nervous system by causing a mechanical and hydrostatic tension in the neural tissues and it dramatically alters mechanoreception (neurological information).
By using digital infrared thermography to detect nervous system interference and multiple-view x-rays to identify C1 or C2 misalignments, upper cervical chiropractors know precisely when and how to safely restore normal motion to C1 or C2 thereby reducing or completely eliminating the nervous system interference.
Having an objective analysis system helps the doctor know when an adjustment is needed and when it is not. By restoring normal nervous function and helping the body keep it for long periods of time, upper cervical chiropractors are well suited, perhaps the best suited, to help those that suffer from chronic health problems like migraines, neck and back pain, digestive problems, and fibromyalgia.

About Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder
At Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder we are not only concerned about your symptoms, but also you as a person and what is important to you. We know that not everyone’s the same and not everyone has the same goals. It is important to us that we present a chiropractic care plan that works for you and is tailored to you and your health concerns.

We’re a specialty Boulder Chiropractor focused on back pain, neck pain, vertigo, and migraine headaches. Our patients visit our Boulder office from all over Northern Colorado, including, Longmont, Erie, Superior, Lafayette, Niwot, Louisville, Broomfield, and Denver, Colorado.

Contact Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder today to schedule a free evaluation. Specialized upper cervical chiropractic care is by no means a “hail Mary” solution, but if you haven’t yet seen Dr. Bremner, you’re nowhere close to running out of options.