Upper cervical care can help everyone - infants, seniors, mothers-to-be, athletes and accident victims will benefit from a healthy spine and nervous system! If you have a health problem, upper cervical doctors will strive to correct its cause, not just treat the symptoms. If you are symptom free, upper cervical care is one of the best ways to stay healthy.
Dr. Nick Tedder: Upper cervical care can actually help anyone with a nerve system. The nerve system controls your health, it controls function. So whether you are an infant or a grandma and grandpa, someone whose condition is already presenting or someone who simply wants to perform better, upper cervical care can help.
Dr. Corinne Weaver: I have had patients from the day they were born and these patients already had a subluxation, which means that their body was out of alignment and putting pressure and the brain trying to communicate down. Those babies did need a correction at that time, despite being a day old.
Dr. Tom Forest: Some people feel that children or infants can't go out of adjustment, and I find about 50% of the kids I check are locked out of alignment. And, interestingly enough, we find constipation, we find colicky problems, we find ear infection problems and all sorts of problems. What concerns me is if that child falls and hits his head on the fireplace hard or if he hits his head on the coffee table, something is going to give. And just because you don’t see any blood, it doesn’t mean damage didn’t happen. And often you will find you have a kid that is experiencing the "terrible twos" and it might very well be that the atlas is giving them the trouble.
Dr. Julie Mayer Hunt: Giving a child a check following birth is one of the most critical times because the functioning of the brain stem is critical to their development.