Upper Cervical Specific Care The International Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (IUCCA) upper cervical specific protocol requires the use of technologically advanced Laser-aligned Radiography and Computerized Infrared Paraspinal Thermography. These tools are used to assess the exact amount, type of misalignment in the first two bones of your neck (C1-Atlas and C2-Axis) and to formulate a precise correction formula specific to you and your care.
Unique to Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic, laser-aligned radiography allows for the most accurate and precise X-rays taken today. The precise X-rays are used to determine the exact three-dimensional misalignment and to formulate a personalized formula. X-rays are taken only when clinically necessary for patient care.
Computerized Infrared Paraspinal Thermography
Thermography is a neurodiagnostic procedure approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to assess the function of the Nervous System. It is a pain-less and non-invasive instrument used to scan both sides of the patient's neck to determine if a dysfunction of the Nervous System is present. If a dysfunction of the Nervous System is noted, an adjustment will be given. This procedure will be done at every visit to assess the Nervous System and to objectively evaluate patient care and progress.
Abnormal and Normal Thermographic Scans
Specific Three-Dimensional Adjustment
A precise three-dimensional adjustment will be given if a dysfunction of the Nervous System is present. The adjustment will be given at the Upper Cervical Spine to restore Nervous System function. After the adjustment, a rest period is allowed as a post-adjustment recuperation. After the rest period, a thermographic scan will be done again to assess the correction of the Upper Cervical Spine. An adjustment will not given at every visit, only when a dysfunction of the Nervous System is present.