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“Patients are always telling me how much they love coming to our office- I have an awesome staff!”

Dr. Fred Mills’ practice was open back in 1980.  The doctor has an experienced, passionate and caring staff, but once in a while, they also like to have some fun.

The practice offers precise x-rays, a chiropractic spinal exam, thermographic neck images, and leg check for body balance.

What is The Blair/Palmer Upper Cervical Technique?

The Upper Cervical Technique is scientific and is done with precision.

The Blair/Palmer upper cervical technique improves your health by removing interferences from messages passing from the brain to all parts of the body.

It All Stems from Your Spinal Cord

The nervous system is the master system of the body controlling every function. When the hard bones that are meant to protect the nervous system area misaligned, they block and interfere with the messages traveling from the brain to all parts of the body. The upper cervical vertebras are located right under the skull; they are called the atlas and axis. They move freely and put pressure on the spinal cord itself. The spinal cord is the cable of life containing all the nerves passing from the brain to all parts of the body including organs, tissues, and cells. Depending on what part of the spinal cord they interfere with, it could affect the heart, the stomach, or a foot.

How The Upper Cervical Technique Works

The Upper Cervical Technique is a specific system to realign the upper cervical vertebra off of the spinal cord so that the brain can communicate freely with the body again. It consists of taking specific x-rays of the area and taking thermographic patterns of the neck skin to determine when there is pressure or not. The Upper Cervical Technique is scientific and is done with a high degree of accuracy.

Difference Between Traditional Methods

“It is not just laying a patient on a table and adjusting the whole spine every time a patient comes in.”

The difference between the Upper Cervical Technique and what other chiropractors do is that it is scientific and it is very precise.  It is about knowing when to make the adjustment, where to make the adjustment, and knowing when to leave it alone.  After the adjustment, we lay the patient down for 15 minutes to help condition the muscles and ligaments to hold that bone in place.

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Head Tilt

Head tilt is an indication that there is pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, causing the neck muscles to be weak.

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Infra-Red Thermography

Infra-red thermography is used to determine when nerve pressure is present or absent. The spinal cord and nerves carry electrical impulses. When there is pressure to nerves the resistance will cause heat patterns allowing us to know when nerve pressure is present.

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Leg Check

Pressure on the brain stem and spinal cord will reduce impulses to the muscles of the body. The force of gravity will tilt the body on the weak side causing distortion of the spine and a short leg. When the pressure is reduced and the spinal cord can carry impulses freely the muscles start working again and allow the body to come back into balance.

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Mills Upper Cervical Chiropractic serving the community with quality, precision chiropractic care since 1980. Bakersfield, Shafter, Wasco, Taft, Oildale, Mojave, Tehachapi, Lake Isabella and McFarland.

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