Dr. Shana Canfield and Dr. Jacob Canfield are certified Upper Cervical Specialists in the Grand Rapids area practicing at Simple Truth Chiropractic. Both are trained in Knee Chest and Toggle Recoil upper cervical. Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care is a highly specialized form of chiropractic that involves determining the exact degree to which one of the first two vertebra in your cervical spine (neck) are out of alignment and then using very specific corrections to help realign it to restore function to the brain stem area and allow full communication between your brain and your body, thus restoring health.
Your upper cervical spine consists of the Atlas, the first bone of the neck, and Axis, the second bone. They enclose the main connection between the brain and the rest of the body, the brain stem. As we know, the body was designed with the ability to heal itself. In order to maintain this ability the brain and body need to be able to communicate perfectly.The brains sends out millions of healing messages to the rest of the body each day, maintaining hormone levels, organ function, muscle tone, ect. In return, the body also sends message back to the brain so the brain knows what's going on in the body and in the outside world. Messages going to and from the brain have to pass through the upper part of the neck. If the upper neck is misaligned then these messages won't get delivered properly, this when dysfunction begins to develop in the body. A subluxation is when one of the first two bones misaligns and actually puts pressure on the brain stem. Mild to moderate irritation of brain stem can results in sickness and disease
Having clear communication between the brain and body will ensure you having the best chance to fight off sickness and disease, living a life of optimal well-being! If you're ready to get started with Upper Cervical Chiropractic care, then make an appointment today.