Upper Cervical Chiropractic checks the alignment of the upper neck. When the upper neck goes out of alignment, it can negatively affect the brain and the spinal cord in three main ways.
One is it prevents proper blood drainage from the brain so you’re getting bad blood in the blood. When that happens, we have seen it many times related to depression, anxiety, even MS, and Parkinson’s. You see these conditions get much, much worse when you’re not getting good, healthy blood drainage from the brain. By getting that upper neck in good alignment by correcting the misalignment with a specific Upper Cervical Chiropractic adjustment, you’re ensuring good blood drainage through the jugular vein.
Second, when the upper neck is out of alignment, you’re affecting cerebrospinal fluid flow. When you’re not getting good, healthy CSF flow into the brain, it’s just not going to work right. CSF brings electrolytes and nutrition feeding the brain. If you’re not feeding the brain what it needs, you can’t expect it to work right. By getting that upper neck in good alignment with a specific adjustment, that CSF flow will happen properly and the brain will function much better, thus improving anxiety, depression, and different mood issues.
The last thing is brainstem tension. The brainstem is like the circuit breaker in the human body. No matter what issue you have – anxiety, depression, or something else – you want to make sure that the brainstem is in good alignment because that controls your immune system, your heart, everything you don’t think about. By getting that in good alignment, you’re going to automatically allow everything else to function better. It’s kind of like if the circuit breaker trips and the lights go off, you can change the light bulb, you can get an electrician and they can work on it but until you go to that circuit breaker and flip that switch, nothing is going to work right.
That is what happens with Upper Cervical Chiropractic. We’re getting to that circuit breaker and making sure that it is in good alignment so everything else functions properly. You can look at the Bears 30 for 30 with Jim McMahon and he received an upper cervical adjustment similar to mine and it completely changed his mood and how he felt by allowing the blood drainage, the CSF flow, and making sure there is no pressure on the brainstem.
Dr. F.J. Schofield specializes in Upper Cervical Chiropractic care at Gardner Schofield Chiropractic in West Bend, Wisconsin. He can be reached at (262) 334-8188 and is located at 820 E. Paradis Dr., West Bend, WI 53095.