Eugene Spinal Care
2201 Willamette St. Suite C
Eugene, OR 97405
How did I lose my atlas alignment?
Accidents or injuries can tear loose connective tissue which normally maintains spinal structure and alignment. A weakness is then created that allows the spine to distort and lock in a stressed position. Illnesses or injury that cause such damage can be subtle, but are often significant and memorable, or happen at a very young age and forgotten, only to surface later in life as symptoms of ill health and discomfort.
Can imbalance clear up on its own?
Yes. The body continually uses its innate intelligence to self-correct from the constant stresses of life demands and environmental challenges. For most people, however, misalignment at the upper cervical spine leaves the body overly challenged and the body is unable to find its natural place of balance. That is when balance needs to be restored with the help of a NUCCA doctor. Once balance is restored, the body has a much greater ability to maintain this balance and heal effectively on its own.
Are adjustments safe?
Yes. Adjustments have been found to be remarkably safe. By avoiding drugs and risky surgery, chiropractic care enjoys an excellent track record. A thorough exam can identify the rare person for whom chiropractic care might be unsuited. The precise and gentle nature of the NUCCA spinal correction is extremely safe and effective.
Are all patients adjusted the same way?
No. Each misalignment is specifically measured and requires a specific, precision adjustment determined from the analysis of the patient's x-rays.
How many adjustments will I need?
The number of adjustments needed from person to person varies. This variance depends on the following factors:
- How much damage there is to the spinal structure.
- Type of lifestyle.
- Emotional and physical stress.
- The shape of the patient's spinal bones.
Some people never lose their initial correction, while others may need an adjustment every month. Once the spine stabilizes (usually within two months of treatment), the average adult patient holds their correction between 3 and 6 months--generally much longer than other types of chiropractic adjustments.
Are x-rays really necessary?
Yes. Some misalignments are as small as 3/4 of a degree. Therefore precision x-rays are imperative to the calculation of a specific correction vector for each patient. Through the use of filtering, narrowing the field of interest and lead shielding, x-ray exposure is kept to a minimum.