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A Very Precise Upper Cervical Treatment Proves To Be Final Key In Pain Reduction For Many Patients

Watch this video to see Dr. Silver perform an upper cervical advanced orthogonal treatment from start to finish! To learn more, keep reading below.

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The Importance of Proper Alignment in The Upper Cervical Spine

Upper Cervical Treatment and Functional Neurology: A Winning Combo

The top two vertebrae in the neck, the Atlas (C1) and Axis (C2), have many different jobs.

They cradle the skull and provide most of its range of motion. They house the lower brainstem and upper spinal cord, the vertebral arteries, the pain-sensitive dura mater, and the cerebrospinal fluid.

Just in front of them lays the internal jugular vein, which drains waste out of the brain.

Some of the most sensitive muscles in the body surround these bones, constantly relaying to the brain the position of the head on top of the body. This information is integrated in the brainstem with visual and vestibular inputs to calculate total body balance cues.

Symptoms and Diseases Caused by Improper Alignment and/or Damage to Upper Cervical Spine

This area with its many important roles, has a high likelihood of causing many different symptoms when damaged. Damage often comes from whiplash injuries, concussions, or repetitive postures. 

When this damage is left untreated, patients' neurological function at the cranio-cervical junction can degrade over time. The cervical spine has been recognized as a component in many different diseases, including

  • headache,
  • neck pain,
  • concussion,
  • dizziness,
  • migraine,
  • TMJ,
  • intracranial hypertension,
  • multiple sclerosis,
  • and many more. 

At Imagine X, we use a very sophisticated procedure to address this area of the spine.

Advanced Orthogonal Treatment is a type of Upper Cervical Care in which Dr. Silver specializes. Patients are required to undergo a cone beam CT scan that allows a 3-dimensional rendering of the neck. 10 measurements are taken of the vertebra and their relationship to the skull and calculations for correction are made.

The Advanced Orthogonal Adjustment is delivered on a table-mounted instrument. A single, gentle and very precise push is delivered over the Atlas vertebra, effectively returning alignment. Patients are monitored for several weeks for strengthening and stabilizing exercises.

Researched Treatment for Migraine

New Research Shows that Upper Cervical Treatments decreased the intensity AND frequency of headaches in half of the patient's studied.

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Before relocating to Santa Barbara, CA from St. Petersburg FL in the spring of 2019, Dr. Silver worked as a Board Member and Teacher for the Advanced Orthogonal Institute. He is also a speaker and teacher on how to correct complex problems in the upper neck. He has created 2 inventions for that technique and several modifications which are currently in use. Dr. Silver is on the forefront of utilizing Cone Beam CT as the primary analysis for the technique. He is also a Diplomate of Functional Neurology (DACNB) like Drs. Harcourt and Perman. We are so proud to have him bring this extremely precise and very effective treatment, combined with Functional Neurology, to give our patients the very best in world-class care.
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