Instrumentation is at the core of our procedure at Anderson Upper Cervical. Knowing when and when not to adjust is critical to facilitate healing. We only adjust, where and when indicated using an objective criteria. In our office, we use a Tytron and Chirometer to perform a bilateral skin temperature differential study.
The scan provides real time data to assess nerve system interference. When a reading shows a fixed “pattern”, that indicates a state of no longer adapting to the surrounding environment and an Upper Cervical adjustment is indicated.
This scan along with a prone leg check to assess spinal balance will determine whether or not you need to be adjusted. On some visits, a 20 minute supine rest with cervical and lumbar support will be necessary before or after the scan is performed to get the most accurate reading.
The majority of your visits will not require an adjustment and will last between 15-30 minutes. Visits that require an adjustment will last approximately one hour, as post-adjustment; you will be taken to the rest bed area to rest for 45-60 minutes.
The purpose of this procedure is to keep your Brain Stem free of nerve interference as much of the time as possible. The adjustment removes the interference but the post-adjustment rest is what “seats” the vertebra in its proper position. As you will not be adjusted on every visit, it’s extremely important to get good quality post-adjustment rest. This will allow your body time to “adjust” to the corrected position of your atlas & axis.