For many, an upper cervical chiropractor is the last hope after multiple failed attempts of managing pain. In many cases, an upper cervical chiropractor practicing the Blair technique can offer you the relief you may have given up hope of ever finding.
What is the Blair technique and how do you know if it will work for you? Keep reading. The short time it takes to learn about this upper cervical chiropractic treatment will be well spent.
What Is the Blair Technique?
To understand the Blair technique, you first need a little background information on the human spine.
Your spine, or backbone, is a stack of uniquely shaped bones. Your spinal cord, the major superhighway for all the nerves that keep our bodies functioning, extends from the base of your skull to your pelvis. The stacked bones, called vertebrae, fit together like puzzle pieces, one on top of the other.
The Blair technique focuses on the seven vertebrae in the cervical, or neck, region of the spine. It is a specific system of analysis and adjustment. Testing will tell your upper cervical chiropractor if you are suffering the effects of a vertebral subluxation — partial dislocation or misalignment — of the cervical spine bones.
What to Expect with the Blair Chiropractic Technique
When you first see your upper cervical chiropractor, he or she will usually talk to you about your health history and perform a physical examination. This may include precision x-rays using CBCT scan, heat reading instruments and other tests.
If testing shows you could benefit from an adjustment using the Blair Chiropractic Technique, you’ll lie on your side on a posture table. Your upper cervical chiropractor uses his or her precise knowledge of the spine to find the exact spot on your neck where your vertebrae don’t align properly.
The actual adjustment will be gentle and quick; it will be over before you know it. There’s no neck twisting and you won’t have to knot yourself into a pretzel. You’ll then rest for a bit to give your body time to let the repositioned vertebrae settle in.
The goal of the treatment is to get your body to accept the aligned position of the vertebrae. This may take more than one visit, with results “holding” longer and longer, until it becomes your new normal.
How Can the Blair Chiropractic Technique Help Me?
Some of the conditions that may improve with Blair treatment include:
- Meniere’s Disease
- Migraine and headaches
- High blood pressure
Upper cervical chiropractic care can be easily incorporated into a treatment regimen that includes your personal physician, physical or occupational therapists, or other specialty health care professionals.
Blair Technique Chiroipractors at Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Arizona
Finding an office near you is as simple as doing an online search for “Phoenix Chiropractor” in your area. In the Phoenix area, Dr. Tony Montoya of Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Arizona is your local upper cervical chiropractor for the Blair technique. Contact Dr. Montoya today.