What is an “adjustment?”
An adjustment is the physical correction of a misaligned joint. When a vertebra is misaligned, it may impinge (not ‘pinch’) and exert pressure on a nerve or the spinal cord.
If the vertebra is jammed (similar to a cog wheel getting stuck), the resulting long-term pressure may cause inflammation and abnormal nerve function. The purpose of the adjustment is to un-jam the vertebra and restore its normal movement. When the vertebra is un-jammed, it can release the pressure and restores the normal clarity of nerve impulses between the brain and the body.
Upper Cervical Specific Adjusting
The Blair Technique
A drop mechanism in the headpiece allows for a light but quick “torqued” adjustment of the atlas, axis and other cervical vertebra. The correction is performed by hand. There is no cracking and zero rotation of the head.
Dr Jeffrey Hannah has also studied a number of additional Upper Cervical Specific approaches including certification in the Atlas Orthogonal (AO) technique (which he practiced for 5 years), Quantum Spinal Mechanics (QSM3), Toggle Recoil, Knee-Chest Specific.
Ultimately, Dr Hannah is able to draw on his experience using a variety of upper cervical approaches to find out which combination may be able to help you best.