Upper Cervical Chiropractic

My Atlas Doctor is a chiropractic practice providing specialized upper cervical chiropractic - safe, effective, and corrective. Contact Dr. Luther for a free consultation to see if upper cervical care is right for you.

530-852-8455
Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a chiropractic technique focusing on the top two vertebrae of the neck (C1 and C2) misalignment. This type of care is:
  • Precise
  • Effective
  • Corrective
Dr. Luther incorporates following techniques that all focus on the C1/C2 subluxation (misalignment):
  • Atlas Orthogonal
    also referred to as “AO”. A gentle adjustment with a percussion instrument
  • NUCCA
    Light force adjusting, by hand with the patient lying sideways
  • Blair
    Light force adjusting by hand with drop head piece
  • Knee Chest
    Upper cervical adjustment with the head turned, resting on an adjusting table
There are a few technical variations with the upper cervical adjustment, but each intend to do the same thing - move the C1/C2 vertebrae so that they can become “unlocked” from one another and move freely. Neck and back pain will find relief when the vertebral subluxation at C1/C2 can be removed - and remain in alignment and rotating freely.
Keeping these vertebrae aligned can have health benefits beyond improved neck and back pain. Other dysfunctions can be helped as well since the brainstem location is so critical for the neurological pathway. The following symptoms can be reduced by removing the misalignment:
  • Migraines
  • Vertigo
  • Fibromyalgia
  • IBS
Upper cervical chiropractic is not a cure however, for any disease. It simply removes a little know “irritation” to the body, which can allow the body to function optimally.
Headaches and pain are not normal! Aggravating, chronic neck pain is not normal! Surgery and drugs are not your only options.
530-852-8455