The Blair Upper Cervical Technique is a highly specialized procedure that focuses on the correction of spinal mis-alignment without drugs or surgery.
The History and Spinal Exam Determines If We Can Help You
After a detailed history, the patient is given an exam to determine if there are any indications of a spinal misalignment. The exam includes orthopedic and neurological tests as well as leg length analysis which measures discrepancies in the left and right legs which may indicate spinal misalignment.
Thermography Scans Are Performed To Find The Location Of Nervous System Dysfunction.
Infrared Thermography is a neurodiagnostic medical technology which is used to measure the spinal nerves around the spine. This technology is safe and painless for everyone, including children. A computerized readout produces a graph which reveals dysfunction in the nervous system. This procedure is used on the initial visit to determine if you could benefit from our care, and it is also used on follow up visits so that we can monitor progress over the course of patient care.
Brian W. Mehl, D.C.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care
Precision Base Posterior, Stereo Lateral, and Protracto X-rays are taken by doctors trained in the Blair Upper Cervical procedure.
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X-rays are analyzed for spinal misalignment and the patient's unique angles are measured.
The correction of the spinal misalignment is calculated from the exact measurements taken from the deviation of vertebra seen on the x-rays. The specific misalignment as well as the angles will be determined before the adjustment is given.
Very Specific and Directed Forces Correct the Spine
Precision Three Dimensional X-ray Are Taken
Our adjustments are painless, fast acting and very effective. Most patients experience immediate relief following their first adjustment. Someone is never too old or too far gone to benefit from having their spine corrected. The Blair Upper Cervical procedure is designed to effectively correct the entire spine and body to a normal balanced position. It is our objective to restore the spine to normal alignment and function with as few adjustments as possible thereby providing the best in spinal and human health.
The Cervical x-rays show a three dimensional picture of the head and neck so that the misalignment can be precisely measured.
When a misaligned spine has been found in your examination, precision x-rays are taken. The cervical x-rays are viewed as a three dimensional picture of the neck so that the misalignment can be precisely measured. Because the misalignment is very slight (measured in millimeters) it is very important that precision x-ray equipment is used.
Thermal asymmetry indicates nervous system dysfunction
Thermal symmetry indicates a normal healthy nervous system
Once you become aware of the quality of life that is possible you can choose to live free of the effects of the subluxated spine rather than living from crisis to crisis allowing the body to continue to get worse. Keeping your spine corrected for as long as you live is smart and makes sense.
Dr. Mehl Case Report: Correction of a Cervical Kyphosis with a Patient with TMJ (Jaw Pain) and Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ear).
A 12 year old female complaining of constant jaw pain and a loud ringing in the left ear was evaluated for upper cervical care on January 18th, 2008. The patient described the pain as a stabbing jaw pain that began when she took a bite into an apple and heard a loud pop come from her ear. Within a few days the patient began to notice a slight ringing sensation in her left ear that rapidly worsened. The patient described the ear ringing as being so loud that she was unable to sleep for the previous 3 weeks before entering the office. A lateral (from the side) x-ray of the neck taken on January 18th, revealed a cervical kyphosis (reversal of normal neck curvature) which was previously diagnosed by the treating dentist to be contributing to the jaw and ear symptoms. Blair Upper Cervical X-rays were taken and adjustments were given following the procedures used in the Blair Upper Cervical technique, with the purpose of correcting the alignment of the cervical spine. Over a 10 week span the patient was seen 14 times and adjustment was indicated on 5 visits.
Dr. Mehl Case Report: Improvement with Migraine Headaches Using the Blair Upper Cervical Technique.
A 16 year old female presented herself in our office with severe migraine headaches which have occurred daily for the past 2 years. The patient described the daily headaches as being severe enough that she has not been able to attend school, participate in sports, or socialize with friends since the age of 14. The patient described experiencing a neck injury while playing volleyball 4 years prior, and soon after she began experiencing migraine headaches. The patient had been previously treated with prescription pain medications, which had no effect on reducing symptoms or improving quality of life. On a daily basis the patient would wake up with a severe migraine headaches, and would stay in bed until the afternoon when it would improve slightly. The patient had missed her sophomore and junior years in high school, during which time home instruction was provided to her. Although she was a motivated student, she found concentrating on school work to be difficult. Upper cervical x-rays (February 2005) revealed loss of neck curvature with forward head posture, as well as a bilateral forward subluxation of the C1 and C2 vertebra. The adjustments were given using the Blair upper cervical technique for the purpose of correcting the neck alignment and to improve neurological function. Over the course of 3 months, the patient described her headaches as improving to the point that she stated that she "hadn't felt this good in years." In July 2005, a second x-ray was taken showing an improvement in the alignment of the neck curvature as well as the position of the head over the body. By the Fall of 2005 the patient was able to attend her senior year of high school and was later able to attend college. On a visit on May 2008, the patient wrote a testimonial for our office stating that she no longer has migraine headaches and feels that her overall health is outstanding. She further stated that she has not missed a single day of school or work due to a migraine in 3 years. After 2 weeks of upper cervical care the patient stated that her jaw pain was improving and the ringing in the left ear was almost gone. On March 28th, after 10 weeks of care, a second x-ray revealed that the alignment of the neck vertebrae is significantly improved when compared to the initial January 18th x-ray. The patient stated on March 28th that all symptoms of jaw pain and ringing in the ear was completely resolved. A testimonial letter written by the patient states that as of June 2008, she has not experienced any jaw pain or ringing in the ear, and was still 100% symptom free.