Mission District
San Francisco 

Chiropractor Union Square - Mission District wants to allow your body the opportunity to heal itself naturally.  The key to this is to not treat the symptoms but getting to the root cause of the ailment.

What We Do

Dr. Lawlor is one of a select few who are specially trained in Upper Cervical Chiropractic. Chiropractor Union Square - Mission District uses Cervical Chiropractic and focuses specialty on the neuroanatomy and biomechanics of the upper neck. His focus is on this area because it houses the lower brainstem, which is notably an area of great importance in the body’s regulation of its internal environment (homeostasis), which keeps the body healthy. He specializes in migraine relief as he was a migraine sufferer for many years.

First Class Care

By the time people contact us, they usually feel they have tried everything else – and sometimes have spent years doing other treatments with little to no results. Upper Cervical is unique and specialized, unlike any other back care or chiropractic treatment available.

CBCT Included

We believe LESS IS MORE. Believe it or not, we want to adjust you as few times a possible. That’s right, fewer adjustments! We hope when you visit us, you will not need an adjustment. It’s holding your adjustment that is when the healing processes occur, and not the adjustment itself.

Regularly Reports

Upper Cervical care addresses the true source of the problem, irritation on the very area that controls and regulates all the other organ systems. This is where a lot of autoimmune dysfunction begins.

     We are commited to deliver best services     

In Chiropractor Union Square - Mission District office, we are committed to delivering an exceptional chiropractic experience that facilitates healing in the body and individual expression of life and wellness. Through our wellness education and community programs we are dedicated to leading our communityto be a better place to live, work, and play.

Dr. Ryan Lawlor, Chiropractor

About us

The words “Upper Cervical” refer to the region located at the junction of the head and neck. In particular, the area of interest is the top two bones in the neck, known as C1 (Atlas) and C2 (Axis). These two vertebrae are the most significant in the spinal column for a host of reasons, but mainly because they house the control center of the autonomic nervous system, which controls and coordinates all the things in our bodies that are too important for us not to forget. (Think “automatic nervous system.”)

  • C1 and C2 are vitally important as they are responsible for protecting the most critical portion of our nervous system, the brainstem. A slight misalignment of either of these two vertebrae can result in a multitude of consequences including irritation to the lower brainstem, ischemia (loss of normal blood flow) and a reduction of neurotransmission (nerve signals). 
  • Our bodies are sensory machines that see, smell, hear, taste and touch the surrounding world around us. These are our natural human instincts. We adapt to our environment based on how well we sense it
  • Any trauma to this area (impact sports, minor accidents, or even sometimes the birthing process) can cause inflammation in the lower brainstem area, affecting the entire nervous system.  READ MORE

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If this does appear to be a natural fit, we will proceed with an chiropractic neurological, orthopedic, and physical examination placing emphasis in the cervical spine. This will let us know if you are a candidate for Upper Cervical care. If you are not, we will do our best to offer you our best suggestion, and refer you to someone who might be able to assist you further.

area we serve

When you visit our office, you will be welcomed with smiles and good spirits. We offer a complimentary consultation that usually takes about 20 mins. This gives both you and us an idea if this appears to be the right care for you.


490 Post Street, Suite 238A San Francisco, CA 94102 Downtown/Union Square