Our Approach

Union Square San Francisco Chiropractor Dr. Ryan Lawlor

In this 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 community to be a better place to live, work, and play. Upper Cervical Care is a natural approach to health, that simply allows the body to get back to utilizing the natural self-healing processes we were all born with. The nervous system controls and regulates all parts and functions in the body. If the head and neck are not in proper alignment, it can disrupt vital brain signaling that’s sent to all parts of your body. This can cause countless health problems, pain, organ dysfunction and other conditions that you would not normally associate with a problem originating at the top of your neck.

The words “Upper Cervical” actually refer to the region of the neck where the the head and neck meet. This is a significant portion of the spinal column because it’s houses the brainstem (which controls and coordinates all things in our body). A slight misalignment in this area can lead to irritation of the tissues surrounding the lower brainstem and result in a multitude of consequences including ischemia (loss of normal blood flow) and a reduction of neurotransmission (nerve signals), affecting the overall function of the nervous system.

Using a highly specialized system of locating and correcting nerve interference (also known as a subluxation), we can specifically correct this area with precision and allow the entire spine to become healthy and stable again, significantly reducing the amount of adjusting and intervention. Upper Cervical health care is the ultimate in total wellness. It’s changing the way we can get well and stay well, without the use of potentially harmful drugs and painkillers.

 

Precision detailed upper cervical imaging is the hallmark of the Blair Upper Cervical Technique. The Blair doctor will be able to view joint angles unique to each person to ascertain the direction your atlas has misaligned, thereby allowing the doctor to make a precise neck correction with holding value. All Blair upper cervical offices use heat reading instruments. This heat scan of the neck area is one of the objective tests that are utilized by an Upper Cervical Blair doctor to determine whether you need an adjustment or not. All Blair Upper Cervical adjustments are made on a side posture table (named because the patient lies on their side). This table is low to the ground and allows the doctor to have a biomechanical advantage in making these PRECISE corrections. The adjustment is quick and gentle. The neck is never twisted or manipulated. Following an adjustment, most patients don’t even realize an adjustment has just taken place.

After a specific Blair Upper Cervical correction the patient rests in a quiet room for 10-20 minutes. The rest allows the body to regain control of the position of the corrected vertebra. This is ESSENTIAL to help maintain the upper cervical correction.

 

Why choose a Blair Doctor? Because we think less is more.

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. Blair Upper Cervical care is unique, specialized, unlike any other treatment available and most importantly effective. Again, the nervous system controls and regulates all parts and functions in the body. If the head and neck are not in proper alignment, it can disrupt brain to body signals to any part of your body that can be vital to being regaining health. This can cause countless health problems and pain anywhere in the body, including organ dysfunction and other conditions that you would not normally associate with a problem originating at the top of your neck.

Blair Upper Cervical care is a highly specialized system of locating and correcting nerve interference in the upper spine, also known as a subluxation, where we can specifically correct one area of the spine to allow the rest of the spine to become healthy and stable again, significantly reducing the amount of adjusting and intervention. The Blair technique utilizes precise imaging of the upper spine to determine which way the vertebrae has misaligned so that a precise and specific adjustment may be tailored and administered to that individual.

  • Precise imaging allows the Blair chiropractor to custom tailor the adjustment to your neck.
  • The adjustment is light force with no cracking, twisting or popping.
  • The Blair chiropractor uses objective tests to know when to adjust the neck.
  • That custom adjustment "holds" for long a long time, so your body is working at it's best for weeks, months or years so people do not need frequent adjustments.
  • The result is people enjoy better health, less pain, less illness and greater quality of life.

Visit the Blair Chiropractic website to learn more.