Upper Cervical Chiropractic Overview

A Patient's Perspective with Louella Harris
Founder; National Awareness Campaign for Upper Cervical Care, Inc.


Brain Messages Direct ALL Body Functions!
Research is showing that body imbalance and brain-to-body disruption of communication can cause or complicate all kinds of conditions. The following conditions are listed not because this procedure cures any of them, but because it demonstrates that the body can heal itself in many different ways if it is given what it needs to heal. The conditions listed below have been known to improve or be eliminated when different individuals have had their atlas and/or axis, (C1 and C2) corrected. This does not mean that these conditions will be eliminated in every person who has their Upper Cervical spine realigned. It does mean that if the condition is being caused or complicated by an atlas/axis being out of position, the condition is likely to improve or be eliminated once the bones are repositioned.

Whole Body CLARKHow Misalignment Affects the Whole Body
Misalignment of the bone structure of your head and neck irritates the nervous system causing muscular tension and translates into pain and suffering.


Please note that 2 people can be diagnosed with the same condition and after their atlas is corrected, the condition in one may be completely eliminated, while the same condition in the other person may improve only a little. Carpal tunnel is a good example of this. If the problem is actually in the wrist, then correcting the atlas may help the condition only minimally. If, on the other hand, the atlas is causing irritation in the nerves flowing down into the arm and into the wrist, the carpal tunnel is likely to improve remarkably. Note, however, that 99% of the people we have tested in our seminars around the country, have all been imbalanced with one short leg. Even the person who has carpal tunnel in the wrist from repeated use of the wrist and hands such as a typist or a factory worker, most likely has a misaligned atlas as well. Correcting the atlas and restoring brain-to-body communication and body balance will, at the very least, help them cope with their condition better.


"For the condition to improve or be eliminated, it has to be caused or complicated by a distortion or disruption of brain-to-body communication or by body imbalance."

Arthritis is another example of how 2 people with the same diagnosis may respond completely differently to the Upper Cervical procedure. If the arthritis in one is caused by a chemical imbalance, toxicity, or extreme stress, getting their atlas corrected may only help them cope better with that condition. On the other hand, another person with arthritis will respond to the point that he/she has little to no pain any more. The bottom line is this: For the condition to improve or be eliminated, it has to be caused or complicated by a distortion or disruption of brain-to-body communication or by body imbalance. If it is being caused by something else, such as a chemical imbalance, a genetic problem, or some other cause, then it may or may not respond.

Keep in mind, however, that if your atlas is out of position, having it repositioned can have wonderful side affects!! We often get reports of people who have undergone the Upper Cervical procedure for one condition, and as a result, have had other conditions be corrected. For example, a man in St. Pete, Florida who was having severe neck pain woke up one morning realizing that after a few weeks of Upper Cervical care, his allergies were no longer bothering him. Or the woman in Lakeland, FL who was having severe back pain and got under Upper Cervical care, noticed that her diabetes was getting under control. Or the woman in Tulsa, OK who underwent this type of health care for headaches and neck pain, and noticed after several weeks that her life-long problem with constipation was gone. She was having normal bowel movements for the first time in her life. The reports we get of wonderful side-effects goes on and on.
Body Imbalance CLARK

Head/Neck Misalignment (Body Imbalance)

When head tilt develops and the body becomes imbalanced, the spinal cord, just below the brain stem, becomes irritated, restricting or distorting the flow of healing messages from the brain to that part of the body serviced by these irritated nerves. This can cause pain and suffering and decrease the quality of your life.


Notice how one bone can affect the wellness of the body overall. When the atlas is out of position, it affects every other bone in the spine, causing body imbalance from head to toe. It also disrupts the brains ability to communicate adequately with different parts of the body. Every part of the body that is not getting proper brain messages is deteriorating. When Louella's atlas is out of its proper position she experiences all the following symptoms: shoulder pain and tension, sharp shooting pain in the neck and elbows, pain between the shoulder blades, low back pain, edema in the ankles, constipation, higher frequency of colds and flu, restless leg syndrome, inability to sleep deeply, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), loss of rotation of her neck, dizziness, loss of energy, and numbness and tingling in her hands and feet. When the position of her atlas is corrected, these symptoms either go away completely or diminish considerably. Because of the instability of her spine and her age, Louella does not believe that UC care will correct everything. However, she is very grateful for the fact that she is no longer in bed in agony, but able to fly around the country and spread the word about UC Health Care.

It is amazing how many symptoms can be traced back to Body Imbalance and Brain-to-Body disruption of communication. What symptoms are you experiencing? Is it possible that you also are suffering from body imbalance and a disruption in brain to body communication? List your symptoms below:

Body Balance CLARK

Head/Neck Proper Alignment (Body Balance)

When the body is balanced, spinal cord irritation and tension is removed. Proper communication from the brain to the affected areas of the body is restored. A balances body will maintain health at optimum level.


When an Upper Cervical Spinal Correction is made, Body Balance is restored. Stress, tension and pressure from the area below the Brain Stem are removed. This reactivates the flow of healing messages from the brain to the affected part of the body and immediately, the self-healing process begins. It is imperative that you have your atlas examined. It's role in overall health is so crucial, you need to at least rule at the possibility that a misaligned atlas is involved in your condition(s).


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