Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

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Health Conditions and Chiropractic

To put it simply, what does Cell replication, gene expression, organ function, programmed cell death, hormone production, our sense of spacial awareness, healing, immune and mental health all have in common? 

They are all controlled by the nervous system.


The nervous system (brainstem, spinal cord and nerves) is what controls all aspects of health. Our health is dependent on the proper function of our nervous system.  


This is the key in getting to the root cause
of body malfunction and illness

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How will Upper Cervical Care affect me?

Upper cervical care (UCC) focuses on restoring brain to body communication. Making sure the nervous system is working optimally. Specifically the Autonomic nervous system.

The question is what can cause harm to our nervous system. 


It’s called a Vertebral Subluxation. When the bones of the spine, specifically  the first two bones of the spine the Atlas (C1) and Axis (C2), shift, twist or jerk out of normal or right position, producing a "kink". These bones get stuck and remain in that abnormal position in relation to the other bones immediately above or below it. 


A VERTEBRAL SUBLUXATION IS INITIALLY CAUSED BY ANY PHYSICAL TRAUMA OR INJURY. Including but not limited to, Auto accidents (major or minor fender benders) slip and falls, sports injuries, concussions, neck whiplash and or any head, shoulder or spinal trauma. Emotional and chemical trauma also play a role.


Once the Subluxation is present it can cause moderate to severe pressure and irritation to the spinal cord and interferes with nerve signaling, causing malfunction at a cellular level. 


Due to the bio-mechanics of the spine this Subluxation causes compensatory misalignments all the way down the spine even to the pelvis and hip joints. Leading to what is called body imbalance. A lot of the structural issues such as, headaches, neck pain, mid to low back pain,  shoulder pain, hip pain, knee pain and feet pain are caused by this body imbalance. 


This body imbalance causes the weight of our head to be thrown off the center of gravity, causing brain imbalance. Our body tries to bring the head back to the center of gravity by causing the spine to shift, twist and cause muscles to contract all the way down the spine. 


Therefore, removing Vertebral Subluxations through Spinal corrections affect the function of our entire bodies. Making  our bodies heal more efficiently and function at it's optimum.

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Secondary Dysautonomia caused by Vertebral Subluxations

A variety of different conditions can arise due to the autonomic nervous system being affected, including but not limited to:

  • Lightheadedness and fainting
  • Tachycardia (abnormally fast heart rate)
  • Chest pains
  • Migraines/Frequent headaches
  • Stomach upset
  • Shaking
  • Easily exhausted by exercise
  • Over-sensitivity to temperatures
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Resting tachycardia (fast heart rate)
  • Orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure changes based on body position)
  • Constipation
  • Breathing problems
  • Spinal Pain
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Sudomotor (sweating) dysfunction


If you or someone you know deal with the symptoms above, or may have suffered previous trauma, you may have a Subluxation present. 

Please share this information with them as they may be searching for answers on how to get and feel better naturally.

The Procedure

Check out this short video to see how we adjust the spine and why a specific upper cervical correction is so crucial to overall health.

What people are saying about their experience

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TMJ & Digestive Issues

"Since starting care only 2 months in, I have not taken a single pain pill, the acid reflux that I suffered with for 10 years subsided and I no longer need daily medication for it or for my allergies.  These positive changes have given me a sense of freedom that I did not have before.”    - Courtney Satterfield

Hip pain & Interrupted sleep

"I dealt with neck pain, low back and hip pain for years. My pain got so bad, I had to go to the emergency room, but nothing helped. Since starting care I am now able to be more active, have better sleep, no pain, better sinuses, better balance and is able to stand for long periods of time at work without any issues." - Kai Barnes

Anxiety & Headaches

"I have more energy, more flexibility and easier movements.  My health has drastically improved and I no longer need to take Tylenol or anxiety medication like before. I am able to work and play without having to take breaks. My function has improved and I am able to concentrate better without the pain my body was in before."  - Melissa Leinweber

Dizziness, Migraines & Mental Fog

"This care allowed me to have fun with my baby again, think clearly, and have more energy to chase my daughter around or play dress up." - Darlene Witham

Neck pain & Balance Issues

“After staring care, I noticed more range of motion in my neck, no more pain and my whole body just felt better. I was sleeping better and felt good physically and mentally. I used to take melatonin to sleep at night, but since I have been getting care I do not need to anymore. I also no longer get headaches and have not had any balance issues."    - Javier Cabral

Low back pain

"Dr. Miranda and staff are such a very unique caring bunch and the very best what they do! Dr. Miranda is a mindful individual who listens to your concerns and needs, gives you the best possible educational advice and I love that about her. She has improved my quality of life tremendously in such a short period I will never be able to repay her! She is truly a specialist in her field of Cervical Spinal Care!" - Deborah M. Hoback

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Essence of Life Spinal Care

5811 Memorial Highway, Suite 106 Tampa, Florida 33615, United States

Phone: (813) 330-0232 Fax: (813) 345-4075

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