Originally Posted by Mark in Idaho
The atlas to occiput joint does not pop like the lower joints do. Please be very careful with self adjustment to the cervical spine.
Is the NUCCA chiro treating your upper neck ? They use the posture measuring system to diagnose atlas (C-1) mal-alignment.
The NUCCA I saw had me ice before leaving his office because the adjustment he was trying to achieve was extremely sensitive to inflammation. Reducing inflammation maximized the value of each treatment.
the Nucca usually has me stand on a specialized scale that tells him how much weight im putting on each foot. when i first started it was like 18 lbs on my right foot now its down to less than 5
he usually just wiggles my shoulders and hips to see how tight i am and looks me over and has me lay down on my side on a special table declined and does these light twists and turns to my neck. he does it a few times to each side it seems
i keep telling him im getting pain from my neck literally right where the c1 is and he seems to be focus on my overall posture since my posture was pretty bad. i dont know if its all part of the program but tomorrow im telling him i want to focus on my neck or im going elsewhere
i can definitely feel a difference my overall posture is better but me having to go more than a few times is starting to make me feel like he may be delaying me for more visits. tommorow is gonna be make it or break it with him i think
also......he never took xrays he just used some weird posture computer tool thing should i be concerned with that