A traditional full spine Chiropractic examination is performed to assess the spine for misalignments in the lower spine and/or extremities. Dr. Peterson has developed a combination of specialized tests compiled from the numerous traditional Chiropractic techniques he is certified in. These tests will help him to determine how the upper cervical complex is affecting the function of the rest of the spine and nervous system.
Dr. Peterson is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraine headaches, chronic neck and back pain, fibromyalgia, allergy and sinus problems and temporomandibular joint disorders.
Chiropractic adjustments are created to manipulate vertebrae that have abnormal movement patterns, or which fail to function properly. Chiropractic adjustment, also known as chiropractic manipulation, or spinal manipulation, is a therapeutic treatment. When you receive an adjustment, our doctor will manipulate the vertebrae essentially realigning them and relieving the pain and tension that results from improper spine alignment or movement. It is very common that patients who receive this treatment will experience a sensation of relief. Your chiropractic adjustment may also be performed in conjunction with soft tissue therapy or another relaxation treatment.