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Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors work with the spine because it houses and protects the central nervous system that runs through it. That consists of the brain that sits on top of the skull, going through that first vertebrae, the brainstem. It continues down the spinal cord, and from that brainstem and spinal cord you have 31 pairs of nerves on both sides. Those nerves branch off into the major organs, muscles, tissues, glands, and even the cells are innervated.

When you trace the nerve back to the spine, the opening where that nerve comes out is made up to the bone above and the bone below. So if there is a misalignment of one or both of those vertebrae that could put pressure on that nerve, decreasing the function of wherever that nerve is going.
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Removing Interference & Restoring Function

As a chiropractor, Dr. Crawford’s job is to remove that interference, taking the pressure off the nerve. When that occurs you can experience closer to 100 percent function. Moreover, chiropractic care allows the defensive mechanism, which is pain, to dissipate or go away completely. While chiropractic does an excellent job of addressing pain, it does so much more; it can improve your overall health.
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Specializing in Upper Cervical Care

Blair Upper Cervical Technique is the primary method Dr. Crawford uses. This highly specific and gentle method is ideal for all ages. The technique focuses on the top part of the cervical spine where the atlas is found. This is considered the most important area of the spine due to the concentration of nerves that enter through it.

Conditions We See

Here are some of the many conditions that can benefit from our natural care:

  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc herniations
  • Ear infections
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Paresthesia
  • Sciatica
  • TMJ
  • And many more

Other Services

  • Nutritional counseling – to help patients improve their diet and health.
  • Red light therapy – to address neuropathy symptoms.

Other Methods

Dr. Crawford also uses the following:

  • Blair Upper Cervical Technique
  • Activator Methods®
  • Diversified
  • Thompson Drop
  • Trigger Point Therapy

Book an Appointment

Discover how chiropractic care may help you. Contact River City Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment!

Chiropractic Care | (208) 777-4000