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The Origins of Upper Cervical Chiropractic: Tracing Back to the 19th Century

The Origins of Upper Cervical Chiropractic- Tracing Back to the 19th Century

Welcome to Hope Chiropractic in Southlake, Texas, where we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of care. One of the specialized forms of care that we offer is upper cervical chiropractic, which focuses on the top two vertebrae in the spine, known as the atlas and axis.

Many people wonder about the origins of upper cervical chiropractic and how it became a specialized field of study. In this blog post, we will trace back the history of upper cervical chiropractic to the 19th century.

Upper cervical chiropractic is a unique and specialized field of chiropractic care that focuses on the atlas and axis. These two vertebrae are responsible for supporting the head, allowing it to rotate and move in different directions.

Misalignments in the atlas and axis can lead to a wide range of health problems, including migraines, vertigo, and chronic pain.


The origins of upper cervical chiropractic can be traced back to the late 1800s when a Canadian doctor named B.J. Palmer began studying the relationship between the upper cervical spine and overall health.

Palmer believed that misalignments in the atlas and axis could cause a range of health problems and that correcting these misalignments could improve overall health and well-being.

Palmer’s theories and methods were revolutionary for the time, and he soon became known as the father of modern chiropractic. He opened the first chiropractic college in the United States and began training other doctors in his methods.

Over time, upper cervical chiropractic became a specialized field of study, with doctors all over the world focusing on the atlas and axis and the benefits of proper alignment.

At Hope Chiropractic, we specialize in upper cervical chiropractic care and use gentle, non-invasive techniques to correct misalignments in the atlas and axis.

Optimal health and wellness

Our goal is to help our patients achieve optimal health and wellness by restoring proper alignment and allowing the body to function as it should.

One of the biggest benefits of upper cervical care is that it is a safe and effective form of care that is suitable for patients of all ages. Unlike traditional chiropractic care, which involves twisting and cracking the spine, upper cervical care is gentle and non-invasive.

This makes it a great option for patients who are uncomfortable with traditional chiropractic techniques.

If you are interested in learning more about upper cervical chiropractic care or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joey Kramer, please contact us today.

We are proud to serve residents of Southlake, TX, Colleyville, TX, Grapevine, TX, North Richland Hills, TX, and other neighboring communities.

Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health and wellness through personalized, compassionate care. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and take the first step toward a healthier, happier you.