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Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Technique

Model of spineThe Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Technique is a specific system of examining and adjusting the upper cervical vertebrae of the spinal column. Particular attention is given to the first two cervical vertebrae, which are the atlas and axis. These are the most freely moveable vertebrae in the spinal column and the ones most commonly misaligned.

The atlas and axis are the only vertebrae in proximity to the brainstem, which consists of approximately 10 billion nerve fibers at this level. When these top two vertebrae misalign they interfere with the vital messages being sent to and from the brain to all parts of the body. Since they are the most freely moveable vertebrae in the spinal column, they are the ones that are most commonly misaligned.

A Precise Form of Analysis

The Blair Technique isn’t intended to diagnose or treat diseases or conditions, but to analyze and correct vertebral subluxations accurately, precisely and specifically. This method helps all the body’s intelligence to repair and maintain health from the inside. It utilizes precise x-rays of the upper cervical spinal area that will determine which way the vertebrae has misaligned. From there, a specific adjustment will be tailored to your body.

At Dr. Alex Bello – Blair Upper Cervical Health Care, we chose to specialize in the Blair Technique, as it’s a safe and gentle way to structurally realign the head and neck with great results.


  • Precise imaging allows Dr. Alex to custom tailor the adjustment to your neck.
  • No popping or twisting is involved in this light-force adjustment.
  • Dr. Alex uses objective tests to know when to adjust the neck.
  • Because the custom adjustment “holds” for long a long time, your body can work optimally for weeks, months or years so frequent adjustments aren’t needed.
  • You can enjoy improved health, less pain, fewer sick days and a greater quality of life.

Remember, structure determines function!

Even though the Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Technique is not to diagnose or treat diseases or conditions, getting adjusted is so important to allow the body’s intelligence to mend, repair and maintain its health. With that said, being adjusted with the Blair technique has improved conditions including vertigo, tinnitus, Meniere’s disease, migraines and headaches, high blood pressure, trigeminal neuralgia and more!

Our unique system of analyzing and correcting the cranio-cervical junction for misalignments is at the heart of what we do. We explain to the patient exactly what we are doing and why at every step of the appointment.

In addition to performing an exam, we take precise imaging (using the Cone-beam CT) of the upper spine to determine which way the vertebrae have misaligned so that a precise and specific adjustment may be tailored and given to each patient.

We go over all of our exam findings, including the digital X-rays and encourage questions from patients that want to learn more. If you are a new patient, be sure to read about what to expect on your first visits.

Success Story

I have been under the care of Upper Cervical docs for a number of years and I am a HUGE believer in the power it offers to optimum health and wellness naturally. Dr. Bello is extremely knowledgeable on not just upper cervical health, but overall HEALTH. He is a proponent of natural measures and practices what he preaches. I have had severe digestive issues and Dr. Bello has always been patient and relentless in trying to help me through Upper Cervical care. When I go in during a flare, his adjustment helps me within 24 hours. I’ve gone in with neck and back spasms, and again, his adjustments help my body naturally balance and release. The technique is minimally invasive, but truly life changing. There is NO popping, cracking, twisting, or stretching. After a very scientific review of images of your scull and neck, a specific adjustment is noted and applied to your upper cervical vertebrae ONLY. This is not your average Chiropractic practice, and I am so thankful for Dr. Bello for partnering with me on my path to wellness.” Amanda P.

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