Hello. I am Dr. Ryan Lawlor, a San Francisco chiropractor. I'm not your typical chiropractor. When you visit our office, we hope you do not need an adjustment. I know different, right? I specifically evaluate, measure and monitor autonomic-neurophysiology as head-neck alignment is related to maintaining normal body functions. I help people with migraines, headaches, TMJ dysfunction and most neurological disorders that often result from whiplash, concussion or minor traumatic events.
I practice a unique style of care called BLAIR upper cervical chiropractic. Adjustments do not require any popping, twisting or cracking.
The top two bones in the neck not only stack differently, but also have different motion then the other bones in the spine. When they lose their normal position, the lower brainstem can be affected and alter normal function.
When these top bones in your neck become misaligned, your head can shift off of it's center causing stress to the brain stem. Normal health functions can be effected and cause numerous health problems.
When the head is shifted off of the center of the top of the neck, the rest of the body will compensate for the shift of weight.
The hips and spine will begin to shift and twist in order to compensate, causing postural changes. The stress an tension on the muscles can cause pain anywhere in the body.