A Gentle and Safe Form of Healthcare with Lasting Results
The upper cervical misalignment is the most complex and difficult region of the spine to align, but when correction is achieved the results can be simply amazing. Patients notice changes throughout their entire body as normal alignment and posture is restored. It takes a tremendous amount of training to deliver a quality NUCCA correction but hurting people need and deserve the best care possible and that’s why upper cervical doctors have dedicated their lives to the mastery of this procedure.
A Complex Problem
The weakest region of the human spine is where the head meets the neck! This is due to fact that half of all of our head movements occur between the head and top two vertebrae. Injury will buckle this region of the spine in very large and complex ways, tearing loose connective tissue, ligaments and muscles responsible for maintaining normal posture and head alignment.
The Bigger Picture
Injury to the upper neck has a global affect on the body. When the head shifts off the top of the neck due to injury, the body’s “righting reflex” moves the body into a distorted posture to bring the head back to level. This shift causes stress and miscommunication affecting posture control centers in the lower brainstem where it passes through the top vertebra. Posture muscles that run along one side of the spine pull harder than muscles on the other side resulting in the picture you see here.
How Did I Get This Way
As you can see here, injury also twists the upper neck adding to the complexity of the misalignment and compounding stress to the brainstem. The misalignment you see is the result of one or more past injuries.
Conditions that Respond Well
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Dr. Strazewski was great to work with, very knowledgeable and a true professional. After months of suffering from a painful neck, he was able to not only correct the issue but prevent it from returning!Jacqueline A Neck Pain Treatment
I had spent two years living in constant pain, all over my body, no rhyme or reason, no injuries, no known cause. After approximately 12 weeks of care with Dr. Matt I finally had relief --the aches and pains subsided! I'm now on a ‘maintenance’ plan with my care... And I am amazed at how good I feel after having felt so bad! No more constant pain and no more around-the-clock pain reliever! I would 100% +++ recommend Dr. Matt to anyone who is living with pain and wants relief.Stacie K Fibromyalgia
After a bad fall on my head from a horse 15+ years ago (I was wearing a helmet) Nothing broken, but a bad whiplash type injury. I have suffered chronic pain and limited range of motion ever since. I had physical therapy, ultrasound, chiropractics, massage therapy and yoga. All with limited results. But upper cervical care has changed my life within a few months. My pain is mostly gone and my range of motion in my neck is almost normal again. I can happily ride my horses and do my farm work with a smile instead of just enduring the lifestyle I've always loved. Many, many thanks, Dr. Matt, for helping me find myself, again. I thought my injuries were as good as they were going to get after all those years, but I'm glad to admit I was wrong, relief is available. I highly recommend him to anyone with a neck injury.Kelly S Head Injury/Whiplash
I was amazed with the results. After two knee replacements one of my legs was shorter than the other and I was walking with a limp and starting to have back trouble due to misalignment. With adjustments, Dr Matt was able to even my legs and relieve my back pain. It was amazing! After the adjustment and going into the resting room I could actually feel things moving and going into position. Since initially beginning with Dr Matt he has helped relieve headaches and assisted me with problems associated with diabetes. Recently, I have been in chemotherapy with lymphoma and he has been able to adjust me to not feel as many side effects from the chemo. I definitely would recommend anyone give it a try. If you have ever used another chiropractor you will be very pleasantly surprised how this gives relief.Beverly R Headaches/Low Back Pain
I have been going to Dr. Matt for several months seeking relief from neck pain, headaches, etc. I feel much better! Dr. Matt is knowledgeable and caring.Lorna L Neck Pain/Headaches
Dr. Matt is professional without being clinical. He always asks about my life when I see him. During my first appt. with him, Dr. Matt explained to me his approach to care. I have felt better since going to him.Mary Margaret P Neck Pain/Low Back Pain
The benefits of NUCCA are awesome! I had a serious injury and after going to countless doctors, a close friend recommended I see Dr. Matt. I highly recommend him. I think he is the best. He has helped me like I never thought was ever possible and has helped my family and friends. I am so thankful to my friend and Dr. Matt.Bonnie K Low Back/Hip Pain
My young son has been seeing Dr. Strazewski for almost a year now and he is awesome. My son has a rare condition PFAPA, and along with diet change, we've seen complete improvement thanks to Dr. Strazewski. Since NUCCA is such a special form of Chiropractics that not many people practice, we used to drive 45 minutes one way to be treated by Dr. Strazewski, so we are grateful that he is closer, but that alone I think is a testament to the value.Megan S Periodic Fever, Aphthous Stomatitis, Pharyngitis, Adenitis
I had lower back pain for 2 years and since going to Dr. Straz my pain is gone. Previously I went to other doctors yet none were able to keep me pain free. Dr. Straz also works with me to ensure my exercise program and lifestyle are geared towards a healthy back. I would refer anyone in need of a chiropractor to go and experience his excellent care!Jack W Low Back Pain