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Upper cervical chiropractic focuses on fixing misalignments at the top of the spinal column that can cause issues throughout the body. If you have back pain, headaches or nervous system and brain disorders, this chiropractic treatment can help you find permanent relief. If you need upper cervical chiropractic services in Yonkers, come to Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York.

What Does an Upper Cervical Chiropractor Do?

An upper cervical chiropractor performs a specialized chiropractic treatment developed by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). This treatment type is rare because only a few hundred chiropractors worldwide have the necessary training to perform the procedure.


Upper cervical chiropractors focus on correcting misalignments — also called subluxations — in the C-1 vertebra, which is the highest bone in the spine and the first bone in the cervical spine. This vertebra has no disc above or below, allowing unrestricted head movement. This freedom of rotation can also cause this bone to shift out of place more quickly, creating a compression of the brain stem and misalignments that radiate down the spine.


To correct these issues, an upper cervical chiropractor takes precise measurements and uses small, gentle head and neck adjustments to return the C-1 vertebra to its proper place.

  • Your First Appointment

    Upper cervical chiropractic care starts with a diagnostic visit to understand your current spinal alignment. This appointment has four main parts:   — New patient forms: You will spend about 15 to 20 minutes filling out forms from the reception staff.   — Consultation: You will share your goals for treatment and current well-being with a chiropractor.   — Examination: A chiropractor will test your reflexes, range of motion and neurological function to determine your overall wellness.   — Diagnostics: Using precise X-rays and other spinal diagnostic tools, your chiropractor will collect data to help develop a care plan. After a diagnostic visit, you will meet with a chiropractor again to discuss the findings and explain future steps. After discussing your results, you can begin treatment, including adjustments, stretches and exercises.

Conditions Upper Cervical Chiropractic Can Help

Subluxations in the spine, especially near the brain stem, can cause or worsen many medical issues. These misalignments may occur due to genetics, a previous injury or bad posture. Upper cervical chiropractic care can help with nervous system problems like allergies, fibromyalgia and trigeminal neuralgia. It can also aid in muscular and spinal problems like scoliosis and chronic back pain.


Like other chiropractic treatment methods, the NUCCA technique can correct numbness, pinched nerves and pain. Because this method also reduces pressure on the brain stem, it can solve or reduce many health problems throughout the body.

Convenient and Effective Upper Cervical Care in Yonkers

If you have chronic pain or other medical issues and have searched for a solution, upper cervical care may help you feel better. Dr. Gertner at Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York uses a precise treatment method to correct misalignments and provide lasting relief so you can live pain-free.


Our friendly staff can help you set up appointments that fit your schedule with flexible and same-day appointments. Get started today by contacting us online to learn more.

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Dr. George Gertner is a family man, healer, philanthropist, author of “The Gift of Hope”, public speaker, and founder of one of the world’s busiest Upper Cervical Chiropractic clinics.

After receiving his bachelors degree in biology from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY Dr. Gertner moved to Atlanta, GA to attend Life University. Before graduation, Dr. Gertner had a severe injury to his lower back. Traditional chiropractic procedures were not providing relief until he met a chiropractor that specialized in NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association.)

Then he spent the next two years mentoring from one of the best Upper Cervical doctors; learning in the same office that helped change his life. After two years, Dr. Gertner returned home to New York to open his own office. He currently is one of less than 300 NUCCA chiropractors worldwide.

Dr. Gertner has been featured numerous times in Chiropractic Monthly Magazine for his expertise in treating Trigeminal Neuralgia and Myofascial Pain. Dr.Gertner has lectured locally and nationwide discussing various symptoms using the Upper Cervical technique.

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