BLAIR Upper cervical chiropractic

Important Update 28/04/2024

Dr Oscar Finn currently has a wait list for new Upper Cervical patients as of 28/04/2024

If you have been referred to our practice for Upper Cervical Chiropractic from a Neuromuscular Dentist, Neurologist or ENT – please call our reception staff to triage your referral if urgent

Sims & Finn Chiropractic Frankston

03 5902 7081


Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a specific technique of analyzing and adjusting the craniocervical junction and upper cervical spine. This technique places a significant focus on the first and second cervical vertebra as they both possess the greatest range of motion in the spinal column, and share a close proximity to the brain stem.

The Blair technique is an examination driven approach that does not involve cracking, popping or twisting of your cervical spine (neck). As part of the Blair technique we use a very specific series of neurological tests and detailed radiographs that allow us to engineer a precise and gentle correction to the neck that is unique to each individual’s anatomical structure.

Upper cervical chiropractic is a health care procedure that has one focus – to locate, assess, and adjust structural misalignments in the cervical spine to restore normal joint biomechanics with the ultimate aim of normalizing the relationship between the spine and the nervous system. 

The Blair Upper Cervical Technique is not used to treat diseases, it is used to maximize the body’s ability to function normally. In this process many different diseases, symptoms, and conditions can improve or remit. We most commonly see patients with presentations of:

  • Vertigo
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Aural fullness
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Eustachian tube dysfunction
  • Trigeminal neuralgia


Dr Oscar Finn (Chiropractor) is one of a few chiropractors in Victoria that has undergone Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic education, and has onsite digital x-ray facilities for the imaging of Blair Chiropractic Radiographs.

Prior to starting Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic care, Dr Oscar strongly recommends and advocates a pre-consultation conference to determine whether this technique and approach is appropriate for your specific health care presentation.

Please call or email our friendly reception staff to organise a time for your pre-consultation conference.


Fees

  

Initial consultation + Examination + Blair Specific Digital x-rays – $435

Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Adjustment – $87 (increasing to $95 01/06/2024)

Scanning Check – $35

Updated Radiographs – $65

*Please note we are unable to accept TAC, DVA or Work Cover funding; payment is due when services are rendered.


 

Research

(1) Ann Ital Chir. 2015 May-Jun;86(3):192-200.Preliminary results after upper cervical chiropractic care in patients with chronic cerebro-spinal venous insufficiency and multiple sclerosis. Mandolesi S, Marceca G, Moser J, Niglio T, d’Alessandro A, Ciccone MM, Zito A, Mandolesi D, d’Alessandro A, Fedele F.

(2) Demetrious J. (2007). Post-traumatic upper cervical subluxation visualized by MRI: a case report. Chiropractic & osteopathy, 15, 20. doi:10.1186/1746-1340-15-20

(3) Upper Cervical and Upper Thoracic Thrust Manipulation Versus Nonthrust Mobilization in Patients With Mechanical Neck Pain: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial Published: Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 2012 Volume:42 Issue:1 Pages:5–18 DOI:10.2519/jospt.2012.3894

(4) Johnston, J. L., Daye, P. M., & Thomson, G. T. (2017). Inaccurate Saccades and Enhanced Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex Suppression during Combined Eye-Head Movements in Patients with Chronic Neck Pain: Possible Implications for Cervical Vertigo. Frontiers in neurology, 8, 23. doi:10.3389/fneur.2017.00023

(5) Bakris, G., Dickholtz, M., Meyer, P. et al. Atlas vertebra realignment and achievement of arterial pressure goal in hypertensive patients: a pilot study. J Hum Hypertens 21, 347–352 (2007) doi:10.1038/sj.jhh.1002133

(6) Chung, J and O’Connell, C, (2017), “Resolution of Symptoms in a Patient Suffering From Meniere’s Disease Following Specific Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Study and Review of Literature,” Journal Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, January 2, 2017

(7) Djordje, R., Nenad, I., Jovo, K., Dragan, S., Želimir, A., Slobodan, T., … Petar, O. (2014). Incidence and distribution of extravascular compression of extracranial venous pathway in patients with chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency and multiple sclerosis. Phlebology, 29(7), 476–479.

(8) Richerson A, Varnum C and Alcantara J (2019), “Resolution of Chronic Migraines and Neck Pain in a 23-Year-Old Female Following Chiropractic Care for Vertebral Subluxations: A Case Study and Review of the Literature,” Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, July 2019, pp. 90 – 103

We are excited to have you as a patient at Sims & Finn Chiropractic

Our goal is to assess you thoroughly to determine if you have a structural shift in your spine causing secondary condition (symptoms).
We then explain and provide you with care options. We customise a plan of care for you, taking into consideration your age, health and lifestyle factors.
Once we have worked together to create the necessary health improvements, we will assist you in choices to maintain the corrections you have achieved.

All major health funds accepted

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