Upper Cervical Therapy
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Medico-Psychological Aspects of Upper Cervical Therapy

After the indication for upper cervical therapy has been ascertained and anamnestic details collected, the patient is expected to understand the expected anatomical and physiological events.

Since a change of unique character incurs within the organism, this must be treated with care from the medico-ethical point of view: The preliminary talk aims, among others, at attaining the patient's informed consent.

The proper therapy involves the digastric muscle rearrangement with accompanying diagnostics (rotation measurements, palpation). In this context, the emotional processing is to be attended appropriately and possible side effects are to be pointed out.

Accordingly, the method of upper cervical therapy is a complex medico-psychological method: Medical guidelines (therapeutic education, medical history, therapy accompanied by diagnostics, catamnestic exploration), and psychological needs (emotional attendance, anxiety reduction) are observed.

Many people are - perhaps due to negative experiences - very much afraid about a treatment in the craniocervical area. There often prevails an almost mystical attitude that this is such a sensitive area, that one could only worsen and never improve the condition. This great caution has been justified so far, because if one  carried out manipulations at the upper cervicals in ignorance of the anatomical facts presented here, the result is often a worsening of the condition (eg, increased dizziness, vitality reduction).

Basically, upper cervical therapy should be performed, only if complete freedom from fear and trust in the procedure was present.