• Orthospinology is a gentle form of chiropractic that aligns the upper cervical spine to enhance health, reduce pain and ease chronic health problems.
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  • Orthospinology has a proven track record with complex ailments where surgery and medication have failed.
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  • Orthospinology doctors are providing pain relief and improving health across the US, Canada & throughout the world.
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  • Orthospinology is a gentle form of chiropractic that aligns the upper cervical spine to enhance health, reduce pain and ease chronic health problems.
    Learn more »
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  • Orthospinology has a proven track record with complex ailments where surgery and medication have failed.
    View success stories»
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  • Orthospinology doctors are providing pain relief and improving health across the US, Canada & throughout the world.
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An Upper Cervical Chiropractic Specialty

The Society of Chiropractic Orthospinology is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting one of the greatest health care procedures in the world. This procedure, based on the original work of the late Dr. John F. Grostic, involves the correction of the misalignment of the upper cervical spine, also known as the Occipito-Atlanto-Axial Subluxation Complex, and its influence on the central nervous system, body balance and general health. Since its inception over 70 years ago, this upper cervical procedure has helped millions of people overcome countless health problems.

Read a review of the latest published research supporting the safety and efficacy of our technique here.

  • Landmark Upper Cervical Safety and Efficacy Study

    Landmark Upper Cervical Safety and Efficacy Study

    A recently published study by prolific Orthospinologists Kirk Eriksen D.C. and Roderic “Bo” Rochester D.C. uniquely validates and differentiates upper cervical chiropractic care from other chiropractic techniques and spinal manipulative therapy.
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

    Trigeminal Neuralgia

    A young nurse suffered from debilitating pain caused by Trigeminal Neuralgia. She was treated with a cocktail of pharmaceuticals and even brain surgery, but nothing cured the pain. She finally visited an Upper Cervical chiropractor who practices the Orthospinology technique and is now pain-free.
  • Diplomate of Chiropractic Upper Cervical Procedures

    Diplomate of Chiropractic Upper Cervical Procedures

    The ICA’s Upper Cervical Council is very excited about the launch of the Diplomate of Chiropractic Upper Cervical Procedures (DCUCP) program. The program will provide an avenue to develop a group of highly educated doctors with a specialty in upper cervical chiropractic.