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The Society of Chiropractic Orthospinology, Inc. will promote quality upper cervical chiropractic through institutional education of the Orthospinology procedure, public awareness, and the conducting or support of research. 

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Diplomate of Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures

Kudos and a collective "Hi Pi" to the ICA’s Council for Upper Cervical Care and especially to our own Drs. Julie Mayer Hunt and Bo Rochester for the January inaugural of the Diplomate of Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures advanced degree program. The DCCJP is a 306 hour advanced degree program that has been in development since the Council was created in 2008. Twenty five monthly seminars over a three year period are required to complete the degree.

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Trigeminal Neuralgia

Listen to the amazing recovery from Trigeminal Neurology this Orthospinology patient relates after a cocktail of pharmaceuticals lead to progressively higher doses and Micro Vascular Decompression Craniotomy made her TN so severe she became suicidal. Internet searches lead her to a "pseudo" upper cervical chiropractor who adjusted her upper cervical spine without radiographs and increased her pain further. As a last resort, she found a certified Orthospinologist who x-rayed, analyzed the radiographs, and initiated a series of upper cervical adjustments which enabled her to return to a normal life complete with kisses from her kids.

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Landmark Upper Cervical Safety and Efficacy Study

Adding to the growing body of evidence supporting the safety, efficacy, efficiency and patient satisfaction regarding upper cervical chiropractic techniques is the recent publication of "Symptomatic reactions, clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction associated with upper cervical chiropractic care: A prospective, multicenter, cohort study". This latest research project, by the 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 (SMT), while further documenting its remarkable effectiveness and efficiency.

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