“Discovering the power of chiropractic was a gift. Sharing the power of chiropractic is a blessing.”
Dr. Wood is one of a few Chiropractors in Colorado who offers the Orthospinology Technique along with a variety of other Chiropractic Adjusting Techniques.
Orthospinology is a sub-specialty of the chiropractic profession, focusing on aligning the upper cervical spine. It is one of several upper cervical procedures utilizing radiographs (x-ray films) of the top two bones of the neck and the base of the skull (the upper cervical spine) to determine a misalignment or subluxation that may create irritation of and thereby, interference to, the functioning of your nervous system.
Through a cascade of adverse physiological events, this misalignment may manifest in a variety of unhealthy consequences due to the special characteristics of this area of the spine. The anatomy of this region of the spine is unique in many ways. For example, there are only two vertebrae in the spine with names; the first and topmost, or C-1 vertebra, is called the Atlas, because as in Greek Mythology, he held up the world, or in this case, the eight to twelve pound world known as your head, and the second, or C-2 vertebra, is called the Axis, because it is the axis of rotation of your head and much of your neck.
This area is also the most mobile of the spine and is without interlocking joints, meaning that traumatic forces, such as falls, repetitive motion or motor vehicle crashes, can easily misalign the upper cervical spine. These traumatic events can occur in childhood, as early as the birthing process, when the head is pulled to birth the child, or in subsequent childhood traumas such as in learning to crawl, walk or ride a bike. Skiing, skateboards, boats and wake-boards, football, soccer, basketball and baseball all contribute to a child’s likelihood of becoming misaligned or subluxated, not to mention the ubiquitous trampoline and failed gymnastic endeavors. The ever present cell phone, cradled between the ear and shoulder producing extreme head tilting, or the chronic forward head posture so common when young people text, may also cause, but more likely, exacerbate misalignments of the upper cervical spine. Those less fortunate to have had motor vehicle trauma or moderate to severe blows to the head are at increased risk to suffer from the adverse health consequences of the Occipito-Atlanto-Axial Subluxation Complex or simply put, the misalignment of the upper cervical spine.
Wood Chiropractic is the place to go for all your chiropractic needs! Staff is extremely friendly and welcoming and Dr. Wood does an amazing job! Highly recommend to anybody in need of chiropractic service! I was in a car accident and Dr. Wood was patient and immediately after my first visit I felt a little bit of relief. And as time went he gave us exercises to do at home and recommendations and helped me in this healing process after my accident!
– Kasey M.
This is the first time for me seeing a chiropractor and the experience has been wonderful. With this being my first pregnancy also and lower back pain I knew I had to do something. I recommend Dr.Wood! He has helped me so much already. Knew exactly the spot and what was wrong without being able to take X-rays. Definitely recommended !
– Samantha C.
I am a very long time patient of Wood Chiropractic. Dr. Wood is incredibly knowledgeable, well trained, creative, and really listens to the patient. It takes regular maintenance to keep me going on many levels, and Chris is an invaluable piece in the medical/body care that does so very much for me. Everyone in the office is professional, friendly, and caring. I really wholeheartedly recommend Wood Chiropractic!
– Bonnie B.
Dr. Wood is very professional and every visit is personalized to your needs. The staff is amazing too! Great for our entire family.
– Crystal C.
3473 Main Ave Suite 15 Durango, CO 81301
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