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You’ll Be Surprised What Can Be Fixed By Visiting An Upper-Cervical Chiropractor

Long neck Giraffes with top hats, bow ties, and monocles. Very silly.
Neck pain illustrated in animation

How It Works

Upper Cervical Chiropractic works by targeting the root cause of the problem - the neck.


Everything in your body is controlled by your brain.
Including things like the immune system and hormones.

Your brain uses your spine to talk to your body.
The brain talks with the rest of your body through nerve fibers. This makes up the nervous system.

The weakest part of your spine is your neck.
The most important part of the spinal cord is also at the top where over ten billion nerves come together in an area the size of your thumb. 


Sometimes your neck can become misaligned.
The top bone in your neck can slightly dislocate from the head, creating a misalignment. 

As a result your body will change your posture to protect your neck.
In order to reduce some of the interference to nerves the body will change its posture to protect the nerves in the neck. Many symptoms are related to this change in posture. This is the Vertebral Subluxation. 

This can cause all kinds of problems.
Symptoms of this problem can be almost anything. Most noteworthy low back pain, pain between the shoulders, neck pain, and headaches, but any breakdown in health may be a result of the Vertebral Subluxation. 


That’s where I come in!

Upper cervical chiropractors (like me) treat the problem at the source - the neck.
Once the blockage at the top of the neck is removed there is no longer any reason for the body to compensate with bad posture and so it begins to grow back into its normal shape. 

We use simple procedures and usually it only takes one visit.
Most people report that the first adjustment was so gentle they couldn't tell that something had actually happened until the symptoms started to go away. 

"Least invasive chiropractor ever! He just lines everything up on your spine and pops you back into place. No bone cracking or trauma at all! At first I didn't think he did anything but then I had to adjust all the mirrors in my car because I was sitting up straight, haha! I've been back a few times over the years always a great experience."

Common Symptoms

If you or someone you know suffers from these common symptoms, it might be time to give upper cervical chiropractic a chance.


  • Hip Pain
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Facial Pain
  • Neck Pain

"Dr. Elder has helped me get rid of my headaches. I have been out of pain for over a year thanks to him.   I cant say enough how he has helped me.   I would recommend him to anyone in pain.
Thank You


  • High Blood Pressure
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Scoliosis
  • Migraine, Tension, and Cluster Headaches
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Sleeping Disorders
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia

"My 12 year old daughter has RSD (chronic pain) and before she saw Dr. Elder, she wasn't able to sleep without waking up in pain during the night. After Dr. Elder adjusted her, she had dramatic improvement. It was the first time she was able to sleep all night in a very long time.

Dr. Elder's personality is wonderful. He explains everything to the kids so they understand it and also discusses with the parents any questions we have. He is excellent with both children and adults.

My daughter especially loves the massage therapy by Elisabeth through Dr. Elder's office. I am very thankful to him and his team for the care they provide!"


  • Numbness & Tingling
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Whiplash
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Colic
  • Blurry Vision
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle Weakness or Stiffness
  • Indigestion
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Dizziness
  • Pinched Nerves


Minimum Appointments. Maximum Results.

Due To The Precision And Accuracy Of The Analysis And Adjustment, Many Patients Require Significantly Fewer Adjustments Than With Most Other Chiropractic Techniques

Have A Question?


Meet Dr. Elder

Your Local Family Chiropractic. Specializing in the upper cervical technique.


Dr Gordon Elder has been a licensed upper-cervical chiropractor for over 15 years.

"Dr. Elder has been my chiropractor for 5 years now. I can't imagine what I would be like without upper cervical chiropractics. I've had a lot of back issues throughout my adult life. This type of chiropractics has healed all of them from herniated discs to a weird rash, even my son's scoliosis. Thank you Dr. Elder for all you've done for me and my family!!! You keep us "balanced""


Dr. Elder graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cleveland Chiropractic College's Los Angeles Campus in December of 1999.  In addition to his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree, he holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Biology, is a Fellow of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and is an Advanced Instructor for the Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Society.

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