Our Services

 

We are a NUCCA based practice. In our work, we aim to eliminate major interference to the expression of the body’s innate wisdom. Our goal is to help your body hold adjustments. Whether you are experiencing back pain, feeling out of alignment, or are just looking to improve your health, we can help.

Learn more about NUCCA.

 
 
 

Initial Visit

step one: Intake & assessment (approx. 90 minutes)

Dr. Ulysses manages an intimate practice. He cares deeply for all of his patients, which means you can expect to be heard and come away with a thorough and actionable treatment plan. A minor fall that happened 20 years ago could be related to what’s happening now. The body has a habit of hanging on to past traumas. Dr. Ulysses wants to be sure he has the full picture. Your first visit at Odyssey Chiropractic is an education process. Dr. Ulysses will learn about you and your health concerns, go over your comprehensive health history, discuss your health goals, and perform a thorough chiropractic physical examination. It will include postural analysis to identify asymmetries (imbalance), along with neurological and orthopedic exams. Please arrive 10 minutes early for paperwork.

step two: precision X-rays AND adjustment (approx. 90 minutes)

We will perform three precise x-rays to calculate the exact dimensions of your misalignment and measure your unique adjustment vector. The pictures of your spine are taken using a digital high frequency x-ray unit, which requires drastically less radiation exposure compared to traditional x-ray machines. Dr. Ulysses will then analyze these images to determine the specific nature of your upper cervical misalignment. With this information Dr. Ulysses can now safely deliver a precise adjustment or “correction” to realign your head and neck and restore postural alignment based on the specific calculations from your upper cervical x-rays. This is an accurate light touch applied to the Atlas bone located slightly below the ear. This specific method of care can be safer and more effective than traditional twisting or rotating of the patient’s head and neck during treatment.

Once the initial adjustment is made, two follow up X-ray films are taken immediately to determine if the adjustment is complete. The post X–ray analysis is used to determine if the Atlas was properly returned to its neutral position directly underneath the center of the skull.

X-rays are NOT taken during every visit. They are taken during the initial visit and when the spinal misalignment changes.

Expect to feel especially relaxed after your NUCCA adjustment. You’ll leave your first adjustment feeling confident that your body is beginning the healing process.

 
 

Follow Up Visits

After your initial visit, you’ll receive an assessment and a specific plan of action to reach your health goals. Our goal is to make a lasting correction, not repetitive adjustments. At Odyssey Chiropractic, we will closely monitor your body’s ability to maintain spinal alignment over your first month of care. Keep in mind that these appointments aren’t necessarily to “adjust” you, but rather to monitor how well your correction is holding in place.

One difference at Odyssey Chiropractic is that you will only receive a correction if it is found that your body has slipped out of alignment. Keep in mind that generally the longer your body holds its adjustment,, the greater your body is healing. – the longer your body can maintain proper structural alignment, the better your body is able to maintain proper nervous system function and facilitate reversal of the degenerative processes. As your body starts to heal, you can expect total body posture and balance improvement, greater stability to the spine and adjustments that hold longer with fewer visits. Our goal is to get your body stable enough to dramatically decrease your visit frequency, eventually reaching the point of only needing a few “spinal check-ups” per year. Aside from the first two visits, most appointments at Odyssey Chiropractic will be 20 minutes.

 
 
 

Correction of the Atlas Subluxation Complex can help patients with a wide range of problems, including:

Neck and back pain

Headaches and Migraines

Hypertension

Chronic pain or stress

Leg and arm numbness

Scoliosis

 

TMJ

Fibromyalgia

Sinus and allergy problems

Herniated disc

Seizures

Depression

 

Attention Deficit Disorder

Hormonal imbalance

Athletic and auto injuries

Bed wetting

Cerebral Palsy

Multiple Sclerosis

Arthritis

 
 
 

Vertebral subluxation

A misalignment of one or more of the 24 vertebra in the spinal column which causes alteration of nerve function and interference to the transmission of mental impulses, resulting in a lessening of the body’s innate ability to express its maximum health potential.

 

Adjustment

The adjustment is a specific gentle pressure behind the ear to facilitate the body's correction of vertebral subluxation. Our chiropractic method of correction is by specific adjustments of the first vertebra, the Atlas.

 

health

The state of optimal physical, mental and social well being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.