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Symptoms Upper Cervical Care Treats


Symptoms may be structural:

  • Involving the muscles, joints, and discs of your neck, back, and pelvis
  • From the uneven stress on the spinal disc from misalignment
  • Can also involve shoulders, hips and knees
  • SYMPTOMS: Stiffness, cramping, pain, numbness, tingling, shaking, lack of sensation, weakness, inflammation and degeneration

Symptoms may be related to the Nervous System:

  • Mechanical tension on your brain, brain stem, spinal cord and the nerves exiting your spine 
  • SYMPTOMS: seizures, learning disabilities, emotional disturbances, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches and disequilibrium 

Symptoms may be related to Functions Regulated & Controlled by the Nerves:

  • Respiratory Complications (allergies, asthma, and shortness of breath)
  • Digestive Disturbances (acid reflux, indigestion, IBS, spastic colon)
  • Circulatory Problems (cold hands or feet)
  • Reproductive Problems (dysmenorrhea, infertility, ED)
  • Hormone Imbalances
  • Weakened body functions also sets the stage for infections and disease and reduces the body's natural ability to heal from them
  • Loss of normal functioning of nerves can limit the ability of the body to heal from trauma and disease - correcting the spinal misalignment is not a treatment for cancer, diabetes or Parkinson's disease, but a normally functioning nervous system is necessary to allow the body to effectively deal with these and many other diseases

Desiring Health Specific Chiropractic

Chiropractor located in Fredericksburg, VA

Desiring Health Specific Chiropractic serves patients in the Fredericksburg, VA and surrounding Northern Virginia areas like Stafford, King George, Falmouth, and Spotsylvania. They are proud to offer a wide range of chiropractic care, including Upper Cervical Care, Fibromyalgia treatment, Neck Pain treatment, Chiropractic care, Migraine treatment, Whiplash treatment, Back Pain care, and Nutrition counseling. Desiring Health Specific Chiropractic is focused on providing the customized care that each patient needs. Upon arriving at the facility, the chiropractic care provider will discuss each patient's concerns with them. That will be followed by a hands-on examination. During this exam, Dr. Exume will seek to identify the exact cause of the symptoms. While treating just the symptoms can work for the short term, it does nothing to resolve the real problem. Chiropractic adjustments can address the problem directly where it originates, allowing the patient to get free from pain at last.

At Desiring Health Specific Chiropractic, the goal is to serve each and every patient with dedication, honesty, and a high level of specific expertise. Patients are more than just numbers at Desiring Health Specific Chiropractic. Call anytime for an appointment.

What we offer

Conditions we Treat

What is Upper Cervical Care?

What is Upper Cervical Care?

"Visualize stacking up dominoes and putting a bowling ball on top. Biomechanically, that’s the structure we are working with, and the critical area is right there at the base of the skull.

If you look at the way that it’s designed and put together, that’s the critical area that will discern where the weight of the head is being carried. And if you center that, the rest of the spine can balance with it."

- Dr. Julie Mayer Hunt


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Listen to real patient testimonials about how Upper Cervical Care helped them with a wide array of problems including Fibromyalgia, Neck Pain & Migraines, as well as Lower Back Pain.


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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

We do not accept Medicare or Medicaid.

No Insurance

No Insurance? No Worries! Flexible payment programs can be arranged for you to receive the care you need. We also offer customized family plans that are specific to you and your family. Please call us if you have any questions!

FS & HSA Accepted

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are tax-advantaged benefit programs allowing employees to use pre-tax money to pay for eligible healthcare expenses. Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are similar to FSAs except unspent funds roll over and accumulate every year.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
United Healthcare

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Jean Exume is the best! He is careful, thorough, knowledgeable, patient, and talented at his job."

    A. G.
  • Google+

    "I highly recommend Upper Cervical care. It's a very specialized form of care... After a few visits with Dr. Jean, the headaches are gone and my back is so much better."

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "As I continue treatment, I continue to feel better. I am so thankful for Dr. Jean and upper cervical care!"

    T. D.
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Desiring Health Specific Chiropractic
4107 Plank Rd
Suite A
Fredericksburg, VA 22407