The different colored pins represent different upper cervical techniques and procedures. All of the clinics are endorsed by Dr. Bulow and the Revive team, but patients may have a preference in procedures. Any specific questions or inquiries can be sent to Dr. Bulow at DrBulow@ReviveUCC.com
Gold Pin: Upper Cervical Diplomate
Upper cervical diplomates are doctors that are not only certified in a given procedure,they have taken 3 years of additional study to better understand all the procedures available. This is generally a benefit for more complex cases, or patients looking to have integration between their upper cervical doctor and their other medical doctors and therapists.
Blue Pin: Blair / Toggle
Blair upper cervical is the primary procedure utilized in the Revive UCC clinic. Toggle is similar to the Blair method, but different in the types of x-rays taken. Both types of adjusting have the patient laying on their side, and the adjustment is a very quick and light impulse in the side of the neck. The head support shifts during the adjustment, which makes a noise, but there is no internal cracking or popping of the neck during the procedure.
Green: NUCCA / Grostic / QSM3
These procedures provide a gentle adjustment with the patient lying on their side. There is no quick impulse or movement of the table, but rather these adjustments often involve a light sustained pressure behind the ear. Sometimes multiple inputs of pressure from the doctor are applied during a clinical session.
Light Orange: Orthospinology / Atlas Orthogonal (AO) / Advanced Orthogonal (AdvO) / Evolutionary Percussive Instrument Corrections (EPIC)
The upper cervical procedures use instruments to adjust their patients. The adjustments are extremely gentle and similar to the majority of upper cervical procedures no bending or twisting of the neck is involved.
Knee-Chest procedures represent the original upper cervical approach developed in the early 1900’s. The technique involves a smaller, lower, table on which patients rest their head while kneeling on both knees. The procedure is done with the patient resting their head in a turned position, which is why this procedure will often (but not always) involve an audible cracking noise when performed.