Our Full Life Family Chiropractic Mission

Is to help as many people as we can with upper cervical chiropractic care… especially children.

People are making the shift to healing from the inside-out, without drugs and surgery, and we want to help.
A clear nervous system from regular chiropractic care, with an emphasis on brainstem functioning, puts you and your family on the path toward health and healing.

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What is Upper Cervical Chiropractic?

Upper cervical chiropractic is an advanced specialty form of chiropractic with a history and development of over 100 years. The objective of this form of care is to identify and correct spinal misalignments of the upper neck, Atlas and Axis (C1 and C2), thereby removing pressure from the brainstem. Tension on the brainstem from misalignments impacts the way our brain functions, the overall expression of our health, and our ability to heal.

Here is BEFORE and AFTER a precise upper cervical chiropractic adjustment and the rebalancing of the nerve system. This is just one of the many objective measures we use to validate a positive change to your nerve system. 

What is a Vertebral

A subluxation is a condition in which the vertebrae of the spine are shifted out of their normal alignment resulting in a structural, circulatory, and neurologic compromise. Think of it as a sprained ankle in the neck, the ligaments and connective tissues have lost their integrity, leading to internal stress on the spinal cord.

Why is this Important?

Our team acknowledges and works with one of the major traditional Chiropractic principles- that life flows from the Inside-Out, and that our body is a self-healing organism. Life flows through our nerve system to sustain and coordinate the functioning of every cell in our body. Starting with the brain, it funnels through the opening at the base of the skull (foramen magnum) to form our brainstem. The brainstem is the most vital part of our neurology. It keeps us alive, which is why we often refer to it as “Houston Control” or the “Main Breaker Switch”. In fact, it is responsible for all the things you don’t need to think about. This includes your: immune system, metabolism, digestion, wake and sleep cycles, energy levels, gut health, respiration, and much more.

More than 450 million nerve fibers criss-cross at the brainstem and continue on as spinal cord, to supply life to every cell, tissue and organ in our body. The upper neck is also the most prone to injury, due to 50% of the rotation in the neck occuring at between C1 and C2. When these two vertebrae have been knocked out of position, MRI studies have also found that cerebral spinal fluid flow and blood flow in and out of the cranium become reduced. The brain consequently receives less oxygen and has a harder time eliminating metabolic waste product.

Perhaps your health issue is an expression of what’s going on on the inside, because a back problem can become a brain problem. Each time you visit the office, we assess the upper cervical spine to ensure that “Houston control” is free of nerve interference and operating at 100%.

The reason we frequently see results in the office- Our focus is not on popping the spine, but rather ensuring you have proper brain-body communication. Our approach to care is patient-centered, neurologically focused, precise, and gentle. We believe that upper cervical chiropractic changes lives and that people can live life more fully!


Your brain is the
boss of your body.


Your spinal cord is
your body's lifeline.


Your nerves are the
wiring system of your body.

It's Important Because The Body Depends On Adequate Nerve Flow To Function Properly.

How does someone get Subluxated?

A persons’ first subluxation typically occurs at birth when they were assisted out of the birthing canal, and it goes undetected for years. Many childhood health issues are related to birthing injuries, which is why we encourage parents to bring their children in to get checked. 

Other times,  sporting injuries, whiplash injuries from car accidents, slips falls and bumps, and even daily emotional and chemical stress cause subluxations.  

How does someone get Subluxated?

Subluxations may or may not cause symptoms and may go undetected for years, until a thorough chiropractic exam is done. The X-ray imaging reveals how long the subluxation has been present and how severe it is.

Are you struggling with any of these?

  • Neck and back tension
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Suppressed immune system
  • Digestive issues
  • Poor posture
  • Hip issues
  • Knee issues
  • Asthma
  • Tinnitus (ringing of ear)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Brain fog
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic Fatigue

How does Dr. Gigliotti adjust?

Dr. Gigliotti uses a combination of hand and instrument adjustments. This is determined when Dr. Gigliotti studies the x-ray images and decides what will work best with the biomechanics of your spinal misalignments. There is no twisting, cracking, or popping- upper cervical chiropractic is gentle and precise. The upper cervical method used is called the Blair technique.

Will I have the rest of my spine checked?

You will have your whole spine and nerve system assessed and adjusted appropriately. Dr. Gigliotti uses a combination of Thompson technique and instrument adjusting, to correct other spinal and pelvic misalignments. Of course, the upper neck must be free of spinal cord tension before lower regions of the spine can be corrected.

How to get started?


Book an appointment online or call our friendly front desk staff. Your first visit will take an hour. You can prepare by printing out the patient intake forms and filling them out at home or by filling them in-office 15 minutes before your scheduled time.


Day 1 is called Data-Collection day. A consultation and thorough chiropractic exam is conducted to see if you’re a good candidate for care and to see if we can help you.


On day 2, Upper cervical chiropractic X-ray images are obtained in-office and later studied by Dr. Gigliotti.


Dr. Gigliotti presents his findings to you, as well as a plan on what is necessary to recover. The exam, X-ray images, and plan are reviewed together in an easy to understand way. You are now ready to receive your first correction!

Book Today To Begin The Healing Journey- We Look Forward To Serving You

The nervous system controls every function of the human body. Regular Upper Cervical Chiropractic care can promote self-healing and help you live life to the fullest.

Dr. Joseph Gigliotti D.C.