What makes QSM3 different than other upper cervical procedure?
Before the founding of QSM3, ‘single bone (atlas) out of place’ was the main philosophy for most upper cervical procedures. Don’t get me wrong, the ‘single bone out of place’ treatment technique has shown positive result to remove nerve interference and somewhat change posture. However, there is a limitation with this philosophy in which it cannot fully restore posture ‘on-center position.’ Muscles and ligaments holding the right position to support the spine and entire body is called tensegrity structure.
The tension (ligaments/muscles) and integrity (bones) make up the spine structure. In the muscular system, very thin sheath present in every single muscle of the body called myofascial envelope. The myofascial envelope is connected like the train track from back of the head down to the heel called the anatomy train.
Our posture is supported by tensegrity structure and myofascial envelope. If you experience trauma to the body, the body reacts to the trauma and alter the structure to protect important organ. Therefore, the tension pathway is builds on myofascial envelope to adapt to the structural changes. Upper cervical area is the conjunction area of tension pathway. Because of unique structure of the atlas, the force travels down the body releasing tension throughout the anatomy train.
In the past, X-ray was mandatory to determine the need to give an upper cervical adjustment for the patient. However, since QSM3 is not adjusting a single bone into a place, the posture measurement reading decides how and where to correct the tension pathway.
In conclusion, the QSM3 is precise, scientific, and a progressive upper cervical chiropractic procedure.