What To Expect

Consultation with Our Rochester Upper Cervical Chiropractor

1st Visit: Patient Forms

Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your major complaints.


Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Ryan Uribe to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential relief options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. Ryan to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.


After your consultation, Dr. Ryan will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.

Precision Imaging

The Hallmark of the Blair Upper Cervical Technique are the precise imaging that are taken of the joints in your neck to determine what direction your vertebrae have misaligned, how far it has misaligned, and the angle of your joint which has misaligned. Knowing this precise information allows your doctor to deliver a precise gentle correction to restore the vertebrae to its normal position. The Blair Upper Cervical imaging series is unique and is the blue print that your doctor needs to correct you properly.

2nd Visit: Report of Findings

We will sit down to go over the results of your imaging and discuss recommendations for your specific misalignment and the care that will bring you wellness.

The Blair Adjustment

All Blair Upper Cervical Adjustments are made on a side posture table (named because the patient lies on their side). This table is low to the ground and allows the doctor to have a biomechanical advantage in making these PRECISE corrections. The adjustment is quick and gentle, the correction is done in less than 12 hundredths of a second. The neck is never twisted or manipulated; in fact the correction is so quick and light that many patients wonder if anything is done.

After your correction is done you will be either left on the table or brought to a resting room. The post rest is a necessary time which allows the body to re-position the spinal segment. The post rest helps the body accept the adjustment and is an essential part in the goal of “holding” the correction. The goal of your care is to keep the correction in its normal position so that the central nervous system can return to a normal state of function, thereby creating healing and repair in the body.

Retracing- The healing process

No process happens without time as an essential element. While many patients get sudden relief, long-term stability and correction of your upper cervical misalignment takes time. We do not want you to mistake RELIEF for STABILIZATION. While symptoms can fade away, sometimes rapid long-term stability and health can take months to achieve.

Retracing is a phenomena in which the body heals through damaged tissue from old injuries, or tissue that has been compromised due to lack of function. The healing process can have many twists and turns, when the body goes through a healing process and retraces back to health the following things can be experienced temporarily:

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle tightness and soreness that is transient
  • Having memories or symptoms that happened long ago

"There is a vast difference between treating the effects and adjusting the cause." 
- DD Palmer

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2048 Clinton Ave. S. Rochester, NY 14618 
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Tues: 9am-6pm 
Wed: 12pm-7pm
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Fri: 9am-12pm
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