Chiropractors are known for twisting and manipulating the body to readjust bones and align the spine — but Utah Valley Magazine’s “Best Chiropractic” winner doesn’t fall into the snap, crackle and pop business.
Dr. Ashleigh Street, owner of Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Utah, has been a practicing chiropractor since 2011 in Orem, using a gentler technique to realign the spine and alleviate pain.
“I chose to come out and do it all on my own because it was a huge passion of mine to take care of people the way I want to take care of them,” says Dr. Street.
Dr. Street practices the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association technique where she focuses on the uppermost bone on the spinal column known as the atlas. Since the brain stem runs through the spine to reach and send messages to the entire body, it passes through the atlas, a bone that is only 3 ounces.
“There’s no twisting, popping or cracking,” Dr. Street says. “It allows the bone to readjust and communicate with the whole body again.”
She begins her care by taking an X-ray and neurologically figuring out a quicker solution to correcting pain. Once she has carefully analyzed the X-ray, Dr. Street uses a headpiece to work on the atlas and provide pain relief.
“There is a different type of care out there that they don’t need to be fearful of,” Dr. Street says. “Some medical doctors see chiropractors as dangerous. However, we can give patients a different type of technique or a way of getting better, and that is the hope I want to give people. They don’t have to be in pain the rest of their lives.”