Burcon Chiropractic Research Institute
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With Burcon Chiropractic Research Institute in Grand Rapids, MI you are choosing to embark on a journey of healing that centers around the central nervous system and the axial skeleton. The first cervical vertebra is called atlas because it has a difficult job. The head, which weighs as much as a bowling ball, rests on top of atlas, which only weighs a few ounces. Atlas is also called the “yes” bone because your head rocks back and forth on its two articulations when you nod yes. When the skull slips partially off from one of these joints, pressure is applied to the brain stem, causing you to be “off your rocker!” We invite you to “get your head on straight” at Burcon Chiropractic. 

MISSION STATEMENT: Burcon Chiropractic strives to provide the most specific, thorough and effective upper cervical specific chiropractic care in Western Michigan. We also offer CranioSacral therapy and medical massage. Our goal is to find and correct your problem in as few visits as possible. 

There are over two hundred chiropractic techniques. If I had to name one I would say that I am upper cervical specific. There are about ten kinds or upper cervical specific. They were all started by B.J. Palmer, D.C., who with his father, D.D. Palmer, started the first chiropractic college in Davenport, Iowa. These techniques are more alike than different, but you will hear us argue which is best. To get certified, they all take a year of post graduate study. They all are safe and effective. I think that Blair is best. If you wish to speak with me, I will be happy to explain why.

Because most of my patients have long standing whiplash injuries, I use Pierce Results technique in the lower cervicals (neck). I have developed a technique for blending the two techniques together, called the Burcon Cervical Specific Technique. It is used by hundreds of chiropractors and taught at some chiropractic schools. Unlike most upper cervical specialists, I also work on the back when needed. In addition, I have been practicing CranioSacral therapy for fifty years. 

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