Immune System, Immunity, Degenerative Neurological ConditionsMedical science is an ever-improving field. Modern technology has made it possible for researchers to discover things that were never before observable. Advanced imaging techniques have resulted in a recent study that has created waves in the medical community.

According to the research, published in June 2015, The immune system has been linked to the progression of numerous degenerative neurological conditions including:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis

The problem with many of these conditions is brought on by excess inflammation which is an immune response from the lymphatic system. Even other conditions like diabetes are affected by this kind of inflammation.

At 1st Place Chiropractic, we take a unique approach to treating neurological conditions naturally. By using the NUCCA technique to correct atlas misalignments, brain function is maximized and the central nervous system and immune systems can work together properly.

Research shows that atlas misalignment can result in obstructed blood flow to the brain. It can also restrict the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and cause pressure to build up as a result. Also, this inhibits the brain’s ability to clean house and get rid of toxins that may affect neurological function. An upright MRI has been used to observe this phenomenon in patients who experienced neck trauma.

By diagnosing and treating atlas misalignments, we strive to restore the proper flow of cerebrospinal fluid and blood, thereby restoring normal central nervous and immune system function. As a result, symptoms of degenerative conditions may be reduced, and progression of the conditions may be slowed or stopped.


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  3. Mandolesi S, Marceca G, Conicello S, Harris E. Upper cervical vertebral subluxation in multiple sclerosis with chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency: a pilot study. J Upper Cervical Chiropr Res. 2013;(3):65-70

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Dr. Kyrie Kleinfelter and Associates of 1st Place Chiropractic of St. Charles Illinois are St. Charles Chiropractors and Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Geneva, Elgin, Wheaton and Batavia. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems for children and adults, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and autoimmune disorders. More information can be found on their website at