All of the research, publications, patient case studies, and results detailed on this website have been produced by Dr. Elster utilizing a specific technique - Upper Cervical Chiropractic care, as performed in accordance with the guidelines of the International Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (IUCCA). The IUCCA is a small, post-graduate institute located in California. Currently, very few IUCCA-trained upper cervical specialists exist in the USA or worldwide. For additional information on the IUCCA, for a list of IUCCA-trained practitioners, or to become trained as an IUCCA Upper Cervical Specialist, please contact the IUCCA at (650) 361-8908 or www.pacificchiro.com.
To understand how IUCCA upper cervical care works, one must understand how the nervous system (brain and spinal cord) functions. Please click here to learn about IUCCA upper cervical care and nervous system function.
The IUCCA upper cervical specialty incorporates two state-of-the-art diagnostic tests - Paraspinal Digital Infrared Imaging and Laser-aligned Radiography - to analyze and correct misalignments of the upper cervical spine in order to stimulate healing of a wide variety of health problems. The use of this innovative technology has increased the predictability of results as well as the number of health problems that respond to this specific form of upper cervical care.
Dr. Elster sympathizes with each individual's struggle to attain the care described on this web site since it is not routinely available. However, please be advised that because the IUCCA training is extensive, it is impossible for Dr. Elster to advise an individual's local chiropractor on how to perform the procedure and/or any of the diagnostics involved.
Whether Dr. Elster's results may be reproducible utilizing other chiropractic techniques, with or without the aforementioned diagnostics, is unknown and requires research. Dr. Elster encourages all Doctors of Chiropractic to publish their research using their chiropractic techniques and technologies in order to expand the chiropractic knowledge base and to benefit patients and the profession.