Chiropractic Techniques


Dr. Dickason is well versed in several Chiropractic techniques, one of which is surely the right one for each of his patients. Dr. Dickason graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he received specialized training in the “Palmer Package”. This includes techniques such as Thompson, HIO, Gonstead, and Diversified. Other techniques Dr. Dickason learned while attending Palmer are Activator Methods, Logan Basic, Webster’s, NUCCA, Grostic, Blair and Advanced Upper Cervical training. He is the only Upper Cervical Certified and Webster’s Certified Chiropractor in Castle Rock! While attending Palmer College, Dr. Dickason also had extensive training with the Carrick Institute of Neurology. All of this training and the wide variety of techniques that Dr. Dickason uses makes him stand out among the rest. It has caused him to develop a very unique chiropractic approach to help his patients get amazing results!

Dr. Dickason’s Specific Adjusting System

The Specific Adjusting Process is a unique 6 step system, created by Dr Clint Dickason, which combines Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Functional Chiropractic Adjustments, supportive chiropractic techniques, and the best holistic recommendations to correct your biomechanical mis-alignments and allow your brain and your body to start communicating better to help the muscles, soft tissues and nerves HEAL! This Atlas-Sacral Alignment technique is functional, advanced, and a complete approach which allows your brain and body to communicate properly and starts your body healing from the inside out.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Functional Adjustments improves your PROPRIOCEPTION. Proprioception is your brain’s ability to perceive where your body is in space. Most people have physical health issues due to lack of communication between their brain and body. Your human body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism. In order to perform these self-regulating, self-healing abilities your brain needs proper input from the joints of your spine. 80% of the nerves in your central nervous system are in the cerebellum of the brain are dedicated to collecting joint mechanoreceptor information (joint movements) from the joints of your body. Your cerebellum directly sends neurological messages to your hypothalamus, which directly controls and coordinates your internal organs and their internal balance (homeostasis). Getting your head on straight with Upper Cervical Chiropractic centers your head over your neck and your neck over tailbone, fixing your overall alignment. This allows your brain and body to send and receive information at the rate it was designed to function. This is the most important procedure we do by far because the 1st-3rd cervical nerve roots have the strongest impact on your hypothalamus; your neurological center for controlling your body, especially your hormones and other automatic functions. Also, by balancing your body in gravity the extra load of being out of alignment or off center is removed. This can cause knee, hip and shoulder pain to go away and lower your risk of needing a replacement surgery in those areas in the future.

The act of centering or balancing the body also balances and relaxes muscles. Spasms, cramps, chronic tightness, pain and reduced range of motion will disappear as these muscles heal.

Balancing the body in gravity also removes unnecessary pressure on nerves and discs in the neck & back. This helps relief symptoms from degenerative disc disease, bulging discs, herniated discs and stenosis.

The biggest benefit of getting your brain and your body communicating thru Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Functional Adjustments is that it upgrades how your brain functions on a daily basis; it is literally like You 2.0! Getting your head on straight thru Upper Cervical Chiropractic removes pressure from the brain stem, the medulla oblongata, at the top of your neck. The brain stem controls virtually every organ function in your body. By improving brain stem function you then improve organ function and many problems like asthma, allergies, sinus problems, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, migraines, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, acid reflux, high blood pressure, ear infections, and chronic pain all start to improve with proper alignment and regular chiropractic care.

After Dr. Dickason assesses your spinal biomechanical alignment, he will use Upper Cervical Chiropractic Adjustments to get your head on straight and Functional Chiropractic Adjustments to help your brain and your body to start communicating better, these paired together will allow your body to start to heal from the inside out. Dr. Dickason may also use the Thompson technique to help the tailbone(Sacrum) and hips unlock as the body is holding & healing. This technique is used with the dropping mechanism of the table is very gentle. Aligning the Sacrum will also allow the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to flow more efficiently around your brain and spinal cord, thus bringing in more nutrients and removing metabolic waste from the spinal cord. This technique helps with lower back pain, sciatica, arm & leg pain, bulging discs, herniated discs and stenosis. Dr. Dickason will also use the other techniques from the prestigious Palmer Package when the Functional Assessments indicate them.

Then not always but depending on the case soft tissue techniques and extremity (leg & arm) adjusting maybe performed to help the body get relief. This unique combination of chiropractic techniques is scientifically proven to be safe and effective at helping patients regain their health thru natural holistic methods.