Upper Cervical Care in Marysville, WA

Upper Cervical Chiropractor Serving Marysville and Snohomish County

Chiropractic care focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and nervous system, and the effects these disorders have on everyday health. While chiropractors treat bone, muscle, connective tissue and nerve problems throughout the body, they primarily treat conditions affecting the bones and tissues of the spine. Upper cervical chiropractic care treats problems affecting the entire spine and body by treating the top two bones of the spine. Our upper cervical chiropractor serving Marysville and Snohomish County provides upper cervical chiropractic care.


Each vertebra has a large bony portion, known as the body, and attaches to a bony ring. When stacked on top of one another to form the spine, the bony rings of all the vertebrae create a hollow tube for the spinal cord to pass through. The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that passes messages between your brain and the rest of your body. Individual nerves exit the spinal cord through tiny holes in the vertebrae.

The benefit of the spine’s configuration is that it allows for a large amount of movement to occur in your neck and torso.  The upper cervical (top two neck bones) portion of the spine is unique because it is the most movable portion of the entire spine.  This added mobility also makes these two bones the most likely to move out of proper alignment.

Upper Cervical Care for Pain Relief

Working specifically with the cervical vertebrae to provide pain relief requires a special technique. Dr. Clarke at Health First Chiropractic in Marysville uses the safe, effective method known as Blair Upper Cervical. Blair is a specific system within chiropractic, designed to restore spinal health with the least amount of adjusting possible.

Misalignment in the two cervical vertebrae can destabilize the rest of the spine, resulting in misalignment and pain further down your neck and back. Left untreated, cervical misalignment can cause neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, headaches, migraines, numbness in the arms/hands fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and a variety of other health problems. Careful correction of misalignments in the cervical spine can restore the rest of the spine to health.

Upper cervical care always starts with a complete examination and evaluation of the spine. If our chiropractor identifies a problem in your upper neck, we may suggest x-rays to help create an individualized treatment plan.

Make An Appointment With Our Chiropractor Serving Marysville Today!

If you are experiencing a problem you’d like help with, please make an appointment with our upper cervical chiropractor serving Marysville. Health First Chiropractic is conveniently located at 1519 9th St. Suite 101 in Marysville, WA. We also provide pain relief to patients living in Lake Stevens, Arlington, Everett, and Snohomish County. Make an appointment with Dr. Clarke at Health First Chiropractic in Marysville to learn if the Blair chiropractic technique is right for you. Call (360) 658-1987 or email at [email protected] .


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June 4th they will be open 8am-10am by appointment only


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9:00 am-6:00 pm


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8:00 am-10:00 am

once a month or by appointment only (whichever we can do) - no new patients




Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Clarke is the best in the business!!! He is knowledgeable, thorough, passionate, kind compassionate, and always professional. He worked me into his already busy schedule, when I was having severe vertigo, caused by a pinched nerve in my neck. Dr. Clarke had me back to good in just a few short weeks."
    Jennifer D.
  • "I have had a hard time finding relief for my back pain, I've been a chronic 7 for almost 5-6 years now (on a pain scale from 1 -10). After about 6-7 visits and after 3-4 adjustments, I was amazed to realize I no longer had any back pain. Dr. Clarke was careful about doing adjustments until he saw all my x-rays, which I appreciated, as my mid-back was literally like a 'brick' and I didn't want to get hurt in the process. He is very gentle with the adjustments and I'm still somewhat speechless tha"
    Stefan H.
  • "I have been to Chiropractors for years but Dr. Clarke has done more for me in 2 months than the others have in several years! His attention to each individual to there needs is why I highly recommend him! The staff is very helpful and friendly!"
    Deanne E.
  • "I took my daughter for an initial consultation for chronic back pain. The staff was very friendly and Dr Clark was great at explaining things so that she understood what was happening"
    Jamie C.
  • "Can't praise Health 1st chiropractic enough! Dr Clarke and his wife Melissa are two of the nicest people you will ever meet! They always greet me with a genuine smile and make me feel welcome every time! Not only are they great people but the care I have received has been wonderful!"
    Becca R.
  • "Thank you for giving me my life back Dr. Clarke!"
    - Sharon H. / Marysville, WA