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Upper Cervical Health Centers
Dubuque, IA

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    Meet The Doctor

    Dr. Tyler Speed

    Thanks to chiropractic, I was able to get back to playing without depending on taking ibuprofen before practice or a game & avoided exploratory surgery.

    Before Chiropractic College, Dr. Speed earned a degree in movement and exercise science at the University of Northern Iowa. After meeting with Dr. Troyer here at Upper Cervical Health Centers, Dr. Speed decided to go to Sherman College of Chiropractic in South Carolina. “After getting my first upper cervical adjustment I knew that I would become an upper cervical chiropractor.”

    While at Sherman, he served as a student ambassador for about three years and communicated the power of chiropractic to prospective students. “I was able to share how lives could be changed by allowing the nervous system to function freely.” He also went on a chiropractic mission trip to Guatemala.

    In addition to his doctorate, Dr. Speed achieved advanced and basic certification level and is a Blue Angel with the Knee Chest Society. He’s also a member of the Delta Sigma Chi Chiropractic fraternity.

    Enjoying Life in Iowa

    When he’s not at the practice, Dr. Speed enjoys spending time with his wife, Roselyn. Dr. Speed and Roselyn love being outdoors -boating on the Mississippi in the summer, hiking, biking and playing cards are some of their favorite things to do.

    Roselyn is a native Dubuquer and quickly got Dr. Speed to fall in love with the town also! They are excited to set down their roots here and become a part of the community.


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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What does an Upper Cervical Chiropractor do?

    Upper Cervical Chiropractors restore proper alignment to the head, neck, and spine by performing a specific, precise, and gentle correction to the upper neck. Accidents and injuries tear loose the connective tissue that holds the spine in place and this causes the spine to break down and lock into a stressed position. A misaligned spine frequently begins with a head or neck injury such as a motor vehicle crash, concussion, whiplash, slip or fall, sports injury, childhood injury, or other trauma to the head and neck. The most common location for this type of misalignment to originate is the upper neck otherwise known as the upper cervical spine.

    Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care focuses on correcting misalignments in the upper neck region of your spine. This type of misalignment can lead to a variety of debilitating symptoms and conditions including vertigo, Ménière’s disease, dizziness, migraines, headaches, fibromyalgia, Trigeminal Neuralgia, TMJ, chronic neck pain, sciatica, low back pain and many other conditions. Dubuque Upper Cervical Chiropractic is uniquely qualified to correct upper neck misalignments to remove pressure and irritation on structures including the brainstem and cranial nerves, effectively allowing you to restore your body’s vitality.

    What happens after you receive Atlas bone adjustments?

    Each specific and precise upper neck adjustment your Upper Cervical Chiropractic Doctor helps ease the C1 and C2 bones back to their proper places and alignment. Patients have varying experiences after receiving Knee Chest Chiropractic Care in Dubuque. Some enjoy immediate improvements, while others, especially those with severe cases of spinal misalignment, notice slight muscle stiffness that clears up in a few days. The goal of our care regimen is to provide you with fast relief, maximum recovery, and long-lasting results.

    How often should a chiropractor see you?

    Each case of spinal misalignment is different. So, Upper Cervical Care Doctors custom design an approach based on the needs of each individual patient. Some of the main factors they look at include the severity of your spinal misalignment and nerve interference and how quickly you respond to care. You may need to return for subsequent adjustments for several weeks or even months after the initial session in order to correct and stabilize a misaligned spine. Once a misaligned spine is stabilized, it is recommended that you maintain your spinal health through visits to your Upper Cervical Chiropractor in Dubuque the same way as you maintain optimal dental health by seeing your dentist.

    Why do chiropractors require so many visits?

    A misaligned spine may have developed over many years or even decades. Multiple visits to a chiropractic office are necessary because the bones must gradually be eased back into their natural alignment. Dubuque chiropractors use minimal force to realign C1 and C2 bones to prevent adding trauma to an already compressed or irritated brainstem, cranial nerves, and other structures. Also, it’s worth noting that chronic pain and other debilitating conditions don’t happen overnight. Hence, the healing process can also take time.


    How do I deal with migraines?

    Upper Cervical Chiropractic is an extremely effective way to provide Dubuque migraine relief, so you can take advantage of them each time you have an episode. We also recommend steering clear of your migraine triggers and taking preventive medications to abate the pain and discomfort your experience. The most important aspect of doing with migraines is getting to the underlying cause. Often upper neck misalignments are the underlying cause.

    What is the main cause of migraines?

    Researchers have yet to uncover the exact mechanism behind every migraine episode. But, more and more evidence point to abnormal brain activities as the most likely culprit behind debilitating migraine attacks. But what leads to these abnormal brain activities? Frequently the function of the brain is impacted by misalignments in the upper neck. Accidents and injuries to the head and neck can lead to a displacement of the top 2 bones in the neck which affects blood flow and cerebral spinal fluid flow to and from the brain. These changes can have a dramatic impact on the brain's function and can lead to a variety of problems including migraine headaches.

    What happens if you ignore migraines?

    Migraine attacks can worsen and set off several unpleasant symptoms like pulsating headaches, fatigue, nausea, vertigo, vomiting, visual aura, and odd food cravings. Such symptoms can easily drain the joy in your life and impact other aspects of your well-being. We strongly suggest Investigating the underlying cause of your episodes and tapping into helpful remedies such as seeing a chiropractor for migraine in Dubuque as soon as possible.


    What causes vertigo?

    Spinning sensations can stem from various problems ranging from vestibular disorders like Meniere’s and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo to nervous system issues like head trauma, spinal tumor, and stroke.

    How can vertigo go away?

    Vertigo attacks often indicate an underlying health problem. So, if you experience dizzying spells and spinning sensations, it’s a good idea to rule out the possible cause of your symptom. This will help you determine the techniques or remedies for your situation. Some popular vertigo remedies include Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Dubuque, The Epley Maneuver, and vestibular therapy.

    When should you worry about vertigo?

    Most vertigo attacks are non-life-threatening. However, it would help if you still looked out for red flags like facial paralysis, limb numbness, thunderclap headaches, and loss of consciousness. If you spot any of these symptoms, call 911 to receive urgent medical attention.

    Neck Pain

    How can I relieve pain in my neck?

    There is a myriad of ways you can attend to your achy neck. A few notable examples to get natural relief for neck pain in Dubuque include Upper Cervical Chiropractic, massage therapy, hot and cold therapy, acupuncture, and acupressure.

    What is the most common reason for neck pain?

    Poor posture and neck trauma are among the most common reasons for an achy neck. It would be best to look for other neck pain triggers like osteoarthritis, disc degeneration, muscle inflammation, and arthritis.

    Who should I see for neck pain?

    If you have chronic neck pain, we highly recommend consulting an Upper Cervical Chiropractic doctor to evaluate your head, neck, and spinal alignment.


    Are you suffering from recurring health concerns? Have you been noticing signs of posture problems like unleveled shoulders and hips and uneven gait? Let's help you restore balance in your body and unlock revitalized health.

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    Cedar Falls Location

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    9am-12pm, 2pm-6pm

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    (319) 271-6247
    Located in
    6912 University Ave Unit 4 Cedar Falls, IA 50613

    Dubuque Location

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8am-12pm, 2pm-6pm

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    (563) 363-6228
    Located in
    2565 N.W. Arterial Dubuque, IA 52002
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