Dr. Chen practices the Blair Chiropractic Technique. The Blair chiropractic technique is a specific system of analyzing and adjusting the upper cervical vertebrae of the spinal column. When these vertebrae misalign in such a way as to interfere with the brain stem and spinal cord as they exit through the floor of the skull and into the neural canal. Special attention is given to the first two cervical vertebrae, the atlas and axis, as they are the most freely moveable vertebrae in the spinal column and the ones most commonly misaligned.
After many years of research and study of all the techniques that were developing at the time, Dr. B.J. Palmer the developer of chiropractic realized that the only place a person could truly have interference to the nervous system was at the level of the base of the skull; and the atlas and axis vertebrae. There are no intervertebral discs between the skull and the atlas, or between the atlas and axis vertebrae. Most movements of the head and neck occur at this level. The joint surfaces in this area move more on a horizontal plane rather than a vertical plane as in the rest of the spine. This area is not supplied with the abundance of supporting ligaments that are found in the rest of the spine. As a result of these characteristics of the cervical spine, it becomes the weakest link in the chain when exposed to the forces of trauma such as the birth process, falls, auto accidents, stress etc.
The purpose of the Blair Chiropractic technique is not to diagnose or treat diseases or conditions, but to analyze and correct vertebral subluxations in an accurate, precise and specific manner to allow the body’s intelligence, (see chiropractic philosophy) to mend, repair and maintain health from within.
Dr. Chen completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, San Diego and graduated from the Southern California University (formerly Los Angeles College of Chiropractic) in 2014.
During his chiropractic school, he sought to learn all he could about correcting spinal misalignments. Specifically, he wanted to cure his own debilitating chronic neck and low back pain, which was never fully resolved by conventional therapies. This led him to the Blair upper cervical chiropractic technique. After learning from leaders in the upper cervical field, he realized that his calling was to become an upper cervical chiropractor.
Based in Los Angeles, his primary goal is to alleviate pain and store proper spinal function and alignment. Through using the Blair method, the adjustments are gentle and free from the popping and cracking regularly associated with chiropractic care. He is committed to helping people reach their fullest potential and living a high quality of life.