Dr. Scott Glocke is director of Upper Cervical Health Center (formerly Back Cove Family Chiropractic) in Yarmouth. Upper Cervical Health Center has been serving Yarmouth since 2003.
He is board certified by the National Board of Chiropractic examiners. He is the vice president of the Palmer Alumni Association chapter in Maine. He is one of only 2 other Chiropractors trained in Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Maine. He is on the board of directors for the Blair Chiropractic Society and the Chiropractic Alliance of Maine. He is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the International Chiropractic Association. He is a Certified Wellness Expert by International Chiropractic Association.
We are committed to maximizing the human experience by correcting Subluxations of the spine, specifically the upper cervical spine, to allow the inborn potential of our bodies to heal ourselves.
We utilize a very specific Upper Cervical (upper neck) technique called the Blair Technique. This technique is highly specific so that we can get to the true cause of why the body is not functioning at it’s maximum potential. The major objective in the Blair technique is to keep the correction in the proper position for the longest period of time. The longer you stay in alignment, the faster your body can reverse the damage caused by the Subluxation.
The Upper Cervical Spinal Correction requires NO twisting or popping of the spine in this procedure. Instead, the correction is barely felt and is often times described as very underwhelming. The procedure consists of positioning the patient on their side and then a gentle, light force correction is made behind the patient’s earlobe, which is the location of the top two bones in the spine, called the Atlas and the Axis.
After an adjustment is made a resting period is performed so that maximum healing is allowed to happen. After the resting period, a thermal instrument is utilized to confirm the proper correction. The temperature instrument is utilized to monitor the progress on each visit.
Dr. Scott Glocke
- 298 Main Street Yarmouth, ME 04096
He attended the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse where he studied Microbiology and Chemistry. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic, in Davenport Iowa in 1999. Dr. Glocke studied under world renowned Chiropractor Dr. E.L. Crowder. Dr. Glocke has completed extensive post graduate work in Scoliosis detection and correction under the expert tutelage of Dr. Fred Barge.
Meniere’s disorder, imbalance related to hearing loss and Infection (ringing in the ear), results from fluid buildup inside the internal ear; the origin of the fluid accumulation is unknown. Head injuries may cause damage to the inner ear and also become a cause of vertigo. Infrequently, strokes affecting specific regions of the mind, multiple sclerosis, or germs can result in an onset of imbalance. Some individuals with a sort of migraine headache known as basilar artery migraine can develop imbalance as a symptom.
As an Upper Cervical Chiropractor we commonly see these types of individuals coming into our office because they have tried everything else with little help. The upper neck has sensors that tell the brain information about position. If these is a interference with the sensors, the information to the brain is altered. This can lead to vertigo and many other balancing problems like Meniere’s. By evaluating the spine,especially the upper neck alignment, we can identify the true cause of the problem.
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"Very capable and understanding"
Since living full time in a tiny camper roaming our land, I've been very physically active (hiking, biking, swimming, etc.). There was an unfortunate moment where high up on a mountain trail I slipped on a rock and really tweaked my back; I started experiencing vertigo episodes over the next few weeks so I knew something was up and it wasn't entirely random like past Meniere's attacks.
I was in Maine at the time and I was fortunate to find Dr. Glocke as a specialist in the upper cervical area; they're rare to find. I ended up making an emergency appointment with him over email and he squeezed me in the next day. I explained I needed this fixed ASAP because I was due to fly to Costa Rica for a family reunion in two weeks.
I explained my history of Meniere's and BPPV; he was familiar with it and felt confident he could help me get back to normal. He also proved to be very knowledgable when he went over my x-rays and knew of past trauma I'd undergone all the way back to my childhood days without my saying anything initially.
He also shared his knowledge on how upper cervical adjustments can help some of those with Meniere's Disease, this topic is often discussed on our forums ala NUCCA, etc.
Over the next two weeks, Dr. Glocke worked diligently with me to set me "straight" again and it worked -- the pain and vertigo started fading away and by the time I left for Costa Rica all was well and I was able to fully enjoy the trip.
I must also give props to Tara, the office manager -- she was so very warm and welcoming, putting me immediately at ease in what was initially a very uncomfortable and foreign situation for me being a traveller in an unknown town.
Whenever I am in the area again, I will definitely be stopping by for checkups and any adjustments needed over time. Highly recommended.