Dr. Jeffrey Jensen
I am a board-certified Chiropractor, but more specifically, I am an upper cervical chiropractor practicing the Blair Technique. Upper cervical work takes many hours of extra-curricular training and is only practiced by less than 5% of chiropractors. I carefully study a patient’s specific 3D imaging before applying a light force and specific adjustment to the upper neck bones.
Let me explain my story and why I chose to practice this technique. For years, I have been plagued with lower back pain often radiating down my right leg. While in graduate school, I went through a 6-month fight with bad flare-ups. At this time, I was getting my low back adjusted A LOT… 3x/week. Every time I went back to get it examined, my low back was misaligned again. It was very frustrating and painful.
As a speaker came to the school and talked to us about upper cervical chiropractic, he spoke of widespread effects not just in the neck but total wellness with just a specific neck adjustment. I was cautious but interested as I explored what upper cervical chiropractic could do for me. He ended up adjusting my neck. Two days later, I woke up, and my back was no longer knotted up. The pain going down my leg was gone. At the time, I didn’t understand how a neck adjustment could affect the lower back.
Consider this… your whole body is controlled by your brain, and the doorway from the brain to your body is your upper neck. Getting the upper neck in alignment helps balance muscles all the way down to your toes. Muscles move joints, and therefore, until my neck was aligned, the muscles kept pulling my low back out, no matter how many low back adjustments I received.
After I saw how this worked for me, I was sold. I was then on a quest to find which upper cervical technique would fit me the best (there are a few different upper cervical techniques). Once I found the Blair technique, I knew this was where I needed to be. This chiropractic technique has been known to respond very well to all spinal conditions, headaches, hypertension, vertigo, fibromyalgia, seizure disorders, post-concussive syndromes, POTS, and the list goes on with other problems not normally correlated to general chiropractic.
On a more personal level, I have a beautiful wife, Amy, my 16-year-old son, Porter, and my 14-year-old twin girls, Simone and Scarlet. My last practice was in Post Falls, Idaho. We loved it there but it was missing something, so we decided to make the trek to Utah to be near family and friends. I served a mission in Charlotte, North Carolina (Spanish-speaking) and have kept the language up quite well.
- Doctorate in Chiropractic – University of Western States (Western States Chiropractic College)
- Bachelors in Human Biology – University of Western States
- 300+ hours Advanced training and certification in the Blair Technique
- Whiplash Injury Biomechanics and Traumatology training – Spine Research Institute of San Diego
- Voted Best chiropractor in Northern Idaho 2011 – North Idaho Business Journal
Dr. Justin Argyle
Dr. Justin Argyle is a native Utahan, growing up in the small farming town of Benjamin. He studied in South Carolina at Sherman College of Chiropractic where he was president of the Upper Cervical Club. While president of that club, he put together seminars, taught students about Upper Cervical techniques, and helped students practice Upper Cervical adjusting skills. He was also a specialized intern in the Sherman College clinic helping students with imaging, which included x-ray technique, procedures, and analysis of the images. He also had the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Guatemala twice.
After graduating magna cum laude, he has worked with some of the best doctors in the state, including in Payson, Spanish Fork, Salt Lake City, Orem, and has returned to Riverton. Dr. Argyle and his beautiful wife, Madi, have a 1-year-old son named Oaks.
In chiropractic, we have a couple of phrases that I believe to be very true. First, “the power that made the body, heals the body”. Second, “the body heals from above, down, inside, out”. Healing starts with the nervous system. Every cell, tissue, and organ of the body is supplied by a nerve. All of these nerves flow through the upper neck, also known as the upper cervical spine or cranio-cervical junction. When a misalignment is present in this area, it can cause pressure, twisting, and turning on the brainstem. This twisting and turning can also reduce CSF flow, cerebrospinal fluid. This creates an environment that doesn’t allow the body to heal. When the body is unable to heal properly, dis-ease forms. This can occur in many different ways; headache, migraine, neck pain, low back pain, tinnitus, vertigo, the list goes on. By correcting the upper neck, this gives the body the best environment possible to heal, increasing the body’s own power to heal itself.
Becca Chidester studied at Southern Utah University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a second Bachelor’s degree in Dance Performance. Having studied those two fields together, she developed a passion for the body and how it functions and moves in the best way. She has taught dance classes and currently coaches a boot camp at a local gym.
Becca, trained under Dr. Jensen, performs sound wave therapy, decompression therapy, laser therapy, and stretching at Balanced Chiropractic. Each therapy is a natural way of letting your body recover the way it needs to.