Upper cervical chiropractor targets root of issue, pain


Lindsey Linne

JASPER — The dizzy spells were wearing down Lindsey (Betz) Linne.

They came on strong while she was studying to be a chiropractor. She’d been in and out of the twisting and popping businesses all her life for non-medical reasons — but then, as she searched for a way to stop spinning, the multiple weekly adjustments seemed to do nothing.

“I thought, ‘If I can’t figure my own self out, this is gonna be bad,’” Linne recalled. “‘Because this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.’”

A sorority sister introduced her to an upper cervical doctor, and Linne — who admitted she was at first skeptical — finally found relief. Now, the Celestine woman is bringing an upper cervical care chiropractic practice to Dubois County.

“After listening to him [the doctor] and hearing his story, and what really upper cervical care was, it was like a light switch for me,” Linne said. “I’m like, ‘This totally makes sense.’ I need to try this out because this was my only hope, really. And I finally got my first adjustment, and after that first adjustment, it was [a] night and day difference.”

Her practice, Restoring LIFE, opened at 671 Third Ave. Suite E in Jasper last week. Appointments can be scheduled Monday through Thursday for times between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The practice can be reached at 812-631-8653.

Linne’s office is one of a few upper cervical care practices in the region.

Upper cervical care is a type of chiropractic care that focuses primarily on the upper most portion of the neck. This area of the spine surrounds the most vital area of the body, and plays an important role in the function of the nervous system.

But instead of twisting and popping, doctors like Linne take a gentle approach to aligning the top two vertebrae in the neck. With the patient lying down, Linne works to unlock bones, freeing them from being stuck out of place.

This alone can lead to structural changes throughout the body, Linne said, like realigning hips, loosening muscles and even better organ and neurological function.

Everything in the body is connected, she said, and upper cervical care addresses the root of issues or pain.

“All the nerves in the entire body come up and meet at the base of the skull,” Linne said. “Right where that vertebrae is. So, with its misalignment, it can really cause an improper message really from the brain to the body to control what it needs to control.”

Linne graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in exercise science before earning her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in April from Logan University in St. Louis. Her Christian faith was a driving reason why she decided to go back to school and pursue an education in chiropractics.

The “LIFE” in the business’ name is an acronym for live, inspire, focus and empower.

“We’re here to help people live out God’s purpose,” she said. “Because that’s our purpose here on Earth. That’s what we want to do. Of course, for us, we want to help restore neurological function, because we want you to be able to then go out and be able to do whatever your purpose might be.”

Her husband, Alex Linne, is currently pursuing his chiropractic degree and will join Lindsey at the practice in December.

Already, Lindsey’s work is improving the lives of her patients.

“It just really turned my world around, and so that really drove me to bring this type of care to this area,” Lindsey said of upper cervical care. “It changed my life. So, I figured it can definitely change somebody else’s life.”

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