We, as Chiropractors, call your top 2 vertebra your “upper cervical” area. The first vertebra below your skull is called your “Atlas” and the second is called your “Axis.”
These 2 vertebrae comprise what is the richest neurological area in your entire body. It’s estimated that over 50% of the feedback given to your brain from your entire body (proprioception) happens in that area of your spine.
Within the past 5 years, research and new x-ray technology has revealed that not only does Subluxation (misalignment) of those 2 vertebra impair your brainstem, it also reduces blood-flow and cerebral-spinal fluid to the brain, brainstem, and spinal cord! That’s NOT good. Other issues that I commonly see clear up when we adjust this area of the spine are colic and ear infections with babies and kids; sinus problems, many allergies, equilibrium issues, and the list goes on and on. The upper neck can literally have an effect on every part of your body.
So, because this area of your spine is SO CRITICAL, I use a technique to make sure that this Upper Cervical area of your spine is addressed at each visit. We want to ensure that you do not have Subluxation anywhere in your spine, especially your upper neck (which affects your entire body).
New in the world of Upper Cervical subluxation research is in the area of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, heart conditions and much more. We are so excited that people who have been diagnosed with these conditions are seeing massive improvements just by getting their upper neck cleared of Subluxation by getting adjusted.