Upper cervical alignment is all about removing interference. The reason that is important is because the nervous system’s function is to control and coordinate all activities in the body. By removing this interference, we can allow the body to heal itself naturally.
Upper cervical care focuses on the relationship between the first two bones in the neck, the atlas and axis respectively. When the atlas and axis become misaligned and out of their normal position you have a neurological interference resulting in body imbalance. This phenomenon is known as the Atlas Subluxation Complex Syndrome.
How Is The Atlas Subluxation Corrected?
Before correction can be made, there must be an accurate assessment of spinal misalignment. This assessment can only be obtained by looking at very precise x-rays. These views provide the doctor with a good understanding of how the atlas has misaligned with the skull above and the axis below.
A gentle adjustment to your neck helps to realign your neck to a balanced symmetrical position. Body balance is achieved when the atlas and axis are restored to their normal position influencing the whole spine and all body systems.
Can Upper Cervical Care Help Me?
Upper cervical care can help everyone. Infants to seniors, mothers-to-be, athletes, and accident victims will benefit from a healthy spine and nervous system! If you have a health problem, an upper cervical doctor will strive to correct its cause, not just treat the symptoms. If you are symptom free, upper cervical care is one of the best ways to stay healthy.