The top bone in the neck is sometimes referred to as the atlas. This is because it balances the head the way mythology says Atlas carried the world on his shoulders. But is balancing the head that important of a role? How does this top vertebra in the neck (also called the C1) become misaligned in the first place? What can the results of an atlas misalignment be? What is an atlas realignment procedure and where can you go to get one? We will answer all of these questions and more in today’s article.
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Clearly, this is an important bone. But just how much havoc can one little bone create by being out of alignment?
The consequences of an atlas subluxation are related to the functions it performs. For example:
While these are some of the changes that take place inside the body, the symptoms that become noticeable to a person who is dealing with the misalignment are many and varied. For example, you may experience things such as:
And these are just a few of the many possible outcomes. If you or just about everyone you know is dealing with one or more of these issues, it could be because atlas misalignments are very common and often go undetected for years at a time.
Upper cervical chiropractors specialize in identifying and correct misalignments of the atlas. Once diagnostic imaging is used to pinpoint the exact location and degree of the misalignment, then a custom adjustment is calculated to meet your personal needs. The atlas realignment procedure is extremely gentle and does not involve any of the popping or twisting of the neck that you may associate with chiropractic care in general.
To learn more about upper cervical chiropractic care and the benefits an atlas realignment procedure could have for you, contact a practitioner in your area today. You may discover that this chiropractic subspecialty is the answer to a chronic health condition you have been dealing with. A no-obligation consultation may be your first step down the path to greater overall health and well-being, so start today!
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