Since the Atlas and Axis are in tight quarters with a vital part of your central nervous system, the brain stem, it’s necessary to keep the upper cervical spine healthy. C1 Atlas misalignments can wreak havoc on throughout your body.
The brain stem controls all of your body’s vital functions. So if the brain stem sustains an injury in an accident, the connective tissues can sustain damage, and the Atlas and Axis can become locked-into a misaligned position. Eventually, a disturbance in both the cerebrospinal fluid circulation and blood flow will occur, along with undue tension and pressure in the Atlas and Axis.
At the top of the neck is the Atlas, also referred to as the C1. The C1 is a ring-shaped bone, located where the neck meets the head. The bone just beneath the C1 is called the C2. The C2 is referred to as the Axis. So the C1 and C2 bones are called the Atlas and Axis bones, also known as the upper cervical spine. Yes, there are many names for this area of the spine.
C1 Misalignment Symptoms
There are a variety of C1 misalignment symptoms ranging from mild lightheadedness to chronic and debilitating fatigue.
• Head colds
• Blood pressure problems
• Chronic fatigue
• C1 misalignment anxiety
If you’re experiencing any of these C1 misalignment symptoms, it’s essential to seek a NUCCA chiropractic doctor.
Time to Onset of Symptoms
If the Atlas and Axis bones remain in an abnormal position, a patient’s health will begin to degrade over a long period. The average onset of symptoms for C1 Atlas misalignment can be 10-15 years, or symptoms could become immediately known in the case of a traumatic accident.
Tired of C1 Atlas Misalignment Symptoms?
Most patients who see us have already tried everything for their C1 Atlas misalignment symptoms, to no avail. When folks finally want to treat their c1 misalignment naturally, they contact us.
How do you feel about getting healthy again, without having to take drugs? What if you could treat your body’s misalignment by activating your natural self-healing abilities? Stop trying to cover up and manage your symptoms only, solve the root of the C1 misalignment by scheduling a NUCCA chiropractic treatment.
NUCCA Chiropractic Treatment
A gentle realignment of the Atlas with NUCCA chiropractic treatment can cure neck pain, back pain, migraines, headaches, and vertigo.
Though some of these ailments may seem unrelated to C1 misalignment, a realignment of the Atlas can frequently be the right treatment for you. The adverse effects of Atlas misalignment are felt throughout the body, not just the isolated region of the Atlas.
Lifestyle Factors that Contribute to C1 Atlas Misalignment
• poor dietary habits
• not enough exercise and activity
• overconsumption of alcohol, caffeine, nicotine
• excessive mental and physical stressors
• overuse of prescription and over the counter drugs (both legal and illegal)
Accidents and Injuries Leading to C1 Misalignment Symptoms
In addition to lifestyle factors that contribute to a patient’s Atlas misalignment damage, accidents frequently lead to C1 misalignment symptoms. The supporting ligaments and muscles can be severely injured in an accident, which causes the Atlas and C1 vertebra to loosen from its correct positioning.
Ultimately a C1 misalignment can disrupt the natural nerve flow since this is the body’s control center when it comes to a proper and healthy balance. The C1 mustn’t be misaligned. Any amount of overstretching or pressure on the Atlas can be harmful to the sensitive nerves of the brain stem and C1 Atlas. This slight misalignment of the C1 eventually causes interference in the nerve flow between the body and brain.
A C1 misalignment causes muscle tightening, usually only along one side of the spine. In some cases, the muscle tightening leads to one hip being higher than the other. This pulls one leg up higher, and gives the appearance of a short leg, causes physical distress for the individual.
This muscle tightening causes the entirety of the spine to shift out of alignment. You can see how the C1 Atlas affects the entire body, not just the area of the Atlas. Over the years, a C1 misalignment will cause arthritis, spinal degeneration, bulging discs, spurs, and pinched nerves.
How Can We Help?
A few gentle NUCCA chiropractic corrections can help relieve most of your cervical pain naturally. After gently correcting your spine, you’ll start to feel relief from your symptoms! C1 Atlas misalignment symptoms can affect several aspects of individuals’ personal and work life. Contact us today to treat your underlying C1 misalignment symptoms, including C1 misalignment anxiety. Dr. Flory can treat your C1 misalignment at the source, with a series of gentle NUCCA chiropractic corrections.
Dr. Tymothy L. Flory graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri. Before opening Atlas Brain Spine, Dr. Flory practiced Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Flory completed Board Certification of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association in 2012 and is currently a Credentialed Instructor for the organization.