What Causes Your Atlas Misalignment?

Atlas Misalignment & Upper Cervical Care Brisbane - The Connection to the Nervous System, Stress Treatment and Natural Healing - North Lakes, Brisbane, Australia

So What Causes an Atlas Misalignment?

Principle #23: Your Habits Define You

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The cause of an atlas misalignment is any force - physical, chemical, environmental, mental or emotion - that exceeds your body's ability to process: i.e. overloading your circuits. And the majority of these forces are the habits that you do every day! As we mentioned in the previous article, only 5% of the population respect that.

The other 95% want to keep doing the same things over-and-over expecting a different result. Attributed to Einstein, that is the definition of insanity! In another previous article, we made the analogy of how a computer freezes when processing too much information, and if the whole unit locks up the only solution is a “hard reset.”

When an Upper Cervical chiropractor adjusts your spine, the adjustment and correction of the subluxation is like freeing up processing power and resources so that your body is better able to process stress and information without having to resort to a “hard reset” … which as far as the body is concerned means death.

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So you turn a few programs off on the computer so that it will unfreeze and run faster … but then you turn just as many programs back on. So too, it is the ongoing stress in day-to-day life in all its forms that re-trigger your body’s protective mechanisms to misalign your spine. 

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What Does Stress Look Like?

Stress can be physical as in an injury or as a simple repetitive action that you do for 2-8 hours every single day, Stress can be chemical as in something that you ingest, inhale or inject. Stress can be energetic as in EMF pollution. And stress can also be emotional as in the thoughts and beliefs that go on between our ears.

Many people don’t actually do anything about their stresses: they simply divert or tolerate them as an inescapable part of their lives. Their life then, when it comes to their brain and spine’s ability to process that stress is a dance of “Two steps forwards, two steps back.”

They do the same things over-and-over, wondering why it is that they aren’t getting better the way that they expect. And then they may come to believe something like, “Chiropractic wasn’t actually helping me.” The reason is because they don’t understand how stress so affects us and the importance of the chiropractic adjustment is allowing us to heal and function better.

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Where is Your Stress Coming From?

I say it often that if a person’s adjustment is not healing and holding for progressively longer periods of time, there must be one of three things happening:

  1. I’m missing something or not adjusting the right vertebra in the right way (and I do my absolute best to make sure this is not the case);
  2. You have extraordinary muscle damage that will take an extraordinary long time to heal; or
  3. You are doing something really wrong in your life.

As I’m sure you can appreciate, it is not a simple matter of just adjusting the subluxation if your body is just going to re-misalign it. It is equally important for you to identify the sources of stress in your life and to make as many improvements there as you possibly can.

We cannot control/limit all forms of stress in our life. What I am referring to are the things that you can change. Where is stress more prevalent in your life?

  • Is it at home with your family?
  • Do you associate with the wrong social groups?
  • Is it at work?
  • Is it about money?
  • Is it about your health?
  • Is it about your mental and emotional wellbeing?
  • Is it about your spiritual life purpose?

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The first step is identifying the major sources of stress in your life. It doesn’t matter if you can or can’t do anything about it at the moment, just identify the problem.

Then and only then, can you examine the problem to understand what things are beyond your ability to control, what things you can improve, and, as absurd and amazing as it may sound, how the stress is actually serving you in bringing you closer to what is actually most important in your life.

To dive into methods of addressing and balancing stress in your life is an immense topic and far beyond anything I could begin to write. I would direct you towards the work of Dr John Demartini, who is a thought leader and human behaviour expert. So that is step one. There is one other essential step that 95% of the population forget. 

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