A subluxated vertebra, especially the atlas or axis, exerts tension on the neurological system: namely the spinal cord, brainstem, and all its associated blood vessels, lymph channels, muscles, and connective tissues, which can cause pain or other problems. The nervous system is extremely sensitive to changes within the body.
Pressure or tension even as little as 10 mmHg (which is equivalent to the weight of a 10 cent coin) is sufficient to decrease the function of a nerve by 50%! Under chronic tension, this can result in a systemic, coordinated nervous system that is not working the way that it should. The potential effects of a subluxated vertebra in the upper neck are numerous and may appear in any part of the body. The symptoms that a person exhibits depends on which nerve (wire) is affected.
Pain and Symptoms
Some of the most common musculoskeletal symptoms include the following:
- Headaches & Migraines
- Jaw Disorders
- Low Back Pain & Bulging Discs
- Shoulder Pain
- Knee Problems
Subluxations of the spine have also been linked with neurological conditions that include the following:
- Dizziness & Vertigo
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Carpal Tunnel Pain
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- High Blood Pressure
- Chronic Pain & Fibromyalgia
- Post-Concussion Syndrome
An upper cervical vertebral subluxation does not just cause a problem with the neck. It causes a problem with the entire body.
Can we help you?
Upper Cervical Care is not a treatment for any of these conditions, which may be caused by a number of other factors. However, all of these conditions do have a neurological basis that can be affected greatly if you have an Upper Cervical subluxation. Upper cervical vertebral subluxation does not just cause a problem with the neck. It can cause a problem or pain with the entire body.