The Atlas – also known as the C1 vertebra at the top of the spine, just under the skull – is the part of the spine that transmits information between the brain and the body.
When the Atlas is misaligned, abnormal nerve system transmission results, leading to common health complaints including headaches, earaches, colds, and chronic pain throughout the body. Misalignment of the Atlas is being linked to hypertension as well.
According to an article on Web MD, a chiropractic adjustment of the Atlas C1 vertebra can significantly lower blood pressure. “This procedure has the effect of not one, but two blood-pressure medications given in combination,” said study leader George Bakaris, MD.
Atlas Orthogonal chiropractors specialize in adjustments to properly align Atlas, the one area where the spinal cord and brain stem are impacted by spinal misalignment. It is recognized that the systemic effects of subluxation, or misalignment, on the entire body are immense. And that an effective treatment for pain, headaches, migraines and even blood pressure starts with aligning the Atlas.
Subluxations, or interferences in the nervous system, can be caused by physical, chemical, emotional and/or environmental stress. Stressors to the body’s nervous system include unmanaged stress, caffeine and alcohol, repetitive motion, text neck, bodily injuries, poor posture and exhaustion.
For more information about headache treatment or migraine treatment or other problems that may be caused from a misalignment of C1 or the Atlas, call 480-325-6977 to schedule a free consultation. The doctors at Foresight Chiropractic, the Valley’s premier Wellness Center, are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialists and have been caring for families for over 18 years. Adjustments are very precise and gentle – no popping or cracking. Call today for a complimentary consultation and take your life back!