The Effects of Posture Distortion on Spinal Discs

The head and neck misalignment, “Atlas Subluxation,” can cause nerve interference to the brain, affecting the postural control centers in the upper neck, specifically the lower brainstem area. The stress on this area causes the posture muscles to pull harder on one side than the other half of the body. This results in postural imbalance as you can see here.

This type of postural imbalance can cause long-term effects on spinal discs. When the structural shift is present, it shifts the center of the body’s weight to one side more than the other. A slight degree of weight shifting causes uneven weight distribution across the discs, causing the spine to age quicker.

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Reprinted with permission from Daniel O. Clark, D.C. Copyright 2022