Misalignments lead to Bad Posture
The upper cervical spine, the part part of our neck, is somehow misaligned and affecting the nervous system, this phenomenon causes poor body posture. Throughout the healthcare history, health and wellness professionals have been disciplined to correct structural imbalance in our posture, because professionals have been witnessing the substantial benefits to how our vital functions.
Image a bowling bowl on a stick. The weight of the bowling ball will lead the rest of the body. More it bends or twists, or even leans to the sides will cause more pressure on the stick. Very similar things happen to our body frame as well. Sustained abnormal body posture will play a causative or contributing role into further stress or degenerate our spinal joints and discs.
Head Position Matters
A car accident or a sports injury can be one of the many things that cause the atlas (c-1) spine to misalign. As the head moves off the center, the entire spinal structure twists including the pelvis.
The craniocervical junction (CCJ), which is the base of the skull and the top part of our neck meet, influences how our brain communicates. This region is not just unique in anatomical structure, but this area coordinates with eyes, ears, both feet and ankle to understand where our body is in space.
Many studies have been pointing the fingers at this specific region that this area can be the chokepoint for the CSF circulation (supplying and draining) between the brain and the rest of the spine.