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The Upper Cervical Spine
Upper Cervical Spine consists of two bones, the Atlas, (C1) and the
Axis, (C2) at the top of the neck. Much of your nervous system
passes through this vital area. This
area is also the most movable area of your spine. Because of this,
subluxations in this crucial area are very common.
Since this area is in such close proximity to the
brain, subluxations here can result in an alteration to a large
variety of body functions. Much of the body's nervous system
messages flow past this point. This means that very large areas of
the body are supplied by the nerves that pass through or near here.
of the areas of nerve supply that can be affected by subluxations in
the upper cervical spine include your brain, head, and face.
Nervous system interference here could result in headaches, facial
palsy, sinus trouble, allergies, fatigue, cross-eyes, or dizziness.
In addition, if a pair of large and important nerves,
the "Vagus" nerves, are affected by a subluxation in the upper
cervical spine the parasympathetic nervous system function can be
altered. These nerves are responsible for visceral motor function
(control) of many of your chest organs as well as such functions as
swallowing and your vocal cords.
areas that could experience functional changes that are controlled
by the vagus nerve include such major organs as the heart, lungs,
esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, and small intestines. As you can
see, a subluxation affecting the vagus nerve can have a very wide
and profound impact on the function and health of a large portion of