The Atlas Vertebra
Many years of clinical research points to the fact that many of the problems associated with spinal misalignment and its consequences can be associated with the atlas vertebra, the top cervical bone in the neck.
Causes of Atlas Misalignment
Trauma in one form or another is the primary cause of misalignment. When the atlas vertebra is subjected to stresses and strains, it may be pushed out of proper alignment.
How Atlas Misalignment Affects Your Health and Disrupts Normal Functioning of the Nervous System
Once the atlas is moved out of its orthogonal position the body tries to compensate to maintain its center of gravity. It does this by keeping the head directly over the center of the feet. However to maintain the level position of the head the rest of the spine adapts and is thrown out of alignment.