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Upper Cervical Neuro-Structural Shift is a term applied to that condition where the top two bony segments of the spine become slightly displaced from their normal positions. As a result, nerve tracks from the brain stem (Medulla Oblongata) are impinged to various parts of the body and normal transmission of nerve energy is obstructed. Although not always painful, the “subluxation” interferes with proper function and healing of your body. The brain stem is what we call “Houston Control”. It is a complex extension of the spinal cord, and is extremely unique. Nowhere else in the entire body is there found such a complex integration of the nerve system. The brain stem is responsible for everything that occurs in the body. Mild to moderate irritation of this area results in sickness and disease, while the slightest trauma results in instant death. Nowhere in the entire nerve system can such total and complete devastation be caused.

The art renderings below show the two segments of the spinal column at the base of the skull, with an Upper Cervical Neuro-Structural Shift at C1, or Atlas, out of place and torqued, producing pressure on the spinal cord, or brain stem resulting in malfunction of the entire body as represented by the conditions here listed, and many others.

Fortunately, through Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic, these bones of the spine, when out of position causing spinal cord pressure, can be adjusted or replaced to normal. This takes the pressure off the nerve tracks (or brain stem). Nothing is removed from the body nor is anything added to it. The spine is simply in line and the body functions, as it should in health.

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