The nerves in our spinal column are very sensitive to pressure and stress.
When the spine becomes misaligned sufficiently it stresses the nerves, compromises their normal impulses, and changes function throughout the body.
Nerves are responsible for four primary functions:
- Control and regulate all vital functions including circulation, breathing and digestion.
- Activate muscles allowing us to move.
- Allow us to sense, perceive and feel.
- Relate us to the world outside ourselves including learning, experiencing and behavior.
Precise, Accurate and Small Adjustments
The upper cervical adjustment depends upon precise mathematical calculations, physics, and biomechanics. X-rays are a critical part of ensuring the spinal correction is accurate and successful. The doctor will take pre-adjustment x-rays from different angles focusing on the atlas. These x-rays determine the direction and degree of spinal misalignment and how to properly restore the spine to normal.