July is Upper Cervical Spine awareness month and it’s a good time to bring a greater understanding about the upper cervical spine and the effects it can have on the human body.
It’s comprised of two bones, the Atlas, (C1) and the Axis, (C2) at the top of the neck. Much of the nervous system passes through this vital area. When the upper cervical spine is straight it allows the body to heal itself.
The upper cervical spine (neck) has a great influence on the central nervous system and brain stem function affecting every aspect of human function from feeling sensations in your fingers to regulating hormones.
It’s most commonly known for controlling movement, but surprisingly providing the ability to hear, see, think, and breathe, nothing at all to do with back pain.
Problems associated with the upper cervical spine in the neck area can also result in severe pain in the shoulders, muscle spasms and headaches.
There have been many misconceptions about chiropractors and chiropractic care and the true significance it can provide to the human body.
The first chiropractic adjustment was performed by DD Palmer, the founder of chiropractic science it was done on a deaf man resulting in the restoration of his hearing.
Palmer describes the body as a machine whose parts could be manipulated to produce a drug less cure.
A great deal of the public equates and limits chiropractic to the correction of back pain alone, but the circumstances under which the science of chiropractic was discovered actually had little to do with back pain.
Dr Haug had suffered with headaches for years and could not find a solution until he had chiropractic care and it was that relief that cause him to have passion to understand the science of Chiropractic to help others.
Getting quality chiropractic care can be one of the most effective methods to treat and help prevent additional injury by finding the root cause of the problem before it gets worse.
As an educator and advocate for patients Dr Andrew Haug frequently holds seminars to clarify misconceptions about chiropractic treatment and the human body.
For more information contact Dr Andrew Haug or visit www.HaugChiropractic.com
Dr. Andrew Haug
300 E Ogden Ave
Naperville, IL 60563