Are you aware that some cultures call the atlas “the mouth of God” denoting the power that lies within? Being that motor nerves or nerve impulses, when they leave your brain, no matter where they are going, have to pass through this area.
As an Upper Cervical Specialist I truly believe that the first subluxation or misalignment can happen day 1, during the birth process. The spine of a newborn is very soft and underdeveloped. It has a tendency to suffer damage during delivery.
Chiropractic is a philosophy of health care that concentrates on helping the body function the way it was designed. Consider how many times in your life you had to REMIND your body to breathe, pump blood, or digest food. These functions of life happen automatically. When the body works well, it works VERY well!
A little stress can be good for you, but when you’re constantly feeling under pressure, overwhelmed, anxious, and totally frazzled – the effects can actually add up to something dangerous. Stress causes deterioration in everything from your gums to your heart and can make you more susceptible to illnesses ranging from the common cold to cancer.
The United Chiropractic Association warns that bad posture due to mobile phone use could shorten your life. The forward-leaning posture that many people adopt when operating mobile devices increases the risk of an early death in elderly people, and there are fears that younger people could also be knocking time off their lives.