The Blair chiropractic technique is a unique system that consists of analyzing and adjusting the upper cervical vertebrae of the spinal column. These vertebrae may get misaligned which could interfere with the functions of the brainstem and spinal cord. Special attention is required for these two cervical vertebrae, the atlas and axis, as they are both the most freely moveable vertebrae in the spinal column and the ones that are most commonly misaligned.
Why focus on the upper cervical spine?
Its unique structure allows the head to freely move. In addition, it has no discs, making it the weakest part of the spine. Trauma to any part of the neck may lead to misalignment, and any misalignment in the upper cervical spine can affect the brain stem.
While motor nerves control the muscles and the sensory nerves carry pain, temperature, and touch information to the brain, nerves are responsible for the function of the organs. All these nerves travel through the brainstem,and needless to say, a subluxation can affect their functions.
By altering the motor nerves that supply the postural muscles in the spine, an upper cervical subluxation can alter the spinal alignment. This altered posture and movement may create localized spinal pain as well as radiating pain (such as sciatica), and over time, may cause permanent damage to spinal joints.
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