ANLS 1615 Spinal Form and Function Facts Powerpoint

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Spinal Form and Function Spinal Form and Function Facts Facts
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Anterior Head Translation +Z Anterior Head Translation +Z Approximately 80% of adults carry their heads in a +Z anterior head translation. This places considerable strain on suboccipital muscles and neck extensors. For each inch our heads are translated forward the load on our neck extensors doubles. Do some butterfly head retractor and hummingbird scapular retractor exercises to promote proper biomechanics and prevent +z translation.
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Cervical Spine Cervical Spine
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Unformatted text preview: Mechanoreceptors Mechanoreceptors Because of its mobility, the upper cervical spine has the highest spinal region density of type II mechanoreceptors for sensing motion and position. Type II receptors function in a negative feedback cycle with nociceptors. When type II mechanoreceptors fire nociceptors are inhibited and vice-versa. Subluxations often activiate nociceptors and inhibit mechanoreceptors. Our cerebrums and cerebellums have very rich receptor areas for mechanoreception....
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