Unformatted text preview: Atlas and Occiput Atlas
Atlas Commonly over-adjusted
Atlas can be compensatory
Righting reflex aka
Pain /soreness in upper cervical musculature
due to upper thoracic or lower cervical
subluxation (anterior head carriage) causes
added tension in neck extensors.
Wise to use SEVERAL objective findings to be
sure of the fixation component of subluxation.
sure Influence of head
and neck position
Obstruction of the
vertebral artery Adjustments of the
spine should use
flexion and pure
achieve tension. Atlas or Occiput?
Because of the
of the occiput
to atlas, all
and x-ray. When the lines
for occiput and
C2 are parallel,
Atlas is the best
choice. Atlas or Occiput When the lines for
Atlas and C2 are
parallel, and all
findings are used,
occiput is the best
choice PS Occiput AS Occiput ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ANLS 2620 taught by Professor R.brucefox during the Winter '11 term at Life Chiropractic College West.
- Winter '11