ANLS 2620 Atlas Occiput - ATLAS/OCCIPUT CHPT 9...

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ATLAS/OCCIPUT CHPT 9
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INTRODUCTION: -82% chance that the misalignment of atlas is compensation -Differences: No Intervertebral Disc. Capsular ligament protrudes and compressed adjacent Nerve fibers. -Chapter 9 “puts atlas in perspective”
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FOUNDATION PRINCIPLE: “When the alignment between a supporting structure (foundation) and the object above, which it supports is disrupted, their normal relationship should be re-established by moving the object onto its foundation, instead of by attempting to move the foundation under the structure above.” -The “Foundation Principle” applies to all EXCEPT: -Sacrum -Coccyx
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Mechanism of atlas An atlas subluxation occurs from the atlas misaligning with the axis. The nerve pressure results from protrusion of one of the capsular ligaments between the inferior articular process of the atlas and the superior articular processes of the axis. The correction is effected by repositioning the atlas on the axis.
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Mechanism of occiput An occipital subluxation occurs from the occiput misaligning with the atlas. Nerve pressure results from protrusion of the right or
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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.

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ANLS 2620 Atlas Occiput - ATLAS/OCCIPUT CHPT 9...

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