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The most effective way to adjust the C1 (Atlas) vertebra
A titan of a challenge
The very top vertebra or the atlas, is named after the mythological titan who held the world. It is the first cervical vertebra (C1), which directly supports the skull. Being small in size, at the same time, it has 12 muscles attached with numerous nerves involved. When it is out of alignment, it affects the balance of your spinal column, and by extension, and stability and strength of your entire musculoskeletal system.
The root issues
Chronic headaches are often linked to that top vertebra. There are two arteries that run very close to the C1. If the vertebra slides to the side, it tethers the arteries. If it tethers enough, the passageway begins to compress them, restricting blood flow. While some pharmaceuticals help temporarily, because they also open up the blood flow, the medicine wears off and the headaches come back because the compression is still there. However, by realigning the atlas, the blood flow is restored and the headaches disappear.
Many health issues start with the atlas
In addition to continuous pressure on arteries, blood vessels, the malrotation of the atlas can compress cranial nerves and the spinal cord causing serious pain and discomfort. Also, the adverse changes in posture can lead to disc degeneration, bulging, herniation, scoliosis, balance issues, leg length differences, and problems with the hips, knees, and feet. It also hinders blood, oxygen, and energy flow and interrupts neurotransmission.
Enter AtlasPROfilax Treatment
Realigning the atlas
This placement makes adjustment very challenging, requiring a level of force to do so, which often makes manipulation a painful process. However, when the atlas is in its optimal position and the sub-occipital muscles are reset, it stimulates the body’s own healing response.
The AtlasPROfilax treatment technology focuses on the short muscles of the neck that allow the atlas to move itself into optimal position without chiropractic manipulation and adjustment, and does not pose any health risks.
A modern revolution in upper spinal care
It was developed in Switzerland in 1995 by a Swiss Doctor, René C. Schümperli, and over two million people worldwide have already benefitted from this simple and effective treatment, although it is relatively unknown in the United States. More technically speaking, AtlasPROfilax treatment is a modern neuromuscular massage technique, applies vibro pressure and massages the short neck muscles, which accomplishes a significant and often sustainable effect on the first cervical vertebra (atlas). It releases a pressure on the pyramidal tracts, relieves muscle tension and nerve compression and facilitates self-recovery of the spine system.
Dr. Draeger recognized the revolutionary nature of this technique, and the impact that it would make on the wellness of his patients. As soon as he heard of it, he interrupted his Wisconsin practice to travel to California to complete the stringent certification and licensure requirements through the AtlasPROfilax Academy Switzerland®. It is a safe and instantly effective treatment to realign the atlas vertebra.