Re: Atlas question

The atlas should sit parallel to the occipital (the base of the skull). The atlas is the first vertebrae or what is commonly called C1. This vertebra rotates about the axis (C2) or the second vertebrae. Some chiropractors contend that a misalignment of this vertebra can cause a host of symptoms. Possibly the symptoms your husband is having.

Your husband has gone to the chiropractor over a period of 30 days; I assume 2-3X a week. Has there been any improvement in his condition? As a chiropractor the most important thing to do is to eliminate all other possible causes as more serious problems can cause the same symptoms. Brain tumors can cause they symptoms, arterial blockages, certain neurological diseases, uncontrolled blood pressure, the list is long. Has any tests been performed to rule out other causes? Has your husband seen any other doctors?

Before I move on further, give me some input as far as seeing other doctors, diagnostics tests etc.

Posted By doc4bax on April 30, 2007 at 21:35:23:

In Reply to: Atlas question posted by Lisa on April 30, 2007 at 21:06:26:

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