What is a Structural Shift?

Structural Shift

When it comes to normal, we’re not expecting anyone to be perfect. However, if your head is displaced, shoulders unleveled, and hips unleveled beyond what’s considered acceptable, you have an Atlas Displacement Complex.

Displacement of the atlas (C1), bone at the top of the neck and base of the brain, causes structural shifting of the spine. This structural shifting is no different than your car being forced out of alignment or the foundation of your house sinking on one side by a couple of inches. This can put abnormal stress on your muscles, tendons, ligaments, spinal bones, and discs. Due to the location of the atlas bone, it can also have an impact on neural connections between the brain and the body.

Secondary Conditions

Atlas Displacement Complex can negatively affect your body with decreased blood flow through the brain, stretching force on the spinal cord, mechanical stress to the soft tissues, spinal nerve compression, and distorted nerve signals into the brain. This can lead to secondary conditions such as chronic pain, headaches, migraines, dizziness, and vertigo.

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