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Hawthorn Woods Chiropractor | Hawthorn Woods chiropractic care | IL | Atlas Subluxation

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Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047

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Atlas Subluxation



When a vertebrae becomes misaligned or moves out of its normal position, this is referred to in the chiropractic profession as a subluxation.

What is Atlas or C1 Subluxation?

"A C1 Subluxation in the human body is a physical stressor or "stress on the base of the brain". It distorts the body, causing the spine to deviate from the vertical axis or the normal position, contorting the pelvis, and causing a short leg or imbalance."

Atlas Subluxation can be caused by a wide range of issues ranging from a minor slip or bump to a car accident or any sudden trauma, causing to tear the loose connective tissue that connects the brain and the rest of the spine. When the first vertebra or atlas is subluxated, it begins to put pressure on nerves, blood vessels and everything around it. This pressure comes with a price. The subluxation interrupts the natural pathways that the messages sent from the brain need to be clear in order to be completed properly.

 The Atlas Subluxation harms the central nervous system, affecting the body's functioning and the patients ability to ward off infections or recuperate from disease. Physical stressors such a Atlas Subluxation makes people more susceptible to disease. It makes people physically unbalanced and subjects the body to unequal muscular forces which also causes poor posture.

When the C1 has been aligned by a correct adjustment, physical stress is removed from the spinal column. The intervertebral discs of the spine are balanced. The body's center of gravity is restored, and stress is removed from hip joints, knees, and other supportive joints. The patients body can function normally again, given time to heal.


Hawthorn Woods Chiropractor | Atlas Subluxation. Dr. Kinjal Shah is a Hawthorn Woods Chiropractor.