atlas vertebra


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the 1st cervical vertebra

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Compression of arteries feeding the ventrolateral medulla (located in the brainstem near the atlas vertebra at the top of the spinal column) has been linked to hypertension.
Atlas vertebra realignment and achievement of arterial pressure goal in hypertensive patients: a pilot study.
He alerted some Chicago hypertension researchers, who discovered that the chiropractor had adjusted the Atlas vertebra, at the top of the spine where it holds up the head.
The atlas vertebra, which once supported the head of the fearsome creature, was poking up through the clay which had been exposed by gravel excavations.
Clum also points out that among other assessments x-rays were used to document the presence of a C-1 misalignment and the effectiveness of the adjustive procedure to realign the Atlas vertebra in study subjects.