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Diagnosis: partly displaced art. Vertebralis on Atlas. (no injuries, no pain, etc.) Can you recommend which exercises would be good for correcting it?
Vertebral artery: The vertebral artery traces a course through several of the vertebrae in the neck (hence the name). Because the artery is enclosed in bone, if it is partially displaced on the atlas, it cannot be 'corrected.' This is most likely a developmental anomaly (eg. something you were born with). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have a misaligned atlas can just good posture fix it eventually? If not what are some ways that could bring resolution to this problem?
If you believe in : The theory behind it that everything starts with a dysfunctional atlas. There are pros and cons to it, plus it's not the most comfortable procedure. However, if you try it once, and get relief, then that's the end of the story! ...Read more
I fell when i was 13 a space was built between one of the atlas and axis of the spine.I constantly have waist pains and can that affect my sex?
Shouldn't: Fusion of c1-c2 results in pronounced loss of motion, but should not create other symptoms. If you have not had these symptoms since the fracture was treated, then it is unlikely related. Potentially a stress fracture (spondylolysis) in the lumbar spine could create severe pain worse with back extension. Simple xrays usually diagnostic. Further evaluation warranted if pain is severe. ...Read more
Cervical adjustment: Adjustment of the cervical spine is safe when performed by a trained practitioner. You may want to look for an osteopath. ...Read more
Is there a nerve in my atlas in my neck that could cause a mild aura if tweaked? And causes a brief dizziness and head spinning?
Bppv: You are likely suffering from a condition called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo caused by sudden head movements. The dizziness is classic and lasts only 30 secs or less. Occurs with head movements. It can be easily taken care of in an ents office with an eppley maneuver in 80 to 90 % of the cases. Good luck. Hope you feel better. Check it out on the web and see if this is it. ...Read more