uprightdoc wrote:NZer1 wrote:... how can I prove by imagining if my Atlas is 'straight' or 'rotated' ?
Even though I have been adjusted by 'the best in the Land' here as well as many others I want to be able to 'see for myself' that it is correct as is said by the experts, rather than purely 'their impression'...
Specific Upper Cervical chiroprators prefer base posterior or vertex views to show rotational strains of the craniocervical junction. Dr. Rosa is currently using MRI, to show rotational strains.
Upper cervical problems aren't always associated with significant misalignments. As in Chiari Malformations, it isn't the degree of descent or the degree of misalignment that is relevant. What is relevant is whether or not is affecting nerves or blood and CSF flow. Costumenational's mother has a relatively minor misalignment in her upper cervical spine that I suspect is causing a relatively minor Chiari 0 or 1 at best, resulting in major progressive neurological problems. The design of her cranial vault predisposes her to problems due to decreased capacity of the posterior fossa. She may also have a slightly smaller foramen magnum. This means that she has less tolerance for upper cervical misalignments and Chiari malformations/CTE.
Hi Dr F,
is John the Chiro I use (trained at Sherman) who does their own on site Xrays going to be able to do these Xrays and dx atlas alignment, and more specifically can I trust an opinion?
The first set of Xrays he did he spoke of atlas misalignment but has only ever done standard drop table and the same approach from Graham Dobson but on the other side after looking at the same Xrays.
I am due for my weekly with John tomorrow and his last drop table adjustment gave him a fright and to me it has been an unusual week of reactions.
I still believe I have rotational problems even after years of work by John and Graham Dobson, I am of the opinion muscle testing and or palpating will not give indications.