Whiplash The treatment is to normalize the position of the atlas mechanism using soft tissue mobilization techniques designed to relieve pressure on the brain stem where vital pain centers exist. The distortion of the atlas and axis vertebrae can directly influence five cranial nerves as well as severally distort the dura mater. Research has shown that distortion of the upper cervical anatomy dramatically influences conditions such as headaches and migraines, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the formation of scoliotic patterns, speech distortion patterns, and hearing disorders.
The treatment is design to eliminate the structural distortions that can work their way up the postural chain and the abnormal pull of various muscles in the neck, shoulder and spine can affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). You will discover how abnormal occlusion can inversely cause tension in the neck and shoulders, as well as cause distortions in the cranium that can lead to scoliotic patterns.