How Upper Cervical Care Benefits the Brainstem

What is the brainstem? What is its role in the functioning of your body? How will an upper cervical adjustment help? This article will help you find the answers to these questions.

What Is the Brainstem?

The brainstem rests below the cerebrum and connects the rest of the brain to the spinal cord. It is one of the most vital components of the human body. The brainstem is responsible for:

  • transmitting information from the brain to the spinal cord
  • controlling eye movements and facial expressions
  • controlling vital functions like heartbeat, blood pressure, and breathing
  • coordinating movement for different areas of the body such as your eyes, jaw, face, throat, tongue, neck, and head

Here at Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California, we understand, then, why it is crucial that the brainstem is kept healthy so it can function properly for all of these vital activities. Serious injury to this area of the brain, such as an accident or stroke, can cause someone to go into a coma or even leave one in a vegetative state.

How Upper Cervical Care Can Help

The atlas vertebra is the very first bone in the neck, closest to the brainstem. As we have seen, the health of the brainstem depends on proper blood flow and a good flow of cerebrospinal fluid. Therefore, a misalignment of the atlas can hinder the flow of these vital fluids, resulting in various chronic conditions.

Upper cervical chiropractors are trained to be able to detect and correct misalignments. Correcting these misalignments helps the brainstem to function at its best. So having an examination done by a professional is very important, particularly if you have suffered from any sort of neck or head trauma. If you have been involved in an accident, a fall, or a sports injury, whether recent or a long time ago, it is vital that you make an appointment with an upper cervical chiropractor as soon as possible.

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