The CO-C1 Spinal Segment

Did you know that the Chiropractors at Cadence do very unique chiropractic adjustments? It’s true!

One of these unique adjustments is to the CO-C1 spinal segment in the cervical spine; CO being the base of the skull and C1 the very first vertebrae. This joint is not commonly treated. Over the 10+ years in practice both Dr. Ryan and Dr. Angela have noticed the great benefits of adjusting or mobilizing this area in those that require it.Cervical-vertebrae-500x325

Causes of CO-C1 issues are quite various and include posture, history of a motor vehicle collision or whiplash, travel, excessive fatigue and even stress.

Symptoms that may indicate the need to treat CO-C1 segment include:

  • Vertigo
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Poor sleep
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Brain fog
  • Slowed cognition
  • Muscles aches and pains
  • Digestive symptoms

Interesting CO-C1 facts:

  • Restrictions in the CO-C1 segment is the most common cause of headaches Dr. Ryan & Dr. Angela treat.
  • A CO-C1 condition presents very similar to adrenal fatigue and can be misdiagnosed as adrenal fatigue.
  • Almost all CO-C1 restrictions can be corrected quite quickly.
  • The CO-C1 spinal segment impairs the digestive tract.

A Chiropractor well versed in this type of adjustment/mobilization will know if a patient will benefit from treatment at this segment. If you have questions please contact us at 403.521.2278.

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