Upper Cervial Spine and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurology Research International
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 794829

The craniocervical junction (CCJ) is a potential choke point for craniospinal hydrodynamics and may play a causative or contributory role in the pathogenesis and progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, MS, and ALS, as well as many other neurological conditions including hydrocephalus, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, migraines, seizures, silent-strokes, affective disorders, schizophrenia, and psychosis. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the critical role of the CCJ in craniospinal hydrodynamics and to stimulate further research that may lead to new approaches for the prevention and treatment of the above neurodegenerative and neurological conditions.

The Role of the Craniocervical Junction in Craniospinal Hydrodynamics and Neurodegenerative Diseases

CHIROPRACTIC CONNECTION: The upper cervical spine is a focal point in chiropractic and is a foundational point of a number of chiropractic school curriculum.  Specialized specific adjusting of the Occipital, Atlas (C1) and Axis (C2) has shown a reduction in the symptoms of people with the neurodegenerative diseases noted above through case study analysis.

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