Chiropractic Clinic

Dr. Joaquim Valdivia Tor
Upper Cervical Chiropractor - Atlas Orthogonal

Girona

Spine

A vertical position is the normal posture of the human body. Instead of walking over 4 legs, as most mammals do, we walk on two. This makes us suffer the stress of gravity with more intensity. That and other reasons (falls, injuries, accidents, traumatic birth, etc.) make maintaining a normal posture more difficult.

One function of the spine is to hold the head straight through the “atlas”, the first vertebra.

  • raquis (quiropractica)

    Aligned spine (after treatment)

Vertebral subluxation

When the head misaligns (due to falls and traumas) the spine shifts to find a new center of gravity, which then changes the individual’s normal posture.

This causes misalignment of the cervical spine, shoulders, torso, and pelvis. It also causes what is known as leg length inequality.

That misalignment and its effects on the nervous system is called "vertebral subluxation" by the chiropractic profession.

  • raquis desequilibrado (quiropractica)

    Misaligned spine (before treatment)

Nervous system

Another function of the spine is to protect the nervous system that runs through the spinal and neural canals. When the spine misaligns it can irritate the spinal cord as well as the nerves that branch off the cord.

This may cause health problems such as:

Herniated disc Jaw pain Athletic injuries
Torticollis Scoliosis Fibromyalgia
Whiplash Back pain Bell's palsy
Migraines Traumatic birth Trigeminal neuralgia
Vertigo Pediatrics "Lost cases"
Neck pain Headaches Motor vehicle accidents
  • spinal nerves-organs (chiropractic)

    Relation nerves-organs (click image to enlarge)