How is Your Brain Working?

Did you know that the vertebral artery makes four 90 degree turns around the C1 vertebra (Atlas) before entering the skull? It is responsible for providing blood supply to the brainstem and 11 of the 12 cranial nerves. Reduction of the blood supply can lead to drooping eye lids, trigeminal neuralgia, face pain and other head symptoms. 

If a vertebral subluxation causing reduced blood supply is suspect, care should be taken to properly identify and correct the position of the C1 vertebra to ensure optimal blood flow. Enliven Chiropractic utilizes an advanced chiropractic technique called Atlas Orthogonal to determine the C1 position in three planes and correct the alignment with a gentle percussive force. 

Look for a more detailed explanation on vertebral artery compromise and its related symptoms on our website,, in the next few days. 

In health,

Dr. James Leonette  | Enliven Chiropractic | Bridgeport, WV