"When the top bone in the neck misaligns, the atlas vertebrae, the trigeminal and the occipital nerve can get compromised. The trigeminal nerve is the nerve that controls the jaw, whereas the occipital nerve is the nerve that controls the back of the head.
If either of these nerves are compromised by a misalignment, will the brain have a hard time communicating to your jaw or the back of your head? You bet.
This is why people feel that lightning bolt pain throughout their jaw and head. This pain is a sign that something is wrong, and your jaw or head are trying to wake you up, so you will do something about it.
Unfortunately, most doctors want to hit the snooze button and throw out the bodies internal fire alarm by prescribing medication, which is not a long term solution.
Why? Because it"s not possible to fix a structural problem, with a chemical solution. It"s important to get to the root of what"s causing the trigeminal or occipital neuralgia, securing that structural solution! And that is where we specialize.
There is no twisting, popping or cracking of the neck.
The realignment is so gentle that anyone would feel comfortable with the amount of pressure we use. Gentle slow pressure is all, right below the ear lobe, which is where the atlas is located."
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