A patient-oriented brochure explaining the impact of the CCJ misalignment on blood flow to and from the brain.
“The brain and the brainstem require a constant delivery of nutrients and oxygen from blood vessels that travel through the neck. The main two blood vessels that send blood to the brain are the vertebral artery and the carotid artery. The vertebral artery travels up through the outer portion of bones in the neck and through the atlas bone, the top bone of the spine. The Carotid artery travels deep in the neck and passes directly in front of the atlas bone.
Blood that travels to the brain also has to leave the brain effectively. The largest blood vessel to drain the brain is the internal jugular vein. The internal jugular vein also passes directly in front of the atlas bone on its way down the neck.
Conditions and Symptoms covered within this brochure:
- Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency
- Vision Problems
- Loss of Balance and Coordination
- Idiopathic Intracranial Pressure
Other Brochures in this series include: