When the C1 and/or C2 vertebrae misalign, this is called a vertebral subluxation.
You want to avoid a subluxation as much as possible, considering just about every single nerve in your entire body passes through the C1. This is certainly the last place you want a misalignment in your spine!
But what causes a subluxation?
Physical trauma like birth, learning to walk and falling several thousand times before the age of 4, sports injuries, car accidents, etc.
Or maybe a diet full of fat, sugar, neurotoxins, additives, preservatives, and ingredients only a PhD level chemist can pronounce.
Or maybe it’s caused by emotional stress like financial difficulties, family drama, anxiety, or depression.
Or maybe sleep deprivation.
Or maybe having a house full of loud children with all of their endless questions like January and I do…
The point is that a vertebral subluxation of C1 or C2 can occur for any number of reasons, and none of them very good.
And no, there doesn’t exist a pill, potion, or lotion that can restore a misaligned vertebra the way a specific chiropractic adjustment can.