The diagram in this post is of the first vertabra in the spine. This vertabra is so important that it was given the name Atlas. It is a 6 oz. bone that supports a 10-12 lb head. Its articulation is so important that any deviation from normal can lead to debilitating headaches and according to research high blood pressure. If you are suffering from headaches it is a must to have this area thoroughly examined as a potential cause so that needless medications and suffering can be avoided.
At Integrated Health we include this area in every patient with headaches and so should every doctor. If you or a family member is suffering from headaches or high blood pressure,do them a monumental favor and share this post so that they can have the cause of their problem treated.