Because the upper cervical spine is the most mobile area of the entire spine, it is particularly vulnerable to injury, making it the most common location for spinal problems to occur.
Causes of misalignments to the upper cervical spine include:
- Minor Bumps On The Head
- Spinal Trauma
- Auto Accidents / Whiplash
- Falls, such as on icy sidewalks, etc..
- Poor Posture / Stress
- Birth Trauma / Forceps or Difficult Births
- Ski / Bike Accidents
- Head Injuries
- Falls, whiplashes, and/or blows to the head during sports: snowboarding, skiing, cycling, ice skating, gymnastics, football, soccer, martial arts, hockey, horse back riding, etc..