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(05-08-2017, 03:50 AM)DeepBreathing Wrote: What the paper indicates is that there is a bunch of nerves which pass through or around the atlas which control the muscles in the neck. If these nerves were being impinged then it's conceivable they are not properly maintaining the tone of the neck muscles - this could perhaps be the source of the problem.

This is what I'd suspect...to get any vertebrae misaligned enough to obstruct directly probably means a broken neck and far worse health impacts.

That said, it doesn't take much impingement to cause a disruption.... look at how much a "krick in the neck" can do to how we sit, stand, sleep and walk. I would not be surprised in the slightest to find that a subluxation that high up could interfere with some of the involuntary muscle control and contribute to higher AHI.
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Hi BrassCat,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Thanks for sharing this , very interesting.

Good luck to you with CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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Hello the Forum,

Thanks for the responses. My error, the article is discussing subluxation of the atlas and other upper vertebrae effects on the nerves. Got another adjustment today, interested to see the AHI tomorrow morning.

Stan
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(05-08-2017, 10:08 PM)BrassCat Wrote: Hello the Forum,

Thanks for the responses. My error, the article is discussing subluxation of the atlas and other upper vertebrae effects on the nerves. Got another adjustment today, interested to see the AHI tomorrow morning.

Stan

So would I as I have had neck issues in the past. A couple of the medical treatises I read indicated that it's not only the axis that is involved. What I do find interesting is that the research is robust and generally accepted as fact by the medicos. Maybe a visit to my physio is required though an xray first would help. My brother is a physio and I'll contact him about this research.
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