The Craniocervical Junction or (CCJ) is the most mobile joint in the spine as well as it houses the brainstem making it a primary area of concern for nuerophysiology. With the advent of upright MRI, the increase in mild traumatic brain injury awareness, and a search for chronic neurodegenerative disease etiology and pathophysiology more emphasis has been place on the CCJ. Below is a collection of some of the more outstanding research in the area of the CCJ and its effects on the global body system.
The Delta Collaboration is involved in a variety of research endeavours, both collectively and individually.
All good, quality research takes time. As we complete research in chiropractic, Upper Cervical and other areas, they will be listed here.
Neck Pain and Vertigo
This study showed that 64% (likely more) of the people treated had significant improvement with vertigo by temporarily blocking cervical afferent nerves. Afferents provide stimulation (information) heading back to the brain from the body. Although this study blocked the nerve it is of interest because of the common ground; the afferent nerves. Rather than block these nerves, our approach is targeted at restoring a normal neuro-mechanical environment and in doing so normalizing afferentation.
Migraine: Vascular and Neural
Cerebro Spinal Fluid
"Children diagnosed with autism at the age of two had substantially greater amounts of extra axial cerebrospinal fluid at 6 and 12 months. Additionally, the level of increased CSF at 6 months could be correlated with the severity of autism symptoms displayed at 2 years..."
This is a major finding. As continuing research is being performed and completed showing the correction of the Atlas Subluxation Complex and its affects on cerebrospinal fluid flow, we are beginning to seep hope for more biomarkers for improving lives of those with various disorders.
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