This week we are featuring C2. The axis, also known as the C2 bone, creates a pivot that allows the C1, or atlas, to rotate. This action gives the head and neck a greater range of motion from side to side. The pivoting motion occurs on part of the bone called the dens, a tooth-like upright section on the bone. The dens in the axis is larger than any other vertebral bone.
The areas controlled by C2 include: Eyes, optic nerves, auditory nerves, sinus, mastoid bones, tongue, forehead. Possible effects that one may experience with malfunction of the C2 include- sinus trouble, allergies, crossed eyes, deafness, eye trouble, earache, fainting spells and vision difficulties.
It is our hope that you gain a better understanding of how misalignments of spinal vertebras and discs may cause irritation of the nervous system and affect the structures, organs, and functions which may result in conditions that are listed in association with these vertebras. Please consult with your doctor if you are experiencing any of these ailments