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Understanding Cervical Spine Instability Measurements

Cervical Spine Instability Measurements: How To Precisely Interpret Them It was all a blur. You were waiting for the red light to change when a large truck slammed into your vehicle. You did not see the approaching vehicle but heard the skidding tires.  The brain fog, dizziness, and fatigue have not responded to conservative therapy.  … Continued

Craniocervical Instability & Ehlers Danlos Syndrome: Know the Facts

Gymnastics and yoga were easy as you were super flexible.  With continued training your shoulders and knees kept popping out of place.  A series of small but significant traumas left you sidelined both from athletics, academics and socially.  Brain fog and fatigue were common themes.  You have seen countless physicians with conflicting information.  Your chiropractor … Continued

What Is a Chiari Malformation? All You Need to Know

The headaches and neck pain got worse over time.  The dizziness made simple tasks challenging.  Medications and physical therapy did not help.  Your doctor is concerned and thinks you may have a Chiari Malformation.  What is a Chiari Malformation (CM)? What are the different types of Chiari Malformations? What are the symptoms of a Chiari … Continued

what are the longterm effects of untreated whiplash

What Are the Long Term Effects of Untreated Whiplash?

You were waiting for the red light to change when you heard the brakes screeching. Out of nowhere a large SUV rear ends you and pushes your vehicle into the intersection.  Your neck and shoulder hurt and you’re not processing all the information.  Your doctor thinks you have Whiplash.  What is Whiplash?  What are the … Continued

What Is the Success Rate of C1-C2 Fusion?

The upper neck and head pain was unrelenting and did not responed to conservative care or medications. Your doctor wants to refer you to a surgeon for possible fusion.  What is the C1?  What is the C2?  What is the Atlantoaxial (AA)  Joint? What are the key components of the AA Joint?  What is a … Continued

what is the Atlanto-Occipital joint

What Is the Atlanto-Occipital (AO) Joint

The pain at the base of your skull is getting worse.  It started gradually and now has gotten worse.  Rest, massage, Motrin, and physical therapy has not helped.  It is beginning to erode the quality of your life.  Your PCP wants to start migraine medication, but the list of side effects is scary.  Your chiropractor … Continued

what is the Atlantoaxial joint

What Is the Atlantoaxial Joint?

The headaches and upper neck pain are getting worse. Medication and therapy has not helped.  Radiographic studies are normal. Your chiropractor thinks it may be coming from your upper neck.   What is the Atlas? What is the Axis bone?  What is the Atlantoaxial joint? What are the key components of the Atlantoaxial Joint? What is … Continued

jugular vein compression due to craniocervical junction disorders

Craniocervical Junction Disorders: Jugular Vein Compression

The dizziness began as you abruptly turned your head. It has happened several times and you are concerned.  Your doctor wants to order some lab and radiographic tests.  He is not certain as to what is causing your symptoms.  What is the Craniocervical Junction?  What is a Craniocervical Junction Disorder? What causes Craniocervical Junction Disorders? … Continued

What is Craniocervical Junction?

What Is the Craniocervical Junction?

The headaches started abruptly and without warning.  They are not like the headaches due to excessive alcohol or disagreements with the in-laws.  The headaches have not responded to medications or rest. You and your family are concerned.  Your doctor thinks you may have a problem in the upper neck.  He mentioned something about the Craniocervical … Continued

What Is an Upright MRI? Can It Diagnose CCJ Instability? [VLOG]

Hey, it’s Dr. Centeno. And what is an Upright MRI? And can it diagnose CCJ instability? So, CCJ Instability means that the upper neck bones move around too much due to lax ligaments. Lots of different ligaments up there that can be torn, partially torn, stretched, or just loose due to other problems. And there … Continued