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Craniocervical Instability Symptoms – The 8 You Need to Know!

Craniocervical Instability (CCI) is a medical condition where the strong ligaments that hold your head to your upper neck are loose or lax. Dr. Schultz discusses what CCI is, the 7 most common symptoms, and a revolutionary non-surgical treatment option.


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Patient with Alar Ligament Injury Travels From Italy for Help

The alar ligament is a thick band of connective tissue that connects your neck to your head. Dr. Schultz discusses cranial cervical instability (CCI), the major symptoms, and treatment options. He highlights the injury of a young man in Italy who traveled to the Centeno-Schultz Clinic for treatment.

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Transverse Ligament – A New Understanding that You Need to Know

The transverse ligament is a thick band of connective tissue at C1 that wraps around the odontoid process stabilizing it along with the upper cervical spine. Dr. Schultz discusses the transverse ligament, its function, location, symptoms with transverse ligament injuries, and a breakthrough non-surgical treatment option.

Alar Ligament Test

Alar Ligament Test: Important Keys You Need to Know

The Alar ligament is a critical thick piece of connective tissue that connects the C2 vertebrae body to the head. Dr. Schultz discusses alar ligament tests which include those used during physical examination tests and specialized radiographic tests and nonsurgical treatment options for alar ligament injuries.


Public Service Announcement: The PICL Procedure Needs Absolute Sterility

Video: “CCI Procedure: PICL” Transcript Dr. Chris Centeno This is a public service announcement on our PICL procedure and some of the risks associated with not doing that procedure correctly. We’ve started to pick up on a few places where they’re claiming to offer this kind of procedure. Now, for those of you that don’t … Continued

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New Data: How Digital Motion X-Ray (DMX) Can Accurately Diagnose CCI

Transcript Hi, it’s Dr. Centeno. And I’d like to introduce you to some interesting and really critical new data on Cranio-cervical instability diagnosis. So, Cranio-cervical instability or also called “CCJ instability” means that the upper neck bones move around too much due to damaged or loose ligaments. And there’s lots of different ligaments up there. … Continued

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The Craniocervical Instability Specialist – Episode 7 CCI Series

I have seen CCI patients from all over the world for decades, so I am a craniocervical instability specialist. This morning I’d like to review the case of an EDS patient who never should have had upper neck fusion surgery. Why? To help CCI patients understand what to avoid. EDS and CCI Some of the … Continued

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Understanding Common Injections for CCI Patients

Many craniocervical instability (CCI) patients get confused about the injection procedures that are available that may help their condition and how those intersect with the PICL procedure. This is understandable as it’s very hard for patients to conceptualize the differences in procedure types and the skill required to pull each off. Hence this blog will … Continued