What is upper cervical chiropractic/spine?
The Upper cervical spine consists of the base of the skull known as the occiput. The brainstem exists the occiput through a hole called the Foramen Magnum. The occipital condyles are located on either side of the foramen magnum. The Occiput sits on top of the Atlas vertebra (1st cervical vertebrae) connected via the occipital condyles. The Axis vertebrae (2nd cervical vertebrae) sits below the Atlas. It is these 3 distinct bones in the skeleton that make up the upper cervical spine.