The Role of the Craniocervical Junction in Craniospinal Hydrodynamics and Neurodegenerative Conditions

Research connecting the upper cervical area to many neuro-degenerative diseases.

We say it often, “The power that made the body can heal the body.” There isn’t a person in the US that hasn’t been affected by neuro-degenerative diseases. Whether it is MS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, or even migraines. The total number of these conditions is staggering, and the amount of new cases is ever growing.

Recent research is now suggesting there is a cause, and therefore there is a solution!

The paper titled, The Role of the Craniocervical Junction in Craniospinal Hydrodynamics and Neurodegenerative Conditions states that the structural changes in the upper cervical portion of the spine can cause functional changes in cerebral spinal fluid and blood flow. This change in function leads to neurological changes within the brain, brainstem and portions of the cord. This is proving to be a cause for many debilitating diseases.

More and more, these current research models are supporting Neuro-Structural Correction’s Clinical model.  We don’t always share the research we read, but this summary is only a portion of the paper. The link below is to whole paper if you want to learn more.

“In brief, craniospinal hydrodynamics are a complex interaction between brain, blood, and CSF (ed. cerebral spinal fluid) in the relatively closed compartments of the cranial vault and spinal canal compounded by cardiac cycles and arterial pulsations that cause continuous fluctuations in blood volume and ICP (ed. intracranial pressure). Faulty craniospinal hydrodynamics have been associated with hydrocephalus, anomalies of the CCJ (Craniocervical Junction), Chiari malformations (cerebellar tonsillar ectopia), craniosynostosis, craniofacial anomalies, and Dandy-Walker complex in children. Faulty craniospinal hydrodynamics may also play a role in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, dementia, and motor neuron diseases, as well as other neurological conditions including migraines, silent-strokes, seizures, psychosis, schizophrenia, depression, and mania. Manual and surgical methods for correcting obstructions, as well as manipulation of blood and CSF flow, may help to restore or improve faulty craniospinal hydrodynamics in certain cases and decrease the prevalence, progression, and severity of neurodegenerative and other neurological conditions. Further studies using upright and cine MRI coupled with computer modeling are needed to determine the role of malformations and misalignments of the CCJ and spondylosis, stenosis and scoliosis in the lower spine in faulty craniospinal hydrodynamics, and neurodegenerative and neurological conditions, as well as the impact of the manual, mechanical, and surgical correction of structural strains and faulty craniospinal hydrodynamics on patient pathology and symptomatology.”

Source: The Role of the Craniocervical Junction in Craniospinal Hydrodynamics and Neurodegenerative Conditions