Superior Articular Facets (SAF) are present on atlas vertebra
facing superomedially and they occupy most of the upper surface of the lateral mass and lie obliquely, their anterior ends being always nearer to the midline than the posterior ends.
Principal components analysis of the atlas vertebra
But a specialist practitioner in Dubai claims a small bone in the neck, called the Atlas vertebra
, could be the key to your suffering.
He and fellow UMaine graduate student Robert Ingraham first visually identified the bone as a fragment of the right occipital condyle, the place where the skull articulates with the atlas vertebra
of the spine.
Christian broke both his arms at Cheltenham on Saturday, which was awful as it isn't long since he had a badly injured shoulder; and Sam fractured the C1, or Atlas Vertebra
, which helps form the joint connecting the skull and the spine.
Compression of arteries feeding the ventrolateral medulla (located in the brainstem near the atlas vertebra
at the top of the spinal column) has been linked to hypertension.
He alerted some Chicago hypertension researchers, who discovered that the chiropractor had adjusted the Atlas vertebra
, at the top of the spine where it holds up the head.
The atlas vertebra
, which once supported the head of the fearsome creature, was poking up through the clay which had been exposed by gravel excavations.
Realignment of the atlas vertebra
seemed to lower the systolic blood pressure of 25 patients during 8 weeks of follow-up without drug therapy.
One atlas vertebra
had a cleft neural arch, a congenital malformation of unknown etiology (Mann and Murphy, 1990:50).