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Why Are The Atlas(c-1) And Axis(c-2) Special? | Los Angeles Chiropractor | Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic

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Upper Neck Anatomy and Neurology-For The Lay Person | Neck Chiropractor Los Angeles Why are the atlas and axis unique and special? The atlas is a two ounce bone on which rests the head weighing 10-13 pounds. Furthermore the skull rests on two joints on the surface of the atlas called the occipital condyle.  The atlas then fits on the axis(c-2) which has a projection up through the ring of the atlas called the dens.(fig. 1)   This projection allows for stability and allows the neck to rotate CONTINUE READING [...]