As a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal Doctor of Chiropractic, I often read research related to my work and how it affects patients. The more that we know, the more specific our adjustments can be. The following article is related to cadaver dissections with specific emphasis on the soft tissue surrounding the occiput and upper cervical region.
Anatomy and clinical relevance of sub occipital soft tissue connections with the dura mater in the upper cervical spine
The upper cervical region is a complex anatomical structure. Myodural bridges between posterior suboccipital muscles and the dura might be important explaining conditions associated with the upper cervical spine dysfunction such as cervicogenic headache. This cadaver study explored the upper cervical spine and evaluated the myodural bridges along with position of spinal cord in response to passive motion of upper cervical spine.
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