You woke up with a bad headache and a sore neck this morning. You can barely turn your head without wincing in pain. Funny thing is, you have no clue how it happened. Well, maybe this will shed some light on the cause of this situation.
Your atlas vertebrae is a small 2 oz bone that holds up the entire weight of your head, which is about 10-12 pounds, or the size of a bowling ball. It’s the most movable bone in your spine, and for this reason, also the most vulnerable to misalignment. When it’s wrenched out of position from laying in an unnatural cramped posture too long, it can create sustained pressure on your nerve system, and wreak havoc in your health if not corrected.
So why are you hurting now? You fell asleep on the couch watching Sports Center, or maybe your mattress is just old and worn out, and you have subluxated yourself. You’re human, it happens. We just hope you don’t make a habit of it, and that you don’t make the another mistake of waiting for the pain to go away on its own. Get to the Chiropractor and have your atlas checked and realigned, if you believe that you might have “slept wrong” last night.