The Righting Reflex is how the brain shifts our bodies so that our eyes line up level with the horizon. Now our eyes may be looking level, but there is still a very minor misalignment.
This causes the body to try to adapt all the way down, and our muscular system is the first to notice. You may start to feel your neck muscles tighten and then your back, all the way to your ankles or feet. This is the adaptation that happens all because of the tiny misalignment that has happened up top.
All the tightening we start to experience as an annoyance and then pain will start to limit our ability to function properly. Getting upper cervical care not only clears up pain, but also corrects the alignment all the way down to your toes!
Some interesting things that I've seen change for patients while under care are shoe orthotics needing to be adjusted because they were created when the body was not in proper balance, teeth and braces shifting because the body was trying to shift them where they needed to be, glasses need to be readjusted on the ears, and others!
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