I find it interesting when a patient tells me they were fine until an accident or a fall and then their health went down hill.
It might not make sense unless you are an upper cervical doctor. After a fall, the head and neck junction can get twisted. This will cause distortion in the muscles and spine. Even more interesting, what if, when the atlas and skull gets twisted the cerebral spinal fluid does not drain as easy. Some AO doctors are researching this theory right now. Imagine the chronic build up of fluid in the brain. The patient might begin to experience headaches. brain fog or memory problems. They might notice their health is just not the same.
It is something I hear once in a while ( it all started after a fall) but I make note if it. Most people don't correlate a fall with physical health but upper cervical doctors see if as more than just a coincidence.
Kathryn Larson, RN DC