Abnormal positions of the cervical spine are determined by the 45° angle in the position of most of the joints of the cervical spine, where the surfaces of the joints lie upon each other like rooftiles. If there now happens a pressure from behind onto the cervical spine, for example due to neckrolls or -cushions, the cervical vertebrae are pushed forward, which causes a steep posture of the cervical spine.
When the shove at one side is greater, a heavier one-sided steep posture is the consequence. This finding is to be compared with a scoliosis of the cervical spine.
Lying on the back, the cervical spine never has to be padded.
Shoulder and back of the head always have to lie at the same level and the neck must stay free.
The form of scolioses of the cervical spine depends on several influences:
The first mechanism is a blockage of the 7th cervical vertebra. The sort of blockage depends on the subluxation of the sterno-clavicular joint. Is this one found at the left, the 7th cervical vertebra is normally blocked left as well.
The next formgiving mechanism of the cervical spine is a blockage of the 4th cervical vertebra.
The blockage of the 4th cervical vertebra depends very much on the subluxations of the mandibular joint. Only when these subluxations of the mandibular joint are removed, it is possible to really enduringly dissolve blockages of the 4th cervical vertebra, assuming that the complete tension in the cervical muscles had been reduced with our therapy by removing damages at legs and pelvis, and the 7th cervical vertebra with the sterno-clavicular joint had been put in order.
The 4th cervical vertebra is blocked always on the side of the greatest subluxation of the mandibular joint.
Presuming that first the damages of the 7th and 4th cervical vertebrae had been removed, a further treatment is often not necessary any more for the removal of blockages of the first cervical vertebra, i.e. the atlas, because due to the relaxation of the muscles of the cervical spine the atlas is able to glide back again into its normal joint position. If this should not be the case, quite often a soft massage leads to a deblockage of the atlas.