What does C2 in your neck control?

The second vertebra, C2, is called the axis in reference to its purpose — enabling motion. When together, atlas C1 and axis C2 allow for rotation and swiveling of the head since the C1 vertebrae is attached directly into the skull and pivots from its C2 axis.

What nerves are affected by C2?

The cervical spinal nerve 2 (C2) is a spinal nerve of the cervical segment. It is a part of the ansa cervicalis along with the C1 and C3 nerves sometimes forming part of Superior root of the ansa cervicalis….Cervical spinal nerve 2.

Cervical spinal nerve
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Anatomical terminology

What does C2 nerve control?

Nerves in the cervical spine Cervical nerves C1, C2 and C3 control your forward, backward and side head and neck movements. The C2 nerve provides sensation to the upper area of your head; C3 gives sensation to the side of your face and back of your head.

What are symptoms of C2 misalignment?

Other symptoms of a C2 misalignment can include suffering pain around the eyes, earaches, loss of hearing, fainting spells, and dizziness. Part of this is because the nerve bundles and roots protected by the C2 affect areas of your body that have to do with coordination and balance, such as your ears and sinuses.

How do I realign my C2?

Some common nonsurgical treatments for C1-C2 include:

  1. Medication.
  2. Immobilization.
  3. Physical therapy.
  4. Chiropractic manipulation.
  5. Traction refers to stretching and/or realigning the spine to relieve direct nerve pressure and stress on the vertebral levels.

What causes C1 and C2 misalignment?

A misalignment at C0-C1-C2 can also come from sitting at a desk with poor posture, birth trauma, or falling out of a tree when you are a child. However, the most common way we see large trauma produced is from a concussion from either sports or work related injuries, or a car accident.

How do you realign C1 and C2?

Can C1 and C2 cause headaches?

C1, C2 and/or C3 may be involved in development of cervicogenic headaches because these nerves enable function (movement) and sensation of the head and neck. Nerve compression can cause inflammation and pain.

Can a chiropractor adjust C2?

Physical therapy of the C1-C2 vertebral level may help maintain head and neck balance, thereby preventing the risk of falls. Chiropractic manipulation. Manipulation of the cervical spine through chiropractic adjustment may help relieve pain stemming from C1-C2.