Dr. Stacey Dent also has advanced training in the area of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care. This technique focuses on the first cervical vertebra, known as C1, or the Atlas bone, which is located at the very top of the spine. The atlas is a very important structure in the spine and a misalignment of this area can cause a major disruption of normal body function by compressing the cervical nerves. The Atlas Orthogonal instrument is utilized in making the corrections or adjustments of the misaligned Atlas vertebra. The adjustments are very gentle and rarely are ever even felt by the patient. Once the Atlas is realigned, the body can begin to unwind and return to a state of ease and normal functioning.