Over the past 150 years, Arcuate Foreman has attracted attention first by anatomists, then by clinicians to understand its significance, and more recently by surgeons whose work seeks clarification on the structural landscape of the cranio-cervical junction. The arcuate foreman is the arch of the bone that sometimes appears on the first vertebra (atlas). The vertebral artery and vein, and the first cervical nerve passes through it. Its significance is not understood despite the observations of the century.
Two hypotheses describe the origin of the inconsistency of this atlas; Genetic and age-related, possibly mechanical-mechanical stress-related etiology. One fact pointing out to simple heredity involves observations that this formation is likely to occur in several members of the same family. A fact that supports the hypothesis of stress involves a higher proportion of Turkish women who carry material on their heads.
The Arcuate Foreman is known by other names, including the variant of Kimberley, Ponticulus posticus, Posterior ponticle, Foreman Arquel, Foreman Sagittel, Foreman Atlantoidium posterior, Canalis vertebralis and Retroartimal. Adolf Kimberley was the first clinician to describe this formation in a living person 24 years after the invention of the radiograph. Up to this point, anatomists were the only contributors to think about arcuate foreman, and the only method of assessing potential significance was the notion influenced by Darwin, Owen, and Lamarck. But suddenly, in 1930, with the application of a good clinical decision regarding infected radiographs of a 20-year-old German farmer, we were able to distinguish between clearly defined arches on vertebral artery sulcus and infectious processes, especially tuberculosis. The question remains whether this arch is capable of causing health problems. Was assumed but its effect on the circulation of the vertebral artery was never tested. Symptoms such as headache, sore throat, vertigo and ononomic nervous system disorder are associated with this bone bridge.
Until 1984, the contributions of the chiropractic world did not exist. Crow and Sweat made significant additions to the literature by clarifying the relationship between the subluxation complex (misconception of the first spinal cord) and the symptoms. A useful observation concerning the importance of the arcuate foreman puts in fact the fact that in those cases involving the bridge the correction of that misunderstanding was less successful. Chiropractic subluxation is a misalignment of the coherent vertebrae that has a negative effect on the pathology of the nervous system and its immediate effects. And yes, subluxation can cause headaches.
In 1999, Scottish chiropractor Stuart White actually determined that subjects with arcuate foramen were more likely to show normal migraine (without aura), but failed to note how these subjects responded to chiropractic care.
In 1970, Serbian Medical Colonel Nicolas Ersegovic made a serious allegation that individuals with arcuate foremen should be expelled from the military, on the assumption that this inconsistency would require future surgery. His paper relates the experience of surgical intervention at the cranio-cervical junction in eight individuals. Surgical intervention at the cranial-cervical junction resolved the patient’s symptoms, some of which were severe.
It would not be appropriate if we did not recognize that the goal of the health care professional is to eliminate human suffering and facilitate treatment. This goal takes into account the context of any clear outline such as allopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic or te stiopathy. The question is what sequence to use when taking steps towards that goal.
When dealing with neurological disorders such as headaches, muscle atrophy, and other symptoms associated with arcuate foramen, a conservative approach will be favored by most professionals. Within the chiropractic profession, the subluxation associated with these signals can be structurally and neurologically defined within the th orthogonal model of higher cervical processes. Here is a list of orthogonal chiropractic techniques that can help improve the cough that causes headaches – even in the presence of an arcuate foreman:
1. The National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association is the approach we support
2. Atlas orthogonal technique is an approach that is very closely related (1) in which the force of adjustment is not felt, but is generated as a vibration running through the tissues.
Or. Orthospinology is also very similar in terms of the adjusting tool used to produce the adjusted force.
Advanced. Advanced Orthogonal is a development of others who have added some clever tools to understand the role of asymmetry of the neck and head bones.
Each approach has its own websites. Check in your area to find the availability of practitioners of each technique. And remember, as one famous person once said, “If chiropractic care doesn’t help, it’s not the principle of chiropractic, it’s the application.” Each of these techniques applies the chiropractic principle with little differences, providing an endless supply of hope for our communities.