In this day and age as technology improves we get to learn new things daily especially in the realm of science. As new ways of being to visualize anatomy through advanced imaging or analyze the function of the heart there are new theories and understandings of the human body like we have never imagined. Often this leads to new ways of thinking and abandoning older established doctrine as new data emerges.

Recently a new study released gained much traction in the both mainstream news and social media. It has been discovered that there is a link between the brain and immune system that is in the lymphatic system.1 This knowledge is changing what is known about neurological degenerative disease such as Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and even Diabetes. The theory is that this new lymphatic connection affects the total amount of inflammation in the body which contributes toward neurological diseases and the way we manage these conditions.

This is no news to Dr Tymothy Flory, a specialist in natural treatment of MS, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s in Upland, California. Dr Flory is an Upper Cervical Chiropractor who specializes in the Atlas bone (C1 vertebra) and the function of the brain, central nervous system, and immune system. It has been proven through research that there is a connection between the alignment of the Atlas bone and the brain and the fluid flow of; blood, lymphatic fluid, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). A study performed by the founder of MRI found that patients with neck trauma affecting fluid flow of CSF had a predilection to MS.2 If the bones in the neck are misaligned, the fluid flow is reduced, and the brains ability to get rid of toxins is lessened.

What Upper Cervical Chiropractors have found through the process of carefully analyzing the Atlas bone misalignment and providing an Upper Cervical Chiropractic Adjustment to correct it, the fluid flow can be returned to normal.3 When the fluid flow and nervous system can function normally the body can properly adapt and heal from many conditions.


  1. Devlin H. Newly discovered vessels beneath skull could link brain and immune system. (accessed 28 June 2015).
  2. Damadian RV, Chu D. The possible role of cranio-cervical trauma and abnormal CSF hydrodynamics in the genesis of multiple Sclerosis. Physiol Chem Phys. 2011;41:1-17
  3. Mandolesi S, Marceca G, Conicello S, Harris E. Upper cervical vertebral subluxation in multiple sclerosis with chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency: a pilot study. J Upper Cervical Chiropr Res. 2013;(3):65-70

Dr. Tymothy Flory, Dr. James Weiss and Dr. Jameson Wong of Atlas Spinal Care in Upland, California are Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas, Glendora and surrounding areas. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems.