Cerebrospinal Fluid and Foundational Correction

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)

The central nervous system is the primary control center of the body. It comprises two critical organs — the brain and the spinal cord. But there’s another critical but often ignored component of the nerve system, and that’s the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

What is Cerebrospinal Fluid?

Cerebrospinal fluid is a liquid that coats the brain and the spinal cord. It supplies nutrients to these organs and serves as a cushion for the brain inside the skull. Medical research has shown that cerebrospinal fluid has a significant impact on your body’s physiology. What’s more? The flow of the cerebrospinal fluid is a vital component of the fluid itself.

At Foundation Chiropractic, we focus on Foundational Correction by removing shifts at the upper cervical spine (top of the neck), restoring the standard structure of the circulation of CSF, and thus allowing the body to function optimally.

How is CSF Produced?

The choroid plexus produces cerebrospinal fluid. The choroid plexus lies in the two ventricles. Your choroid plexus has an average of 500ml of cerebrospinal fluid every day, and at any point in time, there’s around 150ml — 250ml of the fluid in your body.

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)

What is the Importance of Cerebrospinal Fluid?

The CSF serves as a cushion for the brain and protects it from the damaging effects of the skull. In addition, the CSF provides a buoyancy effect that prevents the brain from deforming under its weight. The CSF also serves as an immunological barrier, protecting the brain, transferring nutrients, and flushing metabolic wastes.

Currently, several neurological disorders are now associated with cerebrospinal fluid flow. These include multiple sclerosis, post-concussion syndrome, and migraines.

Another disorder is the Atlas Displacement Complex (ADC). It affects the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid and triggers several other health issues. In Atlas Displacement Complex, blood vessels in the neck and head obstruct the atlas vertebra, thus causing waste products to push upward and stay trapped. The waste then accumulates near the brain resulting in brain inflammation, toxicity, and other issues.

Atlas Displacement Complex (ADC)

Impaired flow of the Cerebrospinal Fluid

If the smooth flow of the cerebrospinal fluid is interrupted for any reason, then the exchange of wastes and nutrients in your body will be inhibited. For example, interruption of CSF flow can be caused by Foundational Shifts in the upper neck. In addition, a sedentary lifestyle or traumatic injuries usually cause misalignments of the spine.

The human body produces a cup of cerebrospinal fluid everyday.

This fluid replaces the already absorbed fluid.

Interruption of CSF flow or excess production of CSF can cause it to build up in the brain. In addition, the impairment of CSF transmission may inhibit neurotransmitters, with subsequent impairment of blood flow to the brain.

Foundational Correction Helps to Improve the Flow

The flow of the cerebrospinal fluid is usually affected by Foundational Shifts of the spine. These shifts must be addressed to prevent secondary conditions (symptoms). Foundational Correction optimizes the flow of CSF and restores CSF flow and bodily function to normal.

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation

Interested in seeing if Foundational Correction is suitable for you? Have you been experiencing migraines, mental fogginess, or having post-concussion symptoms? Then give our office a call and schedule a complimentary consultation today.

We will sit down, have a conversation, and see if you qualify for this unique procedure. Then, we will assess your condition and create a plan of treatment that is suitable for your situation. At Foundation Chiropractic, our experienced team will work with you to restore your nerve system to its full potential, allowing you to live a better quality of life.

Call or Text 813–578–5889 or visit here to book your complimentary consultation today. Remember, at Foundation Chiropractic, the consultation is just a conversation without any commitment whatsoever.

Disclaimer: Dr. Berner does not diagnose, treat, or prevent any medical diseases or conditions; instead, he analyzes and corrects the structure of his patients with Foundational Correction to improve their overall quality of life. He works with their physicians, who regulate their medications. This blog post is not designed to provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment, or services to you or any other individual. The information provided in this post or through linkages to other sites is not a substitute for medical or professional care. You should not use the information in place of a visit, consultation, or the advice of your physician or another healthcare provider. Foundation Chiropractic and Dr. Brett Berner are not liable or responsible for any advice, the course of treatment, diagnosis, or any other information, services, or product you obtain through this video or others.


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Dr. Brett Berner

Upper Cervical Chiropractor in Lutz, FL. Schedule a complimentary consultation: text CONSULT to 813-578-5889