The question is how important is one spot? Many of you have already experienced the answer –
one spot for one person can mean life and death. What do I mean by one spot? One subluxated
vertebrae putting choking pressure on your brain stem.
The top vertebrae in your neck (called the atlas) sits in a crucial place. It is the junction between
your skull and the rest of your body, between your brain and your spinal cord. The spinal cord at this
level is called the brain stem and is in fact more brain than spinal cord. Even your respiratory centre
(what controls your breathing) is in your brain stem. All nerves that go to the rest of your body travel
through the atlas. There are whole chiropractic techniques that focus exclusively on this area of the
spine (ie. the chiropractor never adjusts below the second cervical).

Why is this one spot so important? In short, all that you are passes through it! Function, healing and re-
creation of your entire body are completely reliant and controlled by power getting through your atlas

properly. With that in mind you might be wondering if something is so important, why would it be
designed in a way that allows it to misalign and put choking pressure on the brain stem? This area
provides the lion share or your ability to turn your head side to side. It carries and balances the weight of
your head and it protects the spinal cord. In comparison to your head it is tiny, but it exemplifies the
balance between function and resilience. Slip on ice, miss a step (even if you don’t fall), get bumped in
sports, fender bender with your car, be born with any help (pulling and twisting) from the doctor, learn
how to ride a bike, text too much, etc., etc. because of the weight of the head and the length of the lever
arm (distance that the bulk of the weight sits from the atlas), massive force is placed through the upper
neck. This is when the misalignment is created.
If I were to sum up the power of one spot – it has to be about people. Here are just a few stories:
Decades of waking with pounding headaches – 3 weeks of upper neck adjustments = multiple
headache free or minimal headache mornings and a vision for better life to come!
Massive spinal pain, hands numb, severe sinus headaches – 1 atlas adjustment and sinuses
completely drain (that describes 2 people just this month!) – a few more adjustments and one of
them felt so good he was doing a hand stand in the front lobby!!
An older gentleman, hands numb and feet, losing his balance (could barely stand straight for his
posture check during his exam) – first power started coming back to his hands, then his feet, now
his balance is coming back and he told me the other day, “I feel like a young man again!”
My bride had severe asthma and debilitating digestive pain and correcting one spot changed
Five year old Raymond – went from speaking only gebberish (random mixed words that made no
sense) to excitedly speaking full sentences because of just one spot being corrected – praise God!!
GOOD NEWS If you are being adjusted here your doctor is paying close attention to make sure
your one spot is aligned properly. Better still, you know people – people who are close to you, that
you love and share your life with that have “one spot” that’s not right. It is misaligned and putting
choking pressure on their spinal cord. They won’t know, but now you’ll know what to look for and we
are here, waiting and ready to fix that one spot!
God Bless,
Dr. Brad, Dr. Paul, Dr. Dan and the New Life Team

Dr. Brad Norman

Dr. Brad Norman

Dr. Brad Norman, D.C., is a seasoned chiropractic practitioner and the insightful voice behind New Life Chiropractor's blog. With a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Western University, Dr. Norman combines deep expertise with a passion for holistic wellness. Proudly serving the community since 2002, Dr. Norman and the New Life Chiropractic clinic continue to be beacons of health and education for their patients, guiding them to a more vibrant and pain-free life.