DOSES IV Spine Time

We are going to discuss your spine and the vital role that it plays in causing headaches. DOSES – Drink, Oils, Stretch, Exercise, Spine. 

Welcome to Dr. Devin’s Wellness Wednesday Workshop where my goal is to help you maintain or improve your active lifestyle. We will answer these questions today:

  1. What does DOSES stand for?
  2. What is a cervicogenic headache?
  3. Humans have 7 bones in their neck. How many bones do you think a giraffe has in their neck?
  4. Why should we have a curve in our neck?
  5. What are some activities that cause you to lose the curve in your neck?
  6. Which 3 bones are most responsible for causing headaches?

(Answers below the video 😉)


  1. DrinkOils, Stretches, Exercises, and Spine.
  2. It is a headache that comes from the neck. 85-90% of all headaches we see in the office are cervicogenic headaches.
  3. Almost all mammals (including giraffes) have 7 bones in their necks!
  4. Curves (arches) are very stable structures. In our neck the curve is very important for both movement and shock absorption.
  5. Looking down – especially at your cell phone. But also looking down at books can flatten the curve.
  6. The base of your skull, Atlas (C1), and Axis (C2).

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Join us next time so we can continue helping you maintain or improve your active lifestyle. Until then, contact me at 704-827-6560 or chiro@atkinsonfamilychiro.com

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