Misalignments in the neck can be caused by several things. Since it is common for the baby’s head to be bent and pulled during childbirth, the birthing process can trigger this condition. Neck injuries, such as a neck injury or a sports injury, can cause misalignments in the cervical spine. Repetitive trauma can also cause these misalignments. Poor posture, holding the head in a certain way, looking at screens and devices too often, sleeping in strange positions, and more can cause the development of this problem. All these causes can cause misalignments in the cervical spine and lead to a number of health problems.

Upper cervical misalignment may or may not have immediate effects. Some people feel pain or discomfort immediately after sustaining an injury or repetitive trauma, while others go decades without realizing that their necks are out of alignment.

Since the upper cervical spine is very close to the brainstem, a wide range of problems, both minor and serious, can arise from misalignments in the neck. Numbness, tingling, pain, stiffness and weakness in and around the neck are the most commonly reported symptoms. If left misaligned, problems such as headaches, migraines, sinus problems, dizziness, seizures, TMJ, fatigue, eye problems, hearing problems, immune system problems, chronic diseases can occur. Neurological problems, fibromyalgia, trigeminal neuralgia and more can be caused by prolonged compression of the spinal cord.

The treatment focuses on the top two vertebrae of the spine, the atlas and axis bones. All nerve impulses to and from the brain pass through these two vertebrae, so any misalignment here can lead to disruptions in the nervous system and dysfunction in the body. These misaligned bones are gently and carefully adjusted to restore optimal function to the body and ensure that your body is working to its maximum capacity.



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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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