When the upper cervical spine subluxates, it causes distortions in other parts of the spine for which the body will then compensate. Many times these distortions or adaption's create dysfunction and/or symptoms. If we then attempt to correct something that is not the cause of the problem, we are now, in fact, creating a problem.
When we correct the real cause, the body can undo the distortions and we no longer need to adapt. Since your body made the adaption, we let your body reverse that adaptation.