1. What is Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic?
Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic is a specialty within the chiropractic field. The Atlas Orthogonal system is a painless and safe spinal correction which restores body balance and reactivates the body’s natural healing abilities.
2. What exactly is an Atlas Orthogonist?
The Atlas Orthogonist is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic who, in addition to six or more years of education, utilizes a light force method of specifically adjusting the spine. The Atlas Orthogonist has undergone extensive training specializing in correcting spinal misalignment by using the atlas orthogonal percussion instrument. This method is gentle and effective and requires post graduate training. The Atlas Orthogonal system is a painless and safe spinal correction which restores body balance and increases the body’s natural healing ability. Our clinic uses the Atlas Orthogonal system of health care exclusively, to care for our patients. This precision form of upper cervical spinal correction painlessly restores body balance without forceful movements or twisting of the neck or back.
3. How does this unique method differ from general chiropractic care?
One of the most obvious differences is the gentle, painless way in which An Atlas Orthogonist works. No manipulation (twisting or cracking) is ever employed or needed. The Atlas Orthogonist’s methods require such light touches to the affected area, that patients who may expect a forceful manipulation as part of their treatment, find it hard to believe that anything effective has been accomplished. But, their doubts and fears vanish as quickly as their pain and discomfort.
4. Does it hurt?
The Atlas Orthogonal spinal correction is painless and barely felt by the patient. Because of the precise X-ray analysis, a correction can be made without any forceful jerking or twisting movements.
5. What can I expect after my first correction?
After the first Atlas Orthogonal spinal correction, you may experience a variety of changes within your body. These are due to the nervous system responding to the structural correction. Symptoms are a positive sign that healing is taking place. In order to heal, the body must go through different cycles of repair which very often express themselves in some of the following ways:
• Alleviation of symptoms
• Tiredness or sleepiness
• Muscle stiffness/Soreness
You should not be concerned if the pain changes or moves to another area of the body. Symptoms may decrease immediately. However, the amount of misalignment and severity of the condition will determine the recovery time. Please make the doctor aware of any and all changes. Remember, pain is a sign that the body is working, any changes can be part of the healing process.
6. How do I maintain my Atlas Orthogonal spinal correction?
Patients often ask what holds the spine in place once it has been corrected. When the head and neck have been re-placed to their natural position, the body will regain its normal balance and relationship to gravity. This will release tension held by the body due to its compensated stressed position. A relaxed body structure is now more stable and functions more freely. This, along with some specific instructions about body position, movement and a simple routine of therapeutic stretching exercises will allow the correction to hold for weeks, months and sometimes even years.
Chiropractic care, unlike medical treatment, is a partnership. Without your participation, it will take longer and your results will tend to be short-lived. What you do at home and at work has as much or more affect on your recovery than what we do while you’re in our practice. So, ask questions and participate in your care those who do will seem to get well faster. Remember we humans can’t grow a new leg or replace a finger lost in an accident. We have limitations on our ability to heal. Our prospects worsen if we are overweight, use tobacco, abuse alcohol or live especially stressful or sedentary lives. Since your nervous system controls every tissue of your body, Atlas Orthogonal has been known to produce profound results. Our intention is to bring greater integrity to your nervous system but it takes time. It takes longer to resolve long-standing problems that have been neglected. More recent health problems tend to resolve faster and our healing potential diminishes with age. There are exceptions, but generally children and young adults see quicker longer lasting results. It’s been proven that those with a positive outlook heal faster. When your nervous system works better, anything is possible!
7. How is the treatment determined?
The treatment is decided upon after a thorough evaluation of the patient’s symptoms and prior health history. Combining that information with the results of any orthopedic, neurological chiropractic examination, leg measurements, temperature differential studies, and X-ray studies, the doctor is able to pinpoint accurately the source of the problem and decide upon the best plan of health care.
8. Are X-Rays necessary?
Yes. It is important that certain X-rays be made. To see is to know, to not see is to guess. An Atlas Orthogonist will never guess about your health. He/she has had extensive X-ray training and will never require X-ray studies which are not vital to the diagnosis and treatment of your condition.
9. What else can Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic care do?
Atlas Orthogonal spinal corrections can help you and your family resolve pain and suffering and can aid in the healthy growth and development of your children. Precision spinal care can eliminate the need for medication and surgery in many cases. After you have experienced the results of Atlas Orthogonal spinal corrections for yourself, tell someone else about your experience, and help us overcome the ignorance, prejudice and superstition about spinal care.
10. The Atlas Orthogonal spinal correction…who needs it?
When most people think of chiropractic corrections, they think of neck pain, back pain, or muscle aches. The Atlas Orthogonal Spinal Correction can help your body work better no matter what type of health problem you may have. Our organization is dedicated to correcting the Atlas Subluxation Complex which is a misalignment of the bone structure of the head and neck. This misalignment can block the communication between your brain and body causing pain, stress, and tension. This stress and tension can affect all physical and even mental activity of the body. Many symptoms can be relieved by correction of the Atlas Subluxation Complex.