Have You Tried Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic?
The Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical chiropractic technique is a gentle, effective treatment for relief of physical discomfort throughout the body. This method aligns the spine, with a specific focus on the upper portion of the spine, without the snap and pop adjustments most often associated with chiropractic.
The Atlas or C1 is the top bone of the spine and the vertebrae that the head sits on. Orthogonal is defined as “at right angles, or square.” For proper spinal between the brain and the nervous system, housed in the spine, the atlas should be sitting level, or square, on the cervical spine, and the head should be square on the atlas.
That is why frequently Atlas Orthogonal chiropractors ask their patients: “Is your head on straight?”
When the atlas is misaligned it causes the head to tilt. The body instinctively tries to straighten the head while keeping the head over the feet (center of gravity). This causes stress throughout the spine, the shoulders, the pelvis, the hips, the knees and the ankles.
Misalignments, called subluxations, can be deceptive. Symptomatic pain may appear in the lower back, legs, shoulders, arms or other parts of the body, but the cause of the problem is often located in the cervical spine and neck area. Symptoms may appear as pain, stiffness, numbness, tingling, or a burning sensation.
The Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic specialty differs from general Chiropractic treatment. Adjustments are very specific, always beginning at C1 or the Atlas. The most obvious difference to patients is the gentle way in which the doctor works. No strenuous or forceful manipulation or adjustment is used. The Atlas Orthogonal (AO) Technique utilizes an adjusting percussion type instrument with several settings that are set precisely for each individual patient. The precision of the AO instrument allows for an adjustment that requires such a light force that patients, who may be accustomed to more forceful manipulations as part of their treatment, find it hard to believe anything effective has been accomplished. AO doctors will typically use an Activator or Torque Release Technique or other gentle adjusting style after first checking and adjusting the Atlas or C1.
By aligning the Atlas and the spine, patients typically realize significant improvement in their pain, range of motion, and how they function. Migraines, concussions, MS, Fibromyalgia, neck pain, and back pain are typical reasons for patients to seek an upper cervical specialist.
For more information, call 480-325-6977 to schedule a free consultation at Foresight Chiropractic, the Valley’s premier Wellness Center. The Doctors are Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialists who have been serving the community for over 18 years. If you are not living the life you want, call today to schedule your complimentary consultation and find out if Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical care is right for you.