What is Chiropractic?
The structural balance of the human body is maintained by precise interaction of the muscles which, under control of the nervous system, permit the skeletal framework to move in a relatively unrestricted manner. Much of that complicated system of nerves is housed and protected by the spinal vertebrae.
Ironically, these same spinal vertebrae are often the underlying cause of pain, loss of mobility and sensation when they are moved, by a variety of causes, out of proper alignment. This condition is referred to as: subluxation (sub luk-sa’ shun).
Why should I align my spine?
When the spine is curved abnormally because the spinal vertebrae have slipped out of proper alignment, profound consequences occur which may, if left untreated, affect the health of the entire body. This is especially true when misalignment occurs in the neck. Regardless of the cause, when the critical alignment of the spinal column is disturbed, nature tries to repair the damage. The Chiropractor’s specialized training uniquely equips him to speed up the healing process with advanced methods which, like nature’s own, are safe and effective.
What is Atlas Orthogonal?
Atlas Orthogonal is a gentle, effective approach to renewed health and relief of discomfort without manipulation. The Atlas Orthogonist (or thog’ ah nist) is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, with training in the structure, function and bio- mechanics of the upper cervical spine.
The doctor utilizes a percussion instrument sound wave method of adjusting the cervical spine. This technique is gentle, painless and effective. No strenuous manipulation is ever employed or needed. It is performed while the patient is comfortably positioned on a specially designed, adjustable table. The Chiropractor then applies the skills and techniques necessary to realign the vertebrae with precise, manual or mechanical adjustment of the cervical spine.
The Atlas Orthogonist works in a way which speeds and encourages the body’s own healing process by gently adjusting the cervical vertebrae back toward normal alignment, thus helping the entire body. Patients who may expect more forceful manipulations a part of their treatment, find it hard to believe that anything effective has been accomplished. But their doubts and fears quickly vanish when their pain and discomfort disappear. Prevention and early detection of misalignments through regular checkups is the key to natural health.