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The atlas orthogonal precision instrument was designed to deliver a precise chiropractic adjustment based on the specific misalignment findings from your x-rays, The instrument delivers a mechanical impulse through a metal stylus by way of a pressure controlled actuator. This instrument gives the greatest degree of correction with absolutely no pain or discomfort to the patient.

An Introduction to Chiropractic:

The structural balance of the human body is maintained by the precise interaction of the muscles. Under the control of the nervous system, these muscles permit the skeletal framework to move and flex in a relatively unrestricted manner. Since the human body is called upon to function largely in an upright position, its' spinal column must be able to support its ever shifting weight as the body walks, runs, lifts and bends. Much of the complicated nerve system 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 mis-aligned by a variety of causes. The condition of mis-aligned vertebrae causing irritation to nerves is called: SUBLUXATION (sub luk-sa' shun).When the spine is curved abnormally because spinal vertebrae have slipped out of proper alignment, even by the smallest degree, profound consequences can occur. Left untreated, a subluxation can affect the health of the entire body. This is especially true when misalignment occurs in the neck (cervical spine).

Introduction to Atlas Orthogonal Technique:

Specialized training uniquely equips the chiropractic doctor to aid the healing process with advanced methods. These methods are safe, effective and generally painless. Atlas Orthogonal Technique is a specialized system of chiropractic spinal analysis and correction. This technique was developed and is taught by Dr. Roy Sweat. Dr. Sweat teaches Atlas Orthogonist doctors: The first and second vertebrae in the neck should line up with the skull at right angles (in geometry, this is known as “orthogonal” alignment). If these vertebrae are not orthogonal, subsequent imbalance of body structure will develop due to compensatory changes. Compensatory spinal changes can cause Subluxation (nervous system irritation and dysfunction). Subluxation can lead to pain, spasm, poor organ function and gross postural disturbance over time, if not corrected properly.

Abnormal                                       Corrected

Even though the Chiropractor specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions, his care of the affected area often results in dramatic improvements in the health of other parts of the body, not generally thought of as being associated with the spine.

The Atlas Orthogonal Doctor:

The Atlas Orthogonal Specialist is a Doctor of Chiropractic with specialized training in the structure, function, and biomechanics of the upper cervical spine. There are only about 2000 upper cervical chiropractors worldwide.

The Atlas Orthogonist is a fully accredited and licensed Doctor of Chiropractic. The Orthogonist concentrates his post graduate studies on the cervical spine. This investment of time equips the doctor with a wealth of knowledge and a capability to correct subluxations gently, safely and effectively.


The First Cervical Vertebra (Atlas)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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