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The Difference Between Atlas Orthogonal and Chiropractic

Chiropractic care is a non-conservative, alternative treatment option, preferred by many individuals who seek a more natural approach to treat their spinal complications. A chiropractor is a health care professional who focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injuries and conditions associated with the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, with a greater emphasis on the spine.

The goal of chiropractic treatment is to reduce painful symptoms and improve the function of the structures of the body as well as educating patients to maintain their overall health and wellness via the proper practice of ergonomics, stretches and exercises.

Chiropractic care is generally categorized as complementary medicine, stimulating the individual’s body to heal itself naturally, without the need of drugs, medications and/or surgery. This practice focuses to improve the relationship between the spine and the nervous system.

A structural misalignment of the spine and/or a bio-mechanical derangement of the vertebral bones can affect the complex network of nerves found throughout the body. In these cases, the goal of chiropractic is to reduce the pressure on the neurological tissue in order to restore the structural integrity of the spine and improve the function of the nervous system, ultimately restoring the well-being of the patient. The primary treatment of a chiropractor is to re-establish the original mobility of the spine, alleviating irritation and inflammation on the structures surrounding the spine.

While a chiropractor, or doctor of chiropractic (DC), is qualified and experienced in the treatment of a variety of spinal conditions, other healthcare professionals within the field of chiropractic have special training in specific areas of the spine, utilizing different forms of treatment than the general chiropractor.

Atlas Orthogonal for the Cervical Spine

Atlas orthogonal is a specialized chiropractic technique which utilizes a precise adjusting instrument to treat complications along the cervical spine, or neck. This type of adjustment has been recognized for its precision and gentleness, in comparison with traditional chiropractic adjustments and manipulations, using only three ounces of pressure per procedure.

As a matter of fact, many patients find it hard to believe how such a light technique can provide them relief, at least until they begin to experience decreased pain and discomfort as well as improved function.

There are many different techniques to adjust the spine. The Atlas Orthogonal procedure is a system which helps balance the anatomical structure of the spine and its surrounding tissues, reducing neurological symptoms caused by spinal misalignment, or subluxation, without using manual manipulation. Atlas Orthogonal incorporates the use of a state of the art floor-based percussion adjusting instrument along with precision X-ray analysis, to properly diagnose, treat and prevent further complications within the cervical spine, particularly the atlas, the topmost vertebra of the spine in which the axis forms the joint that connects the skull and spine.

Most chiropractors, or doctors of chiropractic (DCs) use methods of adjusting where they feel the spine, followed by a manual manipulation or spinal adjustment performed by applying force along the affected structure until a “popping sound” is heard. With the Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic technique, the chiropractor uses specific X-rays to view the cervical spine and determine exactly where and how the vertebrae are misaligned or subluxated. The Atlas Orthogonal Percussion Instrument, utilized for the procedure, is then set with those specific vectors to accomplish the precise and gentle adjustment. The patient feels no force and hears no pops or cracks. Patients adjusted this way stay in adjustment longer than patients who receive treatment with other chiropractors. This means fewer adjustments and more cost-effective health care.

The Atlas Difference Summary

  • Gentle, effective approach ideal for children, elderly and osteoporotic patients
  • Modern equipment along with the latest techniques
  • Specific care that is specialized means fewer adjustments needed

About the Atlas Orthogonal Procedure

In conclusion, chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment for both neck and back pain, as well as other spinal complications. According to the patient’s needs, some chiropractic adjustment techniques may be most beneficial to them than others. The Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic technique is a gentle and precise form of adjustment which can benefit many patients with cervical spine issues. Despite the variety of treatment and care options available in the chiropractic field, it’s ultimately important for people to treat their spinal complications to achieve overall health and wellness.

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Additional Topics: Cervicogenic Headache and Chiropractic

Neck pain associated with whiplash-associated disorders resulting from an automobile accident are reportedly the most prevalent cause for discomfort along the cervical spine. The sheer force of an impact from a rear-end car crash or other traffic incident can cause injuries or aggravate a previously existing condition. While neck pain is commonly the result of damage to the complex structures of the neck, cervicogenic headaches may also result due to neck issues. Chiropractic care can help carefully restore the alignment of the cervical spine to relieve headaches and neck pain.

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