The atlas vertebrae is named after the Greek God who holds the world on his shoulders. Like the Greek God, your atlas holds your world (the head) on its "shoulders". This is an important location for the spine, neck, nervous system, and your health. When the atlas is misaligned it can commonly cause pain, headaches, and dizziness. These or some of the symptoms listed below can be hard to manage with other techniques. Atlas Orthogonal adjustment correct the misalignment.
Specific x-rays are taken to analyze the position of the atlas vertebra. Your chiropractic doctor will measure alignment of the atlas in comparison to the skull and lower neck. The doctor then makes calculations to determine angles and vectors used for adjustment. Atlas doctors use a special tool to deliver the adjustment at the exact calculation. The adjustment happens without any popping or cracking. This allows for a precise adjustment to align the atlas.
When the atlas is misaligned it can cause symptoms such as:
Headaches or Migraines
Dizziness or Vertigo
Loss of balance
Ear ache or feelings of ear fullness
Pressure behind the eyes
Atlas Orthogonal treatment is painless and fast. The precision adjustment uses a tool to deliver a small percussive force in a specific angle to the atlas vertebra. Many patients describe feeling as a rush that relieves many of the symptoms immediately. Lastly, we use other therapies to help the atlas maintain alignment after the adjustment. These can include soft tissue therapy, therapeutic exercise, and cold laser therapy.
The Atlas Orthogonal technique is a unique method to analyze and treat the upper neck. Treatment can decrease neck pain, back pain, and headaches.Quoted From: https://eastportlandchiropractor.com/atlas-orthogonal-technique/
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