Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic

What is Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic?

At Physical Healthcare of Jacksonville, our chiropractors specialize in Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic care. Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic is the most effective and modern form of chiropractic, using state-of-the-art technological advances. In fact, many medical Neurologists in Europe are trying to emulate the method. However, they are still 30-40 years behind a trained Atlas Orthogonal chiropractor, also known as an Atlas Orthogonist.

The Atlas Orthogonal Technique is a non- manipulative approach to chiropractic care that focuses on aligning the first bone in the spine, the atlas or C1. With proper alignment of the atlas bone, the spine can remain stable and allow the body to heal itself and function at optimal ability.

The atlas bone is the cornerstone to good health, as well as, the musculoskeletal and nervous systems’ proper function. The atlas bone is the “master control” bone that influences the other 23 vertebra of the spine into a corrected position allowing the nervous system to freely control and heal the body of pain and disease. Incorrect spinal alignment affects the ability of the brain to send messages through the central nervous system seamlessly.

What is the Science Behind Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic?

Many health problems are caused by “short circuits” within the nervous system.The brain and spinal cord are your body’s central nervous system. The brain is the command center for your body, and the spinal cord is the pathway for messages sent by the brain to the body and from the body to the brain.

The peripheral nervous system is the network of nerves strands that branch off from the left and right sides of the spinal cord through openings between each vertebra on the spinal canal. These nerve pairs spread throughout your body to deliver commands from your brain and spinal cord to and from parts of your body.

The central nervous system and peripheral nervous system work together to allow your brain to control your body’s many functions, which includes 3 important areas:

  1. Motor Functions – directs your body’s voluntary muscle movements.
  2. Sensory Functions – monitors sensation of touch, pressure, temperature and pain.
  3. Autonomic Functions – regulates digestion, urination, body temperature, heart rate, and dilation/contraction of blood vessels (blood pressure).

Simply put, when the spine is out of alignment it creates nerve interference within the nervous system. If your brain is unable to send messages to certain nerves or areas within your nervous system due to nerve interference, this is when health problems arise and pain typically begins.

The Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractor is highly trained at detecting and safely correcting nerve interference, also called “subluxations”. Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic is faster and more efficient at correcting nerve interference related problems than regular chiropractic.

Because the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic technique demands Post-Doctoral studies beyond chiropractic school, and also because of the focus and accuracy needed from an Atlas Orthogonal doctor, not many chiropractors continue to seek accreditation in this higher form of modern chiropractic care. There are only 300 Atlas Orthogonal doctors world wide.

How is an Atlas Orthogonal Adjustment Performed?

The treatments are done with a gentle and safe percussion instrument. The instrument is non-intrusive, non-threatening and low force. Depending on the specific misalignments and nerve interference (determined through proper examinations), the instrument is placed specifically and accurately. Once the patient is properly positioned, a gentle percussive force is generated at the site of the misalignment.

Because an Atlas Orthogonal adjustment doesn’t use any forceful twisting or jerking movements, it is a safe, gentle chiropractic treatment for anyone, including babies, children, seniors, and those diagnosed with Osteoporosis.

What are the Benefits of Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic?

You will experience various changes in your body after the first chiropractic session. These changes are due to the response of the nervous system. The Atlas Orthogonal instrument is specially designed to deliver a precise chiropractic adjustment. It helps relieve pain, improves general health and other medical issues such as nerve pain, neck pain, atlas subluxation, balance problems, surgery prevention, organ function, Sciatica, Horner’s syndrome, Bell’s palsy, athletic injuries, herniated discs, sinus problems, dizziness, allergies, fibromyalgia, seizures, healthy pregnancy, blood pressure, asthma, scoliosis, joint pain, arthritis, ear infections, mental clarity, bowel regularity and back pain.

Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic also encourages development and growth in children, reduces ear infections, eliminates bed wetting, improves behavioral issues, and reduces the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).

In adults, correct spinal alignment can prevent the need for medication and surgery in many patients. Patients have reported that it has eliminated high blood pressure, allergies, face pain, headaches, and migraines.

Other Chiropractic Techniques Our Chiropractors Specialize In

Along with the Atlas Orthogonal Technique, Our Chiropractors specialize in many other chiropractic specialties, which include the following:

  • Sacro Occipital Blocking Technique (SOT): Focuses on methods of correcting the Cranium, Pelvis, Extremities and Organs using “blocks” strategically placed under regions of the body while the patient lies flat.
  • Activator Technique: Delivers a small impulse to the spine moving the vertebrae into the corrected position.
  • Flexion Distraction Technique: Stretching of the spine that allows manually applied traction to be delivered to specific spinal segments.
  • Thompson Drop Technique: Analyzes leg length to determine which joints need to be adjusted. This helps facilitate the physiological joint function while decreasing pain and inflammation, and promoting proper nerve function.
  • Gua Sha Technique: Releases unhealthy toxins from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing using a deep tissue contact instrument.
  • Kinesio Taping: Kinesio Taping gives stability to your joints and muscles without affecting range of motion.