How Does the Atlas Orthogonal Treatment Work?

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If you have never heard of an Atlas Orthogonal adjustment, it is a gentle, specific, reproduceable, and non-invasive treatment that can help align the spine.

Atlas Orthogonal Specific Upper Cervical Chiropractic was developed by Dr. Roy Sweat in 1981 and is based on the principle that the Atlas is the key to proper spinal alignment. At Back To Health Family Chiropractic in Fort Worth, TX, we use the Atlas Orthogonal Precision Adjusting Instrument to help our patients achieve optimal health and whole body wellness.

Understanding the Anatomy

The Atlas (C1) is the first vertebra in the spine and cradles the head. If it is out of position, it affects the alignment of the entire spine. Any one of our organs and bodily functions can be affected due to an atlas misalignment. Additionally, it can impinge upon blood flow and cerebrospinal fluid motion at the brain stem which can cause increased pressure and decreased oxygen in the brain.

The Atlas Orthogonal Precision Adjusting Instrument uses a gentle and specific percussive force to realign the Atlas. It is literally a tap behind the ear. Children say, “It tickles.” Adults say, “That’s it?” After the first adjustment, our Fort Worth Chiropractor, Dr. Michlin, will take post cervical x-rays, so you can see the immediate change and correction with the empirical proof of an x-ray. The treatment is gentle, safe, and often used as an alternative to more invasive treatments, such as surgery.

Conditions the Atlas Orthogonal Treatment Help

Atlas Orthogonal Precision Upper Cervical Chiropractic care is used to treat people who suffer with various conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Headaches
  • Concussions
  • Whiplash
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Autonomic dysautonomia
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain

If you're suffering from any of these conditions, Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic care may help. See a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal Doctor of Chiropractic for diagnosis and treatment.

How Can Our Chiropractor Help?

If you're considering the Atlas Orthogonal treatment, seek out a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractor. Dr. Michlin is the only Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal chiropractor in North Texas. He can assess your condition and determine whether the treatment is proper for you.

Schedule an Appointment for Comprehensive Chiropractic Care

At Back To Health Family Chiropractic, our doctor is trained and Board Certified in Atlas Orthogonal treatment. In addition, we provide specific full spine chiropractic and wellness care so we can create a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Come to our Fort Worth, TX, clinic to see how we can help you feel your best. Contact us by calling (817) 810-9111 to schedule an appointment.

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