Herniated Disks: How Our Chiropractor in Fort Worth, TX, Can Help
If you're experiencing back pain, numbness, tingling, or other nerve-related symptoms, they could be being caused by a herniated disk. Here at Back To Health Family Chiropractic, our chiropractor, Dr. Chris Michlin, is uniquely qualified as the only Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist in northern Texas to provide our patients with the healing benefits of the Atlas Orthogonal Precision Adjusting Technique.
Herniated Disks Explained
A herniated disk, also known as a ruptured disc, occurs when the outer casing of a spinal disk tears. The soft interior of the disk then begins to seep out, which can irritate the nearby nerves and soft tissue. The pressure exerted on a person's nerves by a herniated disk can cause a myriad of different symptoms. Many people think that surgery to fix herniated disks or tons of painkillers to mediate painful symptoms are the only ways to treat a herniated disk, but that's not true. Chiropractic healing modalities, especially the Atlas Orthogonal Precision Adjusting Technique, are capable of not only reducing the symptoms caused by a herniated disk, but also align the body so that it can heal these types of injuries.
Chiropractic Care for a Herniated Disk
To pinpoint the exact cause of pain, it takes an experienced and caring hand to provide the kind of natural healing techniques we offer at Back To Health Family Chiropractic. Rest assured that Dr. Michlin, as a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist, treats each and every one of our patients with the utmost care and respect as he provides upper cervical and full spine chiropractic treatments capable of facilitating the body's natural healing processes.
How Does the Atlas Orthogonal Help Someone Suffering from a Herniated Disk?
The Atlas Orthogonal Precision Adjusting Technique deals directly with the Atlas bone, the top vertebra of the spine. As the conjunction point between the skull and spine, the Atlas bone and its alignment are of crucial importance to the body’s functions as well as full spine alignment. We are built from the top down. The Atlas is the orchestrator of the spine. Misalignments of the Atlas bone set the entire structure of the human body up for failure. Our eyes and ears need to be level with the horizon. When our body compensates for the atlas being out of position, we can have a high shoulder, a high hip and a short leg. A misaligned Atlas can result in misalignments down the entire spine, which can increase one’s risk factors for herniated disks. Dr, Michlin uses the Atlas Orthogonal Precision Adjusting instrument to gentley and specifically put the atlas into the proper position. Dr. Michlin also uses many gentle full spine adjustments to get our patients Back To Health.
By providing precise chiropractic adjustments to the Atlas bone, a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist like Dr. Michlin can not only help prevent herniated disks from happening, but also align a person's spine to allow such injuries to heal.