the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic technique
to see videos from "The Montel Williams Show"
and "The Doctors" featuring the Atlas
The Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic technique
is a gentle,
effective approach to renewed
health and relief of discomfort without manipulation.
You are probably asking yourself, “Atlas Orthogo… What?”
It’s simple, let me explain.
Atlas is the top bone
of the spine. It is the vertebrae that the head sits on.
means at right angles, or square. The atlas should be
sitting level, or square, on the cervical spine (neck), and the
head should be square on the atlas. It basically asks the
question: Is your head on straight?
Select the You Tube link to watch a short Atlas Orthogonal Adjustment
Is your head on straight?
When the atlas is
misaligned (subluxated) it causes the head to tilt. The body instinctively tries to
straighten the head up while keeping the head over the feet
(center of gravity). This causes stress throughout the spine, the shoulders, the pelvis, the hips, the knees, and
Subluxations (misalignments) are
often deceiving. Even though symptomatic pain may appear in the
lower back, legs, shoulders, arms or other parts of the body,
their cause is very often located in the cervical spine (neck).
this unique method differ from General Chiropractic treatment?
One of the most obvious
differences is the gentle way in which the doctor works. No
strenuous manipulation is needed. The Atlas Orthogonal (A.O.)
Technique utilizes an adjusting instrument developed by Dr. Roy
W. Sweat with the aid of engineers at Georgia Tech University.
The precision of the A.O. instrument allows for an adjustment
that requires such a light force that patients, who may expect
more forceful manipulations as part of their treatment, find it
hard to believe anything effective has been accomplished. Their
doubts and fears quickly vanish when their pain and discomfort