Atlas Orthogonal

Atlas Orthogonal Technique at Midwest Chiropractic and Acupuncture

If you have any familiarity with chiropractic treatment, you may be used to the idea of a chiropractor adjusting different vertebrae or other joints to treat aches and pains in that area of the body. But sometimes it's best to start at the top -- meaning the top of the spinal column. Here at Midwest Chiropractic and Acupuncture, our Blair chiropractor has mastered the Atlas Orthogonal Technique, a gentle yet powerful treatment for correcting the alignment of the topmost vertebra in the spine, producing remarkable relief for a variety of problems throughout the body.

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What Is the Atlas Orthogonal Technique?

To understand how the Atlas Orthogonal Technique works, we first must examine the role of the Atlas. The Atlas is the first vertebra of the spinal column. It is a two ounce cervical vertebrae that interfaces directly with the 10 to 17-pound skull, supporting its full weight like the mythical story of Atlas holding the world on his shoulders. The Atlas not only serves as the connection between the head and the spine, but it also lies in direct proximity to the brainstem, that critical area responsible for the body's autonomic functions. It's a critically important joint -- and when it goes out of alignment, so does the rest of your body.

Even a slight misalignment of the Atlas with the skull can produce chronic neck and shoulder strain as the muscles fight to compensate for the unequal weight distribution. Below the head, the other regions of the spine may also struggle to right your posture, which only causes your muscles to work asymmetrically. Ultimately your entire physical alignment may be thrown off balance, with disastrous results for your various physical systems, as impinged nerves fail to send the proper signals to the body. Atlas Orthogonal Technique addresses these issues by delivering small, painless adjustments to the top of your spine. These corrections restore the symmetry between your head, the Atlas, and the rest of the body.

Gentle Treatment for a Wide Range of Conditions

Our Blair chiropractor, Dr. Blais, experienced dramatic improvements in his own health after discovering the Atlas Orthogonal Technique. He now uses these adjustments to help patients just like you treat a wide range of conditions. It's often the technique of choice when treating migraines, headaches, and vertigo/dizziness -- but its ability to normalize nerve function and musculoskeletal alignment throughout the body makes it equally effective against chronic pain and systemic illnesses.

Learn More from Our Blair Chiropractor

If you're interested in getting the maximum benefit from chiropractic care with the smallest, most precise adjustments available, you owe it to yourself to investigate Atlas Orthogonal Technique. Call our Blair chiropractor at (402) 426-9211! The staff at Midwest Chiropractic and Acupuncture are ready to treat your pain!


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