The Atlas Orthogonal Technique
Which ailments require treatment of the Atlas?
The atlas is the center and pivot point of the body's equilibrium. In as much, it is possible that the cause of all of the symptoms mentioned before is due to a defective position of the atlas.
What goes on during an Atlas Orthogonal treatment at the chiropractor's?
The chiropractor decides whether a patient should undergo this method of treatment by carrying out three additional examinations:
- Determination of whether there is an apparent difference in leg length
- Examination of the musculature of the upper cervical vertebrae to identify hardening or irritations
- Three X-rays from different perspectives to determine the correct position of the atlas. Using these X-rays and the results of the examinations, the chiropractor can perform a specific correction of the atlas.
Why an instrument?
Treatment using the atlas orthogonal instrument is precise, gentle and functions with minimal application of force at a very high speed. The instrument can therefore be used repeatedly, even for patients with reduced bone density. Using the measurements, your chiropractor can perform subsequent treatments with great precision.
This instrument is very rarely used for the treatment of infants or small children.
How often is the Atlas treatment repeated?
In most cases, four to five appointments are required to see how fast the body reacts to the correction. An improvement is often already detectable after the first treatment; however, the body must learn how not to fall back into the familiar posture that caused the defective position of the vertebra. If progress is made, patients undergo check-ups at progressively greater intervals.