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What is the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Procedure?

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Think of an adjustment as “tuning” a piano, adjusting each string so it produces the perfect tone.

The Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic is an upper-cervical, spinal-corrective procedure that is intended to restore a person’s balance and stimulate the natural-healing capabilities normally present in the body. It is both gentle and painless. Unlike other chiropractic procedures, there’s no twisting, popping or cracking involved.

Besides correcting spinal issues, many other symptoms can be helped with the Atlas Orthogonal Procedure. We have had positive results with many conditions, some of which are:

Arthritis Neck and back pain
Fibromyalgia Herniated discs
Asthma Carpal tunnel syndrome
Sciatica Scoliosis
Chronic fatigue syndrome Seizures, including Epileptic
Dizziness Leg and arm numbness
Migraines and other headaches Sinus problems
Allergies Bell’s Palsy
Chronic pain or stress Horner’s Syndrome
Athletic injuries Trigeminal Neuralgia
Auto accident injuries

The Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Technique is a chiropractic specialty performed by a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic medicine.

In addition to at least six years of undergraduate and chiropractic training, an Atlas Orthogonist must undergo extensive postgraduate training specializing in correcting spinal misalignment by using the atlas orthogonal percussion instrument.

The idea behind the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Technique centers on the atlas bone. The spinal cord passes through this bone before any other. If it is off its natural alignment, it can alter nerve impulses and affect blood flow toward the brain, and the problems don’t stop there. The misalignment can also cause a variety of postural changes in the spine, impacting the neck, back, shoulders and pelvis and leading to a number of symptoms, including pain that extends into the legs. The accuracy of the procedure affords the patient longer lasting effects.

Thus, one or two adjustments in many cases are usually all that is needed to get proven results. And while the Atlas can again lose its proper alignment, for most patients’ results is seen in far fewer visits than with most other chiropractic procedures. The end result is that the Atlas Orthogonal Procedure provides simple, gentle and dramatic results. And that translates into greater relief, better health, fewer office visits and less overall money spent!

Some additional techniques we use include:

Trigger Point

By applying direct pressure or stretching of the affected muscle, we can reduce muscle spasms and flush out pooled blood and accumulated toxins. read more»

Massage Therapy

While Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the spine and its impact on the nervous system, Massage focuses on the 650 muscles of the body. read more»

If you’ve been to a chiropractor before and prefer to be adjusted in a particular way, let Dr. Calicchio know. We want you to relax, enjoy and fully benefit from your chiropractic care. Call our Sinking Spring chiropractic office to begin your journey toward health today!