ATLAS ORTHOGONAL TECHNIQUE.
Changing the World an Atlas at a Time.
Dr. Stacey Dent, D.C., B.C.A.O. also has advanced training in the area of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care from the Sweat Institute in Atlanta, GA. This technique focuses on the first cervical vertebra, known as C1, or the Atlas bone, which is located at the very top of the spine. The atlas is a very important structure in the spine and a misalignment of this area can cause a major disruption of normal body function by compressing the cervical nerves. The Atlas Orthogonal instrument is utilized in making the corrections or adjustments of the misaligned Atlas vertebra. The adjustments are very gentle and rarely are ever even felt by the patient. Once the Atlas is realigned, the body can begin to unwind and return to a state of ease and normal functioning.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Specific to Atlas Orthogonal Care
Q: HOW DOES THAT TAP BEHIND THE EAR DO ANYTHING?
A: The percussive force that emanates from the stylus gently but efficiently realigns the atlas vertebrae. If you’ve ever played pool, you’ve seen two balls touching each other. When you hit the first ball with the cue, it hardly moves. The second ball takes the energy and moves. The Atlas Orthogonal Adjusting Instrument works with the same percussive principle. The tap behind the ear is like the first ball, and the atlas takes the energy and moves in the correct direction. The head is then able to sit properly on the atlas, thus aligning the rest of the spine. Not only might this help a patient to feel better nearly instantly, it can also activate the body's natural nerve pathways and healing processes.
Q: WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE FIRST ADJUSTMENT?
A: When the atlas is first adjusted, the body must respond to the new alignment. This takes time; some patients feel that their symptoms are alleviated almost immediately after the adjustment.
As your body adapts to the change and begins to heal, you may notice some fatigue or sleepiness, or that your muscles are stiff or sore.
These symptoms generally dissipate within 24-48 hours and are normal. How long the body takes to recover generally depends on the degree of misalignment or how severe the your condition is in the first place.
Q: WILL MY ATLAS ADJUSTMENT HOLD AFTER THE FIRST ADJUSTMENT?
A: The atlas orthogonal adjusting technique is exceptionally precise, allowing maximum results to be achieved in just one or two simple adjustments. Corrective care can take time; however, each person’s results are different. When bones have been out of place for a long period of time, the body adapts to their new position. Muscles elongate on one side and shorten on the other side. Moving bones requires retraining the muscles. Think about what an orthodontist has to do to move teeth and get them to stay in the proper position.