What’s with all the talk about Atlas Orthogonal in Colorado Springs?
Atlas orthogonal is a specialty within the field of chiropractic, that focus on the upper cervical region of the spine (the neck, just below the skull), and there is only one certified doctor who practices atlas orthogonal in Colorado Springs.
Your nervous system is an intricate system of pathways carrying electronic current. These pathways work together to orchestrate what your brain interprets as touch, smell, hearing, sight, balance, and many other vital functions. The nerves of your body also connect your brain (command and control center) to the rest of your body and allows your organs, glands, and vessels to function.
Chiropractic addresses nervous system interference in the joints and spine but of the 26 vertebra in your spine there is one that atlas orthogonal focuses on because it houses the brain stem. It’s called the "atlas" bone, maybe because like the ancient Greek story of Atlas who carries the world on his shoulders, our atlas bone is carrying your world - your brain.
This is why we have gone to great lengths to master the most accurate and precise technique for correcting an atlas misalignment. To do so we utilize a technique called Atlas Orthogonal, which requires a specially built, expensive table and special adjustments made to our x-ray machine.
Many health problems that go undiagnosed and misdiagnoses are actually caused by misalignment of the atlas. It only takes 6 mph in a parking lot to significantly misalign the atlas. FONAR, the inventor of the MRI, has documented that misalignment of the atlas due to seemingly insignificant head or neck traumas can be traced, in some cases, to the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS).
In a recent study FONAR concluded that 85% of MS participants could trace their symptoms back to a moderate head or neck trauma. What they discovered was that a disruption in the flow of cervical spinal fluid in the spinal canal and brain is commonly found in MS suffers. These patients showed significant improvement following the gentle and precise Atlas Orthogonal adjustment.
Because not all misalignments are created equal it is important to note that not everyone who has a misaligned atlas will develop MS. More commonly, those in Colorado Springs who suffer from atlas misalignment come to Thrive Health Systems with complaints of TMJ, headaches, shoulder pain, low back pain or sciatica, just to name a few. When an atlas misalignment has been
present long enough the body’s compensation eventually begins to fatigue and ultimately ends in pain and degeneration.
You can learn more about this adjustment by watching Montel Williams as he speaks about his own changes in MS following Atlas Orthogonal care. It was featured on the show, “Doctors,” for correction of headaches.
Think you might be a candidate for atlas orthogonal care in Colorado Springs? Call and schedule a free consultation with one of our trained Atlas Orthogonist Chiropractors at Thrive Health Systems in Colorado Springs.