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Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic
at Amato Chiropractic Wellness Center

Atlas equipmentAtlas Orthogonal is a highly precise chiropractic procedure founded by Dr. Roy Sweat in Atlanta Georgia. Dr. Sweat studied under Dr. Grostic who studied the importance of adjusting the C1 vertebrae with precision by Dr. B.J. Palmer. Dr. Palmer the developer of Chiropractic, dedicated 35 years to the study of this very important part of the anatomy.

This area of the spine is theorized to be the centering point for all the righting mechanisms of the whole body. If this bone, C1 is not orthogonal (at right angles) with the neck and skull, many imbalances and diseases emerge in the body. There is an over-firing of the motor centers in the brain stem which lead to tighter muscles on one side of the body if the Atlas (C1) is not level or if it is rotated. Information traveling from the brain, through the brain stem, to the rest of the body becomes weaker. The immune system and all other systems will have to work harder for the body to stay in balance.

The procedure of Atlas Orthogonal has been studied extensively by Drs. David and Lesa Amato, who will examine patients for this type of misalignment and make recommendations for x-rays and correction using physics, calculus and bio mechanics. 3-D x-rays of the upper spine are needed to find the angles of correction. A highly specialized instrument makes the adjustment in a neutral position. This is a non manipulative technique.

This procedure is highly effective in managing problems like herniated discs both lumbar and cervical, vertigo or dizziness, tinnitus, headaches, neck and shoulder pain, arm pain and numbness, low back pain and TMJ dysfunction.

How long does it take to see and feel results?

For some patients, progress comes quickly, for others it can take weeks or months. Many factors affect the healing process, however, within a week or so, most patients experience improvement.

How long do I need treatment?

The length of treatment for an injury or episode depends on the specifics of your case. After a thorough examination including X-rays, the doctor will explain his or her findings and treatment plan, detailing the length and frequency of recommended visits. Once you are back-on-track, regular/periodic chiropractic care should be part of your ongoing wellness plan to help you maintain optimal health.

Final Thoughts…

The atlas orthogonal precision instrument was designed to deliver a precise chiropractic adjustment based on the specific misalignment findings from your x-rays, Technically, the instrument delivers a percussion sound wave through a metal stylus with a measured force of approximately 3.5 pounds of pressure. The stylus which lightly touches the patient then applies a portion of the sound wave to the Atlas (1st cervical vertebra) in order to make the appropriate adjustment. The instrument allows the doctor to adjust the Atlas misalignment with a very high degree of precision while applying minimal physical pressure. This unique feature eliminates patient discomfort during treatment.

Request an appointment with Chiropractors in Kingsland today and take the first step to better health.

Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Kingsland, St. Marys, Woodbine GA | (912) 882-8888