What is Atlas Orthogonal (AO)?
The Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic (AO) Program is a Revolutionary Advanced American Technology in chiropractic upper cervical techniques used to find and correct misalignment of the first vertebrae of the spine, the atlas bone.
How it works?
This procedure is based on scientific and bio-mechanical principles.
The premise behind AO is that the first bone – the atlas – is central to the alignment of the remainder of the column.
There is a unique relationship between the upper cervical spine (neck) and its influence on the central nervous system and brain stem function. This specific relationship affects every aspect of human function.
Each patient is carefully evaluated for his/her current atlas position, and then the treatment procedure uses the atlas orthogonal instrument to deliver a precise percussive wave correction to the desired position.
What is an Atlas Orthogonist?
The Atlas Orthogonist is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic who, in addition to eight or more years of education, utilizes a light force method of specifically adjusting the spine. The Atlas Orthogonist has undergone extensive training specializing in correcting spinal misalignment by using the atlas orthogonal percussion instrument. This method is gentle and effective and requires post graduate training. Dr Tod Cahill is awarded Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist. The Atlas Orthogonal system is a painless and safe spinal correction which restores body balance and increases the body’s natural healing ability.
How Does Atlas Orthogonal Differ from other Chiropractic Techniques?
One of the most obvious differences is the gentle, painless way in which an Atlas Orthogonist works. No manipulation (twisting or cracking) is ever employed or needed.
Does Treatment Hurt?
The Atlas Orthogonal spinal correction is painless and barely felt by the patient. Because of the precise X-ray analysis, a correction can be made without any forceful jerking or twisting movements.
What Should I Expect after Treatment?
After the first Atlas Orthogonal spinal correction, you may experience a variety of changes within your body. These are due to the nervous system responding to the structural correction. Symptoms are a positive sign that healing is taking place. In order to heal, the body must go through different cycles of repair which very often express themselves in some of the following ways:
- Alleviation of Symptoms
- Tiredness or Sleepiness
- Muscle Stiffness/Soreness
You should not be concerned if the pain changes or moves to another area of the body. Symptoms may decrease immediately. However, the amount of misalignment and the severity of the condition will determine the recovery time. Please make the doctor aware of any and all changes. Remember, pain is a sign that the body is working, any changes can be part of the healing process.
Who could Benefit from Atlas Orthogonal Care?
Precision spinal care can eliminate the need for medication and surgery in many cases. After you have experienced the results of Atlas Orthogonal spinal corrections for yourself, tell someone else about your experience. When most people think of chiropractic corrections, they think of neck pain, back pain, or muscle aches. The Atlas Orthogonal Spinal Correction can help your body work better no matter what type of health problem you may have.
When the atlas is misaligned it can cause symptoms such as:
- Headaches or Migraines
- Dizziness or Vertigo
- Loss of balance
- Head fullness
- Neck stiffness
- Jaw pain
- Earache or feelings of ear fullness
- Sleep disruption
- Pressure behind the eyes