Troy A. Hagen DC BCAO

                                                                   Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist



Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic is a technically advanced, scientific, revolutionary procedure.  Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic differs from traditional chiropractic with a gentle, light force instrument adjustment to the Atlas bone.


Your spine is your pillar of life. The Atlas bone is at the top of the pillar and therefore the most important link to the rest of your spine. The Atlas is a 2-ounce bone that supports the base of the skull, which weighs 9-17 pounds. 


Orthogonal defined is having to do with right angles, perpendicular,or at 90 degrees.The Atlas supports the weight of the head most efficiently in the orthogonal position. 


The subluxated (misaligned) Atlas will place stress on the spine and the pelvis. When the Atlas is misaligned, the entire spine loses its proper alignment, causing compensation  and the head and body will no longer remain in balance.



The Atlas Orthogonal procedure is a painless and safe spinal correction, which restores body balance and improves body functions through alignment of the Atlas vertebrae

The first step in the course of your personalized care begins with the consultation and examination. Your health history will give detailed information as to when and what brought your symptoms on.

Then the doctor will perform a series of tests to determine your cause of pain. You will then have x-rays taken for the doctor’s report of findings. Exact measurements will determine your Atlas subluxation. Specially designed instruments are used by the Doctor to detect and measure a misalignment. This information is necessary to determine the precise adjustment to adjust the Atlas and correct the subluxation.

After your x-rays have been analyzed the Doctor will go over a Report of Findings with you to determine what needs to be done and how you can help.

Your Doctor will then use the Atlas Orthogonal Instrument to adjust your Atlas and relieve your nerve pressure. The Doctor will re-examine key indicators to determine your degree of improvement. When the Doctor has determined the Atlas adjustment is holding a Post X-ray will be taken to visually verify the progress. 

Atlas Orthogonal videos from the T.V. shows "The Doctors" and the "Montel Williams Show"

Video shows an actual Atlas Orthogonal adjustment using video fluoroscope (motion) x-ray.

Dr. Roy Sweat, developer of the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Procedure.