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Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic

Upper Cervical Care

What is the Atlas bone and why is it so Important?

Improving the quality of your health and ability to function is our top priority, and the Atlas Orthogonal procedure can help you get there. The brain, nervous system and upper cervical spine play a major role in your body's ability to function properly.

What Is Atlas Orthogonal?

Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic is a technically advanced, scientific, revolutionary procedure that has been refined over the past 63 years. 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. The Atlas supports the weight of the head most efficiently in the orthogonal position. 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.

Who Needs Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic?

When most people think of Chiropractic they think of neck pain, back pain or muscle aches. The Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic adjustment can help your body work better for many health problems you may have. Many symptoms can be relieved by the Atlas adjustment. We have had positive results with such conditions as: 

* Headaches

* Neck and Back Pain

* Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

* Trigeminal Neuralgia

* Migraines

* Herniated Discs

* Birth Trauma

* Arthritis

* Seizure, including Epileptic

* Dizziness

* Concussions

* Athletic Injuries

* Auto Accidents

* Autism & ADHD

* Chronic Pain or Stress

* Fibromyalgia

* Poor Posture/Stress

* and, even Multiple Sclerosis 

Nerve irritation can cause:

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Reduced or painful range of motion in neck, mid-back, low back and hips
  • Structural distortion leading to poor posture
  • Leg length difference
  • Body weight imbalance
  • Muscular imbalance leading to muscle tension and/or tenderness
  • Progressive degenerative changes in vertebrae, discs and/or disc spaces

If your head is not properly balanced on your neck, or misaligned, there can be shifting of your spine and reduction in your body's ability to achieve optimal health.


This atlas misalignment can have a significant impact on the function of the body. The primary problem associated with an atlas misalignment is interference in nerve signals coming through the atlas bone in an area called the brain-stem.

Along with its impact on the function of the nerves, the atlas bone has direct contact with blood vessels that bring blood to and from the brain. The muscles of the upper neck are among the most sensitive in the entire body for controlling body orientation. This upper cervical region is also the junction point for the flow of cerebral spinal fluid between the brain and the spinal cord. These associated structures can become compromised by an atlas misalignment.

If an individual has a misalignment of the upper cervical spine, the symptoms may vary greatly. Some people have subtle symptoms like slight posture changes, difficulty sleeping, or mild headaches. Others may have severe conditions develop over long periods of time such as migraines, seizures, and scoliosis. 


To Schedule a Complimentary Consultation

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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.

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