Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t find the answers to your questions in this “Frequently Asked Questions” section, please call me.

Q: What exactly is an Atlas Orthogonist?

The ATLAS ORTHOGONIST is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic who, in addition to six or more years of education, utilizes a light force method of adjusting the cervical spine. This method is gentle and effective and requires post-graduate training. [Back to Top]

Q: How does this unique method differ from General Chiropractic treatment?

One of the most obvious differences is the gentle, meticulous and painless way in which the doctor adjusts the spine. No strenuous manipulation is ever employed or needed. The ATLAS ORTHOGONIST’S methods require such light touches to the affected area that patients, who may expect more forceful manipulations as part of their treatment, find it hard to believe that anything effective has been accomplished. Their doubts and fears quickly vanish shortly after realizing the results obtained. [Back to Top]

Q: How does gentle treatment work?

The Atlas Orthogonist works in a way which speeds and encourages the body’s own healing process. The doctor aids that process by gently adjusting the upper cervical vertebrae back toward normal alignment, thus helping the entire body. This area, right at the level of the brain stem can have a profound effect on all the other body systems. The Chiropractor’s patients, men, women and children, soon realize that health care need not be rough or manipulative (pardon the pun) to be effective. Prevention and early detection of misalignments through regular checkups is the key to natural health. [Back to Top]

Q: Who can benefit from Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic?

Almost anyone who is experiencing a departure from optimal health, or those who are at their optimum and would like to remain there. Since the spine is the central core of the human body, it is vitally important that it be examined on a periodic basis even though there may be no apparent signs of trouble. [Back to Top]

Q: How is the need for care determined?

The care is decided upon after a thorough evaluation of the patient’s spine and prior health history. Combining that information with the results of the chiropractic examination findings, leg length inequality measurements, and X-ray studies, the doctor is able to more accurately pinpoint the source of the individual’s problem and together with the patient, decide upon the best plan of action. [Back to Top]

Q: Are Radiographs (X-rays) necessary?

Absolutely. It is very important that certain radiograph’s be made to determine proper direction of adjusting. Besides, not seeing what is to be adjusted is like guessing at your health. Would you want someone to guess about something as important as your health?

Modern, high speed imaging makes it possible to obtain the necessary images of the spine with low exposure times. If you go to the beach, you’ll get more radiation from the sun. [Back to Top]

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