The Atlas Orthogonal Procedure
An Atlas Orthogonal Specialist has additional post-graduate training focused on the structure, function and biomechanics of the upper cervical spine. The Atlas Orthogonal procedure is a safe, effective and gentle program utilizing precision treatment without drugs, surgery or spinal manipulation.
After a thorough history and examination, Dr. Bender will determine the misalignment of the Atlas (the top vertebrae in the cervical spine) by careful X-ray analysis, physical examination of the nerves in the upper neck and measuring the length of the patient's legs. A misalignment in the upper cervical structure can cause the spine to erroneously compensate causing the body structure to become unbalanced. This results in muscle contractions and pelvis shift which makes one leg appear to be shorter than the other.
Atlas Orthogonal is a chiropractic procedure that treats head and neck pain without the use of manual manipulation and without the "popping and cracking" that is usually associated with chiropractic. Atlas Orthogonal, or AO, is a specialized field within chiropractic. Within this specialty there are less than 250 board certified doctors in the United States.
AO has been clinically proven in the treatment of:
- Arm Pain & Numbness
- Herniated "Slipped" Disc
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Tension