How The Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Technique Can Help With A Variety Of Conditions
If you have an issue that affects the necks (cervical) region, you may wish to try the Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic technique to relieve some of the pressure and pain you are suffering with. If the atlas is not in line with the rest of the spine, this can cause the head to tilt meaning the body will try to straighten the head, which can then lead to stress in a number of places including the spine, shoulder, knees and ankles.
What Is the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Technique?
At the top of the spine is the cervical region, which contains the atlas vertebrae. The atlas orthogonal technique is an adjustment in the upper cervical region that looks at straightening and re-aligning the atlas vertebrae which can lessen the pain of many conditions as it alleviates the nerve compression within the neck. X-rays will be taken in order to work out the correct calculations to perfectly re-align an individual’s neck. This is a gentle procedure applying a direct and precise sound vibration on a small spot below the ear.
Major and Micro Trauma
There are many different types of trauma that can cause the atlas to become misaligned. This may be anything from a car crash to a trip or fall. Sport injuries are also a common cause of many misalignments within the neck and spine. Micro-traumas are another trauma that can occur which triggers misalignment over time rather than straight away. This includes poor sleeping habits and poor posture, especially when sitting at a desk at work or at home. Ensure if you work in heavy manual labor career that you are trained appropriately in lifting and carrying heavy loads, and that you follow the correct procedures to minimize risk of misalignment within your neck and spine. Healthy and safety laws are there for a reason and not following them could cause many back injuries.
Chronic and Long-Term Conditions
The Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic technique is used for many long-term and chronic conditions to alleviate the pain and stress caused. Arthritis can cause the atlas vertebrae to become misaligned and can cause arthritis to become more painful, as our posture isn’t correct due to overcompensating for the misalignment. Another condition that many don’t know can be alleviated by this technique is asthma. Both children and adults with asthma have been known to have better pulmonary function after having their neck and spine realigned. Suffering from multiple sclerosis can be extremely painful and regular re-alignments can help this pain as misalignment compromises the correct functioning of the CNS (central nervous system).
If you have a pain in your neck, spine or another part of the body, you may need an atlas realignment. Find your local chiropractor and get them to take a look; the sooner you find the cause of your pain, the better. Never ignore a back or neck problem for long as it can worsen and cause many other problems.