Each one of these individual or combined changes can produce a variety of problems with the function of the body. Some of the conditions that can be cause by these changes include:
Often, these functional changes will be diagnosed and treated without defining the root cause of the problem. It is our firm belief that in order to make the most substantial change in your health, we must first trace the problem back to the root.
Carefully evaluating and correcting a misalignment of the upper cervical spine can make profound changes in your health. The primary procedure used at Atlas Chiropractic of Ashville is called the Atlas Orthogonal technique. If an atlas misalignment is identified and it is causing interference on the nerve or other structures in the upper cervical spine, Dr. Nygaard is able to correct the misalignment using the Atlas Orthogonal procedure.
The Atlas Orthogonal procedure involves careful measurement of the bone structures taken from X-rays of the upper cervical spine. Once the atlas misalignment has been identified and measured, a specific and calculated correction can be made.
The adjustment itself is done by an Atlas Orthogonal Instrument. This instrument is designed to make a very precise correction using specific angles calculated by Dr. Nygaard from the X-rays taken of the upper neck. The instrument uses a percussion sound wave, meaning there is no twisting, cracking, or popping. The Atlas Orthogonal procedure is one of the most gentle chiropractic procedures in the world.
Following the adjustment, a reassessment is performed and post X-rays are taken to ensure the atlas misalignment has been corrected and the body is beginning to respond. When the misalignment is corrected, it allows signals between the brain and the body to be restored, and significant changes occur such as:
As Dr. Nygaard guides you through this restoration process, he will be monitoring your health and response to the care. If necessary, additional corrections may be made or spinal disc decompression may be necessary to maximize your health and recovery.
In order to properly determine if the Atlas Orthogonal procedure is right for you, a thorough evaluation of the spine and the function of the nerves must be made. X-rays will also be taken and analyzed to determine the position of the bones of the spine and the effect they are having on the body.
The relationship of your atlas (first cervical vertebra) to your head and cervical spine contributes to the overall tension and balance of your entire spine. Body imbalance affects body structure and many of the functions controlled or regulated by your nervous system.
When the weigh tof the head (10-14lbs) is shifted off center at the top of the neck, and held in a misaligned position by the msulces of the neck, the body becomes imbalanced.
Muscle or joint pains in the body are an indication of body imbalance.