Yes. The specialized X-rays taken by an Atlas Orthogonist allow for accurate diagnoses and discovery of your health problem. To see is to know, not to see is to guess. The doctor will not guess when it comes to your health. He has had extensive X-ray training and will only take films that are completely necessary for you to receive the proper treatment for your health condition.
Yes. The body acts as a whole unit. We are constantly responding to gravity starting from the head and ending at the feet. When the atlas bone is misaligned, the head becomes off the center of gravity, which causes compensation in the middle (thoracic) and lower (lumbar) segments of the spine. This results in asymmetrical muscle contraction, unleveling of the hips and a discrepancy of leg length. When the atlas is in its proper position, all other vertebrae come into line under the centered head. When muscles of the back contract and relax equally, the nervous system is free of interference. The result is a balanced structure and restored health!
Atlas or C1 (1st cervical vertebra) is the top bone in the spine. It sits directly under the skull and is responsible for holding the head in an upright position as well as protecting the brainstem and dictating how all other vertebrae below it behave.
Very unique and specialized X-rays allow the doctor to analyze the position of the atlas bone (C1) as it articulates with the head above and spine below.
Natures healing time is 90-100 days. Although every patient is different in the way they respond to treatment, most will see a marked improvement within 2 - 4 weeks. Some cases take longer and some cases are dramatic and respond very quickly. We know with certainty that all patients will do better when their atlas bone is in its proper alignment and all people living with a misaligned atlas bone will at some point experience difficulty with health issues.
The atlas bone weighs only 2 ounces and holds the head which weighs up to 17 pounds! Atlas acts as a fulcrum to the head and is responsible for the alignment of the entire spine. When the atlas bone is in proper alignment, structural posture is in its correct position and communication between the brain and the rest of the body is optimally functioning.