Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic

The main cause of spinal misalignment is trauma, whether it be physical, chemical or emotional. Symptoms may have an immediate onset or progress slowly over time. With the use of specially designed instruments, Dr. Kleinman restores the structure to its normal healthy position. This is done in a painless fashion without the need for manipulation (popping or cracking) of the vertebrae.

This method is so gentle that many patients cannot believe an adjustment has actually taken place until they notice that their function has improved and their discomfort has been relieved.  Atlas Orthogonal is a gentle, effective and proven Chiropractic technique that does not utilize physical manipulation.  The Atlas is the top vertebrae of the spine and supports the head.  Orthogonal means at right angle to or square. If the Atlas is not square to the head and spine (referred to as subluxated) then the head and spine are by necessity out of alignment . Essentially if the head is not on straight then the spine cannot possibly be straight. The resulting stress that ensues may cause discomfort to the back, shoulders, pelvis, hips, knees and ankles.

An upper cervical misalignment (subluxation) will cause abnormal curvature of the spine (poor posture) which can lead to a serious condition known as scoliosis. This side view represents a serious loss of the spine’s normal curves. The view from the back shows curves where the spine should be straight. This situation typically causes a loss of spinal motion and reduces the ability of the spine to support the body’s weight properly. This results in pain, spasm and stiffness and contributes to and accelerates spinal arthritis and degeneration.

The healthy spine, when viewed from the back is relatively straight and provides a strong, flexible support for the weight of the torso. When viewed from the side, the normal spine shows curves which help to distribute the body’s shifting weight most effectively. These natural curves help balance the body’s shifting center of gravity as it changes with the body’s movement and resists degenerative breakdown.