A1. An Atlas Orthogonist is a
licensed Doctor of Chiropractic that has extensive training and
post-graduate work specializing in correcting spinal realignment by
means of an atlas orthogonal percussion instrument. Computerized
X-rays indicate if the atlas is in or out of alignment with the
resulting adjustment that is required to put the atlas back into
A2. The procedure
requires a review of your medical history, discussing your symptoms,
and checking your leg length, and specific X-rays that clearly show
the current status of your atlas and spine.
A3. Chiropractic has
been studied for over 100 years, initially started by BJ Palmer who
was born in 1862 who is credited with being the founder of
Chiropractic. Chiropractic eventually evolved into many
different specialties. The practice of adjusting the atlas as
a critical component of the skeletal system has been in existence
for 40 or 50 years, so it is not new. What is new is the use
of a Percussion Instrument invented by
Dr. Roy Sweat
(click on Dr. Sweat for more information) of Atlanta that gently and
safely adjusts the atlas.
A4 The Percussion Instrument can
have an immediate impact after the first adjustment.
A5. It varies from patient to patient.
Initially, we will see you 2 or 3 times a week for several weeks to
check your adjustment which is also dependent upon the severity of
your condition. Depending upon those results, we will adjust
your return appointments. Some people will go months or years
without additional adjustments while others will require more
frequent visits. Our goal will be to extend your appointment
return requirements and/or eliminate the need to come back at all.
A6. Completely painless, it does
not hurt. The Percussion Instrument is non-invasive, safe, and
painless. Before you realize the impact it has, you may look
around to see if you are on camera and someone is playing a joke.
It is not, it works!