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 place.

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!

A7. Many medical conditions may be improved or eliminated by this procedure:

  • Migraine Pain Relief
  • Headaches
  • Vertigo
  • Crainal Nerve Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Whiplash
  • Post-Surgical Adjustments
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Planter Fasciitis
  • More…

A8. We accept many insurance plans. Please check our (payments and insurance page-click here) for more information, and you may always contact us for more information.