There are a many conditions that may be treatable by an Atlas Orthogonist Chiropractor. Improvements to complete recovery is our objective. If you have other conditions, please feel free to call us for our opinion:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Osteoporosis
  • Planter Fasciitis
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pregnancy
  • Frozen Shoulder

Many of These Conditions May Be The Result Of Your Atlas Being Out Of Alignment

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis typically affects body joints; such as: fingers, hands, wrist, knees, hip, and spine. The pain and/or stiffness can vary but more progressive osteoarthritis can cause pain even while at rest with no strain or use of these joints.

There are many different causes of Osteoarthritis including: uneven leg length, impaired nerves, trauma to a joint, diabetes, genetics, joint disease, improper nutrition, over use of a joint as well as other causes.

If your atlas is out of alignment, you may have impaired some nerves and blood flow which may result in the wrong signals being sent to the brain and/or a joint or joints not receiving the proper blood flow. One leg shorter then the other is a common indicator that your atlas is out of alignment.

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis may result in back pain, shrinking in height, or stooping but it is often not recognized until there is a fracture, very common to see hip fractures or spinal fracture from compression. Same situation as above, alignment of your atlas may relieve pressure on nerves and blood vessels.

Pinched Nerves

An impaired or pinched nerve can cause numbness, pain, or tingling sensation. Use of the area or pressure may the pain which is really a symptom of the underlying problem. This impairment or pressure may also result in wrong signals being sent or communication to the brain, thereby causing other undiagnosed medical problems and

inadequate treatments, (treating the symptoms rather then the cause). The underlying cause is often caused by an injury such as whiplash or a compression to a nerves as a result of weight gain. Pregnancy is a common cause of nerve compression, for example.

These nerve compressions will often be described as neck pain or back pain, but the impact of a nerve impairment can affect any part of the body even hips or legs. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in your body which starts in your lower back and runs through the hip into the thigh area. However, the impairment can be in one place and the symptoms can be somewhere else because these impairments may cause the wrong signals to be sent to the brain.

Frozen Shoulder

…may be caused by many different things; injury, sports, overuse, scar tissue, and inactivity. However, frozen shoulder may be caused by conditions relating to a subluxation in the rib cage or nerve impairment in your neck or lower back. Frozen shoulder is typically diagnosed by limited usage and range of motion which often is accompanied by pain. The lack of using your full range of motion may lead to frozen shoulder. Even taking off or putting on a t-shirt may become extremely painful. Gentle exercise, stretching, heat, cold, and exercise may help but the best approach is to identify and treat the underlying cause.

Carpal Tunnel

…is typically the result of nerve pressure on the medium nerve which runs from the forearm into your hand. Symptoms are usually pain, tingling, and weakness in the hand or fingers. The underlying cause may be weight, pregnancy, arthritis, or over usage from repetitive hand motion. However, misalignment of the spine may be the underlying cause or a contributing factor to carpal tunnel.

Planter Faciitis

…is a pain in the heel of the foot caused by the strain and/or inflammation of the ligaments that connect the bone to the toes. The pain may become more severe over time and is usually caused by such things as; overuse, too much standing or walking on a hard surface like concrete, running, being overweight, and extremely tight leg and calf muscles. It is common to get up after sleeping or resting to immediately feel sharp pain.

If you have tried everything else from stretching to arch support, and special shoes without success, you may want to see an Atlas Orthogonist to see if we can help. If your atlas is out of alignment it is very likely to have a domino effect on other parts of your skeletal structure; spine, lower back, and hips resulting in one leg being shorter/longer then the other. This situation means that your bone structure is out of balance all the way down to your ankles and feet. Getting your skeletal structure back in balance may result in a significant improvement to the underlying problems it can cause.


A common complaint of pregnant women is lower back pain. Of course this is often the result of the pregnancy itself due to the additional weight and/or redistribution of weight as the baby continues to grow. Many times the hip may already be or become out of alignment. If the atlas is in alignment, the hips should be in alignment which means the pelvis should be sitting in the correct position for the baby to grow and should maximize your comfort as a result. If a pregnant mothers’ body is out of alignment it could influence the position of the baby and leave less room for the baby to grow properly. If your body is in alignment you may also have an easier and shorter delivery.

Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Adjustments

The Boutwell Group is comprised of experienced and knowledgeable chiropractic health care providers who has your interest at heart. They will asses your condition and make recommendations for treatment only if it makes sense and they have an opportunity to help you improve your condition by healing faster or reducing or eliminating your pain!

This procedure is painless, safe, and effective. You may feel immediate relief of
the symptoms the same day if the atlas is a cause or contributing factor.

Contact Boutwell Chiropractic Group, P.C Today at 706-860-8717
Serving Augusta, Columbia County, Fort Gordon, Lake Oconee,
Greensboro, Georgia & Aiken, South Carolina (The CSRA)