Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Adjustments Indianapolis IN, Back and Neck Pain Relief
For those who experience back and neck pain, Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic offers a specialized and precise approach. Atlas Orthogonal adjustments are a unique technique employed by an Atlas Orthogonal chiropractor that directly addresses the misalignments in the atlas vertebra, which is the topmost bone in the spine. The atlas vertebra has a critical role in supporting the head and ensuring proper spinal alignment, thus any misalignment can lead to a variety of issues such as back and neck pain, headaches, and restricted mobility.
During an Atlas Orthogonal treatment, a chiropractor utilizes a gentle, exact method to realign the atlas vertebra. This adjustment is typically conducted using a percussion instrument that delivers a low-force impulse to the targeted area. With a specific angle and direction of force, the chiropractor aims to correct the misalignment and restore proper function to the spine. This Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic procedure is non-invasive, painless, and does not involve any twisting or cracking of the neck.
Atlas Orthogonal adjustments can provide significant relief for those who are experiencing back and neck pain. By correcting the alignment of the atlas vertebra, these adjustments help to restore balance and function to the spine, allowing the body to heal and function optimally. As the misalignment is corrected, pressure on the surrounding nerves and soft tissues is alleviated, reducing pain and discomfort.
As leading Atlas Orthogonal chiropractors, Holistic Integration can provide an Atlas Orthogonal treatment plan tailored to your specific condition. Improved spinal alignment can lead to better posture, increased range of motion, and enhanced overall well-being.
Dedicated to Bringing You A Better Way of Life: Offering Chiropractic Treatments in Indianapolis for Back Pain, Neck Pain, and Headaches
Chiropractic care has been helping individuals, young and old, achieve better health for many years. This holistic approach includes safe, natural, and non-invasive treatment for back pain, treatment for neck pain, and treatment for headaches, among other conditions. At Holistic Integration, we’re firm believers in these treatments. Our back pain specialist’s goal isn’t just to provide back pain relief or headache relief, but to guide our patients towards living healthier lives.
Health is essentially about balance or homeostasis. The greater our bodies’ ability to achieve homeostasis, the higher our health level. The nervous and endocrine systems have the most impact on homeostasis, influencing it through electrical impulses and chemical signals respectively. These systems are intricately connected.
When the body loses its structural balance due to spinal misalignment, the regular electrical impulses of the nervous system are disrupted. This affects not just the nerves, but also the muscles and organs they connect to. One of the primary aims of chiropractic care is to restore this structural balance, enabling regular nerve impulses to reach the muscles and organs. This helps promote overall body homeostasis, leading to a healthier individual.
So, how does the body communicate with the brain when these normal nerve impulses are disrupted? One of the most common ways is through pain or discomfort. Pain in various areas, like lower back pain, upper back pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, or joint pain, could be an indicator. Chiropractic exams are based on being able to reproduce this pain through nerve tracing. Many of our patients acknowledge Dr. Prather’s exceptional skills in this area. While the pain detection process might be uncomfortable, patients often feel immense relief once a chiropractic adjustment is made, reducing or eliminating the discomfort.
At Holistic Integration, we and our patients find that chiropractic adjustments not only provide immediate relief for conditions like migraines but also long-term benefits for the overall health of the nervous system.
Back Pain Treatment
The lower back is crucial for upper body support, providing strength and flexibility, but is susceptible to injuries in day-to-day life. The upper back, although less commonly afflicted, is vital in holding up ribs, vertebrae, and critical organs. Both areas can be troubled by incorrect posture or muscle and joint issues. Exploring options like spinal decompression, regenerative treatments, or solutions for herniated discs may be advantageous for these problems.
The sciatic nerve begins in the lower back and runs down the leg. Sciatica is a condition marked by pain when this nerve gets inflamed, causing discomfort from the lower back to the leg, sometimes with numbness or weakness in the leg or foot. Prompt sciatica treatment is recommended.
Regular chiropractic back pain treatment can offer sciatica pain relief and both upper and lower back pain. It’s a non-invasive solution, ideal for those in Indianapolis. Rely on our upper and low back treatment to start your path to a life without pain.
Approaches to Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain is common and often suggests an internal issue that needs addressing. The shoulders, being highly flexible, are susceptible to injuries and resulting pain. Our specialists employ holistic methods like chiropractic care to address shoulder discomfort. Engaging in shoulder pain treatment can enhance your range of motion, reduce swelling, and lessen pain.
Neck Pain Remedies
Neck pain is a frequent concern, hinting at deeper issues that need consideration. It can be attributed to a range of causes, including spinal problems, poor posture, injuries, muscle strains, nerve pressure, or bone/joint abnormalities. Our team specializing in neck pain will evaluate the root causes and create a personalized treatment strategy for you.
Joint Pain Care
Over time, the capacity of our knees, ankles, and feet to bear weight decreases, causing increased pain even in simple actions like walking. Pain becomes more pronounced, especially in intricate joints like the wrists and elbows.
Arthritis, a common joint condition, emerges when joints get inflamed, leading to pain, discomfort, and stiffness. Signs include limited movement, soreness, and swelling. Combining chiropractic treatments with other arthritis solutions can ease joint and spine restrictions, lessen inflammation, and improve function. Benefits of arthritis therapy include elbow, wrists, ankle, feet, and knee pain treatment, enhanced movement, and greater flexibility.
Embark on Your Journey to Wellness Here
With our chiropractic services, you could find effective treatment for migraines, relief for neck pain, or lasting solutions for back pain. We believe in a holistic approach that not only alleviates immediate discomfort but sets you on a path towards healthier living.
Choosing the right chiropractor is a critical decision. We are dedicated to providing excellent chiropractic care, with our safe and effective approach designed to unleash your body’s true potential and kickstart the natural healing process.
The Chiropractic Process Explained
The Doctor of Chiropractic primarily focuses on the nervous system, which manages the body’s chemical interactions for proper functioning. Misalignment of the spine can disrupt this flow of information from the brain to the body. By gently correcting these misalignments, chiropractors can help restore the nervous system, enhancing the body’s control and coordination of various functions.
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We offer a comprehensive range of chiropractic services at Holistic Integration. Schedule an appointment with us today, and discover how we can best serve YOU!
- Treatment for joint pain involving shoulders, hips, hands, etc.
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) solutions
- Treatment for back pain, including lower and upper back pain
- Treatment for headaches and migraines, including neck pain relief
Frequently Asked Questions
What causes aches and pains in our back, neck, legs, arms, head, and joints?
Many of these problems can be associated with the imbalance of the spinal column. The spinal column is a tunnel of interlocking bones called vertebrae that protect the spinal cord. The spinal cord is an extension of the brain, together known as the central nervous system. There are spaces between each vertebra allowing nerves, which are extensions of the spinal cord, to supply and connect every part of the human body. Therefore, it is the nervous system that regulates and affects all body functions. When the spinal column is misaligned and out of balance, the nervous system is unable to function as it was intended. Many years of clinical research points to the fact that much of the problem associated with spinal misalignment and its consequences can be associated with the atlas vertebra, the top cervical bone in the neck. This one bone can affect the alignment of the entire spine. The human body is balanced when the head is positioned in the center of the feet.When the atlas is misaligned it causes the head to tilt. The spine then shifts to support the weight of the head, thereby creating biomechanical and postural stresses and strains. When the atlas bone is properly aligned, that is in the orthogonal or neutral position, the rest of the spinal vertebra come into better alignment allowing the body to heal itself.
What causes misalignment?
Trauma in one form or another is the primary cause of misalignment. When the atlas vertebra is subjected to stresses and strains, it may be pushed out of proper alignment. Trauma may include car accidents (no matter how minor and regardless of immediate symptoms), slips and falls, blows to the head or sports related injuries. Repetitive micro traumas, such as bad sleeping habits, poor posture, incorrect lifting, and carrying can also cause misalignment. Besides directly impacting the neck, we can see other effects, such as decreased curves in the neck, scoliosis and changes in the alignment in the shoulders and pelvis. These changes in the alignment affect the structural integrity of the skeletal system. This in turn can result in a host of other symptoms and problems, especially headaches, neck and facial pain.An Atlas Orthogonist treats this condition through a system of examination and diagnosis that utilizes a detailed scientific and biomechanical protocol. Precise measurements of the angle of the atlas are the basis of the treatment.
What exactly is an atlas orthogonist?
The atlas orthogonist is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, who utilizes a light force method of specifically adjusting the spine. In addition to six or more years of education, the atlas orthogonist undergoes additional extensive training, specializing in correcting spinal misalignment by using the Atlas Orthogonal percussion instrument.
How does this unique method differ from general chiropractic care?
One of the most obvious differences is the gentle, painless way in which an atlas orthogonist works. No manipulation (twisting or cracking) is ever employed or needed. Because of the precise X-ray analysis, a correction can be made without any forceful jerking or twisting movements. The atlas orthogonist’s methods require such light touches to the affected area, that patients who may expect a forceful manipulation as part of their treatment, find it hard to believe that anything effective has been accomplished. Fortunately, their doubts and fears vanish as quickly as their pain and discomfort.
What can I expect after my first correction?
After the first atlas orthogonal spinal correction, you may experience a variety of changes within your body. These are due to the nervous system responding to the structural correction. Symptoms are a positive sign that healing is taking place. In order to heal, the body must go through different cycles of repair, which very often express themselves in some of the following ways:
- Alleviation of symptoms
- Tiredness or sleepiness
- Muscle stiffness/soreness: You should not be concerned if the pain changes or moves to another area of the body. Symptoms may decrease immediately. However, the amount of misalignment and severity of the condition will determine the recovery time. Please make the doctor aware of any and all changes. Remember, pain is a sign that the body is working. ANY changes can be part of the healing process.
How long does an adjustment last?
The accuracy of the procedure affords you longer lasting effects. In many cases, one or two adjustments are usually all that are needed to achieve proven results. And while the atlas vertebrae can again lose its proper adjustment, for most patients, the procedure results in far fewer visits than most other procedures. The end result is that atlas orthogonal provides simple, gentle and dramatic results. This translates into greater relief, better health, fewer office visits and less money spent on additional appointments.
How do I maintain my atlas orthogonal spinal correction?
Patients often ask what holds the spine in place once it has been corrected. When the head and neck have been re-placed to their natural position, the body will regain its normal balance and relationship to gravity. This will release tension held by the body due to its compensated stressed position. A relaxed body structure is now more stable and functions more freely. This, along with some specific instructions about body position, movement and a simple routine of therapeutic stretching exercises, will allow the correction to hold for weeks, months and sometimes even years.
What else can atlas orthogonal chiropractic care do?
Atlas orthogonal spinal corrections can help you and your family resolve pain and suffering and can aid in the healthy growth and development of your children. Precision spinal care can eliminate the need for medication and surgery in many cases. After you have experienced the results of Atlas Orthogonal spinal corrections for yourself, tell someone else about your experience, and help us educate others on the benefits about spinal care.
Who can benefit from the atlas orthogonal spinal correction?
When most people think of chiropractic corrections, they think of neck pain, back pain or muscle aches. The atlas orthogonal spinal correction can help your body work better, no matter what type of health problem you may have. Our clinic is dedicated to correcting the atlas subluxation complex, which is a misalignment of the bone structure of the head and neck. This misalignment can block the communication between your brain and body causing pain, stress and tension. This stress and tension can affect all physical and even mental activity of the body. Many symptoms can be relieved by correction of the atlas subluxation complex. We have had positive results with such conditions as:
• Athletic injuries
• Auto accident injuries
• Bell’s Palsy
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Chronic fatigue syndrome
• Chronic pain or stress
• Herniated discs
• Horner’s Syndrome
• Leg and arm numbness
• Migraines and other headaches
• Neck and back pain
• Seizures, including Epileptic
• Sinus problems
• Trigeminal Neuralgia
How do I know if I’m an atlas orthogonal candidate?
The Doctor renders an extensive evaluation of your condition on the first visit. A complete and thorough history is critical in aiding the Doctor in the proper diagnosis. This history includes asking a variety of questions pertaining to every aspect of your symptoms and injuries. The exam also includes orthopedic/neurologic and postural assessment of imbalances in the spine that would lead to problems with the health of the spine and its related symptoms and pain. The first step of the diagnosis is to determine the degree in which the atlas is misaligned.Very precise x-rays are taken which show the doctor exactly how the atlas is displaced. The x-rays taken are invaluable in making the most precise atlas correction, which is as unique to the patient as their own fingerprint. Following the diagnosis a specific treatment protocol is developed to align the atlas into the correct neutral/orthogonal position. To see is to know, to not see is to guess. An atlas orthogonist will NEVER guess about your health. That’s why he has extensive X-ray training and will never require X-ray studies, which are not vital to the diagnosis and treatment of your condition.
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