Atlas Orthogonal

Atlas Orthogonal (AO) is an advanced scientific instrument program to adjust the Atlas Vertebrae (top bone of the neck) without popping and cracking the neck. This method of chiropractic manipulation is gentle, effective and precise.

Read more about the importance of the Atlas and the AO Procedure following the videos.

The Atlas Orthogonal (AO) Adjustment and Neurovascular Decompression:

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Did you know that your head weighs between 9 and 17 lbs., but your atlas vertebra (the first bone of your spine) weighs a mere 2 oz? Yet, this tiny bone supports the entire weight of your head.

When the atlas is misaligned, the head cannot sit properly on the spine and the body struggles to maintain a normal center of gravity. As a result, the body compensates to keep the head level. The result is usually a contraction of the muscles on one side of the body that can cause one leg to appear shorter than the other and cause other parts of the body, such as the shoulders and hips, to come out of alignment. Back and neck pain, tightness, loss of cervical curve, scoliosis, reduced range of motion and a multitude other symptoms can result.

“Atlas” was a figure in Greek mythology who carried the world on his shoulders. Similarly the Atlas, located right below the base of the skull, supports the head! This bone protects the root of the spinal cord. Openings in the atlas vertebra also serve as the entry way for arteries supplying blood to the brain. The Atlas supports the weight of the head most efficiently in an orthogonal position. In engineering, two lines are “orthogonal” if they are 90 degrees in relation to one another. Thus, the term Atlas Orthogonal refers to the position of the Atlas being 90 degrees in relation to the head and neck.

Many people picture a forceful manipulation as part of chiropractic treatment. However, by utilizing a precise system of analysis based on x-rays, physics, math, and spinal biomechanics, Dr. Lynch is able to make an Atlas correction by using the atlas orthogonal percussion instrument to gently bring your head, neck, and atlas back into optional alignment without any forceful jerking or twisting movements.

As seen on this website, Atlas orthogonal has been featured on The Doctor’s Show, Major News Networks and Montel Williams even shared his personal experience on The Montel Williams Show.

The spine is like a chain. When the first link (your Atlas) is twisted and turned, each link down to the last turns slightly, thereby disrupting the rest of the chain. In this way, even lower back and leg problems may be directly related to an atlas misalignment. However, during a chiropractic alignment, Dr. Lynch may use the Erchonia Adjusting Instrument and the Erchonia Cold Laser (the tools cyclist Lance Armstrong’s Team used) to realign other bones in the spine as well as to gently bump bulging, slipped and herniated discs back into their proper places.

“I’ve gone through the last three seasons feeling the best I’ve ever felt”
“I’ve been coming to atlas orthogonal for the last three years since 1998… Before I came to atlas orthogonal — a lot of headaches… If I can come in and continue to have these treatments, and they can continue to help me the way they’ve helped me, maybe I can continue to last for another eight years.”

– Michael Strahan, New York Giants 2001, Co-Host, “Live with Kelly and Michael” on ABC-TV

“It was magic… a Miracle”
“I had an accident where I was hit in the head with something and I was having a lot of neck and shoulder pain. A friend of mine told me about atlas orthogonal…. It was magic. A miracle. Truly, I’d been living with a certain amount of pain every day for about ten years and suddenly I walked out of the office with not a speck of pain. Big difference going … The pain was completely gone immediately.”

– Eva LaRue – Emmy Award Nominated Actress, “CSI-Miami”
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