Haug Chiropractic is the only chiropractic center in the Naperville area offering Atlas Orthogonal treatments, which varies significantly from other types of chiropractic adjustments. You may think of popping and twisting when you picture chiropractic care, but Atlas Orthogonal adjustments only target the first cervical vertebra. By focusing primarily on this one area, incredible changes can actually be made in a patient’s posture. In this article, you will get a better look at how these targeted adjustments can make such dramatic improvements for each patient.
Adjusting from the top down
When the first cervical vertebra is in a proper neutral position, the rest of the spine is encouraged to move into a more favorable position as well. While treatments may be needed in specific areas later on, the first adjustment in Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic care is focused only on the neck. By starting in this area rather than in the lower back or other spots where pain is prominent, the whole spine actually benefits. If more isolated treatments are needed after an adjustment of the cervical vertebra, they are typically more successful than adjustments made in these areas at the start of treatment.
Centering the head over the feet
Patients tend to look a bit taller after their Atlas Orthogonal adjustments, because the head becomes centered over the feet. The shoulders may also be more level, causing the upper body to shift into a more upright position. Over time, repeated adjustments can promote better posture in daily activities to prevent ongoing issues in the spine.
To see a difference in your posture as back pain melts away, schedule your complimentary initial consultation at Haug Chiropractic. You can reach their Naperville office online or by calling 630-948-4222.