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  • Dr. Mark Freund

How to Maintain and Keep Atlas Aligned?


The atlas vertebrae are responsible for the entire weight of your skull, and it houses the Atlas itself as well as all its internal organs. The way the atlas proportions the weight of your head determines its role in maintaining balance. The back must be perfectly balanced; otherwise, the vertebrae will certainly develop balance and orientation problems affecting the entire spine. The weight of the head is distributed between 10 and 12 lbs and supported by the natural curvature of the spine. The vertebrae themselves are often wider than the other cervical vertebrae, creating the center of gravity strengthened by correct posture. The Atlas Orthogonal method of treating spinal misalignment and keeping the atlas aligned is a healthy and gentle approach.

Unbalanced Atlas Symptoms

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It is very common for an atlas to become unbalanced when it is based on a combination of several diseases, such as kyphosis, osteoarthritis, spinal cord injury, and spinal stenosis. This ranges from simple neck pain, back spasms, and back pain to complete postural disorders that lead to overcompensation and chronic pain, including other medical conditions such as osteoarthritis, osteosarcoma, and spondylolisthesis, and can all be recognized as diseases that chiropractors have to contend with. Each of these diseases has its own symptoms, but they can be the catalyst for a change in the Atlas by extrapolating spinal problems from a staggered vertebra.

A series of catalysts can disrupt the balancing act of Atlas, and the mass that is to be redistributed to the spine can increase exponentially. This causes instability in the cervical spine and compensation, which leads to injury. The translation of the spine follows this example, which leads to instability and injuries that can lead to a variety of problems. Trauma to the spine leads to a bulging of the intervertebral disc or a herniated disc, which can occur as a result of chronic or acute diseases. Trauma can even appear secondary, but it can cause a variety of problems, including back pain, headaches, dizziness, nausea, and exhaustion.

Importance of Maintaining and Keeping the Atlas Aligned

The correct alignment of the atlas bones allows the spine to remain stable and allow the body to heal itself. If the Atlas bone is aligned correctly, the nervous system can perform at its optimum to help you fight diseases.

Atlas Misalignment Triggers

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Poor Posture

A one-sided posture creates additional tension in the neck and shoulder area and can eventually lead to misalignment. The resulting poor posture can also affect the lower back, shoulders, and neck and cause pain. Posture is not only about keeping your shoulders straight and head upright but also your back. If you sit at your desk for hours or sit with your head close to the computer screen for a long time, you may be straining your back and, over time, you may put pressure on your spinal cord by misaligning the atlas. The stress of intense concentration intensifies the whole thing and can even cause a spinal shift.

Personal Injury

Some people can have atlas deformity at birth, but falls and whiplash trauma can also lead to spinal displacement. This can affect the center of gravity of your head by shifting the tension in the surrounding muscles and fascia to the atlas vertebra. This causes the Atlas to be pulled back into an unnatural position and no longer sit symmetrically in the intended position.

Tips to Maintain Atlas Alignment

There are a number of things you can do to keep your Atlas aligned, such as maintaining good posture, stretches, and body positioning that looks out for your spine. Take note of these simple tips:

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Watch Your Head

One way to maintain atlas alignment is to watch your head and pay attention to your posture at all times. You should also avoid tilting the head to the other side during adjustment because if you tilt the head so that the Atlas is higher, the setting is reversed, and you press it to the higher side.

Improve Your Work Environment

Look at the ergonomics of your desk and improve your work environment. Ensure your work area is not only a workspace but also a setup that considers your spine health. It's also good to stretch from time to time or take breaks to go for walks, especially if you're sitting at your desk all day.


Some devices also help to maintain alignments, such as an orthopedic footrest or a pair of high-quality, low-cost orthotics.

Few sessions with a physiotherapist to teach you strengthening exercises and plan out a physical activity program is also beneficial.

Good Nutrition

You need the right vitamins and minerals to strengthen your ligaments and cartilage.

How Can Atlas Orthogonal Techniques Help?

Solving the atlas problem requires a comprehensive chiropractic approach to determine the actual degree to which the Atlas is misplaced. In addition, the treatment plan offered to patients will help reverse the widespread damage it can potentially cause. Atlas Orthogonal Spinal Correction can help your body function better in spite of existing health problems you may have. A specially designed treatment of the misaligned Atlas helps to relieve overall pain, prevent postural damage, and promote the health of the spinal cord and central nervous system or neutral position; the rest of the spinal cord is aligned better, allowing your body to heal more naturally, with less strain and stress on the spinal cord and central nervous system.

How Does Atlas Orthogonal Adjustment Work?

Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Adjustment is the most effective, modern form of chiropractic treatment that takes advantage of technological advances. It is performed through specific diagnostics that determine the optimal position of the upper cervical spine and the appropriate force vector for the Atlas Orthogonal Adjustment to provide a safe and gentle force that puts the misaligned Atlas in its optimal position for structural and neurological homeostasis. Spinal biomechanics involves aligning the body through the hands of the practitioner and optimal force vectors in such a way that an atlas correction is achieved.

chiropractor explaining how atlas orthogonal chiropractic treatment works

If there is any doubt about the alignment of the Atlas, your chiropractor chiropractors, and doctors can arrange a 3-D scan to clearly show the alignment of the Atlas in the occipital bone. X-rays actually quantify the extent of atlas misalignment and derive a mathematical formula from it that gives your chiropractor a good idea of how best to perform an atlas adjustment. The orthogonal adjustment technology is extremely precise and allows maximum results to be achieved with just one or two simple adjustments. When the Atlas Alignment vibration tool is used, the Atlas is aligned and stays in place correctly. Because Atlas occipital joints are so stable, its vibratory tools ensure alignment, and the body reacts by holding onto the new position.

Consider Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Treatment

Patients who have experienced the benefits of Atlas orthogonal spine correction are now more willing to try natural remedies for the care of the nervous system. Because Atlas Orthogonal Adjustments do not use powerful twisting or jerking movements, they are suitable for everyone. If you are serious about your health and the health of your loved ones, contact your Natural Care Chiropractic to see if you qualify for this treatment. When it comes to your Atlas, you should believe that there is nothing more important than keeping a healthy spine. Our providers have helped thousands of people restore their spine to its original position and eliminate symptoms and other problems such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and spinal cord injury.

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