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  • Dr. Mark Freund

What to Expect After an Atlas Adjustment

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We have all heard that chiropractors provide treatments that can relieve pain, but did you know that they also offer treatments that support the immune system, increase energy, and speed up recovery?

What is the Atlas Orthogonal Technique?

Millions of people suffer from back pain and hope to seek the most effective treatment. Atlas Orthogonal adjustments are perhaps the best-known and least understood of all. The Atlas Orthogonal technique requires special equipment and training. A chiropractor will usually make adjustments to the spine to restore structural alignment and improve joint function. In particular, chiropractors adjust the part of the spine that is causing difficulty or is out of place.

If you have a history of back pain, or other neck problems, chiropractic adjustments may be right for you. If you have never tried chiropractic treatment, it is time to contemplate your pain relief options and consider the benefits of this chiropractic adjustment technique.

What are the Benefits of This Treatment?

Many patients who have experienced the benefits of the Atlas Orthogonal spine correction are more likely to try natural remedies to maintain a healthy nervous system. It is a highly precise, gentle, and painless technique for patients with back pain and chronic diseases. In Atlas Orthogonal spinal correction, chiropractors can precisely measure certain angles of malposition.

explaining effects of atlas orthogonal chiropractic treatment

Pain-free solution

Atlas Orthogonal spinal corrections can help with pain relief, and they also help to ensure the balanced and healthy development of your child if you are pregnant. Adjustments are also tailored to the specific needs of each patient and considers the exact position of the spine in relation to the body. In many cases, this method may eliminate the need for medication or surgery and cause less pain than traditional methods.

Treats a Variety of Conditions

You can benefit from chiropractic care with Atlas Orthogonal for problems with the back, shoulders, and neck. Atlas Orthogonal treatment is a great option for many people who have had a diagnosed herniated disc, back injury, or other back problems. It helps alleviate back pain, shoulder and neck pain, as well as osteoarthritis, arthritis, osteoporosis, and other conditions. Even a slight malposition of the spine can have a negative effect on the atlas, which is located at the top of the spine.

Promotes Overall Well-Being

Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Care supports injury regeneration, alleviates pain symptoms, supports the health of the whole body, and improves the well-being of patients in all aspects.

The Atlas Orthogonal technique can be so effective that you can finally say goodbye to back pain and other health problems and be free of previous pain symptoms.

Before Treatment

If you suffer from neck or back pain, Atlas Orthogonal treatment may be just right for you. Patients with herniated discs or arthritis may need the advice of a specialist before seeing a chiropractor. Discuss this treatment with your chiropractor before beginning this method.

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Many patients are intimidated when they see a chiropractor for the first time, but being open and honest with your chiropractor regarding the details of your condition and how you feel are crucial to ensure a safe and effective treatment session.

Before our chiropractor starts treatment, he will need to find the root of the problem by asking about your symptoms and medical history. Be prepared to talk about when the pain began, how it developed, and describe the pain and classify its severity.

A chiropractic examination is performed to determine whether a particular area requires work. The chiropractor will perform a variety of tests to make observations and assess your pain. They will check how tight your muscles are, how strong they are, as well as how sore and painful you rate them to determine how severe the pain is.

An examination of your range of motion is also an important part of this initial test, and ultimately your provider should gain a better understanding of your neurological pain points. Medications may only mask symptoms and can lead to worse injuries. Opting for a more holistic treatment is a beneficial way to improve your condition.

During Treatment

When you visit a chiropractor, they will examine your spine for abnormalities that should be corrected or adjusted. A good chiropractor will guide you through the technique and help you understand the importance of spinal health. It is important to understand why you may have discomfort during a chiropractic adjustment, and chiropractors will explain what to expect before, during, and after adjustment to help you feel completely comfortable with the entire process.

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When it comes to spine adjustment, your chiropractor will talk about things you can do to support your spine during and after adjustment. This can help to shorten recovery time and increase the positive effects of chiropractic adjustments.

When the spine is inclined, muscles adapt to the malposition of the bone, and when the correct alignment is achieved, muscles want to return to the position they have become accustomed to.

The Atlas Orthogonal technique is extremely precise and allows maximum results to be achieved with just one or two simple adjustments. The results are different for each individual, and corrective action can take time but is highly effective.

Be aware of how to gently free yourself from the procedure. If a bone is present for a long period of time, the body adapts to its new position, and muscles need to be retrained to "move" around the bone. The muscles stretch on one side and shorten on the other. At the beginning of treatment, we see more patients who have trained muscle memory, and soon they start to adapt.

After Treatment

A correctly performed chiropractic adjustment may relieve tension in certain areas of the spine so that the spine as a whole does not feel loose or wobbly.

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Chiropractic treatment focuses on adjusting the spine to correct alignment problems, relieve pain, improve function and activate the body's natural healing powers. Always tell your chiropractor what you feel after an adjustment to ensure that the treatment plan continues to benefit you. When you adjust your atlas for the first time, your body will react differently to the new alignment than you might expect.

Some patients feel additional pain when the body moves and shifts, while some patients feel that their symptoms subside almost immediately after an adjustment. There are two possible reasons for this. First, pain may be related to a return to normal function in the body. Secondly, it could be a problem that is only just emerging and of which there is no sign in your body. Don't worry; your chiropractor can help you with this and will ensure that your body's healing potential is fully utilized.

When your body begins to heal, you may notice that your muscles are stiff or sore. The symptoms usually resolve quickly, but sometimes this takes some time. How long it takes for the body to recover usually depends on the degree of malpositioning and the degree of the patient's illness.

The healing process in the body takes time. It goes through a number of different stages of recovery, and these stages are often associated with discomfort as the body gets used to its new and correct alignment.

Healing time also depends on how long your body is in a state of imbalance or misalignment. If you feel pain in new areas of the body, consult an orthogonal chiropractor immediately for further assessment and treatment.

How to Keep Atlas Aligned After Treatment

After the atlas correction, there may be pain, but that is okay, and you will probably notice a positive change in posture and breathing patterns. You may be instructed to do a variety of stretches and other movements, or simply rest. This will have a big impact on your sensations and your other functions. The nervous system begins to adapt and affect many other areas of your body; that is, your heart, your movement, and your coordination. You may also see an improvement in blood pressure, blood sugar, the digestive tract, and the immune system as a result.

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Your chiropractor may suggest you do things at home to keep up with treatment. If your body forgets to use the right alignment, a simple routine of therapeutic stretching and exercises, followed by specific instructions to maintain the right posture, can help maintain alignment. For it to heal properly, it is crucial that you follow your chiropractor’s exact instructions. If possible, avoid sitting for a long time after a visit to a chiropractor. Enjoy the mobility that adjustment creates through careful movements and stretches.

Cold Therapy

Use ice and avoid heat, as heat can restrict blood flow, negating the purpose of adjustment. Use ice on the treated surface to help reduce inflammation by applying pressure.

Avoid Straining Your Neck and Back

Immediately after adjustment, avoid sitting in a restrictive position, lying down on your side, and raising your arms to avoid destabilizing the joints. Try to avoid movements that place too much strain on your neck and back, such as running, cycling, and other strenuous activities. This helps your body prevent pain and damage during its healing process. When you start training again, you will notice changes in the treated region.

Allow Ample Recovery Time

If you are planning to utilize several treatment options, such as physical therapy, acupuncture, or manual therapy after an atlas orthogonal treatment, try to space them out. By attempting them too close together, you are not allowing yourself to obtain the maximum benefit from each session. To make the most of each therapy session, you should give the body time to adapt and make up for it. Practitioners can use a variety of treatments, such as trigger point therapy to release the tense muscles around the vertebra, making chiropractic adjustment more effective. If you are already receiving other chiropractic treatment or therapy for an injury, it is best to work with your chiropractor to establish a plan of how often you should be treated.

Book an Appointment

At Natural Care Chiropractic, we are proud to offer our patients a variety of care and expertise. Our chiropractor ensures that your spine is correctly aligned to ease pain and soothe the body. Many patients experience immediate relief and are greatly satisfied with the wide range of benefits chiropractic adjustments offer. Make an appointment with us today to learn more about your symptoms and to discuss your treatment options.

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