What is Orthogonal?


The human body is intimately dependent on proper communication from the brain to function, heal, and regenerate properly. A misalignment of the upper spine (of the Atlas bone) will cause, in the vast majority of cases, a dysfunction in the communication linkage. Orthogonal chiropractic in Mt Pleasant SC is based on the scientific understanding that when the Atlas is in perpendicular alignment with the head and neck (orthogonality), communication between the brain and body is at its most optimal.

Orthogonal chiropractic is a system of detection, analysis and correction of upper spine (Atlas) misalignment; which restores body balance and reactivates the body's natural healing and regeneration abilities.

What is a NUCCA or Atlas Orthogonal chiropractor in Mt Pleasant SC?

The NUCCA or Atlas Orthogonist is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic who, in addition to six or more years of education, utilizes a light force method of specifically adjusting the spine. The NUCCA or Atlas Orthogonal doctor has undergone extensive training specializing in correcting spinal misalignment either by hand; using minimal force or the atlas orthogonal percussion instrument. This method is gentle and effective and requires post graduate training.

How Does Orthogonal Differ from other Chiropractic Techniques?

One of the most obvious differences is the gentle, painless way in which an Orthogonal chiropractor works. No manipulation (twisting or cracking) is ever employed or
needed. The NUCCA or Atlas Orthogonal 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. But, their doubts and fears vanish as quickly as the first correction is done.

Does Treatment Hurt?

The NUCCA or Atlas Orthogonal spinal correction is painless and barely felt by the patient. Because of the precise X-ray analysis, a correction can be made without any forceful jerking or twisting movements.

What Should I Expect after Treatment?

After the first NUCCA or 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:

  1. Alleviation of Symptoms
  2. Tiredness or Sleepiness
  3. 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.

Who could Benefit from Orthogonal Care?

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 NUCCA or Atlas Orthogonal spinal corrections for yourself, tell someone else about your experience. When most people think of chiropractic corrections, they think of neck pain, back pain, or muscle aches. The NUCCA or Atlas Orthogonal spinal correction can help your body work better no matter what type of health problem you may have.

If during your exam, we determine that you have a misalignment, you can benefit from orthogonal care. Some common cases we work with include: headaches, migraines, vertigo, Meniere’s, neck pain, neuropathies, trigeminal neuralgia, neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, sciatica, and brain fog.


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Atlas Spine and Wellness Care
3400 Salterbeck Street #102
Mt Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 352-7941