Most conventional chiropractors manipulate the spine to temporarily reduce tension, muscular spasm, and provide temporary relief of pain. At Atlas Chiropractic Spine Care, the unique focus is the Structural Correction of the spine. What I explain to my patients is that our goal is to correct underlying structural abnormalities. These Structural Abnormalities are typically the primary cause of a large array of secondary conditions (aka symptoms).
The objective of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Associations (NUCCA) developed atlas corrective procedure is restoration of misaligned spinal structures to the vertical axis or gravity line. Described as the “restoration principle,” realignment aims to reestablish a patient’s normal biomechanical relationship of the upper cervical spine to the vertical axis (gravity line). Restoration is characterized as being architecturally balanced, being capable of unrestricted range of motion, and allowing a significant decrease in gravitational stress. The correction theoretically removes the cord distortion, created by an atlas misalignment or atlas subluxation complex (ASC), as specifically defined by NUCCA. Neurologic function is restored, specifically thought to be in the brain stem autonomic nuclei, which affect the cranial vascular system that includes Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF).