Herniated Disc and Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic
A herniated disk occurs when pressure put on one of the cushions (disks) between the individual bones (vertebrae) that make up your spine is pushed out. It is sometimes called a “slipped” or
“ruptured” disc for this reason. A herniated disc can irritate nerves near it and result in pain, numbness or weakness. And your spine will misalign to compensate for the abnormal pressure.
Studies have shown that complete resolution of a herniated disc, as diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been achieved with the Atlas Orthogonal technique. As you correct the Atlas, the compensatory misalignment and the abnormal pressure will be reduced. This will allow the discs to restore their correct position.
A case of a herniated cervical disc as diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) utilizing chiropractic care (Atlas Orthogonal technique). Comparative MRI post adjustment revealed complete resolution of the herniated cervical disc. This is the case of a 44 year-old man whose symptoms were as follows: severe neck pain, constant burning, left arm pain and left shoulder pain plus paresthesia in the index finger of the left hand. Patient also had diminished grip strength on left hand using dynamometer testing. Tests also revealed hyporeflexive biceps and triceps on the left as well as a C6 and C7 sensory deficit on the left. The MRI scan revealed a large left lateral herniated disc at the C6-7 level. By the fifth week of care the patient’s symptoms of severe neck, shoulder, and arm pain were completely resolved. The patient’s numbness and grip strength improved consistently during the following six months. Comparative MRI obtained 14 months following the initial exam revealed total resolution of the herniated cervical disc.
Atlas Orthogonal is a gentle, effective technique that works on the premise that if a person’s skull is sitting off the center of the body, its center of gravity will be altered. This will cause the entire spine underneath to shift in compensation. A physical trauma, such as that that would cause a disc herniation, can cause the spine to be misaligned. By getting the head to sit properly on the first cervical vertebrae (named the “Atlas”), the spine will regain its vertical position. The Atlas will then be Orthogonal (or 90 degrees) to the spine.
The Atlas Orthogonist will re-position the skull onto the neck by adjusting the Atlas with a highly scientific percussion instrument that will globally realign the entire spine. The doctor will do this using a specific line of drive for each individual’s needs that is calculated by carefully analyzing x-ray films of the patient’s neck that may show altered alignment and abnormal bio-mechanics of the cervical spine. The procedure is completely painless and takes only seconds. There is no cracking or twisting of the neck. Pressure will be taken off the nervous system. The body will then be more able to heal itself and become symptom-free. Call Dr. Corsello’s office now to see if your head is on straight.
Resorption of a herniated cervical disc following chiropractic treatment utilizing the atlas orthogonal technique: A Case Report. Robinson, G.Kevin. Abstracts from the 14th annual upper
cervical spine conference Nov 22-23, 1997 Life University, Marietta, Ga. Pub. In Chiropractic Research Journal, Vol. 5, No.1, Spring 1998.