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Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Treatment

The Atlas Orthogonal method uses a precise and gentle corrective force to the very first vertebrae in your spine, the atlas. It is located just underneath the skull.

Although every other segments of the spine have a disc under them, the atlas does not. It is the lightest bone of the spine, it is the most mobile bone of the spine, and it does not have interlocking joints as do all the other segments. So, it takes much less force to manipulate it.

The Atlas is the most important because, if it is out of alignment, your head is literally “not on straight”. When your head is off center, a righting reflect kicks in and your body adapts or compensates for that misalignment, shifting your hips, low back and shoulders to re-center your head.

The atlas surrounds your brain stem, while misalignments can interfere in that delicate section of the nervous system ... also 11 of the 12 cranial nerves get their blood supply from the vertebral artery which passes through that vertebrae. While rotation of that light mobile bone can put pressure on that blood vessel.

Activator Method Chiropractic Technique

The Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique uses the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological and chiropractic examinations to seek out joint dysfunction in the spinal column and extremities. The Activator Adjusting Instrument provides consistent low-force, high-speed chiropractic adjustments that are gentle, specific, and painless.

The Activator adjusting hand held instrument provides a consistent low-force, high-speed Chiropractic adjustment that is gentle, specific, and painless.

Dr. Gallagher is trained in AMCT. AMCT is the most widely used technique worldwide; a testament to low force patient satisfaction. The Activator Method equips Chiropractic doctors to provide high-quality patient care.

Dr. Patrick Gallagher,
Using the Atlas Orthogonal
instrument to treat a patient.

X-rays of patient before and after Atlas Orthogonal Adjustment:

After 1 visit!

Dr. Patrick Gallagher,
using the Activator Method
to align the spine of a patient.

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