Dear Prentice Chiro Family,
Firstly, we want to say we sincerely hope you, your friends, and family are healthy during these potentially stressful times.
We want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as well as other illnesses that are impacting our community. Our goal is to remain open unless otherwise instructed by local public officials.
During this outbreak, we ask that if you are currently feeling sick or have been sick in the last 2-14 days, you reschedule your appointment for the safety of our patients and staff.
Please also reschedule your appointment if, in the past two weeks, you have or have been in close contact with someone who has traveled outside of the United States.
Thank you for your understanding.
To reschedule your appointment, call (541)797-6530
Sincerely,
Prentice Chiropractic

The most gentle and precise form of Chiropractic. No twisting, popping, or cracking. The Atlas Orthogonal Instrument allows Dr. Prentice to provide individualized NeuroStructural spinal corrections with objective and reproducible results.

Upper Cervical Care

Atlas Orthogonal is a gentle specific adjustment to correct the position of the first cervical vertebra. Proper alignment reduces pressure on the body’s nerve system and restores normal biomechanics. Although the upper cervical chiropractic adjustment is a light force, the result can often be felt throughout the body.

Chiropractic and Biomechanics

The Atlas is the top bone of the spine and directly supports the head. Orthogonal means at right angles, or square. The Atlas should be sitting level, or square, on the cervical spine (neck), and the head should be square on the Atlas. When the Atlas is in proper alignment, it literally means your head is on straight!

Misaligned spinal bones (vertebrae) cause compression, tension, irritation and damage to the nervous system. This condition is referred to as subluxation and can affect parts of the body distant to the misalignment.

How Atlas Orthogonal Works

With the Atlas Orthogonal technique, the correction starts with very specific digital x-rays taken at Enliven Chiropractic. The films are analyzed and the exact misalignment is determined.

From this information, the vectors are calculated for the gentle correction. The instrument stylus lightly touches the patient then applies a portion of the sound wave to the Atlas (1st cervical vertebra) in order to make the appropriate adjustment. The instrument allows the doctor to adjust the Atlas misalignment with a very high degree of precision while applying minimal physical pressure. This unique feature eliminates patient discomfort during treatment.

About the Atlas Orthogonal Adjusting Instrument

The Atlas Orthogonal precision instrument was designed to deliver a precise chiropractic adjustment based on the specific misalignment findings from your x-rays. The instrument delivers a percussion sound wave through a metal stylus with a measured force of approximately 3.5 pounds of pressure.

The stylus which lightly touches the patient then applies a portion of the sound wave to the Atlas (1st cervical vertebra) in order to make the appropriate adjustment. The instrument allows the doctor to adjust the Atlas misalignment with a very high degree of precision while applying minimal physical pressure. This unique feature eliminates patient discomfort during treatment.

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