The word Orthospinology is based on the clinical scientific model of correcting the alignment of the head and neck to as straight as possible position. It derives it’s meaning from the term used in engineering (ortho, or thog o nal). Definition: Intersecting at right angles. Having a sum of products or an integral that is zero. We refer to this as getting your “head on straight” by very precisely realigning the upper neck to restore the function of the cranial – cervical junction which directly improves the circulation to the brain and spinal cord resulting in increased health and wellness. Orthospinology is a precision analysis system of health care centered on the Upper Cervical (neck) Subluxation Complex. Its core roots are founded in the Philosophy Science and Art of chiropractic. The philosophy is based on the fact the body is a self healing and self regulating organism genetically programmed for HEALTH. Science proves the upper cervical spine is the PRIMARY most influential region of the body that can effect HEALTH. Vital messages from the brain and vital fluids surrounding the brain and spinal cord must freely flow through this junction for HEALTH. When this area becomes misaligned it reduces the ability of the body to heal itself. We refer to it as NERVE INTERFERENCE at the “cranial-cervical-junction” or Atlas Subluxation Complex. The science and art of Orthospinology is to precisely analyze and very gently (with no forceful twisting or violent turning of the neck) CORRECT a more optimum position of the Atlas vertebrae. This correction is performed with a Orthospinology Table and Instrument by a highly trained doctor who is board certified in this specialty. The results are improved brain to body communication resulting in improved health and wellness. Studies have shown that safety and favorable patient response to care is outstanding.
Reference: “Symptomatic reactions, clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction associated with upper cervical chiropractic care: A prospective, multicenter, cohort study.”Kirk Eriksen, Roderic P. Rochester and Eric L. Hurwitz Published 5 October 2011 BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.
How Does Atlas Subluxation Complex Start?
Correcting and keeping your head on straight “precisely aligned” is critical to HEALTH . The Head weighs over 10-12 lbs. on average and sits on top of a tiny 4 oz. bone called the Atlas (The Greeks named it Atlas after the mythological character that holds up the world). It does hold up your world, your brain.
Stress: Physical Chemical Emotional
This area of the body, where the head meets the neck is the most complex joint in the body and the vital connection between the brain and the body. For a variety of reasons a person’s Atlas can become misaligned at the top of the spine. Physical, Chemical and Emotional Stressors are most commonly linked to upper neck tension and misalignment. The birth process, slips, jolts, falls early in life, car accidents, contact sports soccer, volleyball, basketball, boxing, football, etc., and host of other injuries can cause a misalignment of the Atlas. The effects of an Atlas Subluxation Complex varies from individual to individual and can manifest in a host of secondary symptoms like: pain, numbness, tinging, burning, spasm, weakness and in-coordination., Headaches, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, ADHD, Ear Pain, Neck Pain, Back Pain, High Blood Pressure, Leg Pain, TMJ, Facial Pain, Disc Herniation, Spinal Stenosis, and Spinal Degeneration, Chronic Neurological Degenerative Dis-ease: Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, ALS etc. When the brain can’t fully communicate with the body, a host of health issues can result. The longer a person lives with an Atlas Subluxation Complex, the more damage is done to the body. If left uncorrected, an Atlas Subluxation Complex robs an individual of health and their expression of their true potential.
Signs that you might have an Atlas Subluxation Complex
- Difficulty turning your head in one direction
- Pain and or tension in the neck
- No curve in neck
- In-coordination, difficult with balance
- Head tilt
- Low shoulder level
- Low hip level
- Contracted ‘short’ leg length
History & Founders of Precision Upper Cervical Care (1931-1961)
The early founders of Upper Cervical care Dr. BJ Palmer, Dr. John Grostic, Dr. Cecil Laney, Dr. H.K Humber, Dr. T.O. Humber etc. were not trying to be medical doctors practicing in the “allopathic” medical model. They were not trying to treat or cover up symptoms like the traditional medical system. Instead, they found that when they corrected the Atlas Subluxation Complex in patients, the brain regained clear communication with the body, and patients found relief from their secondary symptoms. Then the body could begin the healing process. The specific symptoms and named condition that a patient was experiencing was of little relevance. The fact that each and every individual must be free of nerve interference at the level of the brain stem was their focus of attention. When the Atlas Subluxation Complex is corrected, LIFE can be restored in that individual allowing them to go on and express more of their body’s Innate Intelligent potential. The power that makes the body is the power that heals the body.
Modern Day State of the Art Orthospinology (2015)
We are so proud of the founders whose shoulders we stand on to continue this work. The focus of modern day care in our clinic is still centered on correcting the Atlas Subluxation Complex and allowing the body to heal itself. Orthospinology today is updated with modern state of the art equipment. The use of digital X-ray analysis with other computer technologies gives us exact information to locate and achieve precise corrections. This type of care is safe, gentle, noninvasive, and extremely effective for those struggling with a variety of different health problems.