Tag: chiropractic


Feb

04

2007

The Atlas Orthogonal Radiographs

We use the latest technology (high frequency computed radiography – AKA Digitial X-Ray) to ensure the least amount of exposure, the most accurate images and we take every precaution necessary (lead gowns and lead filters). Our radiographic equipment is a special “C-arm” from Italy, that maintains alignment tolerances with high precision.¬† We utilize special head/neck alignment pads to ensure that you are perfectly aligned to...

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Feb

04

2007

Structure Determines Function

When viewed from the front (or back), the skull should be vertical, the atlas (1st vertebra) should be level and the cervical spine (neck) should be vertical – in other words, they should be perpendicular AKA orthogonal. When assessed on a X-ray, Atlas Orthogonal Doctors of Chiropractic use this criteria to determine the quantity and quality of subluxation. Any departure from orthogonal is less than...

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Feb

04

2007

What MDs Say about Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic

“Unbelievable physiological improvement with Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic. This is the type of work that is going on out there that the medical profession does not know is going on, and they have to be made aware of it.” Dr. Colter Rule, MD, Internal Medicine, Psychiatrist &Retired New York State Medical Board Examiner “I am astonished with the help I have gotten with Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic.”...

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Feb

04

2007

The Science of Chiropractic

Application of Science Epistemology for Chiropractic Discussion LAWS or PRINCIPLES¬†of science: The proven facts of science. THEORY: The generally accepted viewpoint of science. Data tends toward proof, and none seriously challenges. HYPOTHESIS: A statement made assumed as leading to a conclusion, and in a data-gathering mode. Sometimes called “the working tool of science.” CONJECTURE: Sometimes called premise, this is the statement made from qualification and...

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Feb

04

2006

Practice Guidelines for the Atlas Orthogonal Doctor

The following guidelines set a standard of practice for Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic care. The doctor of chiropractic must be a licensed health-care provider and must practice within the parameters of the scope of practice for which he is licensed. Chiropractic guidelines should not be interpreted as absolute. Extenuating circumstances may change the extent of chiropractic care needed by the individual. The Atlas Orthogonal programs are...

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Feb

04

2006

Guidelines for Pre- and Post-Radiographs for Care Documentation

Pre and post X-rays have been important standards of care in the chiropractic profession for 49 years. Dr. B.J. Palmer, the “developer of chiropractic,” introduced X-rays to the chiropractic profession in 1911.(1) He stated it was necessary to X-ray the spine to find vertebral misalignment on a scientific basis.(2) In 1946, Dr. John F. Grostic introduced to the chiropractic profession post X-rays, which were taken...

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Feb

04

2006

Chiropractic Effectiveness

For Acute Low-Back Problems: “For patients with acute low-back symptoms without radiculopathy, the scientific evidence suggests spinal manipulation is effective in reducing pain and perhaps speeding recovery within the first month of symptoms.” – Clinical Practice Guidelines, AHCPR (1994) Philip R. Lee, M.D. assistant secretary for health and director of the Public Health Service, said, “By encouraging people with acute low back problems to resume...

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