Atlas Orthogonal Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a gentle and specific method for adjusting joint dysfunction at the craniocervical junction or CCJ. The CCJ is comprised of 3 bones: the occiput or base of the skull, the atlas which is a ring-like bone that surrounds your spinal cord, and the axis. The Cranio-Cervical Junction is one of the most complex joints in the human body. It is also the physiological and mechanical connection between the brain and rest of the body. The integrity of the CCJ is absolutely vital for the optimal expression of life. The first cervical vertebrae, the atlas, is the keystone of the CCJ and makes a direct mechanical connection with the base of the skull. The atlas also provides a passage for the brainstem and spinal cord, cerebrospinal arteries and veins, and many delicate nerves. Abnormal motion or position of the atlas vertebrae or Vertebral Subluxation can lead to a myriad of health problems including headaches, migraines, vertigo/dizziness, neck and back pain and stiffness, muscle pain and stiffness, poor balance, TMJ dysfunction, and loss of proper muscular activation and neuromotor control. Vertebral Subluxation of the atlas is often caused by whiplash, head injuries, concussions, contact sports, poor posture, falls, and the daily structural stress of living in a gravity environment. For over 40 years, millions of people have benefited from the Atlas Orthogonal spinal adjustment and it has become highly regarded among Neurologists, Medical Doctors, TMJ specialists, and the public as a safe, gentle, and effective method to restore proper motion and position of the atlas vertebrae, improve the integrity of the craniocervical junction, and optimize the expression of life.
X-rays images are a safe and cost-effective way to view the structure and general condition of the spine. They can clarify which spinal joints are experiencing pathologic changes and help direct self-care recommendations and rehabilitation procedures. Based on your history and exam findings, imaging studies of your spine may be recommended. Dr. Kohler uses the iCR3600 Digital Radiography System and Opal 20/20 Analysis software, to acquire and analyze your spinal images. Digital x-ray has many advantages: the x-ray image is recorded and stored on our secure server, images are easily transferable and multiple copies can be made, the image quality is excellent, and images process quickly without the use of toxic chemicals. Using state-of-the-art digital x-rays and computerized x-ray analysis, Dr. Kohler is able to calculate each person’s optimum correction formula and deliver a very gentle and precise atlas correction for his patients.
Dr. Kohler & Carolyn Story with Dr. Roy Sweat : world renowned upper cervical specialist and developer of the Atlas Orthogonal technique
Dr. Jared Kohler has advanced training in the Atlas Orthogonal Upper Cervical Chiropractic technique and has been serving the Seattle, Capitol Hill, Downtown, Eastlake, Montlake, Greenlake, Madison Valley, First Hill, Fremont, Queen Anne, Central District, Bellevue, and Kirkland communities since 1999.