Orcas Island Chiropractor Dr. Jared Kohler performs a leg length evaluation on every visit. Here’s why: Leg length imbalance is an indication of an atlas misalignment causing central nerve system imbalance. The 2oz atlas vertebrae supports the 12lb head. The atlas misalignment causes the head to tilt and this has a ripple effect throughout the body causing a distortion in structural balance and a short leg. The resulting structural imbalance is a primary cause of muscle and joint pain. By evaluating for the short leg, he is able to determine if the atlas is misaligned and in need of adjustment. Dr. Kohler detects and corrects atlas misalignments all day long thereby proving his patients with improved central nerve system balance, balanced legs, and the reduction or elimination of pain.