WHAT IS SUBLUXATION?
Subluxation is the misalignment of a vertebra causing irritation of a nerve. When subluxation is present, the nerve becomes choked and may not function properly. A subluxation can occur at any area of the spine, causing the body to function at less than 100%.
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF SUBLUXATION?
Subluxation can prohibit muscles, joints, and organs from getting crucial messages from the brain. Misalignment of the atlas affects the rest of the spine and body. Think of the spine like a chain – if the first link is twisted and turned, each link down the line also turns slightly, thereby disrupting the entire chain. Consider the atlas the first and most important in the chain. In this way, even lower back and leg pain may be directly related to an atlas subluxation because of the chain effect.
WHAT IS THE ORTHOGONAL POSITION?
When the atlas is in the Orthogonal position, it is exactly 90 degrees to the skull and the cervical spine (the neck portion of the spine). This is the optimal position that allows the rest of the spine to align correctly. We have found that symptoms not directly related to the physical location of the Atlas, such as lower back pain, arm pain and leg pain, can be treated by setting the Atlas in the Orthogonal position and restoring proper function to the body.
WHAT IS SPINAL DECOMPRESSION?
Spinal Decompression Therapy involves stretching the spine, using a traction table or similar motorized device, with the goal of relieving back pain, leg pain, cervical (neck) pain and/or arm pain. This procedure is called nonsurgical decompression therapy (as opposed to surgical spinal decompression, such as laminectomy and microdiscectomy).
WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION (MEDICINE)?
Functional Medicine is a science-based, personalized healthcare approach that assesses for and treats underlying causes of illness through individually tailored therapies to restore health and improve function. Functional Medicine involves “lifestyle medicine,” in which the patient takes an active role in improving their health by using food as medicine, and by using proven stress reduction techniques.