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What is Orthospinology?

Orthospinology is a chiropractic technique that maintains head and neck alignment and is designed to remove interference around the brain stem. It is a system of evaluating, locating, and adjusting subluxations (a misaligned vertebrae) of the upper cervical spine.  The first vertebra, called Atlas or C1, is the only point where contact is made for the adjustment.

The adjustment can be given by one of three means:  hand, instrument, or a table mounted instrument.  The amount of force needed for the cervical spine correction is usually less than the pressure you would feel if you pushed on the tip of your nose.

This means Orthospinology adjustments are safe for any person from infant to the very elderly.

The Program was developed with specificity in mind. Dr. Max uses special X-ray views to determine the extent and direction of spinal misalignment. He’ll take three x-rays of the neck that will show your specific misalignment, all the way down to 100th of a degree for a precision adjustment.

The actual adjustment is performed by an Orthospinology Percussion Adjusting Instrument. The instrument works by percussion—a sound wave. The bone is gently restored to its normal position allowing the body to begin healing – naturally.

Click on either video below for more information about the Upper Cervical procedure known as Orthospinology or click one of the following links:

The Society of Orthospinology’s website
Upper Cervical Subluxation
Atlas Orthogonality