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Atlas Orthogonal Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Charlotte

upper cervical instrument adjustment on female patients neck

Dr. Ritchie practices the Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical chiropractic technique. The term “upper cervical” refers to the vertebrae at the very top of the spine. This area is particularly sensitive as it rests where the brain stem is. Problems in this area can often cause result in neurological issues like headaches, migraines, dizziness or vertigo, jaw pain, ringing in the ears, and even facial pain or numbness.

If you are coming in for an upper cervical evaluation, you don’t need to prepare in any different way than you would for a normal chiropractic adjustment. You also don’t need to worry about self-diagnosing or determining on your own if you could benefit from upper cervical techniques before you come in.

At every chiropractic visit, Dr. Ritchie assesses each patient for upper cervical chiropractic problems that need to be addressed.If he does suspect that you may have an upper cervical misalignment, we proceed with a very specific set of in-house X-rays that can help us determine if there is an upper cervical misalignment that may be causing your health problems. We perform a highly detailed analysis of these X-rays prior to the actual adjustment. The upper cervical technique used during treatment is known as Atlas Orthogonal

We perform upper cervical adjustments with an Atlas Orthogonal percussion instrument. This device, although it might look intimidating, is incredibly gentle and patients are often surprised at how gentle this adjustment is. This device allows us to adjust the upper cervical spine with exact precision using precise angles and alignment derived from your specific upper cervical x-rays.

With Atlas Orthogonal, there is no guessing, no twisting or cranking of your neck, and no pain. Atlas Orthogonal is a very precise and exact technique for correcting your upper cervical misalignment to help restore health and balance to your body.

When we correct upper cervical misalignments or subluxations, our patients often notice incredible changes in their physiology, many of which they did not think were related to their initial concerns. Upper cervical chiropractic care can improve neck pain, headaches, and migraines, and we have seen the neurological issues mentioned above get completely resolved in many of the patients we have treated with this service. Our patients have benefited from improved posture, improved neck movement, and countless other improvements. Because this type of adjustment can improve the function of the brain, which controls every aspect of your entire body, the benefits can be limitless.

We will walk you through every step of your session before any adjustments begin, and explain the purpose of the Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic technique we use. Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical chiropractic is an incredibly gentle, precise and effective technique. Most patients are surprised at how gentle the Atlas Orthogonal technique is.

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Ritchie Chiropractic & Wellness is one of the few Ballantyne chiropractic offices in the Carolinas that offer upper cervical care (Atlas Orthogonal), and we are particularly outfitted to excel in this specialty. With over 18 years of clinical experience, constant ongoing post-graduate education, and specialized equipment (including precise digital x-ray and specialized Atlas Orthogonal percussion instrument), we are uniquely set up to analyze upper cervical issues and progress appropriately.

Dr. Ritchie has studied with Dr. Roy Sweat, DC, developer of Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical technique, in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Ritchie is currently pursuing his advanced Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical certification (CCAO – previously BCAO).

Set up your consultation with Dr. Ritchie to get all of your questions answered and concerns addressed. Contact us at (704) 919-0057 to set up your appointment today!


Upper Cervical Chiropractic Ballantyne, Charlotte NC | (704) 919-0057