Q&A: Would an Atlas Orthogonal adjustment would help with my head and neck injury?

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injured myself at work in 2003 and problems have been ocurring since 2014 with numbness in head, face, tongue ,nose, neck and a swollen feeling also around eyes and face and neck but no pain , just pressure in face and back of head. My chiropractic says my C1 is shifted at least 5 mm. and is at about a 20 degree angle. He has been adjusting me for 8 months with no relief and recent x rays show that my C1 really hasn't moved. Do you think that Atlas Orthogonal adjustment would help?

- Chris


Hans W Bottesch II, DC - LocateADoc.com

Hello Chris,
Thank you for inquiring with me regarding your neck and head issue.  I don't have enough of a history or any physical examination findings to go by and it would be helpful to know if you've had other imaging studies (MRI, CT scan) ordered on your head/neck aside from the plain film radiographs (x-rays) ordered in the office by your current chiropractor.  An Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractor will likely treat you in a similar fashion to how you are currently being treated.  If you've had no relief or changes demonstrated on updated x-rays in 8 months, more of the same will likely not help.  My advice would be to seek a second (or third) opinion regarding your neck and head symptoms.  I don't know where you are located, but I would be happy to help you find someone nearby who can properly assess your neck and head.  If I can help further, please let me know.

--Hans W Bottesch II, DC
Bloomsburg, PA

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