Cervical spine complications secondary to motor vehicle accidents is a prominent area of long-term complications despite having received treatment. Collisions at a speed of merely 5 mph is enough to cause whiplash. These rapid acceleration-deceleration injuries typically seen in motor vehicle accidents may cause shifting of the vertebrae as well as tearing of the surrounding muscles and ligaments. Therefore, precise alignment of the cervical spine is needed in order to address and facilitate healing of the delicate structure and surrounding soft tissue.
The Atlas Orthogonal Technique is a style of adjusting that can focus on the specific realignment without aggressive twisting that may further irritate the cervical spine. It is swift, precise, and low force, resulting in a more rapid healing process.