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Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic

Dr. AaronTrombetta, D.C.

Dr. Aaron Trombetta, D.C.

As an Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractor, Dr. Trombetta realigns the atlas vertebrae with a gentle adjustment that doesn’t include any popping, cracking or twisting of the neck.  Instead, the Atlas Orthogonal (AO) procedure uses a percussive sound wave to realign this bone.

Prior to the adjustment, Dr. Trombetta performs a thorough examination and history of each patient and takes x-rays to diagnose the misalignment in the neck causing the problem.  This allows for the adjustment to be both precise and unique to each individual patient.

Most patients experience very little if any discomfort during the adjustment and after the adjustment and, generally, patients experience an either an immediate decrease in severity or welcome relief of their symptoms.  The speed of recovery is determined by many factors including history of injury, amount of time spent suffering with symptoms, work environment and daily activities.




The Atlas Orthogonal technique is a safe, gentle, FDA approved treatment for the misalignment of the atlas or C1 vertebrae (the top bone in the neck).  This misalignment can occur for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to…

– Car AccidentsIMG_2939_40_41_fused

– Slips & Falls

– Work Injuries

– Birth Trauma

– Stress

– Posture

– Sports Injuries

Symptoms that Atlas Orthogonal has been found to help in include, but are not limited to…

– Headaches
– Migraines
– Neck Pain
– Dizziness/Vertigo
– Lower Back Pain
– Sciatica
– Mid Back Pain
– Numbness/Tingling in Extremities (i.e. hands, arms, feet and legs)

The Device (seen below on the left) used during the procedure is called an Atlas Orthogonal instrument and was developed by engineers at Georgia Tech University.26529485The slender metal piece at the bottom is called the stylus.  This piece makes contact with the skin just behind your ear.  Based on specific angles determined from your imaging, the Atlas Orthogonal instrument delivers a precise correction to the upper neck.  This correction is made by a single percussion sound wave generated by the instrument.  The measured force at the end of the stylus is approximately 3.5 pounds of pressure.  If you feel anything at all, it is a split second “vibration” or “tickle”.  The Atlas Orthogonal Instrument is attached to an apparatus (seen below on the right) which is called the Stereotactic Gantry assembly.  The headpiece below the device is where your head is positioned during the procedure.

The use of sedatives or other drugs is not required.  No treatment related pain is expected following your visit and generally no restrictions are necessary.  After initial imaging and new patient examination, an office visit usually lasts about fifteen minutes.