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 mechanical 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 Accidents
– Slips & Falls
– Work Injuries
– Birth Trauma
– Sports Injuries
Symptoms that Atlas Orthogonal has been found to help in include, but are not limited to…
– Neck Pain
– Lower Back Pain
– Mid Back Pain
– Numbness/Tingling in Extremities (i.e. hands, arms, feet and legs)
“I am incredibly grateful for finding, Dr. Trombetta at Gentle Touch Head & Spine Center. Being a former professional dancer and understanding the importance of getting results coupled with working as a flight attendant (being able to fly anywhere to get to the right chiropractor) led me to an endless cycle of disappointment. I have suffered with Plantar Fasciitis and Posterior Tibial Tendonitis for way too long and tried everything from: rolfing, cortisone, orthotics, shockwave, graston, adjustments, top podiatrists that work on top athletes etc. It was exhausting, expensive, ridiculous and frustrating to have an injury last this long with no relief and healing. Dr. Trombetta with his expertise, approach and treatment of Atlas Orthogonal, C1 alignment rid me of not only the foot pain instantly, my neck, back and hip has never felt better and was a bonus. He is genuine, caring, patient, kind and is so interested in getting you back to optimum healing and balance. He does not lead you to come back when you do not need it and as far as the demeanor of both himself and his wife…they immediately feel like friends. If you are wanting real honest care with tremendous results that are unrivaled…you deserve to have them get you back to feeling back to the best you have felt and then some.”
“I can’t say enough great things about both Dr Aaron and Danielle Trombetta. They are the epitomy of professionalism and compassion. With a thorough assessment and a few timely adjustments, Dr T was able to get my Atlas realigned and teach me strengthening exercises and stretches to enable me to continue as a competitive athlete. At age 50 I have been able to represent our country in the oldest international bowling event (32 games), Win a regional event 24 games, and bring home the USBC women’s team title. I could only compete at the highest level with the help of Dr. T. and his team. Thank you for keeping me together and teaching me how to maximize my bodies potential.”
"I drive 3 hours from Yuma to Phoenix a few times each month to see Dr. Aaron Trombetta and it is well worth the long drive! Both Dr. Aaron and Danielle Trombetta are always very accommodating (especially when I get stuck in traffic) and it is very assuring. Not only do they provide great atlas orthogonal care, but it is evident that they truly care about each of their patients as an individual. I would highly recommend Dr. Aaron and Danielle Trombetta at Gentle Touch Head & Spine Center!”
Q: Is Dr. Aaron Trombetta a chiropractor or an Atlas Orthogonal Doctor?
A: Both! Dr. Aaron Trombetta is a graduate from the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic. He has been trained by some of the best doctors in the world to identify spinal/musculoskeletal conditions. He has also been trained to identify other pathology that requires treatment by a medical doctor. In addition, Dr. Trombetta has attended many hours of post-graduate training courses to become an Atlas Orthogonal doctor.
Q: Does Dr. Aaron Trombetta only treat the neck?
A: No, Dr. Aaron Trombetta examines the entire spinal column and is very proficient at treating the entire spine. In addition he performs extremity adjustments (shoulder, knee, wrist, feet, etc.).
Q: Are doctors of chiropractic licensed by the government?
A: Yes, Chiropractors are licensed in all 50 states as primary care physicians. This includes the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In addition, many governmental health care programs including Medicare, Medicaid and federal and state workman’s compensation recognize chiropractic. The U.S. Armed Forces also commissions chiropractors as health care officers.
Q: Will my insurance cover this type of treatment?
A: Gentle Touch Head & Spine Center accepts Health Savings Account/Flexible Spending Account debit cards. The clinic does not accept health insurance. Gentle Touch Head & Spine Center does require payment upon services rendered. Dr. Aaron Trombetta is a non-participating provider for Medicare, please contact the clinic for more detailed information.
Q: Does the AO adjustment hurt?
A: Under normal circumstances, the treatment is fairly comfortable. In certain cases, especially those with recent trauma and inflammation or swelling, mild discomfort may be experienced.
Q: Is this treatment safe?
A: Absolutely! Because this type of treatment is non-invasive, response to treatment is far more predictable than response to medication or surgery. Complications are extremely rare especially when compared to problems resulting from conventional medicine.
Q: How did I damage my upper neck in the first place?
A: Usually the first time a person sustains an injury to the upper neck is during the birthing process. If you have ever seen a baby being delivered you know what I’m talking about. Other causes include trauma (car accidents), poor posture and lifting habits, occupational hazards, stress or a lack of rest and exercise.
Q: How long until I feel better?
A: Some patients notice an almost immediate relief, while others find it takes several weeks. Many factors affect the healing process including the severity of displacement and how long it has been present. Within two weeks, most patients notice enough progress to encourage them to continue with treatment.
This device is used during the procedure. It is called an Atlas Orthogonal instrument and was developed by engineers at Georgia Tech University The 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 mechanical 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.