Dr. Chapman painlessly re-positions a patient's atlas using AO Transdermal Atlas Positioning Technology
Following the procedure, the patient is physically re-examined, and, if found improved, post-imaging and other objective studies are performed to map out and quantify changes in the position of the head, neck and mandible. If a balanced alignment (orthogonality) has been achieved, then the procedure is complete.
Transdermal Atlas Positioning is best performed using the Atlas Orthogonal (AO) Adjusting Instrument designed by Dr. Matthew and Roy Sweat. Unlike hand adjusting, the AO instrument is designed to perform the TAP procedure with maximal precision and minimal error.
The TAP procedure is a corrective cervical spinal alignment procedure performed by Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic physicians. The non-surgical procedure includes the use of 3-dimensional digital images, either from Cone Beam CT or X-radiation to identify and precisely locate malpositions of the skull, the atlas and the axis, as well as the 5 other cervical vertebraes. A biomechanical analysis is performed and a correction vector is derived.
THE KEY TO THE MANDIBLE AND ATLAS JOINT It is logical and simple. When the axis of movement of the jaw is askew, the angular movement of the jaw (which moves around the skewed axis) also becomes irregular and skewed in its movement. Consequently, a large component of treating the irregularity of the jaw joints in their motion often starts and finishes with correctly positioning the occipital-atlantal-axial joint. This is accomplished through image guided Transdermal Atlas Positioning (TAP) of the of the Atlas bone.
(TAPP) such as Atlas Orthogonal can effectively reduce Atlas Subluxation and re-position the Mandible. Essentially, getting one’s head on straight can make all the difference.
TMD is also known as TMJ Syndrome. When the behavior of the jaw becomes irregular, we may experience pain, dizziness and discomfort. This is an indication of underlying joint disease process or pathology.
The Atlas Orthogonal (AO) procedure as seen to the right can restore the essential balance and positioning of the head, jaw and neck. This procedure in turn signals the entire body to decompensate and return to a more ideal vertical position. This is important from the perspective of TMJ treatment, as malpositions of the head, neck and shoulders can complicate TMJ Syndrome. When the head is "off-centered" on the top neck bone called the atlas, it carries the jaw with it into a stressed and strained position. This stressed position affects the jaw directly and can cause the jaw to develop irregular use patterns which can stress and cause excessive wear on the jaw joints causing extreme pain.
The Atlas Orthodontic Connection