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Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic was awarded the 2015 Diamond Award by Midtown Magazine as the Best Chiropractic Office in the Triangle area.  We are grateful for the recognition and selection by our community.  It is a part of our mission to deliver excellent care and service again this year!

On May 17 and 18, 2014, Dr. Bill and Dr. Adam had the honor of studying under the guidance of Dr. Roy Sweat, the founder of the Atlas Orthogonal Technique.  Dr. Sweat is considered one of the greatest chiropractors ever and is still actively practicing and teaching at the age of 87!  He is the inventor of the table mounted instrument that we use today to reposition to the atlas in a precise, effective and gentle way.  In addition, Dr. Bill presented to group about office procedures and electronic health records.





Did you know???
Chiropractic was born as a profession on September 18, 1895 in Davenport, Iowa. D.D. Palmer, a natural healer of his time, gave the first chiropractic adjustment to Harvey Lillard, a janitor working in D.D.’s office building. Mr. Lillard had lost his hearing many years before, but did respond miraculously to the adjustment. Here is the story, as written by D.D. himself in his book The Science, Art and Philosophy of Chiropractic (1910):
“Harvey Lillard, a janitor, in the Ryan Block, where I had my office, had been so deaf for 17 years that he could not hear the racket of a wagon on the street or the ticking of a watch. I made inquiry as to the cause of his deafness and was informed that when he was exerting himself in a cramped, stooping position, he felt something give way in his back and immediately became deaf. An examination showed a vertebra racked from its normal position. I reasoned that if that vertebra was replaced, the man’s hearing should be restored. With this object in view, a half-hour’s talk persuaded Mr. Lillard to allow me to replace it. I racked it into position by using the spinous process as a lever and soon the man could hear as before. There was nothing “accidental” about this, as it was accomplished with an object in view, and the result expected was obtained.”
We are so thankful for the origins of our profession. May it continue to grow in its science, philosophy and art to better serve us all!

We are proud to announce our newest technology in the office, the Activator V. The fifth generation chiropractic adjusting instrument was just released. It is the first FDA approved, electric, cordless percussion adjusting instrument. After seven years of research and clinical investigation, the instrument delivers a new force wave that will help maximize patient comfort and treatment effectiveness.
Expect to see it at your next visit with us!   


As 2014 moves along, remember these things as strategy for staying well.  Stress, poor diet, and lack of exercise are some examples of neglect.  This year we encourage you to be more proactive about your health and to implement preventive strategies.  Here are some things to consider:

1.  Stress includes many forms.  Whether it’s mental, emotional, physical or chemical, each one can be detrimental to your health.  In fact, stress is the number one cause of spinal misalignment.  

2.  As stress increases, immunity decreases.  Think about boosting your immunity while minimizing your stress and the perception of it.

3.  More and more research is demonstrating the connection between the nervous system and immunity.  A newer field in healthcare research is psychoneuroimmunology, which is the study of how the mind, nervous system and immune system are interdependent.  As chiropractic adjustments enhance nervous system function, so follows immune function.  Keep up with your adjustments! 

4.  Supplementation (vitamins and minerals) can assist a good diet.  While supplements never replace the need for quality food and its nutrients, they can be supportive.  This applies even more during the Holidays.  We do carry a full line of supplements from Metagenics that can assist.  Consider ImmucoreUltrapotent C-1000, Vitamin D3 1000 and Echinacea Synergy.  

5.  Don't forget your kids.  With intentions of celebration, we often give in and let them overindulge in sweets, neglect exercise, and miss out on valuable sleep time.  Remember that they can just as easily get run down.  Juicy Fruit C is a chewable Vitamin C that can support their immune systems.  

6.  Focus on increasing your consumption of fruits and vegetables.  The minimum recommendation by the USDA is 5 servings.  In order to promote health and decrease chronic disease, the recommendation is between 7 and 13!  We do carry Greens First, a whole food greens supplement that has the raw food equivalent of 10+ servings of fruits and vegetables.  

7.  Stay active in exercise throughout the rest of the year and don't wait until January 1st.  Consistency and routine always win over time.

 8.  Don't forget sunlight.  Even though it's cold and grey, keep yourself exposed to the sun everyday to maintain your natural body rhythms and stimulate the natural production of Vitamin D.
9.  If you do have a period of time off from work, make the most of it.  Rest up, get some sleep, and avoid trying to cram too much in before heading back.
10.  Lastly, focus your attention on fostering relationships, not things!


 Conservative Care More Effective than Medication for Neck Pain

         Published in the Jan 3, 2012 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, chiropractic adjustments were found to be more effective than medication for the care of neck pain.  Researchers evaluated the use of chiropractic, exercise and medication as it relates to acute and subacute neck pain.  Physician guided medication included pain relievers, narcotics and muscle relaxers.  Chiropractic adjustments were provided in one study group and home care exercises in another.  Both chiropractic and exercise were ultimately superior.   Ann Intern Med. 2012;156:1-10.


We are proud to now offer third generation cold laser therapy. This super pulsed laser is proving to be effective in clinical and research settings safely and without negative side effects. It is a great alternative to NSAIDs for acute and chronic injuries and even arthritic conditions. Please feel free to ask us for more information about its application for you.  The manufacturer also has a very informative website.  


Our goal is to inform and educate you about all aspects of the health triangle inclusive of; physical, mental and nutritional health. This and upcoming issues will contain articles on the Atlas Orthogonal technique, chiropractic, nutritional health, and intrapersonal growth. Our hope is that you will find this information helpful on your journey to restoring and maintaining health.