Are you ready to be free from your pain? Every day we see people who are being robbed of the life that they deserve, people who alter their plans based on the fear of being in pain. Unfortunately these are the people who feel confused and hopeless because they have been told "it's all in your head". We understand how this affects their livelihood and strive to help them regain control of their life.
Often times pain is the result of damage to one or more cervical vertebra (neck bones). Proper treatment of this damage reduces the frequency, intensity, and duration of pain. In other words a patient is expected to notice pain less often, and if they do it's not as bad and does not last as long.
I am one of only three doctors in the state of Colorado board-certified to perform a non-surgical, FDA cleared, painless procedure aimed at reducing headache and neck pain. Not everyone is a candidate, but if you are, this treatment can drastically reduce the amount of time you spend suffering.
If you feel like you have tried everything and your pain is hopeless, let me invite you to discover if you will benefit from this procedure by offering a complimentary, private consultation. If indeed you are a candidate, you will be on the road to a pain free lifestyle. If you are not, I work closely with the best community of subspecialty headache and pain physicians in the state. If I can't help, it is very likely I know who can, either way after seeing me, you are one step closer to a solution.
“I have been dealing with neck aches and headaches for the past 20 plus years. I had been seeing chiropractors at least 15-20 times annually ... I would definitely recommend Dr. James to anyone suffering from similar pain. I only wish that he had come into my life 20 years ago!” -Dave Johnson
“I used to get ‘gotta-take-an-aspirin-now’ headaches 3 times a week (sometimes more often,) then I was treated by Dr. James and my headaches have disappeared. If you get headaches all the time, don’t wait any longer-see Dr. James now.” -Kim Dushinski
“When I first came to Dr. James, I had been referred to him by a friend who said he had a revolutionary new machine ... I was experiencing horrible headaches-so bad I would cry through them. When he takes you as a patient, you become part of his ‘family’. Thank you Dr. James!” -Linda Chambers
If you are living with chronic pain, we encourage you to contact us for a complimentary, private consultation in order to determine if the atlas orthogonal procedure is right for you. Seeking diagnosis and treatment early can be the key to preventing further damage – and to begin living a fuller life even sooner.
The anatomy at the base of the skull is delicate and unfortunately can be injured easily. In fact, some patients cannot remember how they actually hurt themselves. It may be one event or may be the cumulative effect of several events. Some of the most common causes of neck pain and headaches seen in my practice are from: car accidents, contact sports, skiing/snowboarding, horseback riding, poor posture/repetitive stress, and slip and fall injuries.
The onset of symptoms can be immediate, but often times is more insidious or gradual. Some people start to develop pain years after an injury that they thought was trivial at the time.
I have successfully completed extensive post graduate training that allows me to specialize in a non-surgical, FDA cleared, painless procedure aimed minimizing headache and neck pain. There are roughly 600 board certified doctors worldwide performing this procedure. As of 2015 there are three doctors in the state of Colorado, two of which are at the Denver Headache and Spine Center facility. Unfortunately not everyone is a candidate, but if you are, this procedure can drastically reduce the amount of time you spend suffering.
The device used during this procedure 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 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 use of sedatives or other drugs is not required. No treatment related pain is expected following each visit and generally no restrictions are necessary. After initial imaging, an office visit usually lasts about fifteen minutes.
The picture above shows the apparatus on which the Atlas Orthogonal instrument is attached. This is called the Stereotactic Gantry assembly. The headpiece below the device is where your head is positioned during the procedure.