Dr. Randy L. James DC, BCAO

Randy James, DC, BCAO brings more than 15 years of expertise as the founder of Denver Headache and Spine Center, P.C. in Littleton, CO, and is one of just three doctors in the state of Colorado who is board-certified to perform the revolutionary Atlas Orthogonal (AO) procedure.

The Head and Neck Pain Authority

Although many people seek the advice and care of an atlas orthogonist for the relief of arm, back, or other pain, Dr. James focuses 90 percent of his practice at DHSC on the very specific sub-specialty of head and neck pain.

Dr. James’ extensive knowledge and experience in treating headache-sufferers is supported by his unequaled expertise in managing patient care via a highly-collaborative network of the best sub-specialty providers in the region.

Dr. James earned his Atlas Orthogonist certification from Atlanta’s Sweat Institute, and South Carolina’s Sherman College of Chiropractic, after graduating cum laude as a Doctor of Chiropractic from Iowa’s prestigious Palmer College. He continues to dedicate his chiropractic career to the diagnosis and non-invasive treatments of head, neck, and back pain by specializing in the non-surgical, Atlas Orthogonal procedure.

Certification and Licensure

Honors and Awards

Professional Affiliations

Professional and Personal Life

Dr. James shares his expertise through TV, radio, and speaking engagements in order to educate health professionals, as well as the general public, on the innovative technology and patient benefits of the AO procedure.

Recently, Dr. James delivered his keynote address, Craniovertebral Anatomy and Its Role in Pain and Balance at the Neuro Optimetric Rehabilitation Association International (NORA) in San Diego, CA.

A proud Coloradan, Dr. James resides in the Centennial State with his wife and two children, and enjoys skiing and dirt-biking in the great outdoors.

More about Atlas Orthogonal (AO)

Many of our patients seek relief from chronic and debilitating pain in the head and neck resulting from the misalignment or imbalance of the spinal cord. Our painless, non-invasive procedure has been shown to provide significant relief for headache and neck pain by realigning the structural integrity of the spinal column. When the spinal column is out of line, the body’s nervous system can become compromised. The source of this imbalance can often be traced to the Atlas vertebra – the top cervical bone in the neck, just at the base of the head.

Causes and Symptoms

The Atlas vertebra is responsible for the entire alignment of the spine, thus taking its name from the Greek mythological figure Atlas, who bore the weight of the world on his shoulders.

When properly aligned, the Atlas vertebra supports the weight of the head in the neutral – or 90-degree orthogonal – position. Through trauma, such as injury, physical stress and strain, this vitally important vertebra can be shifted from its optimum position.

Trauma to the Atlas vertebrae most commonly results from injury related to car accidents, slips and falls, a blow to the head, or a myriad of sports injuries – no matter how minor, or with no initial symptoms.

The subsequent pain is often the result of the body’s attempt to compensate for the misalignment of the vertebrae, thus causing nerve pressure and inflammation from the disintegration of structural integrity. The resulting damage can manifest itself through chronic pain in the head, neck, back, shoulders, and limbs.

Diagnosis and Treatment

We perform a thorough assessment of AO symptoms through neurological examinations, precise imaging methods, and personalized consultation in order to determine if you will benefit from Atlas correction and realignment using our non-invasive, pain-free procedure.

By using a highly-advanced percussion-wave instrument, developed through years of clinical research and development, Dr. James is able to help our patients to reduce chronic pain by safely realigning the Atlas vertebrae.

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

Call us today at (303) 795-7530, or contact us via email to schedule your consultation with dr. james. we look forward to meeting you soon!