Frequently Asked Questions

How does this procedure work?

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Is Dr. James a chiropractor or an Atlas Orthogonal specialist?

Both. Dr. James is an honors 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. In addition he has been trained to identify other pathology that requires treatment by a medical doctor. Dr. James has attended many hours of post-graduate training courses to become an Atlas Orthogonal specialist.

It sounds like this Atlas Orthogonal instrument is a superior way to treat the neck. Why don’t more doctors use this procedure?

Because this specialty demands additional education beyond the graduate chiropractic level, and because of the amount of time and accuracy needed from an Atlas Orthogonal specialist. Not many doctors are prepared to get involved in this higher echelon of health care.

Does Dr. James only treat the neck?

No. Dr. James examines the entire spinal column and is very proficient at treating the entire spine. In addition he performs extremity adjustments (shoulder, knee, wrist, etc.).

Are doctors of chiropractic licensed by the government?

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.

Will my insurance cover this type of treatment?

Yes, we use the most current software to electronically bill your insurance. In addition we have a reasonable time of service fee for those without insurance. Unfortunately, our practice does not accept Medicaid.

Does the correction hurt?

Under normal circumstances, the treatment is painless. In certain cases involving recent trauma, mild discomfort may be experienced due to inflammation (swelling).

Is this treatment safe:

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.

How did I damage my upper neck in the first place?

Usually the first time a person sustains injury to the upper neck is during the birthing process. If you have ever seen a baby delivered you know what I am talking about. Other causes include trauma (car accident), poor posture and lifting habits, occupational hazards, stress, or a lack of rest and exercise.

How long until I feel better?

Some patients notice 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 see enough progress to encourage them to continue with treatment.

I am pregnant, can Dr. James treat me?

Only if Dr. James feels he can successfully treat you without taking X-ray images. Most pregnant women respond very favorably to being adjusted. This means less pain in the low back, legs and between the shoulders, complaints frequently associated with pregnancy. Unfortunately, if you do not have existing X-ray imaging, you will not be able to receive Atlas Orthogonal treatment.

Will Dr. James accept children?

Graciously!! Dr. James considers it an honor when a parent allows him to treat their kids! Children often respond faster and better because of their incredible ability to heal themselves.

To learn more about how Dr. James can help you, call 303-795-7530 to schedule your private consultation.
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