My name is Dr. Laurel Griffin, and I am a board certified Atlas Orthogonal Doctor. The work I do as an Atlas Orthogonal doctor centers around the brainstem and affects blood flow and cerebrospinal fluid flow within the cranium. Cerebrospinal fluid flow plays a huge part in the progression and symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.
My work focuses on misalignment at the top of the spine - at the atlas bone. When this freely movable synovial joint slips even slightly out of proper alignment, it can put pressure on surrounding arteries, nerves, muscles, and even the dura mater or brainstem as they exit the skull. Correction of this misalignment is very precise, gentle, and tailored to each individual patient. Physics and biomechanics have allowed us to calculate the adjustment so precisely that we can safely correct misalignments of this area of the spine, thereby relieving irritation of the above mentioned structures, without the use of any kind of twisting or popping. All adjustments are done within the normal range of motion of the joint, eliminating the joint cavitation or “pop” that is widely known as normal for a neck manipulation.
Pressure on the dura mater at the base of the skull can cause decreased CSF flow within the cranium, and subsequently increase CSF pressure within the skull. Recent medical research is finding that MS can be traced back to an increase in pressure of CSF within the cranium, as well as stagnation and toxicity within the CSF. Both of these can be the direct result of an atlas bone misalignment. By gently and precisely correcting this misalignment with the Atlas Orthogonal procedure, we can normalize CSF pressure and allow toxicity to drain. In this way, MS symptoms can be relieved and even reversed by Atlas Orthogonal adjustments.
Below is a link to a case study that is part of an ongoing study on this very topic. I will share the study itself when it is completed and published.
For more information on the work I do, please visit my website at www.precisionchirowest.com
My goal is to help as many people as I can with Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic. MS is just one of the many simple to severe conditions we can treat. We also do significant work with even life-long migraine cases, fibromyalgia, vertigo, and more. Visit our testimonials page, and share our work. You could help change a life!
Dr. Laurel Griffin
Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist
Owner, Precision Chiropractic West
West Des Moines, IA 50266