1: Corrections, not adjustments
With traditional chiropractic, it is expected that patients will need get spinal manipulations as frequently as three times a week for up to six months! After that, it is expected that you will need maintenance “adjustments” every 2-4 weeks for the rest of your life. With Advanced Orthogonal (ADVO), the goal is to get patients to HOLD their correction and not need repetitious adjustments. The average ADVO patient needs fewer than three corrections over the first month of treatment, and some patients will maintain their initial correction for over a year!
2: Full Spine Correction with minimal adjusting
With traditional chiropractic, multiple segments in the spine are routinely adjusted every visit. Most manual chiropractors will give on average five manipulations per treatment, and with some techniques, that number is over 20! Advanced Orthogonal chiropractors are able to do more with less. Given the fact that most of the spinal muscles are controlled and coordinated from the brainstem area, patients often obtain lasting changes throughout their entire spine after precision correction of Upper Cervical misalignments.
3. Accurate X-rays for better results
Traditional chiropractors decide where to adjust based on where they ‘feel’ the bones are not moving right, and take x-rays only to rule out major medical disease processes. Many do not even take x-rays at all. Advanced Orthogonal doctors will take highly specific three-dimensional x-rays of the upper cervical spine complex, and measure misalignments down to the 1/100th of a degree to determine exactly how to optimally correct the misaligned vertebra.
4. Precision sound-wave adjusting
Twisting, popping or cracking of the spine has come to be an accepted part of chiropractic care. This reality scares off many patients, especially when it comes to manipulation of the neck. Through the use of a non-invasive percussive sound wave, Advanced Orthogonal doctors are able to deliver painless spinal corrections, without taking the joints outside their normal range of motion.