“To help restore a person’s health is a great gift and a responsibility that I do not take lightly.
Watching a patient regain their health is a beautiful thing.” Patrick E. Kerr, D.C., B.C.A.O
Migraines, pinched nerves, neck and shoulder pain, high blood pressure and hypertension- Is it any surprise that thousands of New Yorkers suffer from one or more of these symptoms? Even less surprising is that few of the busiest people in America’s busiest city know that a simple, non-invasive solution could change their lives.
Like the mythical Atlas, balancing the world on his shoulders, our 2-ounce C-1 vertebrae, or atlas bone supports the entire human head which can weigh 9 to 17 pounds.The atlas is located directly under the head, connecting the head to the rest of the spine.
The atlas supports the weight of the head most efficiently in the orthogonal, or neutral position. Atlas orthogonal is an engineering term referring to the position of the atlas being 90 degrees to the head and neck.
So what could this mean to you? A few degrees of misalignment of the atlas could be the cause of a host of problems. If you suffer chronic back, neck or shoulder pain or if you’ve been involved in a recent car accident or sports injury, a misaligned atlas is not likely to show up in most medical tests. The only way to know for sure is to have an evaluation with Dr. Patrick Kerr.
Dr. Kerr takes all x-rays himself and the treatment is non-invasive and completely painless.