Millions of people suffer from back pain. And people spend millions of dollars trying to get relief. A chiropractic procedure that's new to the Coastal Empire involves a special table and machine that is so subtle patients barely feel the adjustment that is being made to their spine. It's called Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Technique and it was designed by Georgia Tech Engineers.
"Your atlas is the first vertebrae, that's where all the nerves come out of brain the brain, run through the brain stem and if there's a problem up there it can manifest in pain in the legs, in the arms, in the feet, anywhere," says Dr. Bart Wetherington, a Savannah Chiropractor.
X-rays show Dr. Wetherington when a spine is out of whack. "Once we get exact angles, we input it in the machine and enter very specific adjustments to move vertebrae in specific adjustment." "The bottom line is we analyze the atlas we put them on the table, we adjust it we get it in it's proper position and they get results." The treatment also seems to work on vertigo. According to Dr. Wetherington Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Procedure is covered by most insurance.