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Chiropractic Pain Relief Without the “Popping” and “Cracking”

Sep 30, 2016 02:55PM ● By Dr. Steven Keener and Dr. John Kupper

Innovative sound wave technology emerges in North San Diego

Back pain, neck pain, joint discomfort, headaches and a number of other ailments send desperate patients to their chiropractors each week for reliefEven so, far too many suffer without reprieve, avoiding the benefits of a chiropractic visit based on irrational misconceptions of being cracked or popped.

   Practitioners in the field are now determined to educate the public about the perils of prolonged misalignments of the upper cervical spine—a condition that can disrupt blood flow and cerebro-spinal fluid flow in and out of the brain. Left untreated, such misalignments cause the pooling of toxic proteins in the brain and nerve pain throughout the body. 

   To correct the disruptions, trained chiropractors adjust the alignment of their patients’ spines, manually manipulating joints and body parts. Based on the latest scientific research, a select group of North County chiropractors now offer patients an innovative new therapy that targets and treats spinal misalignment without any “cracking” or “popping” commonly associated with traditional treatment.  

   Sound wave technology, also known as Atlas Orthogonal, enhances the body’s natural ability to heal itself and maintain optimal nerve health. Patients receiving this care experience gentle realignment of the neck bones via a percussive sound wave guided at the vertebrae.  This is achieved using three-dimensional imaging of the head and neck to produce laser guided templates to provide a precise and accurate correction of the misalignment to within a tenth of a degree.

   Orthogonal realignment has been extremely successful and the technique has been featured on ESPN and shows like The Doctors on NBC and The Montel Williams Show.

Countless acute and chronic symptoms benefit from the innovative treatment, and for many patients, the new technology equates to fewer visits with better results. 

Steven Keener, DC, and John Kupper, DC, are with Balance Brain & Spine Chiropractic Neurology Center in Encinitas. For more information, call 760-456-9470 or visit


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