How to diagnose a dislocated atlas? IS YOUR ATLAS IN OR OUT?
To make a diagnosis of the HEAD JOINT, ie. position of the atlas in relation to the occipital bone (skull), is an absolutely precise measure showing whether the atlas is dislocaed or not. A dislocated atlas means that the convex occipital condyles are not correctly embedded within the superior concave articular facets of the atlas.
THE AtlasPROfilax® DIAGNOSIS is always result of several aspects and consists of:
1/ Anamnesis - Informative conversation
2/ CLINICAL TEST (using the reaction of muscular chains) IS CRUCIAL and provided only by our certified Practitioners - Atlasprof®s
3/ PALPATION of the atlas (processi transversi) - clinical experience is crucial (AtlasPROfilax® Practitioners)
4/ Imaging techniques:
2D - a simple X-ray is not enough to make a diagnosis ! There can be seen only indirect signs.
3D - in scientific research, auxiliary in clinical practice (not necessary to make the diagnosis)
PROPER DIAGNOSIS IS CRUCIAL FOR CORRECT INTERVENTION ON YOUR ATLAS VERTEBRA!
Please, for any questions or querries contact our International AtlasPROfilax® Clinic - the main worldwide reference centre.
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