The major chiropractic premise:
- the nervous system has a regulating effect over all bodily functions Image of Atlas Orthogonal
- interference to nerve function (including brain and peripheral nervous system incorporating peripheral sense organs such as the eyes, ears and concerning smell) can result in poor health
- the skeletal system, primarily the spine can interfere with the nervous system via joint subluxation, misalignment or misalignment
The AO Chiropractic premise:
- the first and second vertebrae in the neck should line up with the skull (occiput) at right angles or orthogonally.
- if they are not orthogonal, subsequent imbalance of body structure will eventuate due to compensatory changes.
- compensatory changes are affected by nervous system interference, irritation or dysfunction.
- this may lead to poor organ function, muscle spasm causing shoulder or pelvic girdle distortion, over time, if not corrected