Dr. Tim McFadden uses a highly specific chiropractic technique called QSM3, which involves a very gentle correction of the top vertebra in the neck, the Atlas. Even though the correction takes place at the top of the spine, the effects of the correction influence the entire spine and the nervous system.
The QSM3 chiropractor corrects and balances the spine without any forceful twisting or turning of the head, neck or back. The correction realigns the spine, allowing the entire body to rebalance and begin healing. Because the spinal column protects the central nervous system that controls and coordinates all body function, good spinal balance improves the transmission of information between the brain and body and is critical to optimum health and wellness.
You may wonder how the alignment of one bone (the Atlas) can have such a dramatic effect on the rest of the body. The Atlas, a bone weighing roughly 2 ounces, sits just below the skull which weighs between 12-14 pounds. When the Atlas is misaligned, the skull sits awkwardly on the Atlas. The rest of the body is also affected as one shoulder drops lower, one hip pulls up and there is a twisting of the body framework which forces the spine into a locked, distressed position. These postural changes may be subtle, but they can result in a wide array of chronic health conditions.