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Understanding Chiropractic Techniques: The Sacro Occipital Technique
Dec 13, 2016

The Chiropractors at AICA Atlanta utilize a variety of techniques that focus on providing immediate pain relief and treating the cause of a particular condition.

One particular technique our Chiropractors use from time to time is called the Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT), which is a non-invasive method for repositioning and balancing the pelvis.

Unlike other traditional approaches to medicine and health, SOT is designed to provide a relaxing and calm experience while your Chiropractors follow through with the procedure.

The Sacro Occipital Technique

Developed by Dr. M. B. DeJarnette, SOT was developed to align with human structural distortions by using custom designed wedges to balance the pelvis and spine. The base of any person’s physical structure begins with the pelvis, as it supports the spine, shoulders, legs, and feet.

Your internal organs are supported by particular ligaments that connect to the spine and pelvis. Your upper thighs and back muscles, including those responsible for maintaining stability within your neck and shoulders, are all attached to the pelvis.

For your body to be able to perform correctly, your pelvis must be balanced at all times to support healthy nerve function.

The Important Role of The Pelvis

Your brain and spinal cord connect to form the central nervous system, which is considered to be the primary influencer when it comes to controlling the rest of your body’s capabilities.

The central nervous system helps your tissues, organs, and other internal systems communicate with each other, which allows for proper regulation and nerve circulation between your brain and the rest of your body.

This dynamic ultimately allows your brain to manage and dictate how they rest of your systems perform.

The Benefits of The Sacro Occipital Technique

The SOT is meant to improve your body’s overall performance by targeting specific areas of your spine and the tissue that surrounds it. When activated, your Chiropractor will position your body in a particular manner that uses your weight as resistance.

The primary purpose of this technique is to stabilize cranial sacral respiratory responses, which refers to restoring channels that allow your brain and spine to communicate with the rest of your body as efficiently as possible.

By maintaining a balanced pelvis and spine, your body has the best chance to perform correctly, communicate with other vital organs, and heal itself naturally.

How Does The Sacro Occipital Technique Work?

The Sacro Occipital Technique sees your Chiropractor use precise, light adjustments to stimulate healthy nerve function. This particular technique uses custom wedge-shaped blocks that allow your body to maintain complete balance, while the procedure is performed.

The difference between this particular technique compared to other Chiropractic solutions is how SOT recognizes the importance of physical reactions expressed in the form of:

  • Neurological responses
  • Muscle strength
  • Sensitive tissue

And other particular signs that determine whether or not an adjustment is necessary for improving your health.

As your body begins to respond to this technique, it can heal itself more efficiently, while also shedding the stress that exists throughout your spine.

Learn More About SOT and Other Chiropractic Techniques By Scheduling A Consultation

You can learn more about the Sacro Occipital Technique and other Chiropractic treatment solutions by scheduling a consultation with our Atlanta office.

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