We are dedicated to EMPOWERING individuals with chronic, debilitating, and neurological issues. We are driven to help people get well and stay well naturally.
That is our commitment to everyone. Below are some stories from a variety of patients and how Atlas Specific has helped improve their life, reclaim their health and live life to the fullest.
“When I returned from a two-week trip overseas, I was so weak, I had difficulty getting up from my recliner. I had poor bladder control, a headache, and my balance was so poor that I needed to use a cane. Shortly after an upper cervical adjustment, I noticed that I was moving around without using my cane. I had left it leaning against a wall. My headache was gone. The adjustment definitely accelerated my return to normalcy. ” – Cheryl B.
I began treatment at Atlas Specific in September of 2016. I presented with symptoms often linked with fibromyalgia—extreme exhaustion, intense body pain, loss of appetite leading to unwanted weight loss, inability to sleep, and the inability to think clearly, often referred to as “brain fog.” I started to get my energy back toward the end of the first month of treatment, and all other symptoms began to diminish gradually as treatment continued. Since my return to good health, I’ve stepped into fully living my 67th year of life. I have resumed riding my mare several times a week, and I’m able to hold my own again with a mucking rake, fence moving, grain bag hefting, and all the physical labor involved in horse ownership. I ended an unhappy marriage, which included sorting, packing and unpacking 18 years of accumulated “stuff,” and taking care of all the additional things involved in setting up a new home. I’ve also been able to intellectually and emotionally navigate through the legal hoops necessary to obtain a divorce. Not one of these things would I have been able to accomplish last year when I first stepped into Atlas Specific. Dr. Clay, a practitioner at the top of his field, once asked me to what I attributed my rapid improvement. One of them was Dr. Clay’s expertise in adjusting the atlas, and my willingness to line up energetically with the treatment. Dr. Clay’s belief in what he does, along with his skills in doing it, combined with my will to allow this to happen without any resistance to the process, gave my body the opportunity to heal itself. I believe what worked for me, can and has, worked for others. I learned long ago that the best thing to do when I chance upon someone, or something that improves the human condition, is to first wrap it in gratitude, and then sent it along. -Libby S.
I have had fibromyalgia for over 30 years. It has gradually become worse within the last 15 years (I am 77). At my husband’s urging, I reluctantly went to Atlas Specific. It was a great decision! I am in my 6th week and my bad days are much farther apart. Normal days now are what my infrequent “good days” used to be. The everyday exhaustion has improved and I am starting to exercise more. I plan to explore getting off my fibro meds the next time I see my neurologist. I would certainly recommend this care for other fibromyalgia patients. -Joy H.
Before I started working with Atlas Specific my body was slowly morphing into my bike. My spine was turning kyphotic (hunchback) and my power was going from my legs into my back. Through upper cervical care I have corrected my posture, strengthened my immune system (I haven’t gotten sick), my mind is clearer, and I feel happier, healthier and more alive! I’ve seen many chiropractors and Upper Cervical Care is giving me the best results both on and off the bike. -Nick Gould ~ Pro Endurance MTB Racer
I have known Dr. Clay on both a personal and professional level for many years, and always held him with very high regard. I knew that he had transitioned his practice of chiropractic care to upper cervical, however, I didn’t quite understand what that meant. Following a vacation and a long overnight flight, I had finally decided that my neck needed some serious TLC. Upon examination of my x-rays, Clay informed me that I had a fairly severe misalignment in my top two vertebrae-WHO KNEW? He also stated that he was surprised I felt as good as I did…little did I know. Since beginning my care with Atlas Specific, I have experienced a very general increase in my sense of well-being. I cannot say what has changed, I just know that I am feeling better, MUCH better. I can tell when I need an adjustment, and, as mentioned, I didn’t realize how bad I was actually feeling-until I started to feel better. After several years, I am finally able to rotate my neck (albeit slowly) a full 360 degrees- in both directions, pain free! I have spread the praises of Dr Clay and my experience to several friends and family members-I want them to feel as vibrant as I feel. I hear people share what ails them and the first thing I think is “hmmm, sounds like they could use Upper Cervical care.” I feel so good, and I wish that for others. Once they get to experience Atlas Specific care-AND the rest room, I’m sure they’ll be hooked too. Heather H.
I’ve enjoyed being able to come in for treatments at Atlas Specific. It has caused me to take better care of myself and I feel great! -Kim M.
I have been very pleased with the integrity of both Atlas Specific and the helpfulness of the staff. I’ve been in their care for a while and have noticed my body shifting back into balance. The abuse I have placed on myself has caused a lot of wear and tear on my spine. Thanks to their care I continue on an upward spiral of feeling good in my body and mental disposition. Thank you so much! -Charlotte L.
I happily drive 5 hours to get a life changing adjustment at Atlas Specific. After each adjustment I experience ease, peace, flow, and significant vibrational change. Events unfold easily, change occurs, and life and tasks fall into place. There is no swimming upstream and no fighting the current. My life just “works” better. I’m a better chiropractor, mom, person, and contributing member of my community thanks to the changes from the adjustments I receive at Atlas Specific. -Mimi C.
When I saw your ad in EPIC in May of 2014, I was getting ready to die. I had my will, power of attorney, and medical directives clear with my kids. Then I remembered hearing about Atlas Specific from a friend many years ago and decided to give it a try. I wasn’t getting any help from the medical doctors and they even took away my pain medications. Out of all of my afflictions it was the arthritis that was doing me in. Rather suddenly, after 15 years of having my feet and my bicycle as my main sources of transportation, I had resorted to using electric carts and not being able to lift my arms above my shoulders. It was debilitating. Now I can walk, I can cut and split firewood, and the melanoma is clearing up. I can’t say the triple bypass operation saved my life, but I can say for sure that the Atlas adjustment did! In some cultures they say that if you save someone’s life you are responsible for whatever that person does. I promise, Scouts honor, I will never do anything to cause you regret for helping me. Richard S.
I would unconditionally recommend Atlas Specific to anyone who wants to feel more whole. -Mark S.
I fell two years ago and injured my neck — surgery was not an option for my injury. Prior to my accident I was an active, happy, healthy 84 year old man. For the past 2 years, I have lived with limited movement in my neck, difficulty sleeping, and considerable pain and discomfort. I was forced to wear a soft cervical collar most of the day to support my head and neck. I had almost resigned myself to feeling that way for the rest of my life. Fortunately for me, Atlas Specific was recommended to me by one of my neighbors, who was/is being treated by him. From the initial consultation, they made sure that I understood the entire process, the diagnosis, and the reason why the treatment was necessary — everything was explained in a way that made sense. I received adjustments for upper cervical care focusing on the alignment of the top two vertebrae (C1 & C2)in my spine, directly underneath my head. With time and regular adjustments I am moving more freely, sleeping better and the pain is being managed. My general health and mood has greatly improved. My primary object in receiving treatments was to live pain-free and enjoy a better quality of life; the objectives are being met by my adjustment …I am now on my way to being an active, happy, healthy 86 year old man. The doctors and staff at Atlas Specific, are kind, professional and truly seem to care about my well being. I would absolutely recommend others to go to Atlas Specific, and, in fact, I’ve already done so. -Jim M.
I was referred to Atlas Specific by a friend after complaining about neck and back pain. Upper cervical care has affected me in only positive ways. I was at my worst emotionally and mentally, and never thought that adjustments to my neck would also adjust my attitude. I was not only enjoying whatever physically prompted my happier mood, but also looking forward to my appointments with an amazing and friendly staff. Physically I feel like a new person. The chronic neck and back pain had gone away, along with other annoyances I never expected. Things like my acid reflux and migraines had completely subsided. Even if I came in with an acute pain from my lifestyle between appointments, Danielle always seemed to get me feeling great before I left. Now I can drink spaghetti and red wine without fear of debilitating acid reflux. I would absolutely recommend this type of specialized health care to others. The science makes so much sense. There are all kinds of ailments that can be treated by freeing the brainstem of interference. I have felt and heard of changes due to upper cervical care that have been life-changing, and I hope everyone would take advantage of something that can help them feel and live better. – Caitlin S