Pairmore & Young: Synergy Chiropractic is changing the way Alaskans view chiropractic! With over 44 years of combined experience, Doctors John Pairmore and Dennis Young run a “specialty” chiropractic clinic. It is the only clinic in Alaska offering a unique procedure called the Atlas Orthogonal technique. The AO technique differs from traditional chiropractic in that it employs a painless, hands-off adjustment using a gentle, light force instrument, specifically to the first bone in the neck known as the Atlas.
This technique has proven to be a highly effective approach to addressing the needs associated with migraines, car accidents, slips and falls, sports injuries, and many other physical symptoms. Dr. Roy W. Sweat pioneered this revolutionary, advanced, biomechanical procedure over 50 years ago. Currently, there are less than 100 certified orthogonists nationwide. Alaska is fortunate to have two doctors who can provide this procedure.
The science behind Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic is the study of the spine with specific concentration on alignment of the Atlas vertebrae. This bone supports the head, and is referred to as the foundation of the spine. The theory is that the Atlas bone needs to be level in order to support the head properly over the lower spine and pelvis, thus allowing the blood and spinal fluid to flow freely to and from the brain. If this foundation becomes unleveled, the spine will move away from the ideal position, which can have profound consequences on a person’s overall health.
The doctors understand that not everyone is comfortable with the common chiropractic technique of twisting and cracking, nor is it beneficial for every condition. Consequently, by implementing the Atlas Orthogonal instrument the tagline for the clinic states that the doctors at Pairmore & Young can provide “real spinal correction with the touch of a feather”. They also administer supplemental therapies for specific treatment situations.
Pairmore & Young has been in business since 2012, when Dr. Dennis Young moved up from South Carolina to join Dr. John Pairmore’s existing practice of 9 years. Dr. Young comes from three generations of chiropractors, and has 30 years of experience in the industry. He is instrumental in bringing the Atlas Orthogonal technique to Alaska.
Dr. Pairmore grew up in Alaska, attended the Palmer School of Chiropractic, and subsequently opened Pairmore Chiropractic in south Anchorage 2003. The clinic moved to their current location in mid-town Anchorage, in January of 2015. Since then, the clinic has added two additional doctors to bring the chiropractic team up to 21 members, including our 8 certified massage therapists. They plan to eventually expand their specialty clinic to include interior and southeast Alaskan locations.
The ultimate goal of Pairmore & Young is to be recognized as the Atlas Orthogonal clinic that ALL Alaskans can turn to, treating symptoms from arthritis to whiplash– and everything in between. As Dr. Young so aptly stated, “We have an important need to fulfill, therefore we have assembled an outstanding team, and are ready to help our fellow Alaskans experience optimal health!”