Atlas Correction

Atlas Correction – The first cervical vertebra of the spine


these problems can be solved and significantly reduced

Migraines, dizziness, headaches, aches, mood swings, anxiety, fear and discomfort.

Correct the Atlas or the first  cervical vertebra of the spine-improve your life – improve your health.

World-renowned expert in atlas and cervical spine placement, Prof. Dr. Slaviša Đurđević, specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation

Prof. Dr. Slaviša Đurđević guarantees that the setting of the atlas will be: PROFESSIONAL, SAFE, RELIABLE AND SAFE

The price includes consultation, treatment and one check-up.

For our patients who availed the atlas correction, the consultation is free. If not, the cost is RSD 4000.

a displaced or misaligned atlas can be the cause of tiredness, stress, migraine, insomnia, headaches etc… identify the cause of your difficulty on time.

Prof. dr sc. med. Slaviša Đurđević

Prof. dr sc. med. Slaviša Đurđević, specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, doctor of medical sciences, master of endocrinology, authorized court expert in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation and aviation medicine. Colonel, associate professor at the Medical Faculty of the Military Medical Academy, retired. He was the dean of the Faculty of Cosmetology and Aesthetics in Banja Luka, where he is currently a visiting professor at the College of Cosmetology and Aesthetics and the President of the Senate. He also worked as a visiting professor at the State University of East Sarajevo, mentor and member of commissions to numerous domestic and foreign doctors, specialists, graduates, masters and doctoral students, holder and member of scientific projects, repeatedly decorated and awarded. He has published 9 books and over 250 scientific and professional papers, 12 of which are on the sci.list, with numerous heterocitations. He is a licensed specialist physiatrist, with a Turkish certificate in baromedicine, as well as the EASE of the European Aviation Authorities for examinations of Class 2 pilots and cabin crew. and in the specialist practice “Balans Medika”, with completed education and certificate for repositioning the atlas of the first cervical vertebra, and over 30 years of specialist work experience. He is the president of the section for aviation medicine of the Serbian Medical Association.


the first, the smallest, the thinnest, lightest and most important neck vertebra
…it does not only support the head,
Atlas is also responsible for our overall health

The function of the ATLAS of the first cervical spine is that it supports the skull. It is only 15 grams heavy, and it carries a head whose weight is 5-7 kg. Do you know that we all are born with the problem of more or less displaced, rotated (dislocated) first neck vertebra – Atlas? For now, science has no answer why this is so. The Atlas allows us to turn the head back and forth. We use these movements when we confirm something with nodding. Rotating the head to the left or right is enabled by the ATLAS lying on the second cervical vertebra which is the AXIS. We use this movement of the head when we negate or refuse something.

Atlas is not a solution to cure the most serious diseases, but many problems and illnesses can be prevented and the general condition of the entire organism improved. For the last 10 years, the correction of the atlas has attracted increasing attention from both regular people and experts in the field of physical medicine. There are fears of injuries in some people, while others who went through therapy claim that they are in much better shape, feel better and function greatly. In order to eliminate dilemmas and preconceptions, we talked with Primarius Dr. Dragan Vulovic, a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation and a trained technician of Atlas correction in the Center of Balans Medika Belgrade…

Zašto je važno da Atlas bude na svom mestu?

Inside the Atlas passes a large number of veins and arteries that allow the flow of blood to the brain. This includes the verterbral arteries that pass through the lateral extensions of all the neck spines, and so through the Atlas. In front of Atlas passes another important artery called the carotid internal, which enters the skull through an opening called the foramen jugular. Even slight movement of Atlas can cause stretching of the artery leading to a reduced blood flow to the cerebellum. Thus displaced Atlas not only affects the circulation of blood, but also the entire nervous system. Immediately in front of the Atlas, a vagus nerve, which is known as one of the most important and most diverse nerves of the vegetative nervous system, passes through.

This nerve is in charge of numerous functions in our body. One of the main functions of the vagus nerve is the production of gastric acid, as well as the management of bowel function. Therefore, if this pressure is pressed, there are difficulties experienced like vertigo, nausea, loss of balance, sudden fainting, redness in the face, excessive sweating, heartburn, gastritis, jaws, and the “irritable bowel syndrome”. Vagus nerve also affects the regulation of heart rate so that its dysfunction is one of the causes of tachycardia, that is, the acceleration of the heartbeat or the too low / too high blood pressure. In addition, the displaced Atlas causes an unequal distribution of the weight of the head to the spinal column known as BAD POSTURE or as DISTURBED BODY STATICS.

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vagus nerv

The body’s attempt to compensate for this problem creates an imbalance, which affects the bone-muscular-joint system. This is otherwise called functional scoliosis, with a difference in the height of the shoulders and hips, so the leg length is unequal, and this is further accompanied by numerous negative consequences. Knee, hip and leg pain can often be the result of a displaced Atlas, and we are not aware of it.

What diseases can occur due to the dislocated position of Atlas?

The problem of displaced Atlas has only recently been identified as a potential cause of many disorders and diseases. For this reason, the patient is often forced to endure serious difficulties for years, without recognizing the main cause of the problem. Even the minimal displacement of the first cervical spine from its natural deposit can lead to complications and problems:

  • headache
  • vertigo
  • tension headache
  • cluster headache
  • migraine
  • insomnia
  • misty eyes, fainting
  • accelerated heart beat
  • pale face
  • fear
  • poor concentration, poor posture
  • bad memory
  • chronic fatigue
  • pain in the neck, shoulders, knees
  • disturbed body statics
  • shaking of the hands

How to fix the Atlas, does it hurt, which is not recommended?

The treatment itself is harmless, it lasts about ten minutes, without sudden chiropractic movements and twitches, and it is performed with a special device – explains Dr. Đurđević. Pain is an individual thing, some hurt less, some more, and some not at all. The intensity of the pain depends on the dislocation of the Atlas, on the soreness of the muscles that are being worked on, and on the pain endurance threshold of individuals.

When is this method not applied?

The original method of adjusting the atlas can always be applied, because there is no contraindication. I do not apply it to the elderly, seriously ill and exhausted people who have suffered permanent and irreparable damage and the process of self-healing is no longer possible. The same applies to younger people who have undergone severe brain surgery (tumor, other oncological conditions), then to people over the age of 80, children under the age of 4 and pregnant women.

What improvements can be expected after treatment?

What improvements can be expected after treatment? In most people, improvements occur immediately after the treatment of atlas adjustment, namely: less tension in the neck and neck muscles, better mobility of the head and neck, better concentration, better body statics, or upright posture body, clarity in the head, lightness and relaxation in the whole body from the head, through the internal organs to the feet, clearer vision, serenity, optimism. Sometimes tingling and flow are felt in the arms and legs, which is a sign of reactivation of nerve pathways and regeneration of the body.

Who can perform this procedure?

Who can perform this procedure? First of all, the spine is the pillar and support of every human being, the pillar of life. The spine enables: proper posture, movement, sitting, thinking and affects the entire human life. It is performed exclusively by a physiatrist – if someone uses some medical or other therapy, it does not represent any obstacle to perform the adjustment of the Atlas, ie. Correction.

How should a person behave after applying these methods?

First of all, he should be responsible for himself and his health. Physical activity, which primarily includes exercises to strengthen and stretch all major muscle groups, a proper diet, a healthy lifestyle, will ensure that your spine is truly a real support for your health and your body.

Atlas correction - measuring leg length before and after

“I became interested in this discipline because it personally helped me solve my health problem, but also gave answers to many questions that other methods could not,” says Vlado Tomljenović, an atlas specialist. Namely, R. C. Šimperli says that we do not have a programmed, say arthritis, or any health problems in our brain, but we have a programmed fantastic function of all organs. Then it occurred to me – why doesn’t it work so fantastically programmed? The answer was given by Shimperli’s teaching, which is based on the fact that the basic cause of most health problems is in the disturbed connection between the central, ie the brain, and the periphery of the organism. Impulses, he says, from every cell of our body do not reach the brain as they should, and some information from the brain to the periphery of the body does not have a free flow. Therefore, the number of patients is not decreasing, chronic diseases cannot be eliminated, and despite all the dedication of every therapist, their possibilities are limited. By studying Dr. Rene’s method, I realized that official medicine, but also alternative medicine, deals with symptoms and that is why the final healing outcome does not give the expected results.

Atlas - Prvi vratni Pršljen Balans Medika
Atlas - Prvi vratni Pršljen Balans Medika

What happens to the Atlas when it is placed in the right place?

Onog trenutka kada se uspostavi nesmetana veza između mozga i ostalih delova i organa, protok životne energije – prane, či, božanske, kosmičke, kundalini… nazovite je kako hoćete, postaje slobodan. Energija, a samim tim i krv i kiseonik i sve što je potrebno organizmu cirkuliše slobodno.

Pomenuli ste lično iskustvo sa ovim metodom, o čemu se radi?

Pre četiri godine lekari su hteli da mi ugrade protezu umesto jednog kolena. Imao sam jake bolove, otoke, hrskavice nije bilo, kosti su se trale jedna o drugu, teško sam hodao. Tada sam potražio pomoć od dr Rene Šimperlija i sa 65 godina dobio tretman Atlasa. Nakon toga došlo je do promene statike i mehanike tela, držanja tela i svi zglobovi koji su zbog izmeštenog, odnosno Atlasa koji nije na svom mestu bili poremećeni, počeli su se kretati u dobrom pravcu. Otišao sam kod doktora Renea na nameštanje Atlasa zbog pravilnog položaja tela, ne zbog kolena, ali sam ubrzo posle toga primetio da mogu da to koleno pokrećem. Sada hodam normalno, hrskavica se obnovila,  ugradnja proteze nije bila potrebna.

Are you sure that atlas correction is crucial for the regeneration?

Before that, I tried to solve the problem of my knee with chiropractic and many other methods, but it didn’t work. That is why I decided for this alternative discipline. The importance of the Atlas has always interested me because it is a mystery on the physical, mental and spiritual plane. In modern, official medicine, it is completely neglected, doctors do not pay attention to that supporting cervical vertebra, that is, to the connection between the skull and it. There is a point, for his position to be correct. Dr. Rene says we have one cause and countless symptoms. That a person does not live his true potential precisely because of the disturbed connection between the brain and every cell of every organ, because both the physical and mental functions of the organism are significantly burdened.

How do you perform Atlas adjustment, is it chiropractic?

No, this is not a chiropractic method. It is a harmless procedure, there is a special device, Dr. Rene’s patent, which stimulates certain acupressure points on the neck, in the area of the Atlas, just below the skull. It takes 10-15 minutes. Of course, this is preceded by a conversation with the patient, observation of his health problems and palpation of the cervical spine and head.

How do you know that you performed the adjustment of the first cervical vertebra?

Terapeut i pacijent osete to. Pacijent oseti lakoću, popuštanje zategnutosti u tom predelu i u kičmi. Konačno, uvek se može kao što sam rekao uraditi ciljani rentgenski snimak te regije. Metoda je proverena i u velikoj je primeni na Zapadu.

What is the difference between chiropractic and the Atlas correction method?

Atlas correction is an intervention where no procedures are performed by shaking the patient’s head, even that is not advised at all because it can be dangerous. The atlas is shifted in every man and every jerk puts him in an even worse position. Due to the displaced Atlas, all vertebrae are disturbed, ie their position. Chiropractic can alleviate this but not solve the problem.

How many Atlas treatments does it take for the vertebra to reach its proper location?

Only one treatment and check-up after a month. No imaging is required, the dislocation and the severity of the dislocation are determined by finger palpation and certain manual tests. If you don’t believe, let them take an Atlas magnetic resonance imaging or an X-ray, but target that part of the neck, before and after the treatment, so they will have “black and white” what happened. Also, time will tell what happens to the organism next. People come with a difficult flow of vertebrae, carotids, headaches, dizziness, depression… After adjusting the Atlas, these problems stop after a while. It is already an individual thing. Unfortunately, there are also borderline cases, in which the organism cannot regenerate because the disease has taken hold.


Neck problems are most often the result of spondylosis-degenerative damage to the vertebrae, disc herniation, corrected physiological lordosis (natural curve – hump forward that straightens) or even kyphosis (curve of the neck backwards), scoliosis (curves to the left or right), conditions after injuries falls, accidents, and the rarest but most dangerous tumors and inflammation. Neck pain is most often the result of spondylosis. Spondylosis, as the most common diagnosis, is a chronic, progressive degeneration of the cervical vertebrae, especially among the vertebral discs, which press on the spinal cord, nerve roots and blood vessels that pass through them.

As the head turns and bends, the degenerative vertebrae press on the blood vessels that supply the scalp and cerebellum, and there is a temporary reduction in flow, even cessation of blood flow. This condition leads to a feeling of dizziness, fainting, and often pain in the head with a burning sensation in the back of the head. When the head is turned and bent, pressure is also exerted on the nerves. When the head returns to its normal position, the difficulties soon stop, but this forces the patient not to move the neck, which eventually leads to stiffness and a reduction in the range of motion. In this situation, the patient cannot look from the side or back without turning the whole body. This is noticed by drivers when they have to turn their whole body to see what is happening in the back when driving backwards or parking.

The main indicator of this disease is progressive neck pain, and the examination shows a limited possibility of tilting the head towards the shoulders, as well as rotating the head. This leads to pain when getting up, so patients very often lift their head with their hands from a lying to a sitting position and vice versa. The main goal of treatment is to reduce pain, increase the range of motion and prevent further damage to the vertebrae and nerve endings.

Symptoms of neck problems:

  • neck pain and stiffness that worsens with activity
  • poor walking, loss of balance or weakness in the legs
  • spasms or spasms of the muscles in the neck and shoulders
  • numbness and weakness in the hands of the hands and fingers
  • pain spreading to the shoulder area
  • burning in the neck and occiput
  • pain when moving (bending the head, left right…)
  • occipital headaches
  • forehead headaches
  • vertigo (cervicogenic vertigo), occurs continuously and not in seizures
  • tingling in the face
  • buzzing in my ears
  • visual impairment
  • hand pain (burning, burning, tingling)
  • finger tingling…
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All this is accompanied by a bad mood, poor quality of life, muscle tension. These patients often have fear and panic and often fall into depressive states, change their moods, and function poorly, because they constantly have these problems. The most important thing is to recognize the right condition of the patient so that he would not be treated incorrectly, that is, to determine that there is no bacterial or viral inflammation and tumor. Wrong treatment sometimes means that the form of treatment is correct but outdated or outdated because new recommendations do not apply.

Recommendations, therapies and procedures

The best and most recent recommendations were given by the European Commission from 2005 on the analysis of the success of various forms of treatment, where it was concluded that exercises and spine adjustment are the two most effective methods of treatment. All symptoms resolve on their own when treated adequately. Physical examination of the neck, shoulders, arms and legs examines strength, sensitivity to touch, reflexes, blood flow, flexibility of the neck and arms, and walking. The doctor may press on the neck and shoulders and feel painful (trigger) points. The doctor can supplement his assessments with blood tests, and confirm the diagnosis with additional tests. An X-ray of the cervical spine is traditionally the first step in imaging the spine. The image will show changes in aging, as well as loss of disc height or bone extensions. Magnetic resonance imaging (MR) can create better images of soft tissues, such as muscles, discs, nerves, and the spinal cord. Computed tomography (CT) allows careful assessment of the bone and spinal canal. Electromyography (EMG) looks for nerve damage.

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