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Dr. Tim and Dr. Danielle


Your Durango Chiropractors at Atlas Specific are known for being experts in their field. Doctors Timothy Dugas and Danielle Donarski are 2 of only 1,200 Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractors in the world.


The care they deliver is a postdoctoral specialty, requiring extra training and advanced certification within the field of Chiropractic.

They are dedicated to EMPOWERING individuals with chronic, debilitating, and neurological issues who have not found prior results in order to reclaim their life.  We are driven to help people get well and stay well naturally. We know that “with every breath of life, there is HOPE."



We’re a little different than other Chiropractors. Atlas Specific is the ONLY Upper Cervical Chiropractic Center in the ENTIRE 4 Corners area.  We use specialized X-rays and Digital Infrared Paraspinal Thermography to determine the precise listing of the top two bones in your spine (the Atlas, C1 & Axis, C2).  Your listing determines the type of adjustment you need to clear your subluxation. 


Our imaging and x-ray techniques remove the guesswork and show us exactly how to correct your subluxation.  We use objective measures to determine if you actually NEED an adjustment (our goal is NOT to adjust). Our approach integrates gentle, low-force, instrument-aided, and structural adjusting techniques to ensure precise corrections.


As Chiropractors, we believe in the power and specificity of the Chiropractic method in restoring integrity to the nerve system.  Our primary focus is on the spine and nerve system. But, we view our patients as a whole to acknowledge and treat irregularities within the entire body. 


Each of us encounters countless physical, chemical, and emotional stressors daily. At Atlas Specific, our comprehensive approach considers the whole system and addresses a wide range of imbalances throughout the body. During your treatment, we may recommend lifestyle strategies and foundational medicine to help support you in adapting to those stressors.

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Whether you’re experiencing specific health concerns, want to enhance your health potential, or prevent future complications, we are happy to serve you. Our focus is on helping your body function at its highest level. We do this by removing interference in the upper part of the neck—the place where the brainstem sits.


We’ve curated the best that both Modern and Traditional Chiropractic, as well as Foundational Medicine, have to offer. We combine our core Upper Cervical Care with Traditional Full Spine Chiropractic, as well as gentle forms of both, to balance the body, mind, and spirit. At Atlas Specific, we believe in treating the CAUSE, not the SYMPTOM, and helping our patients reach unlimited potential.

Patients suffering from a wide array of medical conditions can benefit from the care of an Upper Cervical Chiropractor. Consider your spinal cord as the highway that information from your brain uses to travel to the rest of your body. The purpose of your spine is to safeguard your spinal cord. When your spine is misaligned, messages from your brain to your body can get mixed up.  The purpose of an Upper Cervical Chiropractor is to keep your spine properly aligned and provide healthy pathways for brain-to-body communication. Book an appointment with your Durango, Co, upper cervical chiropractic specialists today. You could be a gentle correction away from a happier, healthier, pain-free life. 


Atlas Specific sees patients with many different types of conditions, ailments, and disorders. We design each person's treatment individually and always set up a customized path to healing to get you back to living the life that you deserve.


When the vertebrae of the upper cervical spine are out of alignment, it puts pressure on the brainstem, creating an interference in brain-body communication which can lead to a multitude of health issues.


Traditional full spine Chiropractic includes many techniques including manual, instrument, and drop table adjustments that address imbalances throughout the spine and sometimes extremities.


We can help to alleviate and even prevent common pains and problems associated with pregnancy. Prenatal Chiropractic care can establish pelvic alignment, reduce discomfort, and give you and your baby a better chance of a smooth and safe delivery.


Pediatric Chiropractic care can relieve a plethora of symptoms your newborn, infant, or child may be experiencing. From recovering after the trauma of birth to adjusting to the developmental challenge of crawling and walking to correcting the spine after injuries from falls.


Foundational Medicine addresses disease and dysfunction at the root cause. Rather than traditional medicine that masks symptoms with medications, Foundational Medicine seeks to locate and correct the root cause of your condition and restore your health from the foundation up.  


Whether you suffer from chronic headaches, neck pain, back pain, or other chronic pain issues, realigning the spine can take pressure off of the nervous system and allow your body to function and heal without invasive surgery or the use of drugs.

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"I came to Atlas Specific with so much pain and tingling in my arms and fingers. Within two visits my pain and tingling were gone, and my quality of life has gone back to normal. I would recommend anyone with neck or back pain to come visit.
Thank you, Dr. Tim. You are the best."

Dave N.

Upper Cervical Patient

"I’ve been seeing Dr.Tim for a while now, and I wholeheartedly believe in the work he does. Trust the process of healing. It certainly doesn’t happen overnight. I’m pleased to say that most of my constant neck/back pain has subsided, and my posture is definitely improving."

"Dr. Tim is the most caring health care provider I have ever known. His expertise in his profession is impressive. He genuinely cares about your pain and helps you alleviate it through gentle manipulations and suggestions for healthier life choices. I highly recommend him!"

Robbyn B.

Upper Cervical Patient

Kerry B.

Upper Cervical Patient

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