A photo of a family living pain free thanks to upper cervical chiropractic in Athens GA


What is Upper Cervical Chiropractic? Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a radically different approach to chiropractic. We use a corrective approach when addressing spinal health, much the same way orthodontists do with braces on teeth. Using state-of-the-art technology, we are able to find the EXACT misalignment in your spine that is causing your health issue. There is also no twisting, cracking or jerking with an adjustment, making it the safest way possible to address your spinal health concerns.

Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic provides a radically different approach to chiropractic care in Watkinsville GA. We gladly serve the greater Athens area, and we specialize in helping our patients improve their health and wellbeing using gentle and data backed techniques. Upper cervical chiropractors don’t use cracking or jerking to adjust their patients, but instead we use digital x-ray imaging to provide careful, detailed adjustments that are precise and tailored to each patient. Using digital x-rays on each and every patient allows us to get a detailed look at any misalignment present, while minimizing the need for unnecessary adjustments. 

Our goal is to provide Athens and Watkinsville with a different approach to chiropractic care, one that applies a corrective approach when addressing neck and spinal health. We take patient care very seriously, and seek to provide the safest possible experience for our patients. The neck and spine are two of the most important spots in the body, so any jerking or twisting can be damaging. When the neck and spine are out of alignment, serious issues can occur between the brain and the body. If you’ve seen other chiropractors in Athens and haven’t experienced pain relief, Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic may be the place for you! 

Dr. Cave approaches chiropractic care differently than the run of the mill chiropractor, and our mission is to help our patients attain their health goals using state of the art technology and science backed techniques, to restore alignment to the neck and spine. To do this, Dr. Cave uses the Knee Chest Upper Cervical technique, which is one of the most highly researched chiropractic techniques. We highly value research backed techniques, so we can provide the most educated and precise care for each of our patients. Correcting upper cervical spine misalignment can be life changing for many patients, by eliminating chronic back pain or neck pain, and restoring quality of life. 

If you’ve been looking for a chiropractor in the Athens or Watkinsville area, or you are suffering from migraines, neck pain, or back pain, give us a call and schedule a free consultation. Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic provides a non invasive, state of the art approach to neck and spinal alignment, and we are here to help you improve your health and wellbeing sustainably and safely. By using digital x-rays we can get a precise look at the misalignment occurring, and can make conscious adjustments using a light touch and evidence based techniques. 

For a free consultation, call now and book your appointment! 



Pediatric chiropractic care is beneficial at all ages

Pregnancy & Pediatrics

experience less pain during pregnancy, as well as shorter labor times.
photo of a teenager without back pain thanks to chiropractic care in Watkinsville GA


Teenagers are faced with the largest spinal health problem we have ever faced, text neck.
A photo of two adults who regularly get neck and spine adjustments in Watkinsville GA


80% of the US population will experience low back pain at some point in their lives.


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The majority of people in our community will experience neck and back pain from time to time, and oftentimes traditional care methods fall short. Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic aims to provide a more effective solution for your needs for a chiropractor in Athens and Watkinsville GA. We take a different approach to back and neck pain, and we work with the upper cervical area of the spine to provide extremely precise adjustments. 

Our adjustments aren’t just based on feel, which is the approach many other chiropractors take. Our practice is different in that we base our work on science backed x-ray technology, so there’s no unnecessary cracking or popping. Neck and back pain can be seriously detrimental to quality of life, so we take what we do extremely seriously. Corrective care is at the core of what we do with our patients in Watkinsville and the surrounding areas. We specialize in helping our patients feel better in the long term, so they can lead improved lives. If normal chiropractic care hasn’t worked for you in the past, upper cervical care may be for you! We always offer free consultations to our patients in Athens, Georgia, so if you’re interested give us a call, or visit our office located in Bogart! 

We serve the greater Watkinsville area, and we take great care to provide specialized treatment plans for each and every patient. With the use of x-ray technology, we are able to specifically see the improvement in the alignment of the neck and spine over time, giving our clients the most clear updates from adjustment to adjustment. Your neck and spinal health is what matters to us- and studies show that 80% of our population will experience pain in those areas at some point in their life. Upper cervical care can benefit you in every stage from life: from childhood onward. We regularly see children, teens, adults, and elderly patients, and we recommend people in all seasons of life get their spinal alignment evaluated. Preventative care can be very beneficial for long term health, and we’re always happy to help our patients live happier, healthier lives. 

When the neck and spine are out of alignment, the nervous system will be affected. When the nervous system is out of balance with the rest of the body, symptoms of sickness and pain may arise. Upper cervical chiropractic works to help the body heal in the most natural and safe way possible. At your initial visit, we will discuss any health issues and symptoms you’ve been experiencing, so we can determine if an upper cervical chiropractor is going to be the best care provider for you. At our Athens office we’ll go over your health history, and develop a comprehensive understanding of your health goals. At this point we will discuss treatment plans, involving regular x-rays and gentle adjustments, using the knee chest upper cervical technique. This technique was founded by Dr BJ Palmer, and is widely regarded as the standard for upper cervical care. 

Most patients come to us after they have exhausted the other options, with little to no relief. This is because our society as a whole sees spinal heath and back problems as something to address only after they’re already occurring, rather than something that can be prevented. We like to see spinal care as a preventative treatment and encourage our patients to treat their chiropractic checkups the same way they treat going to the dentist. After all, preventative care truly is the best treatment, especially when it comes to spinal misalignment. However, the vast majority of our patients come to us after experiencing serious injury, spending years in a desk job, developing pain in the neck and back, or dealing with chronic illness. The great news is that upper cervical chiropractic treatment has been shown to be effective at treating a myriad of conditions, and it is our goal to spread the word and see more patients in the Athens and Watkinsville area who feel they have tried everything without relief. 

Upper cervical chiropractors work with a top-down approach so to speak. We have found that when the atlas and axis vertebrae are in alignment and functioning properly, the rest of the spine will follow. Because of the brain’s sense of gravity and the need to keep the eyes level,  if there is any unevenness in the body, the spine will compensate to keep the brain level. This means that if the hips are uneven, or the posture is off, or you’re in a desk chair for hours, your spine will curve to compensate for the unevenness. While this does keep your head level, it causes undue stress on the spine, leading to chronic pain and conditions.  That’s why we recommend seeing a chiropractor with regularity, if even once a year, so misalignment can be treated before it gets worse, or becomes permanent. 

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