Many people are told that spinal arthritis is a normal part of aging, and that they have no choice except to live with it, take pain medications, injections, and in some cases, surgery. The reality is, if arthritis was a normal part of aging, everyone who is 70 years old would have the same amount of arthritis. What chiropractors know, and have known for a long time, is arthritis is sped up when the spine isn’t properly aligned. The same thing happens to tires when a car is out of alignment. What we aim to do at AUCC is to realign the spine to stop or slow arthritic changes taking place in your spine. What also happens when the spine is properly aligned is, the patient experiences less and sometimes no pain from the arthritis.

By improving the relationship between the nervous system and the spine, chiropractors can help decrease inflammation, improve any pain you might be experiencing, and help alleviate spinal arthritis symptoms. Spinal manipulation and the upper cervical knee chest technique have been shown to improve back pain, and to help patients treat their symptoms without the use of medications, invasive procedures,  or prescriptions. Because arthritis is a degenerative disease, it’s important to treat it as soon as possible, to prevent it from getting worse and causing more damage in the spine. Through spinal alignment, we can stop or slow the spread of arthritis, and help our patients achieve some and often complete relief from pain. 

Because spinal alignment and the nervous system are so deeply intertwined, when they are functioning properly, your body has better opportunity and more ability to combat symptoms caused by conditions like arthritis. So, when the spine and nervous system are communicating effectively, conditions like arthritis are better combatted early on. This is one of the many reasons why we always advocate for patients to see their local chiropractor for regular checkups, so if any misalignment is occurring, it can be treated earlier. Prevention will always be the best course of treatment for severe misalignment and degenerative diseases like arthritis that cause more damage over the years. 

If you or a family member is experiencing back pain from arthritis, give us a call at 770-271-8505 and schedule an appointment with us. No one should live in pain, and they certainly shouldn’t be reserved to live their life expecting their arthritis to continue to get worse. Studies show that regular adjustments from a chiropractor can improve spinal alignment, decrease pain, and improve joint mobility. If an increased range of motion and increased activity sounds like something that would improve your life, then our Athens chiropractor’s office may be able to help you.

We’re located in Watkinsville, GA, and we see patients from Athens, and the surrounding Clarke and Oconee county areas. We use x-rays to determine where the  misalignment in your spine may be occuring, and every adjustment and treatment plan is tailored to the exact x-rays taken at the time of the visit. We don’t perform unnecessary popping and cracking of the joints, instead we use the x-ray imaging to see exactly where the adjustment is needed, so every neck or spine adjustment made is precise, detailed, and specific to the patient. 

If you’ve seen a chiropractor before and haven’t experienced relief, we may be able to help you at Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic. Upper cervical chiropractic techniques differ from traditional chiropractic medicine, mainly in our corrective approach and use of state-of-the-art technology to determine where misalignment is occuring.

Our chiropractor also uses the knee chest upper cervical technique, which is one of the most researched chiropractic techniques used today. We use x-rays to navigate your specific health issue, rather than using dramatic jerking or popping to crack joints. The upper cervical technique is one of the safest ways to treat pain and apply spinal manipulation, which is extremely important to us at Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic. 

For a holistic approach to pain relief, call us at 770-271-8505 today. 

Benefits of Upper Cervical CARE

Descreased Pain

One of the ways the body shows a subluxation is through pain and inflammation. When the nervous system is not communicating well, it triggers a pain response. Upper cervical chiropractic care helps eliminatepain by properly aligning the nervous system so messages flow more effectively.

Better Sleep

When the spine is in proper alignment, the nervous system is able to communicate as it should. This results in better quality and quality of sleep. Since over 60 percent of adults suffer from sleeping problems, improving your sleep could have a huge impact on your overall livelihood.

Fewer Colds and Flu

Studies show that long-term chiropractic care increases an individual's immune system strength by as much as 200%. This equips the immune system to fight off viruses and bacteria that you come in contact with. When you do get sick, your body will be able to fight off the sickness more effectively and faster.

Fewer Prescription Drugs

When the body is functioning at its best possible level, sicknesses that require prescription drugs are far less common. This means that people who pursue upper cervical chiropractic care often notice that they need fewer prescription drugs, hospital visits, and doctor's office trips.