Over 10% of adults suffer headaches multiple times a week. One of the most common causes of headaches and migraines is a misalignment in the neck, more specifically the upper neck. If your headaches/migraines are being caused by an upper cervical misalignment, getting that misalignment corrected is the only way to truly fix those headaches.

Headaches and migraines often are caused by misalignment that can occur in the top two bones of the neck. Upper cervical chiropractic treatment is a great way to improve the alignment of your neck and back, and decrease the severity and regularity of migraines or headaches. Using gentle adjustment techniques, our Watkinsville based chiropractor can encourage the upper bones of the neck into better alignment, and improve the function of the nervous system. 

The upper cervical area is where the brainstem and the spinal cord come together, and that area has a great effect on the nervous system. If the nervous system cannot communicate effectively with the rest of the body, this can lead to a myriad of issues, including chronic migraines and headaches. 

At Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic, we focus on helping our patients to achieve better alignment of the neck and spine, which can improve sleep, decrease chronic pain, improve their immune system, and lead to other health improvements. At our Watkinsville chiropractor’s office, we take x-rays to see where any misalignment could be occurring, and we use the knee chest upper cervical technique to encourage the bones back into proper alignment. After regular treatment, we have been able to help numerous patients improve the alignment of their upper neck area, and greatly reduce the frequency and severity of their headaches and migraines. 

Migraines can be debilitating, and can greatly interfere with regular life. It is our goal to help our patients achieve healthier, happier, and pain free lives, which we are often able to do through  regular chiropractic care. If traditional medicine hasn’t worked for you in the past, your headaches could be caused by the two upper bones in the neck, which when they are out of alignment, can cause serious complications. Our Athens chiropractor uses the highly researched knee chest technique to improve the misalignment of the upper cervical spine, and correct the issue that was occurring. 

If your headaches or migraines are affecting your day to day life, chiropractic treatment may be the best course of action to fix the underlying cause, rather than simply treating the symptoms. Using x-ray technology, we are able to get a good look at the neck and spine, which allows us to see if any misalignment is occurring. Our Watkinsville chiropractor will then use gentle adjustment techniques to encourage your bones back into their natural position, which allows your body to heal the way it was originally intended to. From there, the upper cervical spine will begin to be restored back into alignment, which will decrease your headaches and migraines, and improve your quality of life. 

If you think your chronic migraines or headaches may be caused by a misalignment of the neck or spine, give us a call to set up an initial consultation! We have seen great results even after just a few treatments, and we would love to get you on the path to a healthier life. 

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.