The average human head weighs 11lbs and is supported by 7 bones in the neck and about 20 muscles. If your bones are misaligned, it can cause pain, muscle soreness, decreased range of motion and even bulged or herniated discs. Neck pain has an annual prevalence rate exceeding 30% among adults in the US; nearly 50% of individuals will continue to experience some degree of chronic neck pain or frequent occurrences. Among adults, 20% to 70% will experience neck pain that interferes with their daily activities during their lifetime.

In our office, we use digital x-rays and thermography to assess the health of your spine and use specific chiropractic adjustments to properly align your spine. This allows your body to heal and function as it was designed, virtually eliminating neck pain. To see if upper cervical chiropractic might be the solution to your neck pain, schedule a complimentary consultation today.

At our Athens chiropractor’s office, we frequently see patients suffering from neck pain and back pain. Upper cervical chiropractic deals mainly with the upper portion of the spine, called the upper cervical region, because so much of the spine is influenced by this area. The small bones at the top of the spine are right where the brain stem meets the spinal cord, so if even the smallest misalignment is occurring, this can cause undue stress on the body, and lead to back and neck pain. 

When the brain stem (and thus the nervous system) is unable to communicate effectively with the rest of the body, various nerves can be triggered. In addition, if the bones in the neck are at all misaligned, the spine will usually follow, due to the strain caused by your body attempting to keep your head level. Our x-rays will scan the upper cervical region and then we can tell where the misalignment is occuring, which will put us on the right track toward correcting the issue. We use gentle adjustment techniques like the knee chest upper cervical technique, pioneered by Dr. BJ Palmer, to encourage the bones back into alignment. With regular treatment, we’ve seen great results in reduction of pain and improved health for many of our patients. 

Life isn’t meant to be lived in pain. Our Athens chiropractor is committed to helping our patients find relief from their neck pain, and live healthier, fuller lives. Neck pain can be debilitating, and can be caused by any number of things, including injuries, arthritis, sports wear and tear, desk jobs, bad posture, you name it. The neck is a fragile area, so even the smallest misalignment can cause serious pain. If you’re one of the many Americans suffering from chronic pain, come visit our chiropractor in Watkinsville, located off Mars Hill Road. we’d be happy to have you in for a complimentary consultation, so we can learn more about your history and the symptoms you’re experiencing.  

If you’ve been looking for a natural, non-invasive approach to health, upper cervical chiropractic may be the right option for you. We take thorough scans to investigate where misalignment may be occurring before applying any adjustment, and our adjustments don't include any cracking or jerking. We use gentle and effective manipulation, based on the scans taken at your visit, to encourage the spine back into alignment. While there is no miracle cure for neck pain, regular chiropractic care has been shown to greatly reduce the severity of (and often even eliminate) the pain in many of our patients' daily lives. 

If you’d like to talk to our Athens chiropractor about your condition, please give us a call and schedule an appointment at 770-271-8505. We’re located in Watkinsville, Georgia, and we would love to help you improve your health and feel better. 

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.