Upper cervical chiropractic treatment has greatly improved the lives of so many of our patients, and it’s incredibly important to us to do everything we can to improve the lives of our patients and lead them into better health. In our society, it’s far more common to treat symptoms, pain, and ailments with surgeries, medications, and invasive procedures. Abuse of pain medication is far too common in our society, and these often harmful treatments often only work for a period of time, as they address a symptom, rather than the root cause.
When you visit our chiropractor in Watkinsville, GA, we’ll take a deep dive into your health journey, your history with the symptoms you’re experiencing, and we’ll take x-rays of your spine to see where things may be misaligned. There’s no guesswork involved here- we take a holistic look at your body to see your health as a whole, which can help us to see where the symptoms and pain may be triggered from. Oftentimes, the pain, or numbness, or migraines are coming from a subluxation, or misalignment in the top two bones of the neck, known as the atlas and axis vertebrae.
We highly recommend seeking out an upper cervical specialist such as Dr. Cave at Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic for alternative treatments to pain medication and surgery. Our treatment plans are designed to improve the structural alignment of the spine, and improve the functioning of the nerves, which, when misaligned or irritated, can cause serious damage to the body. Dr. Cave specialized in upper cervical chiropractic medicine to help patients achieve maximum wellness and improved quality of life through gentle adjustments and precise manipulation, so please visit our Watkinsville, GA office to experience the upper cervical difference.
After an adjustment, you may not notice a difference. Once you’re done, our staff will take you to a quiet room where we’ll have you sit in a recovery chair for a few minutes to relax. Sometimes our patients report feeling an immediate difference, but if you don’t, don’t worry! Upper cervical chiropractic is based on gradual improvement over time, due to precise, targeted adjustments personalized to your specific issue. You may experience some soreness or discomfort in the days after your adjustment, but that’s normal and to be expected as your body heals.
Every patient is different, so there’s no exact way to say how many adjustments you’ll need, but our intention with every patient is to completely improve the alignment of their spine, thus reducing the amount of office visits needed over time.
After adjustments, we often use x-rays and 3d imaging technology to determine how the adjustment worked, how much improvement was made, and to track progress over time. We don’t rely on guesswork- every adjustment we make is determined by the misalignment of the spine, as shown on the x-rays. As your spine moves into proper alignment, your body will be able to better regulate and heal naturally, and most patients see a significant reduction in their symptoms, whether it was back pain, neck pain, migraines, or conditions like vertigo.
If you find yourself being held back by your chronic pain or debilitating conditions, it may be time to visit a chiropractor in Athens, GA. We’re here to help, and we’ll be able to tell if your pain is associated with a misalignment after your first x-ray, so there’s hardly any waiting around for results or treatment plans. We often work with patients that have sought numerous other treatments or procedures to deal with their pain, but they never address the root issue, so the pain returns or their symptoms come back after a time. Our chiropractor works to realign the upper cervical spine, thus allowing proper communication between the nervous system, and improving the functioning of the brain stem. These systems of the body must be in alignment for proper functioning and daily health and wellbeing, so our job is to restore functioning, improve alignment, and help our patients live healthier, more full lives.
What is upper cervical chiropractic?
Upper cervical chiropractic is a specialty within the field of chiropractic medicine that focuses on the top two bones of the spine, called the axis and atlas vertebrae. This is the upper cervical area of the neck. This area is so important, because it keeps your head level, and it contains the brain stem, which is home to thousands upon thousands of nerves. Upper cervical chiropractors study for an additional two to three years after their traditional chiropractic education, to specialize in this highly sensitive area of the body.
We often call the brainstem the Houston control center because of the huge effect it has on the rest of the health of the body. Upper cervical chiropractic care specializes in improving the structural balance of the upper cervical spine and improving the brainstem health, so the rest of the body can go back to working as it was intended to. Working to improve structural misalignment within the spine is the core of every treatment we do here at Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic. We use a corrective approach to chiropractic medicine, one that relies on exclusively improving structural misalignments.
Many symptoms that our patients deal with are actually considered secondary conditions, because the root cause often stems from an upper cervical misalignment, which is our primary concern. As the integrity of the spine is improved upon, not only will the patient see a reduction in the symtoms that they originally came to us for, but they also begin to experience the range of benefits that comes from healing your body’s structural alignment.
As we provide adjustments, we’ll continue to monitor your spinal condition with the use of x-rays, so we can pinpoint exactly how the adjustments are going, and see the improvements as we go. Patients who see an upper cervical chiropractor generally don’t need to come into the office as often as traditional chiropractic treatment, and because of how gentle our adjustment process is, it’s safe enough for children, older individuals, and more sensitive patients.
No one should live a life in pain. At Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic we strive to provide our patients with the highest level of health care possible, so we can get them out of doctor’s offices and back into healthy and fulfilled living. Treating our patient’s primary condition; structural misalignment of the spine, has led to a reduction, and often a complete elimination of numerous symptoms and conditions, all due to improved spinal health. We’ve seen the difference upper cervical care can make in someone’s life, and we’d love to offer you that same experience.