what is UPPER CERVICAL CHIROPRACTIC?

Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic is one of the few chiropractor’s offices in Georgia that specialize in upper cervical chiropractic treatment, which focuses specifically on the base of the neck, known as the upper cervical region. This specialty involves the chiropractor adjusting the upper cervical area with spinal manipulation, using techniques like the knee chest adjustment technique to carefully ease the spine back into alignment. This non-invasive procedure gradually leads the vertebra into proper alignment, allowing the body to heal naturally, thus promoting overall health and wellbeing. 

WHAT IS THE UPPER CERVICAL CHIROPRACTIC DIFFERENCE?

Our focus at our chiropractor’s office in Athens, GA remains on leading your spine into natural alignment, which allows us to treat the root cause of symptoms such as migraines, back pain, vertigo, and more. Our goal is to correct the spinal alignment, take pressure off the nerves, and lead the body to heal the way it was intended to, without invasive procedures or harmful medications. 

We use state of the art x-rays and imaging technology to scan our patients, and evaluate the exact misalignment occurring in the spine and the impact they may be having on the body. The misalignment of the upper cervical spine is often the root cause of symptoms you may be presenting with, like chronic headaches, low energy, back pain, sciatica, and more. Dr. Cave, our resident chiropractor, brings years of experience as a highly specialized upper cervical chiropractor to the table, and takes every precaution to ensure that all adjustments he makes are specifically necessary to each patient. With upper cervical treatment, there’s no harmful cracking or jerking on the neck and spine. We utilize the knee chest upper cervical technique, which is one of the most gentle adjustment techniques, and is often recommended for children, elderly patients, and patients with sensitivity. 

Our patients regularly experience tremendous improvement and eradication of their symptoms after regular treatment at Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic, and we’re proud to improve their health, and also help them with numerous other benefits, including more energy, better sleep, improved immunity, elimination of neck and back pain, amongst other improvements. 

Dr. Cave is the premiere upper cervical chiropractor in the Watkinsville and Athens, Georgia areas, so give us a call if you’d like to set up a consultation! If you’ve tried it all and nothing has helped your symptoms, upper cervical chiropractic treatment may be right for you. We focus on holistic care, individualized patient care plans, and healing the body as a whole. 

We’re located in Watkinsville, GA, right off of 316, just minutes from Athens, GA, so come visit us soon! 

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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.

Upper cervical chiropractic is a specialty within chiropractic care that is growing in popularity because of its data driven treatment plans, and results oriented care. The benefit of being able to take x-rays and 3-D images of misaligned spines to target the exact subluxation (misalignment) occurring is unmatched, and has allowed us to get far more specific and detailed with the adjustment process. The brain and spinal cord (Central Nervous System) and it’s relationship with the upper cervical region of the spine is pivotal in the health of the rest of the body, and it is the job of an upper cervical chiropractor to restore the alignment of the atlas and axis vertebra, and thus allow proper communication between the central nervous system and the rest of the body. 

 In fact, patients who come to us with pain occurring lower in the back are often surprised to find out that their chronic issue has been caused by a misalignment in the upper spine that would seem to be completely unrelated. However, because the brain is constantly communicating with the rest of the body, if the communication is disrupted or inhibited, numerous symptoms can present themselves, such as pain in other parts of the body. We refer to the brain stem as “the Houston control center” of the body, and we call it that because of the autonomic nervous system, and the part it plays in bodily functions like heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, posture, and more. 

As you can imagine, it’s incredibly important that these systems are working as they should. By restoring balance to the spine, the nervous system can function properly, and is able to communicate and control all of the other functions of the body. As we restore alignment to the spine and the nervous system is able to work as it should, the body is better able to heal itself. We like to say we don’t treat symptoms, we treat the root issue, because when the spine is restored to proper alignment, it’s able to heal naturally, and effectively eliminate or reduce symptoms that were caused as a result of misalignment (such as pain, chronic conditions, etc). 

For corrective care that seeks to restore bodily balance, and heal chronic conditions, upper cervical chiropractic treatment is it. Unlike painkillers, or procedures aimed at reducing pain, we work to get to the core of the issue and heal the body from the inside out, rather than just dealing with the current symptoms. Simply managing the symptoms will never address the root cause, which is often what traditional methods recommend. If you’re ready to try another option, visit us at Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic today. 

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