The brainstem is like the Houston control center of your body. When the top two bones of the neck are out of alignment, this causes interference between the brain and the body. This can cause many health issues from neck pain, back pain and headaches to fibromyalgia, vertigo, Meniere’s disease and so much more. If you have been everywhere and don’t have an answer to your problems, Upper Cervical chiropractic might be for you. If the only answer you are given is a lifetime on medication, Upper Cervical chiropractic might be for you. If you have never had an Upper Cervical evaluation, Upper Cervical chiropractic might be for you!


Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a radically different approach to chiropractic. We use a corrective approach when addressing spinal health, much the same way orthodontists do with braces on teeth. Using state-of-the-art technology, we are able to find the EXACT misalignment in your spine that is causing your health issue. There is also no twisting, cracking or jerking with an adjustment, making it the safest way possible to address your spinal health concerns.

Thank you for taking the time to check out Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic, location of  Watkinsville chiropractor Dr. Adam Cave. We aim to demystify the world of chiropractic care, to establish the difference between regular chiropractic treatment and upper cervical chiropractic medicine, and help bring pain relief to our patients, so they can live better and happier lives.  We are located in Watkinsville, GA on Mars Hill Road, minutes from Athens, GA. If you’re one of the vast majority of American adults who suffer from neck or back pain throughout their daily life, we may be able to help. 

Dr. Cave utilizes the highly researched knee-chest adjustment technique to carefully manipulate the spine into alignment. Our practice is focused on improving the alignment in the neck and spine, and by maintaining the upper cervical area, to promote the health of the nervous system. Misalignment in this region, whether caused by the pinching of a nerve or complete spinal misalignment, can cause serious damage throughout the body, and can have an effect on energy levels, sleep health, neck pain, back pain, and more. 

We like to say that the brain stem is like the Houston control center of the body, because it controls various functions throughout the body, and maintains communication with systems in the body. When it is pinched or misaligned, it can’t maintain communication, and this interference can lead to a series of health issues. The upper cervical region has a hand in some of your body’s core function, which makes it imperative to keep it healthy and in balance. 

If this sounds like you, give us a call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Cave! If you’ve never worked with an upper cervical cervical chiropractor before, it is a different approach to spinal adjustment than regular chiropractic medicine deals with. We rely heavily on x-ray technology, so we can narrow in on exactly where the misalignment is occurring, and only adjust as necessary. While back cracking and popping can feel good, it often doesn’t address the root of the problem, which is why we focus on data driven adjustments, and regular x-rays to check the improvement in the alignment of the neck and spine. 

If you have any questions about our approach to chiropractic medicine, don’t hesitate to reach out. We love working with our Athens and Watkinsville community to improve the health and wellness of our patients, and help them lead happier, healthier lives. 


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.