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.
Our goal is to achieve optimum alignment of the top two bones of the spine, called the C1 and C2 vertebrae. When the upper cervical spine is in optimal alignment, the brain stem can effectively communicate with the rest of the body, leading to healing, and your body being able to function the way it was intended to. Over the years of your adult life, these bones may be knocked out of place, or can slowly shift out of alignment over years of wear and tear. When the upper cervical spine is misaligned, this can lead to back pain, neck pain, Sciatica, and other chronic conditions. Even if you’re not in pain, the misalignment can be causing other issues, by interrupting the natural healing and communication processes of the brain.
Because the brain stem houses such an integral part of the body's functioning, any minor subluxation (or misalignment) can trigger a host of issues, and can impede the proper functioning of the body. Our goal is to gently adjust the spine, reintroduce natural alignment into the upper cervical spine, and restore proper communication between the brain, the nervous system, and the rest of the body. Addressing these core issues can improve common symptoms we see like arthritis, migraines, headaches, poor immunity, neck pain, and more.
Because of how gentle our adjustment techniques are, even the most sensitive patients are able to receive regular adjustments at Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic. Unlike traditional chiropractic treatment, our methods don't involve any jerking or unnecessary cracking. While those methods may feel good at the time, most of the benefit is placebo effect. With upper cervical treatment, many of our patients gradually need to come into the office less and less, while receiving the same benefits as they did at the beginning of their treatment. As we restore the natural alignment of the spine, the body will be able to communicate effectively and heal naturally, which is always our goal.
If you’re located in the greater Athens, GA area, we invite you to schedule an appointment with our Watkinsville chiropractor’s office, to see if we can get you the results you’re looking for.
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