Meet The Doctor


Meet Dr. Cave

Dr. Adam Cave grew up in rural, central Illinois. Growing up in a family of nurses, he knew he wanted to be in the healthcare field. As a child, he suffered from severe migraines. Not knowing anything about chiropractic, he could only find relief by laying down in a dark room. After seeing a chiropractor following a car wreck, he realized that his migraines no longer affected him. This is when he knew that chiropractic was the path he wanted to follow.

Upper Cervical Specialist in Georgia

During chiropractic school, some of his biggest mentors specialized in Upper Cervical Chiropractic. After hearing them tell stories of patients suffering from migraines and seizures, fibromyalgia and vertigo and so much more, he knew that he wanted to pursue Upper Cervical as a specialty. After specializing in Upper Cervical, he moved to Georgia and learned at one of the biggest and best Upper Cervical clinics in the world. During his time at his former office, he met his beautiful wife Ashley, and they have two girls, Sydney and Caroline.

3651 Mars Hill Rd #3200

30677 Watkinsville




Monday09:00 – 12:0015:00 – 18:00
Wednesday09:00 – 12:0015:00 – 18:00
Thursday09:00 – 12:0015:00 – 18:00

Get to know Dr. Cave and his processes.

Dr. Cave’s level of experience and expertise in upper cervical chiropractic care has helped patients throughout the Watkinsville and Athens areas to minimize their low back pain, neck pain, and improve their quality of life dramatically. Living with back pain can be extremely demoralizing, and if regular chiropractic therapies haven’t helped in the past, then upper cervical techniques may be a treatment method that can help.

Dr. Cave’s techniques for manipulation of the spine and upper cervical neck area are detailed and precise, so the movements themselves are quite small, and the adjustments are only made when necessary.

We always use x-rays on our patients to get accurate imagery of the neck and spine, which allows the chiropractor to correct and treat as needed, without any jerking, popping, or unneeded adjustments. With regular treatment, many patients have seen true improvements in their health and wellness. When there is interference with the nervous system, which happens due to spinal misalignment, various aspects of the body will be affected, like your immune system, sleep quality, joint mobility, and more.

Our goal for chiropractic medicine in Athens GA is to diagnose any misalignment in the spine that may be causing neck or back pain, and use x-rays to see exactly where the misalignment is occurring, and manipulate the spine gently and effectively using the knee, chest upper cervical technique.

If you’ve been suffering with lower back pain, or neck issues, and various medicines, physicians, or chiropractors haven’t been able to help, we would love to schedule a consultation and see if we can help. Our office is located in Watkinsville, and we love working with our patients to improve their lives and achieve their health goals. We strive for excellence in our chiropractic treatment, our patient experience, and our quality of care.

Dr. Cave would love to meet with you and see if upper cervical chiropractic adjustment could be right for you. He will develop a customized treatment plan based on the x-rays taken at each visit, so the improvement is evident and the adjustments are based on clear imagery and researched techniques.

Call Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic today!


Joni Duncan, Office Manager

Joni was born, raised, and still living in Oconee County, Ga. She has 2 amazing children and she loves to spend time with ALL her family, and luckily, they all live very close. Before coming to work for Dr. Cave, Joni was a dental assistant for almost 5 years. She enjoyed every minute of helping the Dentist she worked for help others smile again! When Dr. Cave offered her the wonderful opportunity to become office manager of his practice, she was so excited and couldn’t say yes fast enough! Joni has always been intrigued by Chiropractic care because she has seen and heard how it can give people their life back in many ways. The very first thing she learned was her own posture needed a lot of work and that’s what contributed to her own back pain. After working here over a year, Joni has learned so much about the body and the way chiropractic care allows the body to naturally heal. She has also witnessed countless patients have phenomenal results that has given them their life back! Seeing patients leave with a smile on their face is one of the many reasons Joni loves coming to work everyday.

The Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic Difference

Do you have back pain or neck pain? Have you seen every doctor out there, and taken every prescription offered? Maybe you’ve been told that surgery is the only other option for your pain. At Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic, we hear this all the time. Our patients come from all over to receive upper cervical chiropractic care, which is a radically different approach to health and wellness than traditional chiropractic medicine. Come see the upper cervical difference and visit our Watkinsville chiropractor office today.

Traditional chiropractic treatment involves popping, jerking, and cracking to adjust the spine, but it actually is more placebo than anything else. While the cracking may feel good at the time, traditional chiropractors don’t use x-rays to determine where the misalignment is occurring, so the adjustments they provide may not address the actual issue. Our Athens GA based chiropractor uses x-ray imaging technology at every visit, so the scan can provide insight into where the misalignment may be, and what areas specifically need attention. For adjustments, Dr. Cave uses the knee chest technique, which remains one of the most widely researched chiropractic treatment techniques today.

Living in pain is a burden, and can make regular life miserable. At our Watkinsville office, we are dedicated to getting you well, and helping your body heal so you can move forward without pain from daily tasks. Upper cervical chiropractic care takes a precise and detailed approach to treatment, manipulating the top two vertebrae of the neck to provide alignment to the rest of the spine. Proper alignment in this upper cervical region of the neck allows for proper communication between the nervous system and the rest of the body, which ensures that the nerves are working as they should, and are not causing pain. Our adjustment technique is gentle and precise, which makes it ideal for sensitive patients, and patients suffering with a lot of pain.

We use the most detailed imaging technology to take clear x-rays of our patients’ spines, which allow us to see exactly where subluxations, also known as misalignments, are specifically occurring. There’s no guessing game with upper cervical chiropractic treatment, which is incredibly important when working with such an important part of the body. We are dedicated to our patients’ health and wellbeing, and look forward to continuing to aid patients in their healing journeys for years to come.


Our Mission

Our focus at Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic is to help you attain your health goals. To do this, we focus on corrective chiropractic care utilizing the Knee Chest Upper Cervical Technique. This is the same technique that chiropractic pioneer Dr BJ Palmer developed and studied extensively. It remains one of the most researched chiropractic techniques.

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At our office, we take a different approach to pain relief. If you’ve been struggling with chronic pain, and you’ve tried everything from medication to surgery, we encourage you to come see us. We specialize in upper cervical chiropractic, which is a gentle and natural treatment for pain.

The goal of upper cervical chiropractic is to align the bones in the upper neck, which helps to take pressure off of the nerves. This can lead to pain relief throughout the body. If you’re tired of living in pain, we encourage you to come see us and find out if upper cervical chiropractic can help.