Why Choose Us?

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.


Upper Cervical Chiropractic – The Difference You’ve Been Looking For

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. 

What Happens When the Spine is Misaligned?

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. 

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Find Out What Upper Cervical Chiropractic Can Do For You!

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 Chiropractic Treatment For Trigeminal Neuralgia

Decreased 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 eliminate neck pain 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 that cause colds, ear infections, and more. 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.

Relieve Chronic Pain with our Proven Therapy Method

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. 

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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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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.