Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Georgia

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We know that the
the body is a self
healing organism

Patients suffering from a variety of conditions—including migraine, headaches, low back pain, tingling in the hands, jaw problems and facial pain (trigeminal neuralgia), fibromyalgia, and other nerve disorders—have reported improvements in their health through Upper Cervical results.

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The difference between Upper Cervical Corrective Care and traditional Chiropractic Care is Customized Corrective Care Before we have a discussion about what one of the most significant distinctions between a traditional chiropractic office and our practice is, we must first understand traditional chiropractic care. Generally the goals of traditional chiropractic are:

  • Acute “quick fix” only
  • Relax muscle spasm
  • Temporarily decrease in pain
  • Improve range of motion

These are all fantastic goals and there are many chiropractors in the area that do a good job at providing you with traditional chiropractic care. At UCCGA, our main focus & objective is the wellbeing of your brain/brainstem health, as well as neuro-structural correction. A majority of cases we serve at our practice, UCCGA, are often a referral from other chiropractors, medical doctors and specialists in the area, suffering from a significant Structural Shift at the Cranio-cervical Junction affecting the health of the spine.

These Structural shifts or structural misalignments are the underlying cause that often show themselves as “symptoms” – or what Upper Cervical Corrective Doctors refer to as Secondary Conditions. Upper Cervical Neuo-structural Chiropractic correction, that we have offered for over a ten years, focuses exclusively on the correction of the underlying cause – the Cranio-cervical Structural Shifts. UCCGA works hard to differentiate our custom chiropractic care from the other clinics in the area. 

We understand that there are many schools of thought about medicine and feel that we can achieve the best results in caring for your pain or illness by addressing the structural issues first, which may be the underlying cause of your pain. There are a host of other options in our local area that sincerely work hard to do a good job, but their focus is usually on simply treating pain. Let’s say John Doe comes into another clinic with neck pain. More often than not, the other clinic’s goal is to get him out of his pain, which is important—nothing bad about that. In contrast, at UCCGA, our focus is on discovering what is causing John’s pain and correcting the root issue. For example, take anterior head syndrome. 

It’s like an epidemic that’s taking place. The media has recently begun calling it “text neck” but we’ve labeled it anterior head syndrome for over a decade. Anterior head syndrome will cause all those secondary issues. A traditional chiropractor will treat those with low-pulse, high-frequency electronic stimulation pads, put an ice pack on you, suggest some ultrasound therapy. Their goal is to decrease the swelling so you have less pain. The traditional doctor will do a good job treating symptoms or secondary conditions. UCCGA will work hard to investigate the primary causes. That’s a major difference.

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What is UCC
What is UCC

The brain controls all messages to every cell in the body, including messages of health and healing.[...]

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The Misalignment
The Misalignment

The focus of Upper Cervical Care is the correct alignment of the two vertebrae in the spine: the atlas and the axis. [...]

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The Correction
The Correction

An adjustment is the physical correction of a misaligned joint. When a vertebra is misaligned, [...]

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Adjustment FAQ
Adjustment FAQ

That is ideally what we are trying to achieve. However, it is extremely rare that anyone needs just one [...]

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How Long
How Long

There is no simple answer to this question. However, there are three guidelines or Rules of Healing that [...]

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The Difference
The Difference

After graduating from general chiropractic college, Upper Cervical doctors continue post-graduate training in upper cervical care [...]

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Upper Cervical Neuro-Structural Shift

 - is a term applied to that condition where the top two bony segments of the spine become slightly displaced from their normal positions. As a result, nerve tracks from the brain stem (Medulla Oblongata) are impinged to various parts of the body and normal transmission of nerve energy is obstructed. Although not always painful, the “subluxation” interferes with proper function and healing of your body.

The brain stem is what we call “Houston Control”. It is a complex extension of the spinal cord, and is extremely unique. Nowhere else in the entire body is there found such a complex integration of the nerve system. The brain stem is responsible for everything that occurs in the body. Mild to moderate irritation of this area results in sickness and disease, while the slightest trauma results in instant death. Nowhere in the entire nerve system can such total and complete devastation be caused.

The art renderings below show the two segments of the spinal column at the base of the skull, with an Upper Cervical Neuro-Structural Shift at C1, or Atlas, out of place and torqued, producing pressure on the spinal cord, or brain stem resulting in malfunction of the entire body as represented by the conditions here listed, and many others.

Fortunately, through Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic, these bones of the spine, when out of position causing spinal cord pressure, can be adjusted or replaced to normal. This takes the pressure off the nerve tracks (or brain stem). Nothing is removed from the body nor is anything added to it. The spine is simply in line and the body functions, as it should in health.

Common Conditions

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Head Pain

For all the different types headaches and migraines, it's the upper part of your neck that could be causing it [...]

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Neck Pain

Neck pain and shoulder pain can be signs of a bigger health problem that affects the spinal cord in your neck [...]

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Balance Disorders

Vertigo and dizziness are often major indicators that something is truly wrong with your neck [...]

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Nerve Disorders

Because your upper neck affects your brain, it can cause major problems anywhere in your body [...]

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Facial Pain

Disorders that affect the Trigeminal Nerve are some of the most horrific conditions known to human kind [...]

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Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common conditions to affect people … but it doesn’t always come from the back [...]

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Our Locations

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Our Upper Cervical Chiropractic Clinic takes care of all pacients that are located in those areas. If you can not find your area please give us a call at (770) 614 9444 and we'll help you find a chiropractic doctor near you.
  • 36849

  • 30168

  • 30517

  • 30518

  • 30040

  • 30097

  • 30338

  • 30344

    East Point
  • 30542

    Flowery Branch
  • 30501

  • 30017

  • 30548

  • 30022

    Johns Creek
  • 31635

    Lanier Islands
  • 30044

  • 30226

  • 30071

  • 30019


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What patients think about us...

John McDowell

I’ve waited about four years to review Dr. Tedder and the gang, but it’s about time after recently moving to Orlando. I came here in 2018 or so after ...
2022.06.13 — 3 months ago

Emilia Martinas

I have been seeing Dr. Nick Tedder for 8 years. My two sons see him for 7 years. His practice has helped improve our health tremendously. Forever grateful! He is nice and ...
2022.04.23 — 4 months ago

Danielle Wiley

I have had a great experience at Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Georgia! Dr. Tedder did a great job or explaining everything before I got started and helped me understand how ...
2021.03.15 — a year ago

Ryan W

Best care and customer service! The Doctors and staff are so kind and absolutely amazing at their jobs. They truly care about your health and will go the extra mile ...
2021.03.08 — a year ago

John Bartolotta

I have been visiting Upper Cervical Chiropractic for the last 5 months and the results have been amazing. This is a more holistic approach to this science than your typical chiropractor. ...
2021.03.03 — a year ago