About Us

Pic_4.jpgDr. Tammy Atkinson, Chiropractor

Dr. Atkinson received her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic West in 2002. Palmer College of Chiropractic sets the standard for excellence in graduating doctors who are skilled in diagnosis, case management, treatment, and knowledge to understand when referral to a medical doctor may be necessary. Dr. Atkinson focuses her practice primarily on the conservative treatment of neck pain, back pain and other musculoskeletal problems using evidence-based, time-honored chiropractic treatments, physical medicine, and manual techniques.

As a highly skilled Chiropractic Physician, Dr. Atkinson has been trained in a wide variety of advanced treatment techniques. These advanced techniques have included specialized training in Gonstead, Activator, SOT, Flexion Distraction, Trigger Point Therapy, Active Release, and Extremity Adjusting. Dr. Atkinson combines advanced chiropractic treatments with physical therapy modalities, individualized nutritional counseling, and personalized stretching and exercise programs in order to maximize the successful treatment of her various patients.

Dr. Atkinson firmly believes that in order to provide the most successful treatment to her patients, the Chiropractic Physician must not only address the spinal imbalance, but also attend to the muscle and structural imbalances that may have contributed to the spinal malfunction initially. In order to round-out the successful resolution of a patient's physical difficulty, Dr. Atkinson believes that both the underlying spinal malfunctions, and also the overlying muscle imbalances, must be resolved equally. This effort must also be combined with appropriate nutrition, lifestyle, and postural changes. Only then, can a patient truly be returned to the path of recovery, and regain total freedom of movement and health from a particular disorder. Dr. Atkinson invites you to explore the new world of health and balance that is possible for you, through competent and appropriate Chiropractic care.


Palmer College of Chiropractic West - Doctor Of Chiropractic

Methodist College - Bachelors Degree

East Carolina University - Masters Degree


Licensed by the North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners 

Trauma Team Qualified, Cleveland University, Kansas City Recognized

Evaluation & Management Qualified, Cleveland University, Kansas City Recognized

Certified Golf Injury Doctor


MRI Spine Interpretation Credential

Credentialed in Spinal Biomechanical Engineering

MRI Physics

MRI Disc and Spinal Pathology

MRI Advanced Pathology, Bone and Tumors

Lumbar MRI, Bulge, Central Canal Stenosis and Degeneration

Lumbar MRI Herniation, Cauda Equina and Root Involvement

Cervical MRI, Bulge, Central Canal Stenosis and Degeneration

Cervical MRI Herniation, Spinal Cord and Root Involvement 

Clinical Correlation of History, Physical Findings and MRI Images

Spinal Trauma Pathology: Clinical Grand Rounds

Spinal Trauma Pathology: Documents – Research Reviews

Biomechanics of Traumatic Disc Bulge and Age Dating Herniated Disc Pathology

Spinal Trauma Pathology, Ligament Anatomy and Injury Research and Spinal Kinematics

Spinal Trauma Pathology, Triage and Connective Tissue Injuries and Wound Repair

Accident Reconstruction: Research, Causality and Bodily Injury

Accident Reconstruction: Causality, Bodily Injury, Crumple Zones, Force & Critical Documentation

Accident Reconstruction: Skid Marks, Time, Distance, Velocity & Speed Formulas

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion

Neurodiagnostics, Imaging Protocols and Pathology of the Trauma Patient

Impairment Rating, The understanding and utilization of the protocols and parameters of the AMA Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 6th Edition

MRI, Bone Scan and X-Ray Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient

Stroke Anatomy and Physiology

Clinical Evaluation and Protocols for Identifying Stroke Risk

Clinical Posture Practice: Rehab of Motion & Balance

Clinical Posture Practice: Motion Patterns

Clinical Posture Practice Compensation & Stabilization

Clinical Posture Practice: Adaptation & Core Retraining

Clinical Posture Practice: Strong Posture & Wellness

Advanced training in the Graston Technique®

Spine Research Institute of San Diego Advanced training in the treatment of whiplash and auto related injuries


North American Association of Laser Therapy 

North Carolina Chiropractic Association 

American Chiropractic Association 

Palmer Alumni Association 

Our Location

Office Hours

Chiropractic Wellness Center of Cary


9:30 am-6:00 pm


9:30 am-7:00 pm




9:30 am-7:00 pm


9:00 am-1:00 pm