Meet Dr. Tammy Atkinson, DC

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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

Licensure & Certifications

  • 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
  • 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