Specific Chiropractic

What is Specific Chiropractic?

Specific Chiropractic (a.k.a. Upper Cervical Care) is a safe, precise form of chiropractic which focuses on the health and function of the brain stem. The brain stem connects your brain to the rest of your body allowing normal, healthy messages to be communicated–it is literally your lifeline. Irritation or interference to the brain stem can disrupt this communication and cause you to develop sickness and pain.

As an Upper Cervical Doctor, Drs. Anderson uses precision equipment and specific adjustments to restore proper brain stem function and reestablish communication between the brain and body. When communication is restored, you can recover from any current sickness or pain and prevent future illnesses.

How does brain stem irritation or damage occur?

Because of both its critical role as your lifeline and its delicate structure, your brain stem is well protected between three bones: the skull, Atlas (C1), and Axis (C2). This area of the body is referred to as the upper cervical spine. Alignment of these bones is critical and allows the brain stem to function normally.

If one of the upper cervical vertebrae (Atlas or Axis) becomes misaligned irritation or damage to the brain stem occurs. This dangerous type of Central Nervous System condition is called a Subluxation. Communication between the brain and the rest of the body is distorted or lost and, if left uncorrected, causes your body to develop symptoms like pain, sickness, and ultimately disease. This may be why you and your family haven’t been well.



At some point in your life you may have been told to “get your head on straight.” This is what we do. We position your head back on straight so you can get back to living your life, well.

Do you suspect you might have a subluxation? Find out if Specific Chiropractic is for you and schedule a complimentary consultation today.

Have You Ever:

  • had a bad slip/fall or hit my head?
  • played in a contact sport?
  • been informed that my birth was difficult?
  • been in a car accident?
  • noticed my health is steadily declining?
  • had chronic health problems?
  • heard popping/cracking in my neck or spine?


Answering yes to any of these questions may indicate the possibility of a subluxation.

Our primary objective is to uncover and correct the specific cause of your current health condition(s). Using the following specific scientific criteria, Drs. Anderson can determine if you and your loved ones qualify for Specific Chiropractic.

Spinal Nerve Readings

Specific Chiropractors use a digital thermographic instrument that can detect brain stem irritation (subluxation). The scanner glides gently over the spine and informs the doctor of thermographic neurological information to determine if we are the appropriate office for your health concerns.

Digital X-ray Imaging

Digital x-ray imaging allows us to precisely measure which of the upper cervical vertebrae in your spine is misaligned and thereby causing brain stem dysfunction. To find out if Specific Chiropractic Care is right for you or someone you love, request a complimentary consultation today.

Detailed Spinal Exam

Dr. Theresa Anderson DC, DABCI

An experienced doctor of chiropractic with a diplomate as a chiropractic internist, I offer natural solutions to chronic health conditions by implementing a strategic and individualized treatment plan for each patient. I’ve had the privilege of helping patients heal from chronic conditions to live a happier, healthier life.

Anatomy and Physiology teacher who is passionate about health and wellness and hopes to ignite that same respect and awe of the human body into her pupils.

I’m dedicated, loyal and always seeking to improve my science and craft, learn new discoveries in my field, and embrace new challenges.

  • 2023 Diplomate American Board Chiropractic Internist (DABCI)

  • 2018 Certified Medical Examiner (CME)

  • 2000 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)

  • 1996 Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Elementary Education K-8
  • Adjunct Faculty: Anatomy & Physiology I lecture and lab (2023 – Present)
    Chattahoochee Technical College, North Metro Campus, Acworth, Ga

  • Teacher: Anatomy & Physiology On-level and Honors, High School Seniors (2017 – Present)
    Science Department Head (2023)
    Cornerstone Preparatory Academy, Acworth, Ga 30101

I enjoy any outdoor sports and activities such as hiking and

I’m also an animal lover who has a heart for stray animals.

Beginner with Norwegian language

Dr. Micheal Anderson DC, DABCI

Dr. Anderson is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic, practicing in Dallas, GA. He has received extensive post-doctorate training in Specific Upper Cervical adjusting procedures and is certified through Knee Chest Upper Cervical Specific (K.C.U.C.S.).

After 10 years of competing in the sport of powerlifting at the state and national level, reaching Collegiate first team All-American status, and competing on the US National Team at the World Championships in the Czech Republic in 1997, I suffered severe back pain and was only 24 years old. I was told I had disc problems and would need to stop competing. I found a chiropractor in Baltimore, Maryland and began care with fantastic results. As my body healed, I continued my PL career, and decided I wanted to help others receive health naturally through chiropractic care.

I was able to continue my PL career, but still had occasional pain, as well as digestive issues, stomach pain, and skin problems. While in school, I came across an amazing chiropractic procedure called Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic. After experiencing this type of care, my health went to the next level, and my symptoms completely resolved over the next 3 years. By now I was 30 years old, extremely healthy, and looking to share my Upper Cervical chiropractic health knowledge with all.

Dr. Anderson did his undergraduate studies at Towson State University in Baltimore Maryland and graduated with a degree in Marketing and Sports Management. Then he graduated in 1995 from Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri. Dr. Anderson continued his education with postgraduate work in upper cervical care getting certified from Michael Kale in 1996. He earned master certification in KCUCS Upper Cervical procedure in 2001. Since then, he has been teaching doctors around the world KCUCS Upper Cervical procedure. Dr. Anderson also has DABCI functional health training and certification.

  • Clinical Vision Research: Kessinger Clinic, 1996.

  • Clinical Respiration Research: Kessinger Clinic, 1996

  • Incidence of Symptomatic Reactions to Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care and their Effects on Satisfaction and Clinical Outcomes: Participating Field Doctor March 2008

  • Improvement in Pattern Analysis, Heart Rate Variability & Symptoms Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care 2013

  • Pulse pressure findings following upper cervical care: a practice-based observational study 2019

The goal of Anderson Integrated Health Center’s upper cervical specific chiropractic care is to remove interference to the nervous system by making a correction that allows the body to heal itself. The procedure utilized by Anderson Integrated Health Center works with the body’s innate capacity to heal itself when the nervous system is free from interference. This procedure is gentle and effective for infants to the elderly. Computerized diagnostic instrumentation is utilized to determine if a person can be helped with this procedure. Helping patients who have suffered for years with no relief is very rewarding. But probably what Dr. Anderson enjoys the most is seeing young children recover from health problems that prevents them from having to suffer for a lifetime.

Dr. Anderson resides in metro Atlanta with his wife Theresa and two children, Jeremiah and Hope. He enjoys family time, his children’s sports, coaching his son’s basketball team, racquetball, and staying active in a challenging race like the Tough Mudder. Dr. Mike met his wife at chiropractic school in Chesterfield, Missouri and Dr. Theresa went on to become an upper cervical doctor herself. She paused her career to be a full-time home-school mother, and has returned to practice alongside her husband. Dr. Mike Anderson also has strong faith in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and enjoys being a long-time member at Westridge Church in Dallas, Georgia.

In addition to staying physically active, Dr. Anderson understands the importance of excellent nutrition to achieve great health. He and his family have achieved a healthy lifestyle without the use of pharmaceuticals, including vaccines, and he has been drug-free since 1993. He thanks God for the health his family enjoys, knowing that God gave us natural ways to live a healthy life!