Dr. Tammy Atkinson provides chiropractic care in Cary

Dr. Tammy Atkinson

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Atkinson is the clinical director of the Chiropractic Pain & Injury Center. Dr. Atkinson has extensive experience in caring for spinal related issues, which range from trauma related cases as a result of accidents and sports injuries to disc injuries cases. This accompanied with her comprehensive post-doctoral education allows her to treat both the simple and complicated cases. She firmly believes that educating a patient about their condition is paramount to the patient’s recovery, and she educates her patients on posture, biomechanics, and injury prevention.

Dr. Atkinson is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and has been in practice for over 15 years. She has attained postdoctoral education in MRI spine interpretation, electrodiagnostic interpretation, triaging the injured, caring for the trauma patient, head trauma and brain injury, impairment rating and accident reconstruction. She is a Certified Medical Examiner, credentialed in MRI Spine Interpretation and Spinal Biomechanical Engineering. She also is a Certified Functional Medicine doctor, and is certified in the Graston Technique®, Posture Analysis, and as a Golf Injury Doctor.


  • Palmer College of Chiropractic West
    - Doctor Of Chiropractic
  • Methodist College
    - Bachelors Degree
  • East Carolina University
    - Masters Degree


  • North American Association of Laser Therapy
  • North Carolina Chiropractic Association
  • American Chiropractic Association
  • Palmer Alumni Association


  • Licensed by the North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Certified Medical Examiner, FMCSA
  • Hospital Based Spine Care Qualified, Academy of Chiropractic Postdoctoral Division
  • Active Trauma Team Member, Academy of Chiropractic Postdoctoral Division
  • Primary Spine Care Qualified, Academy of Chiropractic Postdoctoral Division
  • Evaluation & Management Qualified, Academy of Chiropractic Postdoctoral Division
  • Certified Functional Medical Doctor, FirstLine Therapy
  • Certified Golf Injury Doctor
  • Certified Graston Technique® Provider


  • 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
Come into Chiropractic Pain & Injury Center for your chiropractic consultation to learn how we can help improve your condition.