Dr. Charmaine A. Herman
Dr. Herman is actively publishing research in Chiropractic Journals
Dr. Herman's Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Society
Chiropractor of the Year 2016
2018 Top Chiropractors by Atlanta Magazine
2019 Upper Cervical Researcher of the Year
Dr. Charmaine A. Herman is a first generation Upper Cervical doctor. She became interested in chiropractic when a close relative experienced remarkable healing from a debilitating injury without the use of medicine. Having already obtained a BS in Biology, BA in History, and MA in History from the University of South Carolina in Columbia she was seeking the Lord's direction for her life. Dr. Herman saw the Lord's hand leading her in the direction of Chiropractic and knew it was the only road she wanted to take.
In 2009 Dr. Herman completed her Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree at Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, SC. At Sherman she began to study the Blair Upper Cervical technique after experiencing it for herself. She contnues to take Blair courses annually to develop her skills. In October 2013 Dr. Herman became a Blair Faculty Certified Instructor.
Today she teaches the Blair Condylar Misalignment and Analysis elective to chiropractic students at Life University in Marietta, Georgia, where she is an Associate Professor in the Division of Clinical Science at the College of Chiropractic. Dr. Herman is also the faculty adviser of the Blair Upper Cervical Technique Club.
Dr. Herman is also the founder of the North Georgia Black Healthcare Professionals Network (NGBHPN) which provides patients with referral to dentists, medical specialists, naturopaths and clinical psychologists in North Georgia community. It is a free service to both patients and healthcare professionals who enroll.
Additionally, Dr. Herman is a member of the Blair UC Chiropractic Society, the American Black Chiropractic Association(ABCA), the Christian Chiropractic Association (CCA), the International Chiropractic Association (ICA) and the ICA Upper Cervical Care Council. In her personal life, Dr. Herman holds the position of First Lady and Praise & Worship leader of AbundantLife International (ALife) - Atlanta in Alpharetta where her husband, Stephen E. Herman is the Pastor.
What is an Upper Cervical (UC) Doctor?
Upper Cervical (UC) doctors focus their efforts on locating, analyzing and correcting vertebral subluxations (misalignments) of the first two bones in your neck, Atlas (C1) and Axis (C2) which surround the brain stem and peripheral nerves that direct most of your body's autonomic functions like respiration, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, etc. The upper cervical spine is also called the Craniocervical Junction by medical practitioners.
There are many reasons upper cervical chiropractors started calling themselves upper cervical doctors. One major reason is that only few chiropractors (5%) actually use a specific correction protocol to re-align the head-to-neck area of the spine.
Another reason is because the name fits: upper cervical doctors will spend 99% of their time helping your head-to-neck alignment because of how important it is to your body’s expression of life, health, and longevity. Also because of how vulnerable the area is to injury. Blair UC doctors can correct vertebral subluxations in lower cervical vertebrate from C3 to C6 due to the specific analysis of these bones they perform.