Atlanta: 404.575.1300

The Atlanta Spine Center Practice

Meet Dr. Vargas | Meet Dr. Yarns | Meet Dr. Williams

If you’re researching chiropractors in Atlanta, you’ll find that the Atlanta Spine Center can provide you with a multitude of services. We are known for our work as rehabilitation specialists in the Atlanta metro area which makes us your best choice for an Atlanta pain clinic.
We specialize in the evaluation and treatment of injuries and conditions affecting the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Our team approach to patient care commonly results in quick and sustained improvements. Our goals are to decrease your pain and improve your function. The treatment plans designed in our office do not include drugs or surgery thus decreasing the possibility of any side effects.

We will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management with other members of the health care team.


LIST OF INJURIES TREATED

Spine Conditions:

  • Torticollis
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Neck pain
  • Disc herniations –low back and neck
  • Mechanical spine pain
  • Rib joint pain and dysfunction
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Cervical headache
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Facet syndrome
  • Discogenic low back pain
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Stable scoliosis
  • Sacroiliac and facet dysfunction
 Sports Injuries:

  • Shoulder (rotator cuff) tendonitis
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Strain/Sprains
  • Scar Tissue
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Work Related Injuries:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • General strains and sprains
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndromes
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

 Motor Vehicle Accidents:

  • Whiplash
  • Strains and sprains
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Post-Concussion

Other Conditions:

  • Myofascial pain syndromes
  • Dizziness/Vertigo – Cervicogenic, BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo)
  • Temporal-mandibular joint disorders
  • Headaches – tension, migraine




About Dr. Roberto A. Vargas

 

Vargas FamilyDr. Roberto A. Vargas was born in New York City and is a bilingual second generation chiropractor. Dr. Vargas graduated from John Adams High School in 1995 and was certified as a Medical Laboratory Assistant by the State of New York. He received his B.S. in biology from Bloomfield College in New Jersey. Later he moved to Marietta, GA where he graduated from Life University with his doctorate in Chiropractic. While at Life University he studied Functional Neurology through the Carrick Institute based in Cape Canaveral, FL. He has completed over 200 hrs earning credits towards his Diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology and Masters in Neuroscience.  Dr. Vargas specializes in Spinal Trauma, Repetitive Stress Injuries, Peripheral Nerve Entrapments, Functional /Neurological Diagnosis and Treatment of Whiplash, Postural Disorders and Disc Injuries.  His current passion lies in ergonomics which led to the creation of the Human Momentum Project with his business partner Dr. Vicky Yarns in 2014.   Ergonomic certifications include Ergonomics Assessment, Ergonomics – Practical Applications and Healthcare Ergonomics by The Back School in Atlanta, GA.

Nutrition was another area of interest for the doctor as he attended many postgraduate seminars in clinical nutrition. Dr. Vargas received his certification in physiotherapy in 2002, which broadened his range of treatment options for those patients looking for rehabilitation in Atlanta. His approach incorporates Thompson, Diversified, SOT, Cox-Flexion/Distraction, Nimmo, and Rehabilitative techniques. Dr. Vargas joined the Atlanta Spine Center in 2006 and is now partner in the leading neuromusculoskeletal center in Atlanta. Besides being active in patient care Dr. Vargas has expanded into injury prevention by offering consulting services to corporations in the area of ergonomics and risk management.

The Human Momentum Project (HMP) was founded in order to provide ergonomic solutions aimed at increasing employee and employer satisfaction as well as productivity while improving health and morale in modern-day workplace settings. The January 2014 issue of the ATLANTAN magazines Best of the City featured Dr. Vargas as one of Atlanta’s top health experts. Another publication featuring Dr. Vargas was Dynamic Chiropractic (July 15, 2014, Vol. 32, Issue 14) which is the leading source for chiropractic news, articles, research & information. The interview focuses on his role in a Patient Centered Medical Home and integrating chiropractic care for improved patient outcomes. He currently resides in Avondale Estates, GA with his family.


About Dr. Vicky L. Yarns

Dr. Vicky L. Yarns founded the Atlanta Spine Center (ASC) in 1996.  Since that time, she has expanded the ASC into one of the leading centers of chiropractors in Atlanta.  With over 15 years of experience and a diverse patient base ranging from infants to senior citizens, Dr. Yarns specializes in low back disorders including sciatica, headaches, work related symptoms (prolonged sitting, stress, posture), as well as infant development and pediatric care.

Dr. Yarns also has extensive experience in treating acute trauma patients ranging from automobile accidents to sports injuries. Among her hundreds of patients, she is well known for her thorough and gentle approach to musculoskeletal disorders. Each care and rehabilitation plan specifically customized to each patient’s particular needs.  Her hard work and dedication has made the Atlanta Spine Center the preferred choice for pain clinics in Atlanta.

In her spare time, Dr. Yarns plays racquetball, golf and is distance runner.  She is also an active community volunteer, particularly with non-profits and charities devoted to children and education.  Dr. Yarns lives in the Atlanta area with her husband Shane Touhy, an award winning Chef, and their dog Tigger.

Education:

  • Life Chiropractic College (Doctor of Chiropractic, 1995)
  • Florida State University (B.S., 1991)

Associations: Georgia Chiropractic Association

Special Certifications: Low Back Management, Physiological Therapeutics; former instructor of physio therapeutics, rehabilitation of the spine and trigger point therapy

 


About Dr. Kayhla Williams

Dr. Kayhla Williams is a native of Little Rock, AR. She is a 2009 graduate of Philander Smith College where she received a Bachelors of Science in Biology.  Following graduation she then attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Public Health program. Upon completing one year of this program she continued her educational pursuit at Logan University in St. Louis, Missouri where she graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2014. She has respectively interned at the Veterans Hospital in St. Louis, West End Chiropractic, and St. Louis Acupuncture Clinic. In 2016, Dr. Williams earned her Master of Science Degree in Nutrition.

Prior to joining Atlanta Spine Center, Dr. Williams started practice in her hometown where she was voted the 2015 Little Rock Winner for Fans’ Choice Awards in Chiropractic Care. Dr. Williams understands that everyone’s situation is different and as a health care provider, she is dedicated to helping patients achieve their individual health goals. She is experienced in conservative pain management, injury care, nutritional therapy and natural approaches to health care. The health of the community she serves is truly her passion.

Dr. Williams is Nationally Board Certified and currently holds a Chiropractic license in both Arkansas and Georgia. She is a member of the American Black Chiropractic Association and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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