Committed to Excellence
At Atlas Spine & Wellness Care, we believe in a world where health is a daily practice rather than a pursuit and where individuals are empowered to discover their natural healing potential.
Our practice aims to provide health and wellness services in tune with the body’s natural healing power in a space conducive to healing and peace.
We want our patients to understand that health is a lifelong journey; it’s not something that’s accomplished with a pill or surgery or a single chiropractic adjustment. Our goal is to build long-term relationships and offer long-term solutions.
Our Work Is Heavily Shaped by Our Core Values
Dr. Felix and Dr. Erica both attended Palmer College of Chiropractic and now specialize in orthogonal chiropractic care. Dr. Felix is completing his certification in upper cervical work through the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. They visited the Low Country in 2018 and loved the area and its proximity to the healing powers of the ocean. They opened our practice in 2021.
Since meeting in chiropractic college, Dr. Felix and Dr. Erica long considered opening a practice together. They are thrilled to have made this dream a reality, and love being a trusted part of the community.
Upper cervical adjustments utilize a specialized set of X-rays that allow us to precisely target very gentle adjustments to the very top vertebra of the spine. People are surprised that such a light touch can make such a big change in their health and function. We take post-adjustment X-rays so you can see objectively that your alignment has been corrected.
“One of our recent success stories involved a woman with Chiari malformation who came to us with numbness and tingling, pain in her neck, migraines and a burning sensation in her hands and feet. After two adjustments, her symptoms had resolved.”
Our gentle, specific method of care has helped many patients with a variety of conditions, including:
Meet Your Doctors
Life-Changing Results, Focused on Science
Dr. Felix Periard
Dr. Felix grew up in Montreal and, every winter, had terrible sinus congestion and headaches that would last half the year. During elementary school, his mother took him to a chiropractor as a last resort when nothing else had helped him. Within a few visits, his sinuses were draining and his headaches were gone. He loved the effects of chiropractic and continued receiving regular care.
While in high school, he had a terrible head-on collision with a tree while skiing. He developed piercing headaches. With chiropractic care, the headaches cleared up in a couple of months. As long as his spine is aligned, he doesn’t have headaches. If his spine becomes misaligned, his headaches come back.
These experiences in his youth made him want to help other people in the same way and he knew that he would become a chiropractor.
Dr. Felix attended Palmer College of Chiropractic and graduated in 2017. He has continued his education in Upper Cervical work and is completing his National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association certification process. He met Dr. Erica while at Palmer and they opened Atlas Spine & Wellness Care together in 2022.
The best part of being a chiropractor for Dr. Felix is educating and empowering patients to trust their body’s innate healing capacity.
Dr. Felix wants patients to understand that chiropractic care does not treat symptoms or diseases—rather, it’s a method of restoring balance and function, so natural healing can take place.
With gentle upper cervical adjustments, we restore alignment to the spine, which in turn allows the nervous system to function as it should. When the nervous system is free of interference, your body can heal itself the way it was designed to do.
Away From the Office
When he’s not at work, Dr. Felix loves spending time outdoors. He enjoys hiking, kayaking, exploring nature and traveling. Some would call him a foodie and appreciates all the restaurants Charleston has to offer.
Dr. Erica Oram
Dr. Erica didn’t have personal experience with chiropractic care growing up. In fact, she thought the same thing that many people think—that chiropractic was just something that helped with back pain. But later her brother attended chiropractic college, and as they sat together one day, he started explaining the philosophy and science of chiropractic to Dr. Erica. She was intrigued by the connection between spinal alignment and nervous system function, and she enrolled in chiropractic college the next day.
She attended Palmer College of Chiropractic, where she met Dr. Felix. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2020 and she and Dr. Felix opened Atlas Spine & Wellness Care in 2022.
Focused on a Gentle Approach
Because there is no popping, cracking or twisting of the spine, the adjustments Dr. Erica provides are appropriate for patients of every age and physical condition. She strives to educate patients that, when we restore alignment to the spine, the nervous system can function at its highest potential—which means your body’s innate healing intelligence can take over to create true health and wellness.
Dr. Erica specializes in atlas orthogonal adjustments, which are safe and extremely gentle.
Creating a Healing Environment
Currently, Dr. Erica sees existing patients, but her focus for now is on managing our office and ensuring that our space is relaxed, calming and conducive to healing. Patients describe Dr. Erica as a ray of sunshine, and she’s passionate about taking care of the little details that help our patients achieve their goals. We want your experience here to exceed your expectations!
In Her Spare Time
When she’s not at work, Dr. Erica is often training for a 5k or half marathon. She loves animals and dog sits for the joy of it. She also enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants around the low country.