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Covington Family Chiropractic and Wellness meets a variety of needs for patients who are pursuing a better quality of life.

by Michelle Floyd

Dr. Jamie Adams always knew she wanted to help others, but she admits her calling took her down an unexpected path. 

“Even as a little girl, I knew I wanted to do something to give people a better life,” said Adams, who originally hails from upstate New York. 

Dr. Jamie Adams with patient

After earning a chemistry degree from Georgia College, she studied chemotherapy drugs while working on her PhD at Clemson University. When Adams could no longer work in a chemistry lab after she found out she was expecting her first child, she decided to shift her focus to chiropractic studies—a field she had previously considered. 

“It’s about letting the body heal itself and letting people be the best they can be,” said Adams, who earned her doctorate of chiropractic from Life University in 2011. 

“It’s about having the best quality of life possible and achieving your health and wellness goal.”

Dr. Jamie Adams

Adams started working alongside Dr. Bob Remes in October 2013. Upon his retirement a couple of years later, she opened Covington Family Chiropractic and Wellness in the space at 2125 Pace Street in Covington. So began her journey into the unknown.

“I never thought it would be like this,” Adams said. “I knew there wasn’t any or a lot [of chiropractors] seeing a lot of families, kids and pregnant mamas in the area, so I felt like there was a need for that.” 

Dr. Ansley Hardy with patient

Now, she owns the practice, along with Solid Ground Chiropractic and Wellness in Monroe. Adams works with Dr. Mercy Gonzalez, Dr. Ansley Hardy and Dr. Diones Valentin Ramirez to provide chiropractic care to patients of all ages. 

“We see people from day one of life to super seniors and anywhere in between,” said Adams, whose facility also offers massage and red-light therapies, along with a wellness shop. “We feel like everyone needs chiropractic care so they get the best quality of life. There’s no age limit.” 

In addition, Covington Family Chiropractic and Wellness offers doula services and prenatal and postpartum care, along with fertility and pediatric care. Adams is also being certified as a lactation consultant, while Gonzalez plans to offer yoga soon. 

Kara Sugg with patient
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“I really want to make it a one-stop wellness center,” said Adams, who has lived in Newton County with her husband and two children since 2016.

Adams revealed that her facility sees people with no problems who simply want to be proactive with their health but also treats children with latching problems and ear infections, expectant mothers with breech babies or normal pregnancies and adults with vertigo and TMJ. 

“I’m proactive by continuously going,” said Wendy Williams, one of the practice’s original patients who still visits every two weeks. “If I start feeling symptoms of whatever, I go to the chiropractor before my regular doctor to see if it lets my body heal naturally before going to medicines. It should be our first line of defense.”

Office manager Kara Sugg, who has worked at CFCW for more than five years, enjoys the times she gets to pray with patients.

“I love that it’s a Christian office and it’s a joyful and positive environment,” she said. “It’s not just for neck and back pain; it’s a function-based practice that helps with so many things to keep you well.” 

Patients start off with a consultation and will generally move on to get X-rays and other tests before receiving adjustments based on a specified treatment plan. 

“A lot of people may think of us as pain relief or for pain management, but it’s more about having the best quality of life possible and achieving that health and wellness goal,” Adams said. “If their health challenge is affecting their life, we want to be able to give them a solution.” 

For information on Covington Family Chiropractic and Wellness, visit or call 770-786-2818.

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