Ackerman Chiropractic Center

Atlanta area practice for more than 25 years

  • Say Goodbye to Back Pain!
    With Ackerman Chiropractic Services
  • Natural Health Solutions!
    Stress reduction, stop smoking, CBD Oil, HydroTherapy Massage
  • Gonstead Technique!
    Discover the Gonstead Chiropractic Advantage

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Welcome

Practicing chiropractic care for more than 25 years in the Atlanta area, we promise to meet and exceed your health expectations, and enlighten you with information that has the potential to improve your health and quality of life! Our chiropractic practice is conveniently located in the Norcross, Dunwoody, and Peachtree Corners area of Atlanta, GA. on Winters Chapel Road. We look forward to meeting you, and creating an individualized plan to help you reach your health goals through natural chiropractic care.



Office Hours

Mon: 9am-1pm and 3pm-6:30pm
Tues: 9am to 1pm
Wed: 9am-1pm and 3pm-6:30pm
Thur: Closed
Fri:    9am-1pm and 3pm-6:30pm
Sat:   8:30am to 10:30am
Sun:  Closed

F.A.Q.

Get all the answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about chiropractic care.

Testimonials

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For Skeptics Only

Information for people that are skeptical of chiropractic care and the benefits it has on the body.

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Natural Wellness Services

Information on services offered at Ackeman Chiropractic Center

Chiropractic

The Gonstead method of chiropractic care.

Dry Hydrotherapy

HydroMassage form of massage therapy.

Aetrex Foot Care

Find out exactly what stress is on your feet.

Spectrum Hemp

High Quality CBD Oil Products

BioVeda 3000

Health and Wellness Center network Member.

Stop Smoking

One week to quit smoking permanently!

Pediatric Chiro

Health and wellness for all ages!

About Dr. Ackerman

Gonstead Chiropractor

Dr. Scott Ackerman

Dr. Ackerman grew up in New York then moved to Florida at age 13. He attended the University of Florida for his Undergraduate Degree and received a B.S. in Business and Marketing in 1986. After realizing chiropractic was his true goal, Scott went to Life Chiropractic College, graduating in 1990 with a D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic).

Dr. Ackerman has 4 wonderful children: Aaron, Sam, Todd and Lindsay. He has lived happily in Alpharetta for the last 25 plus years. Scott's vices are tennis and golf, which are aided by weekly adjustments.

Why did Scott choose chiropractic?

Dr. Ackerman played a lot of tennis in college and his back was always sore. He procrastinated for a while but finally couldn't take it anymore! Dr. Ackerman went to a chiropractor and never had a problem again!!!

"I got into chiropractic because I like helping people and I liked the hands on approach to healing. I was amazed that everything is controlled by your brain and spinal cord and that the body is a self healing organism."

-Dr. Ackerman

Would you like to know why the first adjustment was given?

The first adjustment was made in 1895 on a janitor named Harvey Lillard. Harvey was deaf. A man named D. D. Palmer noticed a bump on his back. When he pushed the bump away, his hearing was restored! That is how chiropractic was started, not with lower back pain or headaches, but with a deaf man who had a lump on his back.

This is a prime example of how interconnected our bodies really are, and how chiropractic can play a large role in your wellness!

Dr. Ackerman is a member of the Georgia Chiropractic Council as well as the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society and Proudly uses the Gonstead Technique!!!












New Patient Information

Instructions and Paperwork

One file containing all the paperwork

As a new patient with Ackerman Chiropractic Center you will be required to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Ackerman to review your past medical history; this time will also allow him to evaluate your condition in detail and work with you on a one on one basis to come up with the best treatment plan for your condition. Please plan up to 45 minutes for your first initial appointment.

Normally we ask that you arrive 20 minutes early for your appointment to complete necessary paperwork prior to your visit. These forms can be printed on our website ahead of time, they are located below for you to print . We accept several insurances or we offer an affordable time of service discount. If you have your forms completed and ready prior to your appointment simply arrive 10 minutes early.

To print these forms please download and fill out the forms. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email our office: 770.399.1800

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Common Questions

General questions

Our bodies are programmed to be healthy! Chiropractic care helps restore optimum function. Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. The brain, spinal cord and all the nerves of the body control these important functions. The skull protects the delicate tissues of the brain. The moving bones of the spinal column protect the vulnerable communication pathways of the spinal cord and nerve roots.

If the nervous system is impaired, it can cause malfunction of the tissues and organs throughout the body. Doctors call this the "Vertebral Subluxation Complex," which, when broken down is defined as "Vertebrae" -- the individual bones of the spine, "Subluxation" -- less than a total dislocation and "Complex"-- consisting of more than one part. A chiropractic doctor's job is to locate and correct the subluxation complex and educate the patient on how to maintain the correction.

For Skeptics Only

Answers to Common Questions

General questions

While chiropractic is unique and different, it certainly isn't something that you have to "believe in". Chiropractic, like gravity, works whether you believe in it or not. Instead, chiropractic produces results because it acknowledges scientifically confirmed facts:

The nervous system controls everything in your body. Nerve impulses flow from the brain, down the spinal cord where nerves branch off to every organ and tissue. Impulses sent back to the brain confirm that the body is functioning normally.

The bones of the spine can mis-align and interfere with this exchange of communication by irritating the corresponding nerves. Dysfunction and ill health will result from a compromised nervous system. Chiropractic care removes the interference and helps restore the integrity of the nervous system thereby promoting health and healing.

Chiropractic Care

Creating healthier families without drugs or surgery!

Gonstead Chiropractic
The Gonstead Technique

The Gonstead Technique is a system of chiropractic used to analyze and care for the spine, in a gentle, effective, and specific way.

In dealing with the vertebral subluxation complex, it is important to the Gonstead Chiropractor to thoroughly examine the spine before adjusting it.

In order to give a specific adjustment, the Gonstead Chiropractor first needs to find the specific locations of the subluxations.

Complete Analysis:

The Gonstead Chiropractor uses the following thorough methods of analysis:
Case History If your car breaks down you explain to a car mechanic what problems you are having with your car. The mechanic also asks you what type of fuel you’re putting in your car.

Likewise, your doctor wants to know what kind of problems or discomfort you have been experiencing and how you are fueling you body. Automobile accidents, falls, other traumas or injuries are important information in evaluating your spine and overall health.

X-ray Analysis To further understand the condition of your spine, it is also important to view the structure of your spine through the use of x-ray examination. Your doctor looks for signs of pathology (disease) and fracture; evaluates posture, the joints of the spine, the condition of the discs, subluxations and other conditions of the spine. Your doctor also uses x-rays to visualize what position the subluxated vertebrae are stuck in so that he or she can adjust the spine gently, specifically and effectively as possible.

Instrumentation The Gonstead Chiropractor uses an instrument (a Nervoscope or Temposcope) on your back. This dual probe instrument measures heat. Abnormal heat distribution is a sign that there may be nerve dysfunction and joint swelling in the spine. It helps the doctor find the subluxations. The instrument glides down the length of your spine and feels like two fingers gliding down either side of your spinal column.

Static Palpation: Muscles may become tight or tender, and the spinal joint may also become damaged and develop edema or swelling from the subluxation or subluxations. The Gonstead Chiropractor uses static palpation to locate these trigger points in the muscles or find the edema and swelling surrounding the joints. This simply means that your doctor runs his or her fingers over (or palpates) your spine in a static (or stationary) position. The doctor is looking for edema, swelling and tender or tight muscle fibers.

Motion Palpation different than static palpation, in that the Gonstead Chiropractor palpates your spine while moving it into different angles. The doctor determines how each segment of your spine moves. Lack of movement is one of the signs of a subluxation.

A Gonstead Adjustment is Specific

After a complete evaluation using these methods of analysis, the Gonstead Chiropractor is ready to provide a specific, accurate and precise adjustment. The areas of subluxation have been determined so there is a focus on adjusting only the problem areas.

The Gonstead Chiropractor approaches the spine biomechanically--which means that they relate the structure of the spine to how they will adjust it. Gonstead doctors take great care in making sure you are in a mechanically correct position for the adjustment. Accurate positioning and precision thrusting insure that the correction is as specific and accurate as possible.

To help illustrate the necessity of correct positioning, think of how a pottery sculptor carefully positions the clay on the pottery wheel before shaping or reshaping the clay. If the clay is not in the center of the pottery wheel it will become off-balance and lose its shape. Likewise, your Gonstead Chiropractor is "reshaping" the position of the vertebrae in your spine.

In summary, The Gonstead Chiropractor uses the following methods of analysis to evaluate your spine for subluxations: case history, X-ray examination, visualization, instrumentation, static palpation, motion palpation. By using these methods of assessment, giving careful consideration to positioning, and relying on his or her expert training, your doctor can give you a specific adjustment to restore function to your spine and nervous system.

  • Find the subluxation
  • Accept it where you find it
  • Correct it
  • Leave it alone.

This was the philosophy of Dr. C. S. Gonstead who pioneered the Gonstead System and became known as the chiropractor's chiropractor.


BioVeda BAX 3000

Health and Wellness Center network Member

Dr. Scott Ackerman, owner of Ackerman Chiropractic Center in Doraville, GA. is a participating member in the BioVeda Health and Wellness Center network of alternative and holistic healthcare clinics. BioVeda Health and Wellness Centers feature the BAX Aura PTL II by BioVeda Technologies, which offers the only patented, FDA cleared and fully automated biofeedback based system for substance specific neurological stress reduction therapy, also referred to as NSRTSM.

NSRT is achieved using a proprietary LASERSM or Light And Sound Energy Relaxation technique.

Why is this revolutionary? Because, neurological stress is the cause or exacerbating factor in more than 80% of all human illness according to the AMA or American Medical Association. Reducing stress generally is the most effective way of obtaining the highest degree of health and wellness. While most people think of stress as being psychological, there is a very strong physiological component that exerts stress on each and every one of us.

Everyday our bodies are bombarded by environmental substances that we eat, touch or inhale. Each person reacts differently to these substances, which might include milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, pollen, dust and animal dander just to name a few. In the vast majority of people, these substances are completely harmless and may even be part of a balanced diet. For others however, contact with these substances triggers a nervous system stress response that leads to sneezing, itching, skin irritations, indigestion, lethargy, headache pain, irritability and restlessness which are all methods your body uses to expel what it believes is a toxin. When these common symptoms become chronic, we label them as Allergies, Asthma, Migraines, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Eczema, Rosacea, and even childhood neurological disorders such as ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism.

BioVeda Health and Wellness Centers have trained professionals that for the first time can assess up to 100,000 substances in mere minutes helping to determine which specific substances cause your stress. Once we identify these substances, our clinics can provide neurological stress reduction therapy positively conditioning your body to respond normally or neutrally during real world exposure. That means the reduction or elimination of symptoms and a dramatic improvement in your overall health and wellness.

BioVeda BAX 3000
Health and Wellness Center Network Member

Dry Hydrotherapy

HydroMassage - massage therapy

HydroMassage - massage therapy

Massage therapy has been used for hundreds of years to provide relaxation and to promote the healing process. HydroMassage is an alternative form of massage therapy that temporarily helps to*:

  • Provides temporary relief of minor aches and pains
  • Helps reduce levels of stress and anxiety
  • Relaxation provides a feeling of well-being
  • Temporarily increases circulation where massaged
  • Helps relieve muscle soreness, stiffness, and tension

*HydroMassage systems do not heal or cure any conditions. Any benefits of HydroMassage systems are temporary and apply only to the areas of the body receiving massage.

Quotes:

"I recommend HydroMassage for patients who need to relax and reduce pain, particularly if they have muscle spasms or tightness."

- Julia Wray, DC

"My patients with lower and mid-back pain, especially golfers, see relief from the acute pain and spasms almost immediately; it definitely reduces their pain levels."

-Charles Fontana, DC

"I totaled my car in a head-on collision. I was glad to be alive, but I had constant pain in my neck and back. I became a patient in my own clinic, and I used AquaMED [HydroMassage] to reduce my pain levels and it helped me get through the rest of my treatment with much less discomfort. I would actually give myself a double AquaMED [HydroMassage]treatment because I liked it so much."

- Richard Schimitt, DC

Stop Smoking

One week to quit smoking permanently!

Our stop smoking program is finally here. One week to quit smoking!!

This program has been clinically tested for over 15 years. It is safe for all including those with heart condtions.

Totally simple and backed with a guarantee. The Stop Smoking program is now available through our office.

The program includes our proprietary computerized neurological laser therapy and a simple herbal supplement. The laser therapy will detoxify the body to nicotine and the 4000 chemicals associated with cigarettes. The supplement will remove all the withdrawals and cravings from cigarettes.

Three days of laser therapy with one week of supplements is all you will need to be free from cigarettes.

The cost is $350.00 for the laser therapy and the supplement. That is less than 2 months worth of cigarettes if you smoke a pack a day at current prices.

This Program is open to all, not just our current patients.

Call us now to Stop Smoking - 770.399.1800

Stop Smoking
One week to quit smoking permanently!

Aetrex Foot Care

Find out exactly what stress is on your feet

Find out what stress is on your feet

Ackerman Chiro just got an extremely High Tech foot scanner in the office!!! The scanner is from Aetrex and the machine tells you exactlywhat size foot you are, what type of arch you have and where various stress areas are on your feet.

This is an amazing machine and a great add to my overall treatment and management of my patients health. If your feet are in perfect alignment, then that transcends up to your knees, hips, lowerback , upperback and neck areas for better stabilization and holding of your adjustments.

The orthotic is the lynco brand that is sold in various walking company stores and golf super stores, but NOW it is in Ackerman Chiropractic for you convenience and health. I recommend everyone come in and get scanned, it takes 15 seconds and will be a great addition to your overall health.

If you have any questions, please call the office or when you are in next make sure you set a few seconds aside for your foot scan...


Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Health and wellness for all ages!

Most people do not realize that infants and children are just as much in need of chiropractic care as adults. Infants, in particular, are susceptible to a wide range of possible ailments related to slow or traumatic birth and c-sections.

Misalignments or subluxations put pressure on the delicate spinal nerves and interfere with the body’s ability to coordinate and control all phases of growth and development. Chiropractic for infants and children can help correct these potential problems through careful yet effective adjustments to remedy misalignments as they are identified.

Children particularly need pediatric chiropractic care as they age because a lot of the problems we experience as adults actually come from our childhood – either because we fell (think about how many times a day a baby falls when they are learning to walk, sometimes 10-20 times per day), broke something, or simply had poor posture (which is extremely common today).

Posture problems particularly result from spending many hours in front of a computer or television, or playing rough, or carrying backpacks all day long at school.

It is best to deal with any potential injury, misalignment, postural problem or other ailment and condition as soon as possible when it is identified. After all, the nervous system controls and coordinates every stage of growth and development. A parent should want to keep the child’s nervous system as healthy as possible through regular treatment.

Pediatric Chiropractic Care

Spectrum Hemp Products

CBD-rich products available today

Spectrum Hemp Products

Stop Smoking

Our stop smoking program is finally here. One week to quit smoking!!

This program has been clinically tested for over 15 years. It is safe for all including those with heart condtions.

Totally simple and backed with a guarantee. The Stop Smoking program is now available through our office.

The program includes our proprietary computerized neurological laser therapy and a simple herbal supplement. The laser therapy will detoxify the body to nicotine and the 4000 chemicals associated with cigarettes. The supplement will remove all the withdrawals and cravings from cigarettes.

Three days of laser therapy with one week of supplements is all you will need to be free from cigarettes.

The cost is $350.00 for the laser therapy and the supplement. That is less than 2 months worth of cigarettes if you smoke a pack a day at current prices.

This Program is open to all, not just our current patients.

Call us now to Stop Smoking - 770.399.1800