Meet Our Doctors

chiropractors in atlanta & smryna

Don N. Parkerson, Jr., D.C.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, University of Georgia
  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Life University
  • Advanced Certification by the Society of Chiropractic Orthospinology

Professional Associations

  • International Chiropractic Association
  • Georgia Chiropractic Association
  • Society of Chiropractic Orthospinology
  • Academy of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Organizations

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Dr. Parkerson grew up as the son of a chiropractor in Eastman, Georgia. He began working in his father’s chiropractic clinic at age 14 and has spent his entire life living and learning natural health through chiropractic. His greatest joy has always been seeing sick and hurting people restored to health without drugs or surgery. In 1997, he joined our clinic and achieved Advanced Certification in Orthospinology. In 2002, Dr. Parkerson purchased the Humber Clinic and Neal Chiropractic to form the combined HP Spine Center. He and his wife, Julie, have 2 children, Sadie and Micah, and make their home in Smyrna. The Parkersons are members of Mt. Paran Church and Dr. Parkerson serves as the president of the Rotary Club of Smyrna.

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chiropractors in atlanta & smryna

C. Wayne Neal, D.C.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Arts, Lipscomb Univ. in Nashville, TN
  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Life University
  • Advanced Certification by the Society of Chiropractic Orthospinology

Professional Associations

  • International Chiropractic Association
  • Society of Chiropractic Orthospinology

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Originally from Sparta, TN, Dr. Neal began his practice in our clinic in 1996 and has been helping HP patients since that time. He and his wife, Julie, have 3 daughters, Emily, Sydney, and Hannah, and make their home in Marietta.

His Chiropractic Story

Dr. Neal was a patient years before he ever considered being a chiropractor. He suffered from headaches and lower back pain throughout childhood. His doctors could not find anything wrong and just prescribed pain medication. The drugs dulled his symptoms, but did not take away the pain.

When Dr. Neal was in college, the pain got so bad he could not take it. He was desperate and was introduced to Dr. John D. Grostic. Dr. Grostic took x-rays of his neck, analyzed them, and adjusted him.

Dr. Neal had been to other chiropractors before, but this was a new experience. The adjustment was gentle and did not involve any twisting or cracking. The headaches and the back pain went away. In fact, it worked so well that Dr. Neal became a Grostic Chiropractor.

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chiropractors in atlanta & smryna

Drew Southerland, D.C.

Education

  • Undergraduate studies at Walters State College and Life¬†University
  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Life University
  • Advanced Certification by the Society of Chiropractic Orthospinology

Professional Associations

  • International Chiropractic Association
  • Society of Chiropractic Orthospinology

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Dr. Southerland is originally from Morristown, TN. Becoming a chiropractor was his life-long dream after being a chiropractic miracle at only 18 months old. As a sick child, he was relieved of ear infections and headaches through chiropractic. Dr. Southerland and his wife, Cara, worked at HP Spine from 2008-2011, where he trained in the Orthospinology procedure and achieved Advanced Certification. From 2011-2014, the Southerlands lived and practiced in Charleston, SC before being called back home to HP Spine in 2014. The Southerlands and their 2 children, Lola and Sawyer, live in Marietta.