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Introducing Acworth Chiropractor Dr. J. Scott Byrd

Dr._Byrd_pic_thumb.jpgI confess: I had no idea how powerful the body was when it came to regenerating itself. 

Long before I made the decision to become a chiropractor, I was a patient. In the beginning, I was the most skeptical person in the world. Prior to receiving chiropractic care, I was affected by allergies, the occasional cold or flu, and the occasional sport injury from mountain biking and rock climbing. After my introduction to chiropractic, I would get adjusted just because it felt great. In turn, I started to notice subtle changes in my general health. I slept better. I had more energy. I was breathing easier. My moods improved, and I could concentrate better. Chiropractic just kind of made my life better. I thought it was so cool how something so simple could have such a profound impact on my life.

It wasn't until I started doing research while in undergraduate school that I learned how in-depth chiropractic really is. It literally blew me away when I realized the big picture. It was also the first time in my life that I felt I had a purpose. So Moms and Dads, know that when your kids find something they love, you won't have to worry about their future anymore, their passion will lead them to where they need to be.

From the very beginning, I had always known I wanted to be a doctor to help people. My mom always told me since birth that my hands were special. There is a satire piece of this story in the office.

In undergrad, I also learned about the controversy in our "healthcare" system, which is more properly referred to as our "Disease Care System." In the early 90's, after watching my father's health decline with every treatment of his cancer and hearing what a chiropractor told my dad just before he died, I made the most important decision of my life. That was to become a chiropractor.

I attended Life University, due to its reputation of being a great school. Chiropractic school was just amazing. I enjoyed teaching technique clubs, study sessions, board reviews, and helping students who were having a hard time making it through the intense curriculum. I still stand by what I believe, which is, "You can't know it until you can teach it." My love for teaching extends to my practice, where I educate my patients and the community, through health talks at my office and at various businesses in the area.

dr_byrd3.jpgMy goal in practice is to help people help themselves. I do this by removing interference in people's bodies so the natural healing processes that we all have can be set free again

As the body returns to its natural state that was interrupted by different forms of stress in the past, I teach my patients a new level of awareness. This gets them in tune with listening and understanding what their own body is trying to say, rather than numbing or covering those signals up with drugs. This is a difference between healthcare in our society verses natural chiropractic care. Once these few basic principles are understood, my patients are not dependent on me to keep them out of pain, but utilize me to live a more sensible lifestyle.

I have three amazing children. My kids enjoy riding bikes, going to school (believe it or not) and just hangin' out and playing in the backyard. My oldest son loves baseball, while my girl  loves to dance. My youngest boy loves riding his bike.

My family loves helping to plan our annual Kids Day, which is a community event that we hold every spring designed to educate kids about their health, the environment, and their safety. Every year it has become bigger and bigger with activities, shows, food, and giveaways, and it is great to see it become one of Kennesaw's main annual events.

Peru_Dr_Byrd.jpgMy family and I have had a 90% organic diet for the last 10 years. All three of my children were born naturally without any drugs. The last two were born at home. None of my children have ever had any vaccines or over-the-counter medication. My two older children just recently had to take antibiotics for the first time. My oldest was seven years old. The medical doctor that prescribed him the antibiotics had never met anyone as healthy as he was and said that she felt bad that she had to be the one to momentarily interrupt such a great lifestyle. Both the medical doctor and I agreed that antibiotics in this case were necessary.

Outside of practice, I am an outdoor man. I enjoy mountain biking, running, rock climbing, hiking, sky diving, and fishing. We love to go to the beach in the summer and skiing in the winter.

Enough about me! I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we may be able to help you. Thanks for visiting our site. Give our office a call, or e-mail me using the link below, and let's arrange a time to explore your options.

Dr. Jennifer Acevedo

Hello! My name is Dr. Jennifer Acevedo.  On December 16, 2016, I walked across the Life University stage and received my Doctorate of Chiropractic degree.  This day was amazing but one I never saw coming.  Up until 2011, I really did not know much about chiropractic, let alone the amazing powers of the human body; although I have always felt there was more to health and wellness! 

In 2011, my husband was offered a full-time job at Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta, GA.  So, we packed up our two boys and headed south!  Six months after moving to Georgia, my youngest son, who had always suffered from respiratory issues, started showing signs of seasonal allergies which led to a full body, itchy rash, fever and congestion.  We fought these symptoms for about six months with little to no relief and a rash that would NOT go away.  We finally got to the point, where our pediatrician recommended allergy testing and weekly allergy shots.  This didn't sound like an option that I wanted to pursue.  I told our story to a few of my school friends, who happened to be in the Doctor of Chiropractic program and they encouraged me to try chiropractic care.  That day, I made an appointment with the pediatric chiropractor at school.  The appointment took two hours and we talked about everything from my pregnancy with my son, to his birth, to his diet and finally it came time for the adjustment.  She was so gentle and so loving with him; I knew he was in good hands and the adjustment was exactly that, gentle and loving.  After the adjustment, he popped off the table in true Maddux style, declaring that he was Iron Man and off we went. 

‚Äč      When we got home, my husband and I talked about the appointment and what the doctor had suggested.  This included a radical diet change and weekly chiropractic adjustments.  The diet changes included no dairy, no processed foods and no gluten!  What?  What about pizza, bread and ice cream?  Needless to say, we jumped with both feet into chiropractic and a new way of eating!  This has remained constant over the past several years.

Within 4 weeks of doing exactly what the doctor asked (diet changes and weekly chiropractic adjustments), our son was back to his feisty self, maybe even a better version.  Seeing these amazing results helped me realized I was brought to Georgia for a very important reason.  I had finally found the career path that I had been searching for; I was meant to serve people through Chiropractic care. 

            In the fall of 2012, I started my Chiropractic journey at Life University with the support of my amazing husband and two boys.  My boys are just two examples of what chiropractic can do in the lives of children and they will suggest chiropractic care to everyone.  My boys are 13 and 7-years-old and very involved in sports, especially baseball and football.  I love this aspect of life and spend the majority of my spare time sitting at a ball field.  My husband is in the Air Force and is also very active as a youth coach for both football and baseball.  When I am not at a ball field, I am spending time with my family and friends, working outside in my garden, or just enjoying nature.

            My passion is working with children and their families!  There is something amazing in seeing the power of the body light up in a child after an adjustment.  I look forward to serving you and your family at Chiropractic For Health!