About Dr. Kent Vanderslice

Degrees, Licenses, Certificates and Memberships
  • Masters in Education – University of Georgia
  • Bachelor of Science – Regents College
  • Doctor of Chiropractic – Life University
  • Board Certified in Chiropractic Physiological Therapeutics – The New York Chiropractic College
  • Board Certified in Chiropractic – The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Certified in pediatrics and pregnancy care through The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association – (I.C.P.A.)
  • Certified in Chiropractic Bio-Physics from the Clinical Biomechanics of Posture – C.B.P.
  • Certified in In-Utero Constraint Technique (Webster – Breech Technique) – I.C.P.A.
  • Full time Associate professor in the Chiropractic Science division at Life University.
  • Certified Basic Life Support – The American Heart Association.
  • A Certified Minister of Prayer Counseling – Elijah House Ministry
  • A Certified Facilitator of Life Skills International – L.S.I.
  • A Member of the Christian Chiropractic Association – C.C.A.
  • Adult Advancement Chair for Boy Scout Troop 277.
  • Merit badge counselor for Boy Scout Troop 277.

My Story

My family

I was rushed to the hospital at ten years old because I was having severe headaches on a weekly basis. A few weeks later, a series of painful tests were performed to see if I had a brain tumor. The medical doctors told my parents that I was suffering from classic migraine headaches and that I would have to live with them. They prescribed a strong painkiller and sent me home. From that moment on, I started getting migraine headaches without warning. My vision was blurred, one side of my face and hand were numb and my head felt like someone had driven a spike through it. The pain was so intense, I often became nauseous. The migraine would continue for 2 – 3 hours, after I would sleep for 12 – 14 hours. But that was not the end of my pain. The pain continued into the next day, and I was sensitive to light and sound and had to move my head slowly.

Fourteen years later, a friend suggested that I talk to his doctor of Chiropractic. I was not familiar with Chiropractic, but was willing to try anything that promised even the smallest amount of hope. After a thorough examination and a few x-rays, the doctor of Chiropractic showed me how the problem originated and recommended a treatment program. I experienced a change almost immediately in the frequency and intensity of my migraines, and I knew then that I wanted to be a doctor of Chiropractic. To this day, if I do not get regular Chiropractic adjustments, I am guaranteed to have another migraine.

Being a doctor of Chiropractic has been a life changing experience. At the Chiropractic Center of Marietta I get the chance to witness the miracles of the human body on a daily basis. I have patients that cry when they tell me about how they suffered for years with chronic pain and now feel relief after their adjustments. Just a few weeks ago, I was able to help a two-year-old girl who suffered from chronic ear infections. She was scheduled for surgery to have tubes put in her ears. After just two weeks of care, her pediatrician and E.E.N.T., told her mother the ear tubes would not be necessary. I have also had pregnant women with breech babies who turned after just a few gently adjustments. These are great stories, aren’t they? The world is filled with endless accounts of how Chiropractic care has changed people’s lives. So, why have you not been to a doctor of Chiropractic? There is usually one response to that question…” I didn’t know they could help me.” My thought is this…Chiropractic care is the largest alternative health care profession in the world today. Research has proven its effectiveness as one of the safest forms of health care available. And it all takes place without drugs or surgery and the endless list of risks and side effects. Chiropractic care looks for the cause of your problems rather than just treating symptoms. Now, for the rest of my family.
My wife, Layla, is also a long-term Chiropractic patient. She was in two automobile accidents within one year as a teenager. She went to her medical doctor and he prescribed pain relievers and muscle relaxers and recommended physical therapy. She took the medication and went to physical therapy 3 times a week for 3 months. After 3 months she stopped taking the painkillers and the muscle relaxers for fear of them being addictive. The doctor then recommended 3 more months of physical therapy. She did not continue because the three months of physical therapy had not relieved any of her pain or muscle spasms. Learning to deal with the pain and muscle spasms became something Layla lived with. She would have restless nights of sleep and could not sit still because of her pain. Two years later, Layla was referred to a Chiropractor. Within one month of care she no longer had any pain or muscle spasms. Layla now wakes up feeling rested and is able to sit  for long periods of time. She did not realize how much pain and discomfort she was in until it was gone. Chiropractic has changed my life and has helped my family in so many ways.

Yours in good health,
Dr. Kent D. Vanderslice, D.C.