Dr. Kent Vanderslice is located at The Chiropractic Center of Marietta, 1135 S Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta, Georgia 30060. He specializes in pediatric care however his care is focused on the whole family. Dr. Kent Vanderslice graduated with honors from Life University of Marietta, Georgia, and he is a fellow of the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association. Dr. Vanderslice is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Georgia Chiropractic Association, International Pediatric Association and the Christian Chiropractic Association. He has been practicing Chiropractic since 1998 serving the Marietta, Roswell and Dallas communities.
You can contact me via email at G-mail or Yahoo or at drv@drvanderslice.com. If you prefer to call, just call my office to speak with someone to book your free consultation with me at 770-422-9288

My training for a marathon….

Dear Dr. Vanderslice:

I wanted to take a few minutes to express my gratitude for your professionalism, and expertise in the Chiropractic field, and where you have brought me personally and emotionally. Although I know it is your job and professional duty to provide me with the best care you know how, I feel you go beyond with a genuine care for your patients as you have demonstrated to me this past year.

After living with this sciatica pain for two years…

Dear Dr. Vanderslice,

I sought chiropractic care because of constant sharp pain in my mid-section that worked its way down my left leg. After living with this sciatica pain for two years, I was referred to Dr. Vanderslice by a family friend. The care provided by Dr. Vanderslice allowed me to function normally again. I live now pain free. Living with pain for two years made me uptight. The little things life throws you began to affect me. Dr. Vanderslice gave me the best personal care. He worked with me until the pain was gone. I am grateful to have my life back.

Decrease Headache Frequency and Intensity

Dear Dr. Vanderslice,

My wife, Janee, obtained treatment from Dr. V. after a traffic accident in October soon after she kept telling me how much he was helping her, so on one occasion when she was being treated he also gave me an adjustment and agreed that I would make an appointment to do a complete analysis. Dr. V. discovered through the first examination and interview that I had numerous problems that were contributing to my headaches, lower back pain, and running problems. He said my hips were out of alignment and if I would let him do several adjustments he could repair that problem and guarantee that I could run again. He also recommended a diet change that he felt would help my headaches so after approximately 2 ½ years of continual treatment from Dr. V I virtually have no headaches, my lower back still requires occasional attention, however it is not a continual pain as before and I am running again with no knee, foot, or hip pain like I had prior to under going Dr. V’s treatments. I am planning to continue my running regime and hopefully build up to another Marathon in the future. By the way I am a 57 year old man and feeling better then when I was 50.

Vince Hawks

Decrease Back Pain

Dear Dr. Vanderslice,

I just want to thank you for all your help in restoring my health. My back pain was so intense when I hurt it in May 2000, that I thought I may have to quit work. It is scary to feel disabled and in pain. Your spinal and hip adjustments and recommendation quickly eased my pain. The primary reason I keep driving to see you is that you show concern and care for your patients. I feel you take a personal interest in your patients and care about their health and well-being. Thank you for relieving my pain and being such a good friend!

Thank you again for all of your physical, emotional and spiritual help you have given to me over the past two and half years. My back and my spirit are healing gradually! You are a blessing to me!


Charlotte Carroll

Children’s Chiropractic Care

In the fall of 1997, I enrolled my 18-month old daughter, Eden, in a Mother’s Morning Out program. In spite of only going 2 mornings a week from September through May, she missed fully half of the program that year. The second year was not much better.

During that time, I heard about a friend in another state whose 2-year old twin daughters had been hospitalized repeatedly with asthma and respiratory infections, sometimes requiring time in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. One day in 1988, their Mom took them to a health fair. A Chiropractor stopped Gayle and said she could tell the twins had been ill a lot lately and correctly identified which twin had experienced the most difficulties. She suggested an adjustment for just that twin. When Gayle agree, the Chiropractor did a gentle adjustment and told her that the child would either not sleep at all that night or would sleep more soundly then ever before. Within a short time, the child’s nose began running copiously with drainage that appeared to be infected. This continued for several hours until sometime before bed. That night, the child slept through the night for the first time in her life…and Gayle took the other twin to be adjusted the next day.

I was interested in the story, but it came from a rather melodramatic Grandmother who tends to tell stories with great passion and embellishment. She’d make a great fisherman. So I set it aside and did nothing with the information.

However, as Eden’s second year in the Mother’s Morning Out program was coming to a close, I met another child’s Mom who reported a similar experience. She was extremely pleased with the progress her daughter had made and with Dr. Kent Vanderslice, her Chiropractor.

Hearing such similar stories from people who did not know each other made me take a second look at Chiropractic. I had utilized a Chiropractor years earlier to help me heal a back injury. I was comfortable with Chiropractic in that arena, but completely skeptical in terms of its use as preventative medicine. Being a second generation Registered Nurse, I was heavily steeped in traditional medicine.

Seeing my daughter so miserable, though, I decided I had nothing to lose but money. I began taking her to see Dr. Vanderslice just after her 3 rd birthday. I spent a year certain that I was wasting my money, but I had mentally committed to giving Chiropractic a full year to prove its benefits.

I took Eden to our Pediatrician for her 4-year check up in the spring of 2000. We both commented that it had been “awhile” since I had to bring her to see him. What neither of us realized until he looked back in her chart was that it had been a whole year since we’d been in the office.

She had not a single “sick” visit since we started seeing Dr. Vanderslice. It was not that she’d never been sick. Instead, as soon as she started running a temperature, I’d take Eden in for an adjustment and I rarely had to give her Tylenol or Motrin again.

That was the beginning of the change for me. I must admit that change was grudgingly though…until I got a massive head and chest cold. My eyes were tearing and running so badly that they were quite swollen from being wiped constantly. I had difficulty seeing to drive, but I went to see Dr. Vanderslice. Within 15 minutes after the adjustment, my eyes had quit running. I had an occasional tear over the next day or two, but the worst was over.

I still can not profess to understand Chiropractic, but I’m now much more open to using it as a primary treatment modality. Eden and I continue to see Dr. Vanderslice for regular adjustments as well as when we are sick. I continue to be pleased with the results.

Lori Reaves, RN, BSN

Eden Reaves, 6 years old


Dear Dr. Vanderslice,

Last June I had my first child and a few years ago I was rear ended by a semi. The chiropractic care I’ve had in the past all took place before both of these events. It was amazing how quickly I healed, how flexible I was, and how great I felt when I was receiving chiropractic care those ten ears ago.

So after having our baby and beginning to really feel some terrible low back pain, I decided to try chiropractic once again. My husband us an elite cyclist. He began to have an interest in checking out chiropractic and I encouraged him because of my experience with it.

During our birth classes and following our daughters’ birth, we began to realize the huge benefits she could gain from this healing touch. We signed up our entire family and are now enjoying our bodies return to optimal health. Additionally, our daughter has not had a single ear infection and is very rarely found with respiratory issues. We Believe!

Claire Robertson

Absurd Vaccine for Boys?

New Cancer Vaccine for boys
Excerpts from articles by Dr. Joseph Mercola

School-age boys are now being advised to get vaccinated with Gardasil, Merck’s cervical cancer vaccine, according to mainstream media reports. Previously, the vaccine was only recommended for girls.The new male recommendation is based on the notion that boys could get throat cancer if they have oral sex with an HPV-infected girl.According to some, however, recommending Gardasil to boys is little more than a scare campaign aimed at gaining market share from teenage boys.Even the advice to give mandatory Gardasil vaccinations to young girls is simply disease mongering designed to sell vaccines. This is because girls who have HPV do not automatically get cervical cancer.Girls who have healthy immune systems, and who lead healthy lifestyles, have little risk of developing cervical cancer from HPV. It is only girls who have compromised immune systems that may be vulnerable.

Medicine Net May 18, 2007
This could be a new low for the pharmaceutical companies, recommending a vaccine for boys that’s designed for a body part they do not have. It is my belief that this is an obvious and reprehensible attempt to sell more of their ineffective and potentially dangerous Gardasil vaccine.After all, if Merck pulls this off, they will have doubled Gardasil’s target market, with a corresponding doubling of their profits as well.Let’s face it. The topic of cancer can be a highly emotionally charged event with potentially devastating consequences. Drug companies are EXPERTS in understanding how to manipulate these negative emotions to their advantage. They employ some of the most effective marketers on the planet and know full well how to maximize these fears to their advantage.This is an important decision, and if you have not carefully studied it, and are responsible for making the decision for yourself or for your children, then I would implore you to spend serious time CAREFULLY analyzing both sides of the argument. A wrong decision could have absolutely devastating consequences for you and your children.You can use the links on my Favorites Page to start your journey.  Once you carefully study the evidence you will understand that the boys who receive the proposed Gardasil vaccine will begin to experience side effects, just as their female peers didFear Drives Profits UpUnfortunately, the effectiveness of the drug company’s marketing campaign is such that the majority of the public will believe this new campaign on how to “protect” their children using the Gardasil vaccine. Fortunately, you will know better.This is the same old story as fear is typically the the driving force used to sell vaccines and other medications, as you can see by the links below.

Cancer is Not Caused by a “Vaccine Deficiency”

You may be wondering about the real cause of cancer, and for that matter any and all disease. Please realize that in no way, shape, or form is it related to a vaccine or drug deficiency. Nor is it caused by some random event that is waiting in the wings to strike you down.I had previously believed that in the majority of cases, what “causes” cancer and illness is a breakdown in your system due to an unhealthy lifestyle and exposure to toxins in your environment. Now I am convinced that unresolved emotional trauma is the primary factor in most cancers, and the best approach to understanding this is German New Medicine.   While unresolved emotional trauma is likely the primary cause of cancer, you can influence your exposure to this by modifying traditional risk factors. How? With these 12 lifestyle changes that will cut your cancer risk in half. Getting back to the topic of Gardasil, I’d urge each and every one of you to do your homework before deciding whether or not to vaccinate your son or daughter. If you do the research and decide this or another vaccination is NOT for you, you do have the legal right to refuse it.If you would like more details, my new book Take Control of Your Health has an entire chapter devoted to this topic, along with a thorough Appendix that tells you step-by-step how to legally avoid vaccinations.

Ear Infections study showed 93% improved through …

Chiropractic care shows good results with otitis medial (ear infections).

It has been found that 93 percent of all episodes of otitis media treated improved with chiropractic care. Seventy-five percent of the cases improved in 10 days or less, and 43 percent with only one or two adjustment (Froehle, 1996).

J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1996 Mar-Apr;19(3):169-77.


Ear infection: a retrospective study examining improvement from chiropractic care and analyzing for influencing factors.

Froehle RM.

OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to determine (a) if the patients improved while under chiropractic care; (b) how many treatments were needed to reach improvement; and (c) which factors were associated with early improvement.

DESIGN: Cohort, nonrandomized retrospective study.

SETTING: Private chiropractic practice in a Minneapolis suburb.

PARTICIPANTS: Forty-six children aged 5 yr and under.

INTERVENTION: All treatments were done by a single chiropractor, who adjusted the subluxations found and paid particular attention to the cervical vertebrae and occiput. Sacral Occipital Technique-style pelvic blocking and the doctor’s own modified applied kinesiology were also used. Typical treatment regimen was three treatments per week for 1 wk, then two treatments per week for 1 wk, then one treatment per week. However, treatment regimen was terminated when there was improvement.

OUTCOME MEASURE: Improvement was based on parental decision (they stated that the child had no fever, no signs of ear pain, and was totally asymptomatic), and/or the child seemed to be asymptomatic to the treating DC and/or the parent stated that the child’s MD judged the child to be improved. A data abstraction form was used to determine number of treatments used and presence of factors possibly associated with early improvement.

RESULTS: 93% of all episodes improved, 75% in 10 days or fewer and 43% with only one or two treatments. Young age, no history on antibiotic use, initial episode (vs. recurrent) and designation of an episode as discomfort rather than ear infection were factors associated with improvement with the fewest treatments.

CONCLUSION: Although there were several limitations to this study (mostly because of its retrospection but also, significantly, because very little data was found regarding the natural course of ear infections), this study’s data indicate that limitation of medical intervention and the addition of chiropractic care may decrease the symptoms of ear infection in young children.

PMID: 8728460 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Faster delivery! Who wouldn’t want that?

Research on Spinal Adjustments for treatment of low back pain in Pregnancy, and facilitation of safer, easier births.

  • Increased release of Relaxin and Estrogen causes softening of ligaments and increased joint laxity.  The mother’s center of gravity shifts as her uterus and belly continue to grow.  The body’s response to these changes is commonly tender muscles and joint pain.
  • According to the following studies 50-76% of women reported having low back pain during at least one point of their pregnancy.
  • According to the following studies when chiropractic care was administered for low back pain during pregnancy 84-91% reported relief of back pain after treatment.
  • Another study found a reduction in labor time from 24-39% in those patients undergoing chiropractic care through their pregnancy compared to the average labor times.  (24% for first time moms, and 39% for moms giving birth for the second time or more.)


Back pain during pregnancy and labor   Diakow PR, Gadsby TA, Gadsby JB, Gleddie JG, Leprich DJ, Scales AM.   J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1991 (Feb); 14 (2): 116-118

Low back pain during pregnancy. Berg G, Hammar M, Moller-Nielsen J, Linden U, Thorblad J.
Obstet Gynecol. 1988 (Jan); 71 (1): 71-75

Back pain during pregnancy: a prospective study.   Kristiansson P, Svardsudd K, von Schoultz
B. Spine 1996 (Mar 15); 21 (6): 702-709

The prevalence of recalled low back pain during and after pregnancy: a South Australian
population survey.   Stapleton DB, MacLennan AH, Kristiansson P.   Aust N Z J Obstet
Gynaecol. 2002 (Nov); 42 (5): 482-485

Effect of pressure applied to the upper thoracic (placebo) versus lumbar areas (osteopathic
manipulative treatment) for inhibition of lumbar myalgia during labor.   Guthrie RA, Martin RH. JAm Osteopath Assoc. 1982 (Dec); 82 (4): 247-251

Why should I bring my child to a chiropractor?

BabyLike dentistry, early care prevents adulthood spinal problems. I want your child to have regular check ups due to the many falls and tumbles that are part of their everyday life. There is a very small window of time when your child’s spine is developing (from birth to age 18) in which to prevent adult problems. However, if your child doesn’t need to be adjusted, then it’s a checkup visit only.

The fact is that checkups with us will be much more frequent than with any other health care provider because the spine is more sensitive to outside stress, strains and small repetitive injuries than any other part of the body. I will gently move the vertebrae back into place; removing nerve interference and allowing the body to improve its function, resulting in a better expression of health.