Iris City Chiropractic Center, P.C.

Robert A. Hayden, D.C., PhD, F.I.C.C. (770) 412-0005

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Office Hours

Clinic Hours:

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Monday-Thursday 08:00 AM to 5:30 PM for all chiropractic visits, DOT physicals, drug testing, and alcohol screens

We work until the needs of our last patient for the day have been met. We sometimes go to lunch from about 12:30 till 2 o'clock. We do physicals (DOT, pre-employment) during the same hours the clinic is open Monday-Thursday, but call to be sure Dr. Hayden is in clinic when you need your exam done.

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Bob Hayden_2office exterior_2The Iris City Chiropractic Center was founded on 23 October 95 by Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD. While primarily a chiropractic clinic, the center also offers massage therapy, custom orthotics, and bone density testing. The occupational health portion of the practice serves many employers with DOT and pre-employment physicals, a full range of drug and alcohol testing, and random drug testing to facilitate compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace initiative of the Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Hayden began work in health care as a Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist, but also was an Executive Director of a state association, continuing education consultant, and registered lobbyist while in professional nursing. He earned a PhD from the University of Mississippi while enrolled at Life University, from which he graduated in 1995. He specializes in Cox Flexion Distraction/Disc Decompression technique.

riskDr. Hayden is an active member of the American Chiropractic Association. He serves as a member of the Media Team, through which he is a spokesman for the Association to television, radio, and printed media.

Dr. Hayden is the immediate past president of the Georgia Chiropractic Association. He is a current member of the Executive Committee and was recognized as the 2006-2007 Chiropractor of the Year. He was inducted in 2009 as a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractic, which is the highest international honor the chiropractic profession has to offer.

In February, 2012, he was honored with a Presidential Leadership Award by Dr. Keith Overland, President of the American Chiropractic Association, for his work as the ACA Delegate from Georgia.

Osteoporosis Screening

We use a Dexa-Scan (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) to screen for osteoporosis. This is the same technology that hospitals and some outpatient facilities use for accurate diagnosis of this serious condition.

Dexa Scanner

About Osteopororis Screening

Osteoporosis was once diagnosed only after a weakened bone fractured. For those recovering from osteoporotic fractures, that diagnosis came too late to be of much use.

Today, even early stages of osteoporosis can be detected sooner with a bone mineral density (BMD) test, a painless 90-second procedure done with a Dexa-Scan. This test can also provide information regarding your risk of suffering a fracture and can assist us to work with you and your medical doctor to protect you from this condition. It is as simple as an x-ray of the middle finger of your non-dominant hand.

When we scan you, we will assess you for certain risk factors that predispose you to fractures:

  • decreased or impaired physical activity
  • low muscle mass or impaired strength
  • balance problems
  • poor eyesight
  • excessive alcohol consumption
  • a history of falls
  • the presence of environmental hazards, such as electrical cords or throw rugs in walking paths
  • the use of medications, such as sedatives and blood pressure drugs, that can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or impaired balance
  • advanced age
  • diminished hormone production (in both genders)
  • low dietary calcium intake
  • excessive acid in the diet

Typically, if we find signs of decreased bone density, we will, with your permission, communicate this information to your primary care physician (PCP). We will give you a copy of the scan for your information. We will discuss starting supplemental calcium and weight-bearing exercise within your tolerance. This will help, but we may also encourage you to have a conversation with your PCP about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or the use of bone hardening drugs to help you regain some bone density.