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: 8:30 AM until the needs of our last patient for the day have been met. We take lunch from about 12:30 till 2 o'clock.
Drug screens: 9:00-3:00pm Monday - Thursday and 9:00-2:00pm on Friday for drug screen collections.
Physicals:  We do physicals (DOT, pre-employment) during the same hours the clinic is open, but call to be sure Dr. Hayden is in clinic when you need your exam done.

Educational News Blog

We recommend educating yourself as much as possible about your health and wellness. Here are a few articles written by Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD, FICC. But by all means continue your education beyond what you find here.

Refueling the Titanic

Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD, FICC

Much has been said and written about the debacle known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare. It sparked a feeding frenzy of lobbyists who represent the full gamut of health care from providers to patients to payers. The lobbyists agree privately that Obamacare is fatally flawed, cannot be sustained, will ruin all of health care, will speed the bankruptcy spiral for America, etc., but they will all fight valiantly to be sure their constituents are not left out. In some cases, lobbyists are further attempting to be sure competitors are left out.

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Stick It in Your Ear. Not.

Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD, FICC

Question: I see people using Q-tips to clean their ears occasionally—particularly seniors or mothers caring for children. Is this a safe practice?

In a word, "No." I feel compelled to flesh that out just a bit so that my answer sounds more complete.

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Roid Rap

Roid Rapp:

What are you telling your kids about steroids?

Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD

My good friend, Kenny, is a stout Auburn fan. It may be his only real flaw. I don't catch him completely flatfooted like this, so it was truly fun.

I called Kenny Saturday out of the blue. As soon as he was on the phone, in as serious a voice as I could muster, I started in on the setup: "Kenny, I knew it was just a matter of time until Tubberville got you guys in trouble. Have you heard any sports news this weekend? The story is everywhere."

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Studies Show...What?

Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD, FICC

When we go to a doctor with a health problem, often we assume that the help we get is based on medical research. As a society, we have put much trust in research, researchers, and the integrity of the process. These assumptions give us confidence that the treatment we receive is the best possible alternative for us. This is the essence of evidence-based medicine.

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Off on the Wrong Foot

Off on the Wrong Foot:

Plantar Fasciitis/"Heel Spurs"

Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD

Foundations are important. Stable structures are built on good, strong ones. Poor foundations cause whatever is over them to have problems.

Our feet are the foundations for our bodies. Healthy feet should allow a normal gait, symmetric distribution of weight, and free and easy movement throughout our lifetime. When feet work normally, we take them for granted. Most of the time, it is when our foundations are dysfunctional that we even take notice of them. We think we just got "off on the wrong foot."

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One Day in the Jungle

One Day in the Jungle

Robert A. Hayden, DC, PhD

The holiday season is upon us. You can see the Christmas items on display where they have been since late summer. We skip over Thanksgiving, I suppose, since there is less commercial impact with Pilgrims. The holiday season brings some stressors into our lives, so it seems appropriate to talk about stress management in this issue.

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