Meet the Docs

Stockbridge, GA chiropractors Dr. Amanda Hess and Dr. Jeremy Hess welcome you to Discover Chiropractic, the most community focused practice in Atlanta.

Our Mission Statement: We believe in serving God by helping His people express more of their God given innate healing potential through principled chiropractic care.

Dr. Jeremy Hess – Principled Chiropractor

jeremyhc“I believe in making sense out of complicated situations, especially when it comes to the health of you, our practice members. It is my mission to find the problem and correct it so that you can move on to better healthy and a more fulfilling life.”

Education

Degree: Doctor of Chiropractic – 1994-2000
Life University, College of Chiropractic Marietta, GA

Major: Biology 1993-1994
Campbellsville University Campbellsville, KY

Organizations and Affiliations

Georgia Council of Chiropractic Vice President – 2010-2013
Georgia Council of Chiropractic Board Member – 2007-2013
Georgia Council of Chiropractic Member – Since 2000
International Chiropractors Association – Lifetime Member
International Chiropractic Pediatric Association – Since 2008
International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations – Since 2012

Co-Author

Book Series “Designed by God”
December 2013 – “Baby Designed by God”
October 2014 – “Woman Designed by God”

My Chiropractic Story

While playing collegiate soccer, I was injured during a routine game. I had severe pain in my left hip radiating into my groin. The Team Doctor prescribed me pain medication and muscle relaxers, but my pain was not going away. I began to get frustrated as I continued to sit on the bench at practice and games due to my injury. Thankfully, one of my teammates recommended a local chiropractor that he had been seeing. Within a short amount of time my hip and groin pain no longer existed. After about two months of corrective chiropractic care, I no longer had to use my asthma inhaler while playing soccer. The most fascinating change in my health happened when a bacteria that had been plaguing my right eye over the previous two plus years was alleviated. To this day I always remember my ophthalmologist saying, “Jeremy, I just can’t understand why you have these bacteria only in your right eye and not in your left eye.” I was so thankful to finally throw away my daily eye drop solution in the garbage after over two years. I thought to myself if chiropractic could do all this for me then what can it do for everyone else?

The following summer I moved to Georgia and enrolled at Life University to complete my degree as a Doctorate of Chiropractic. I met my amazing wife, Dr. Amanda while we were both working second jobs to help pay for school and expenses. We are blessed to have our family touch your family and friends with the message of Above-Down-Inside-Out principled chiropractic care.

Dr. Amanda Hess – Principled Chiropractor

amandahc“I believe that there is a correct way to overcome disease and illness, and that is through using proven methods to locate the cause of your problems and remove it, instead of merely depressing the symptoms with surgery or pain medications.”

Education

Life University, College of Chiropractic Marietta, Ga

Degree: Doctor of Chiropractic – 1999-2003

Honors: Summa Cum Laude
International Chiropractic Honor Society
Thomas Retherford Scholarship 2001

University of South Carolina Columbia, SC

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1998
Minor in Spanish, 1998

Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Four-Year Academic Scholarship

Organizations and Affiliations

Georgia Council of Chiropractic Member – Since 2003
International Chiropractors Association – Lifetime Member
International Chiropractic Pediatric Association – Since 2008
International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations – Since 2012

Co-Author

Book Series “Designed by God”
December 2013 – “Baby Designed by God”
October 2014 – “Woman Designed by God”

My Chiropractic Story

After being injured from atop the cheerleading pyramid during an Autumn afternoon, I went home with low back pain thinking everything would be okay. Hours later when my mother returned home from work, I was unable to walk. I crawled to her in pain asking for help!

We managed to get myself into the car and went to Urgent Care. The medical doctor said, “Amanda, you sprained your back. Here’s a shot to help you feel better as well as some muscle relaxers, pain medication, and an anti-inflammatory.” Days later I was able to walk, but I was still in severe pain. I was not cheerleading nor attending my dance classes for an upcoming competition. Thankfully, my ballet instructor at the time was married to a chiropractor, and my mother scheduled me for an appointment.

Specific chiropractic postural x-rays were taken and immediately after my first specific scientific chiropractic adjustment, I felt improvement. In order for my injury to totally heal, it did require time and repetition. Being that I was only 15 years old, I bounced back quickly and was able to compete in the next dance competition. Immediately after beginning specific chiropractic care, I stopped taking the medications the medical doctor prescribed…

After completing a degree in biology from the University of South Carolina and interning for four years as part of a research team for bone marrow transplants at the Center for Cancer Treatments in Columbia, South Carolina, I knew that my mission in life was to not be part of the sick care industry plaguing the United States healthcare system. I moved to Atlanta, enrolled at Life University, and completed my Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. I am blessed everyday to be a part of a profession that provides increased life and function to the body from Above-Down-Inside-Out.

Dr. Andrea Shannon – Principled Chiropractor

Dr. Andrea Shannon“I believe that the body has an amazing capability to heal, and that our bodies are intricately designed for the purpose of sustaining life. It is my mission to serve to allow the body to express that capability naturally and fully through chiropractic care.”

Education

Degree: Doctor of Chiropractic
Life University, College of Chiropractic Marietta, GA

Major: Bachelor of Science in Biology 2007
Honors: Cum Laude
Beta Beta Beta Honor Society

Accomplishments
Was recognized as the youngest chiropractor in Newport News, Virginia, and was recognized as the first African American female Chiropractor of Newport News, VA.

Dr. Shannon served as an intern-doctor at the Number One Hospital in Zigong, China

My Chiropractic Story

After dealing with visual impairments and hearing discrepancies , and going in circles from medical doctor to doctor for two years, I started chiropractic school. I started chiropractic care while in school just to get my “back cracked,” because I had no idea that chiropractic care wasn’t just for getting your back to feel good. My visual impairment was that I had a blind spot that would come into my eye at random, and I also had color blindness and my eyes had trouble adjusting to light. My hearing discrepancy was that I also had frequent ear popping, and hyperacousis. As I started getting chiropractic adjustments, my visual impairments started to dissipate, and my hearing discrepancies started not to occur as frequently.

It wasn’t until I was taking classes about the history of chiropractic that I realized that the first chiropractic adjustment restored someone’s hearing, and started to put the pieces together on how my hearing discrepancies were getting better. When I started to take anatomy of the central nervous system, and peripheral nervous system, I completely understood how chiropractic care helped me with my eyes and ears, and how chiropractic care can positively affect any muscle, cell, joint and organ in the body!