Dr. Bernadette Merricks

-Chiropractic Physician

Hello, Welcome to

Back 2 Health llc

"I believe spinal health plays a vital role in human organism functioning."


Professional  Experience

Meet Clayton County's New Doctor

Dr. Merricks has lived in metro Atlanta for over 25 years, and this year she has truly enjoyed being part of the "good life."

Dr. Merricks is a member of LifeForce 1000 Doctors, International Chiropractic Association and past Board Member of the Georgia Chiropractic Association,  Dr. Merricks received "Volunteer of the Year Award 2017" from the Georgia Chiropractic Association.

If you're looking for a chiropractor with extensive training and experience in the treatment of back and neck problems, don't suffer needlessly!  She attended Rutgers University and Life University and graduated in 2001. She is a board certified Chiropractor and a board certified Physiotherapist.  She loves children and enjoys spending time helping other people!

July 2007 - Present

Back 2 Health llc

Dr. Merricks is a certified DOT physician, she treats workers compensation and performs Chiropractic and Physical Therapy. She uses the body's inherent recuperative ability to help patients achieve optimum health.

October 2007 - June 2010

Advanced Spinal Care llc

Dr. Merricks is a certified IDD TherapyTM Clinician that means she is able to treat patients with pinched nerves, sciatica, herniated, bulging "slipped dics" non-invasively.

July 2002 - October 2007

Merricks Chiropractic Care Center

Dr. Merricks worked along side various Medical professionals as she provided Chiropractic therapy to seniors, athletes, and pregnant women.

January 2000- July 2001

Sunshine Chiropractic Center

Dr. Merricks worked as an Exam Doctor who performed Physical exams, Orthopedic and Neurological exams, X-ray exams, Spinal analysis exams and Report of Findings for patients.

Chiropractic Benefits

Spinal Pain Relief 

Chiropractic helps realign your spinal vertebrae to its natural position.  Spinal adjustments are considered a safe, effective treatment for acute and chronic back injuries.  When you are balanced and free from nerve stress your whole body can function better.

Headache Relief 

Research shows that spinal adjustments one of the primary treatments provided by doctors of Chiropractic can be an effective option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck.

Arthritis Joint Pain Relief

Many patients with inflammatory arthritis such as Rheumatoid (RA) and Ankylosing Spondylitis benefit from gentle spinal manipulations called "Adjustments" combined with exercise and an anti-inflammatory diet.

Enhanced Tissue Healing 

Chiropractic treatments reduce muscular restriction and nervous system inflammation allowing both systems to function at a higher level. Therefore, greatly improving body function.

Increased Energy

Chiropractic care helps improve the quality of rest by enhancing the nervous system's blood flow, reducing the spine's tension, and decreasing stress on the body. The nerves are free to assist the spine work more effectively increasing energy levels. 

Decreased Stiffness

Chiropractic increases comfort and mobility often lost with increasing age.  When you are young it's easy to take normal range of motion and flexibility for granted. Spinal adjustments realign the joints, decrease pain, improve flexibility, balance, and coordination.

Joint Subluxation

A subluxation is a condition that occurs when a joint begins to dislocate. 

Signs Of Subluxation

  • Pain around the injured joint.

  • A sensation of being unstable.

  • Swelling of the joint.

  • Limited flexibility of the joint.

Treatment Of Subluxation

  • Rest: Resting the joint may require the use of a splint, sling, or crutches.

  • Ice: Icing an injured joint can be a very helpful step to reduce inflammation.

  • Elevate: Elevation is helpful to reduce swelling and pain.

  • Supports or Braces: Braces are often helpful at controlling the excessive motion of an unstable joint.

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Back 2 Health llc Services

We provide comprehensive services for patients:


Chiropractic care for athletes, elderly, pregnant women and children.

Physical therapy and modalities to promote healing.

Nutritional assessments and supplements to aid and support the healing process.   

We perform thorough examinations of patients:


Spinal analysis, Muscular stress test, Orthotic Foot Scans, Orthopedic and DOT Physical exams.

We treat Workers Compensation injuries.

We offer Nutritional Detox program.

Provide LipoLaser Body Contouring weight loss.

IDD Therapy TM

Intervertebral Differential Dy​namics Therapy also known as  IDD Therapy TM 

is a form of spinal decompression therapy 

(computerized traction) that is delivering relief for lower back and neck pain. 

 The treatment is safe, effective, painless, and non-surgical.  

If you are suffering from:  

Herniated discs, Bulging discs, Degenerative disc disease, 

Posterior facet syndrome, Sciatica, Spinal stenosis

why wait any longer?

Call us for a free

MRI review and consultation



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Contact Information


819 Forest Parkway, Ste. B

Forest Park, GA  20397-2281


[email protected]

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Mon-Wed-Fri: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 1:00 pm
Sun: Closed