For more than 25 years, Doctor of Chiropractic Ottavio Nepa suffered from debilitating migraines. They were so severe that oftentimes his only recourse was to curl into a ball until they passed—which could sometimes take up to two days. Though he had endured countless tests and previous chiropractic visits, a chance chiropractic appointment with an Atlas Orthogonist cured him of his pain, thereby changing his life.
Just as Atlas carries the weight of the world on his shoulders without blinking, Dr. Nepa felt that he, too, had a weighty responsibility. Devoting his life to dispelling chronic pain, he graduated from Life University’s College of Chiropractic with honors and then studied the Atlas Orthogonal technique for an additional two years. Armed with this extensive knowledge of the human body, Dr. Nepa now works to relieve symptoms of debilitating pain using various techniques, including Atlas Orthogonal, massage therapy, spinal decompression, laser treatments, and active release. Using a client-oriented relief-care method, Dr. Nepa employs his techniques to help rid bodies of chronic pain, allergies, pinched nerves, and a spectrum of other maladies.
Now that Dr. Nepa enjoys a pain-free life, he has the opportunity to pursue his other hobbies, which include playing guitar in a local band, fishing, and riding his motorcycle.
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