Dr. Atkinson was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. After completing his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in June, 1990, from Life University in Marietta, Georgia, he returned to begin practice in Jacksonville. In January, 1994, Dr. Atkinson moved to Tallahassee, where he continues help sick people get well without the use of drugs or surgery. He is the co-author of 3 books on neck pain and wellness. He has been married to his wife, Donna, since 1991. The couple have two amazing children, Cora and Mitchell.