Herniated Disc and Pinched Nerve Specialist in Atlanta

In this video, Dr. Craig Castanet explains his approach to the treatment of difficult neck and back pain, using spinal decompression, a uniquely effective treatment for spinal pain arising from herniated disc lesions and pinched nerves. With 28 years experience in orthopedic, physical medicine, physical therapy and neurosurgical clinics, Dr. Castanet explains the rationale for his unique approach to neck and back problems. “Most of the time, I can help you avoid the need for injections or surgical treatment. Other clinics don’t have the most effective alternative treatment to injections and surgery. That means you’ll end up getting injections and surgery you may not need”. When injections and surgery are necessary, I work closely with the best pain management physicians, orthopedists and neurosurgeons. Whatever your spinal problem, I will be able to provide you a solution to your problem.

Why Backstrong – Atlanta Metro’s Non-Surgical Disc & Spine Decatur Physical Therapy Specialist?

If you’re looking for Decatur physical therapy, or a Decatur chiropractor for your neck or back pain, Dr. Castanet specializes in difficult neck and back pain arising from herniated discs, degenerated discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica and pinched nerves.  With 28 years experience in orthopedics, physical medicine, physical therapy, neurosurgery and chiropractic, he knows all the non-surgical and surgical treatments and their relative efficacy.  He is the only provider in the state of Georgia using the superior SpineMED spinal decompression treatment.  This is the most direct and effective treatment for the cause of 98% of difficult neck and back pain.  If you’re looking for Decatur physical therapy or a Decatur chiropractor for your spinal pain, Dr. Castanet is your best choice.  We recommend you listen to some of our website videos on a variety of spinal topics, to learn more about the cause of your problem and why our treatment is the most effective choice for your Decatur physical therapy or Decatur chiropractor needs.

While difficult neck and back pain is a very common problem in medicine, this patient population is poorly served by other Decatur physical therapy and Decatur chiropractor clinics. The reasons are several. First, clinicians conceptual model of spinal pain is misguided.  98% of spinal pain is the result of the natural process of progressive, degenerative, compression of the spine.  This process starts with degenerative changes to the disc, and eventually progresses to involve the joints, ligaments and nerves.  But it all starts and depends upon the initial and progressive degeneration of the spinal disc.  In this conceptual model, the disc is like a deflating tire.  As the disc loses water content and collapses, there is more pressure on the joints and nerves.  Other providers’ treatments neglect to intervene in this process.  That is a mistake because reversing this process has the most potential to improve difficult neck and back pain in the short term and for the long term prognosis.  Improving the microscopic and macroscopic status of the disc is the most effective non-surgical treatment to intervene in this critical process.  And scientific research proves that the disc can be partially regenerated with the right treatment- mechanical decompression of the spinal disc.  Regeneration has been documented and quantified in animal studies.

Dr. Castanet explains the simple pathogenesis of spinal pain in this video.  If you understand how, and why, spinal pain starts and progresses, you’ll make a better choice about the treatments you choose.  Unfortunately, most health care professionals practice their specialty with a predictable bias in favor of whatever they were trained to do.  I guarantee that if you listen to Dr. Castanet, you’ll be convinced that his explanation of spinal pain makes the most sense.  And, his advice about the most appropriate, effective treatment for spinal pain makes the most sense.  Dr. Castanet has never been wedded to a myopic approach to spinal treatments.  He is an independent thinker, has worked in more clinically specialties than other providers, and has chosen the most effective treatment for neck and back pain.  And if a better treatment arrives, he’ll embrace that.

We provide Decatur physical therapy as well as Tucker physical therapy and Atlanta physical therapy.  And, of course, is you’re looking for a Decatur chiropractor or Tucker chiropractor or Atlanta chiropractor, Dr. Castanet is your best bet too.  There is no other chiropractor with his broad medical background.  And if you really do need surgical treatment or pain management, he will refer you to the best available.

Apart from the above conceptual failings of spinal providers, there are also financial incentives to the status quo treatment, and financial disincentives to changing the present treatment algorithm for patients. It’s not a conspiracy- it’s just that things won’t change with these financial impediments to change.

Decatur chiropractor, Tucker chiropractor and Atlanta chiropractor, Dr. Castanet, has the most specialized equipment for the non-surgical treatment of neck and back pain arising from herniated disc and pinched nerve lesions. These are among the common causes of painful, compressive lesions in the spine. And spinal compression is what gives rise to 98% of neck and back pain. This equipment is expensive and, consequently, not found in other Decatur physical therapy, Tucker physical therapy or Atlanta physical therapy clinics. In fact, we are the only clinic in Georgia with SpineMED spinal decompression- the most effective, non-surgical treatment method, which treats the cause of most neck and back pain. See our illustrative videos on this website.

Meet Dr. Castanet

Decatur physical therapy specialist Dr Craig Castanet

See His Experience & Education!

Schedule Now

Schedule Appointment

Schedule an Appointment.



Read Our Testimonials

Dr. Castanet Can Help You With:

Back, buttock and leg pain- This is the most common problem we treat.  And we almost always get these patients better.

Neck and shoulder pain- This is another very common problem.  Often patients with back pain, also have neck pain, because the neck and back in the same person, have the same age and genetics- large determinants in spinal pain risk.  Of course, we usually get these problems better too.

Weight loss & Diabetes- Dr. Castanet can help you lose the fat, improve your insulin sensitivity, get off the medications, and reverse your disease, with his functional medicine approach.  Don’t watch your disease get worse, with more medications every few years- CURE IT!  And solve weight loss forever.  Dr. Castanet will teach you how.

Autoimmune diseases, e.g. multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory arthritides and more, with his functional medicine training- don’t get worse every year and take immunosuppressive drugs.  CURE YOUR DISEASE.  Dr. Castanet will teach you how and help you do it.  Reclaim your life.  Sound too good to be true?  Wrong!  It is very possible!  But not with conventional medicine and doctors.  They are smart people, but they ignore the cutting edge science of epigenetics.  They only pay attention to BIG PHARMA’s approaches to management of disease for profit.  Caring doctors, like Dr. Castanet, apply the newest science to CURE- I SAID CURE- autoimmune diseases.  It’s possible and it’s the humane approach to autoimmune diseases.

Sciatica- We treat this problem all day long, every day.  It is a common problem and we can almost always help you get better without injections or surgical treatment.

Stenosis- This is narrowing of the spinal canal in your neck or low back.  In the low back it can cause pinching of the nerves which may then cause pain down your buttocks or legs.  In the neck it may cause problems with your spinal cord, affecting your finger coordination or problems walking.


Why Necks, Backs, Spines Hurt!

Almost all back and neck pain is caused by COMPRESSION of discs, nerves and joints. Compression is due to time (life), gravity and genetics. Most clinics do not treat compression of the spine, non-surgically, so your chance of improving or resolving your pain is much less. As a consequence, you are much more likely to need injections or surgery for your pain. X-rays and MRI scans reveal COMPRESSION. The doctor, or radiologist, explaining your imaging results, may use terms such as herniated, bulging or degenerated disc(s), arthritis, spondylosis, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, ligamentum flavum hypertrophy, facet arthropathy, etc. These changes all result in compression of discs, joints and nerves, which causes pain and disability. Other clinics don’t usually treat compression. As a result, when your spinal compression progresses to a certain point, you will not improve from their approach to treatment. In fact, exercises- the usual means of treating this problem- can be painful and useless. The reason other clinics don’t focus on spinal compression is several fold:

  • They may not appreciate the essential significance of this process, in the etiology (cause) of spinal pain and disability.
  • They may not know that anything can be done to change it. This is a simple failure of knowledge and insight.
  • They may not know of the unique efficacy of spinal decompression treatment for patients.
    Most clinicians have no clinical experience with this treatment and cannot know its relative merit.
    They may not want to provide an effective alternative to injections or surgery, especially if they provide those treatments.
  • They may not want to invest $100,000.00+ on these treatment tables.
  • The medical research literature indicates that spinal compression can be partially reversed, and this approach to treatment is much more effective for patients than conventional therapy. This has been confirmed by my 28 years clinical experience. For the first 20 years of my clinical career I did not have access to this treatment for patients. As a result, many more patients with neck and back pain were referred for injections and surgery.

For the last 9 years, Dr. Castanet has provided Decatur Physical Therapy using this new, rare treatment for patients, and the results are vastly superior to most treatment options. Now, Dr. Castanet would not-nor should any other Decatur chiropractor-treat patients without SpineMED spinal decompression as it provides exactly the kind of approach a painful, disabled spine requires. This is why Dr Castanet has come to be regarded at most reliable and effective Decatur chiropractor for you. And if you’re looking for a Tucker chiropractor or Atlanta chiropractor, Dr. Castanet can help too.  Any questions you may have about the kinds of treatment Decatur Physical Therapy provides are answered in several of our patient videos.  And, of course, Dr. Castanet provides Atlanta physical therapy and Tucker physical therapy as well. Call us now at 404-558-4015.

Contact Us

Backstrong Non-Surgical Rehab Clinic
2771 Lawrenceville Highway, Suite #101
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: (404) 558-4015

Office Hours

Monday : 8am to 6pm
Tuesday: 8am to 6pm
Wednesday : 8am to 6pm
Thursday: 8am to 6pm
Friday: 8am to 6pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Contact Us

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Message

We dont like bots