In this video Dr. Castanet, of Atlanta, explains the nature of neck and back pain, and when and why he may use chiropractic treatment to help you. But unlike most chiropractors, Dr. Castanet is not wedded to chiropractic as his sole, or even primary, approach to treatment. In fact, his 18 years experience in orthopedics, physical medicine and physical therapy, as well as his 4 years in neurosurgery has given him insights to the strengths and limitations of each field.
And for difficult neck and low back pain, he has learned that the most effective approach to treatment is to address the underlying cause of the spinal degenerative process, by improving spinal disc health and status, to improve the pain and improve the patient’s future prognosis.
Most of the time for difficult neck and back pain, spinal decompression treatment is more effective than other treatments. The reason is that the most valuable thing that spinal treatment can do is to improve the status of the spinal discs. Spinal disc REGENERATION is possible, to some extent, and if you do this you will realize the most significant improvement possible from a non-surgical approach to care. Still there are many occasions when chiropractic manipulation or mobilization, as an adjunct, is an essential component to optimal care.