About Dr. Castanet
Dr. Craig Castanet graduated from Palmer-West Chiropractic College in 1986. He has 35 years of clinical experience; including 18 years in an orthopedic, physical medicine, and physical therapy clinic, participating in the treatment of more than 40,000 patients. He also dedicated time each week, for 5 years, in a neurosurgical practice, learning surgical indications and procedures. Unlike most chiropractors, he has always had a decidedly “medical orientation”. He has excellent professional relationships with pain physicians, orthopedists, and neurosurgeons because, sometimes, injections and surgery are appropriate.
He has always sought the best, newest tools and methods in patient treatment. His exceptional interest and competency in treating neck and back pain derive, in part, from his personal experience of suffering from sciatica for 6 years, previously. Such chronic pain provides the kind of insight and empathy that books, alone, cannot.
Backstrong Clinic in Decatur and Atlanta, specializing in Chiropractic, Physical Therapy and Spinal Decompression treatment for neck and back pain arising from herniated discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, joint pain and more, including the Following Conditions
Spinal decompression therapy
Disc degeneration and Degenerative disc disease treatment
Herniated disc treatment
Spinal Stenosis Treatment
Chiropractor for Sciatica and Sciatic Nerve Pain
Pinched Nerve Treatment
Migraine and Headaches
Chronic Lower Back Pain Relief
Upper Back Pain Relief
Shoulder and Neck Pain
Bursitis and Tendonitis
Nerve pain and nerve damage relief
Decatur and Atlanta physical therapy and chiropractic treatment for back pain and neck pain
Dr. Castanet specializes in difficult neck and back pain arising from herniated discs, degenerated discs, bulging discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, and pinched nerves. With 35 years of experience in orthopedics, physical medicine, physical therapy, neurosurgery, and chiropractic, he is familiar with all the non-surgical and surgical treatments available, and their relative efficacy. For many patients, physical therapists, and chiropractors, poor treatment outcomes are common, frustrating, and dispiriting. Dr. Castanet experienced this too, but in 2006 he decided….
Spinal Decompression Therapy by Georgia’s Only SpineMED Provider
Dr. Castanet 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 about 98% of difficult neck and back pain. We recommend you listen to some of our videos on a variety of spinal topics, to learn more about the cause of common neck pain and back pain, and why our treatment is more effective than other treatments.
A Chiropractor in Decatur GA with unmatched medical experience
While difficult neck and back pain is a very common problem in medicine, and diagnostic imaging, e.g. MRI’s and x-rays usually reveal the likely causes of such pain, and these causes are almost always COMPRESSIVE in nature and description, non-surgical providers, e.g. chiropractors and physical therapists, don’t directly treat these problems by decompressing them. That is why so many patients get modest or slow, or no improvement in their spinal pain. In fact, for both chiropractors and physical….
Clear Explanations of What Causes Back and Neck Pain
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, and whatever insurance companies reward. 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 clinical specialties than other providers, and has chosen the most effective treatment for neck and back pain. And if an even better treatment arrives in the future, he’ll embrace that.
Chiropractic and Physical Therapy in Decatur and 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 30 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.
See His Experience & Education
Dr. Castanet has the most specialized equipment for the non-surgical treatment of neck and back pain arising from herniated discs 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 nearby 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. Specialized State of the Art Equipment for Disc Decompression
Experience Chiropractic And Physical Therapy Benefits in Decatur and Atlanta. Dr. Castanet Can Help You With:
Back, buttock and leg pain– This is the most common problem we treat, day in and day out, all day long. And the vast majority of patients will get resolved or much improved. If you’re looking for help with your neck or back pain, and looking for physical therapy or chiropractic in Decatur or Atlanta, call us for an immediate appointment with Dr. Craig Castanet.
Sciatica– Pain that goes into your hip, buttock, thigh, leg and, or foot is called commonly sciatica, usually from a herniated disc that pinches one of the nerve roots in your lower back. 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.
Neck and shoulder pain– This is another very common problem. If you have neck, shoulder, shoulder blade, arm pain, or pain between your shoulder blades, this is almost always coming from a neck problem. And effectively treating these patients will improve pain, burning, tightness, weakness and other symptoms felt in these regions.
Spinal 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 dexterity or walking problems, e.g. uncoordinated walking.
Why Necks and Backs Hurt… And What are the Benefits of Disc Decompression Therapy for Neck pain and Back Pain?
Almost all back and neck pain is caused by COMPRESSION of discs, nerves and joints. We have all sorts of terms for this compressive process, and you may have seen these terms used in your MRI or x-ray report. These include herniated discs, bulging discs, sciatica, facet arthropathy, ligamentum flavum hypertrophy, foraminal stenosis, central stenosis, disc protrusion, disc extrusion, spondylosis, etc. These all comprise a slowly, progressive, degenerative compression of your spine. These compressive changes are due to time, gravity, injuries, nutrition and genetics…..
If you’re looking for help with your neck or back pain, and looking for physical therapy or chiropractic in Decatur or Atlanta, call us for an immediate appointment with Dr. Craig Castanet.
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