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 benefits 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 cause of most neck and back pain, is the normal demands we impose on our spines, as they slowly degenerate and become progressively compressed. These degenerative changes start with the status of our discs, and as they degenerate, they cause the subsequent degeneration of joints, and ligaments. 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, will help as a component to optimal care.