Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression now available in Peachtree City

Tue, 01/26/2010 - 3:16pm
By: The Citizen

Peachtree City recently became home to the first HealthChoice Center in Fayette County. The HealthChoice Center offers a relatively new technology called non-surgical spinal decompression, a treatment that offers new hope to sufferers of severe, chronic back pain.

Dr. Matthew Dunn, clinic director for the HealthChoice Center in Peachtree City, says that he added the scientific discovery to his facility to offer the breakthrough option for his patients with chronic back pain who were convinced that pills and surgery were their only option to relieve pain.

Gary Claxton, Vice President of the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation, which monitors health care spending says, “The rising costs and the growth in the number of back surgeries is a good example of why healthcare expenditures are more than double inflation”. Dr. Doug Burton, surgeon and senior spine research professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center says, “there is a major shift to Spinal- fusion procedures that use expensive mechanical devices to help fuse diseased vertebra together” however, Dr. Burton added, “it’s an uncertain outcome”. He further stated that these procedures are “expensive and have not resulted in significantly better outcomes” and he limits the procedure himself.

Until now, most physicians have been left with only the prescription for medications, invasive procedures known as neuromodulation and neuroablation or surgery for their patients. Unfortunately, a lot of chronic back pain patients end up addicted to narcotic pain medications. The scientific discovery known as Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a medical breakthrough in the non-drug, non-surgical approach to chronic back pain that works according to the American Journal of Pain Management. They reported a very favorable relief rate among patients suffering from herniated discs who had undergone non-surgical spinal decompression.

In many cases of back pain, bulging or herniated disc material is often the culprit. The bulging material puts pressure on the nerves and creates pain that can travel into the buttocks and even down the legs. Non-surgical decompression relieves pain by stretching the spine, effectively creating a vacuum (negative pressure) that draws the bulging and herniated disc material back into place.

As the pressure decreases, so does the pain. Unlike surgery, there is no recovery period for non-surgical spinal decompression. Patients may go home or return to a non-strenuous activities after their treatment. The cost is less than one-tenth the cost of back surgery.

Dr. Dunn of HealthChoice is a Peachtree City chiropractor who provides state of the art diagnostic and chiropractic services, including non-surgical spinal decompression. His office can be reached at 770-408-0184 or on the web at

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