Spinal decompression therapy is a proven treatment for chronic back pain. That’s why at Advanta Total Health, it is one of the treatments offered, in the interest of enhancing wellness and improving patients’ quality of life. Achieved in a non-surgical, drug free process, in which a specialized table uses gently motorized traction to stretch and realign the spine, spinal decompression is useful for providing precise treatment for relied from disc herniation or bulging discs.
For those with sciatica, leg pain is common. Sciatica involves pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve, and is usually caused when the nerve is compressed by something like a herniated disc or bone spur. This pain, which runs from the lower back, through the hips, and down the legs can also be caused by accident or injury, and usually only occurs on one side of the body.
Disc herniation is a condition of the cervical or lumbar spine, happens when the soft, jelly-like substance inside a spinal disc pushes through a crack in the disc’s exterior. Sometimes called a slipped disc or ruptured disc, it can be quite painful, though some people do not suffer any ill effects.
Surgery is often a last resort for back pain, so when a patient is dealing with failed back surgery, treatment is imperative. Failed surgery can lead to troublesome symptoms, including chronic leg pain, chronic back pain, joint instability, muscle weakness, and even a recurrence of the symptoms the surgery was meant to treat. Sometimes patients who undergo spinal stenosis surgery, for example, return to the doctor complaining of worse spinal stenosis symptoms than they’d experienced before the procedure.
Scoliosis is a condition that affects the spine, causing it to curve in such a way that the misaligned vertebrae pull muscles and pinch nerves, causing pain and a loss in range of movement. Causes of scoliosis vary, and include a bone abnormality at birth, called congenital scoliosis, abnormal nerves or muscles, in which case it is known as neuromuscular scoliosis, or a trauma like illness or injury, surgery, or degeneration from aging, which results in degenerative scoliosis.
Meet Your Practitioner
Richard Schuyler, D.C.
Having graduated from St. Thomas Advanta University in Miami, Florida, with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Science in Human Resources, Dr. Schuyler completed his studies at Life University in Marietta. He is a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist with an extensive research background.
He is pleased in providing the utmost personal and professional care to all of our patients and anticipates developing relationships with all patients.