Kennesaw Chiropractor | Kennesaw chiropractic care | GA | F.A.Q.'s

 

 

AcuPractic-Massage  Wellness Center

4200 Wade Green Rd. NW Suite 204 Kennesaw, GA 30144

 (770) 427-2799


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How do I make an appointment?

Call our office at 770-427-2799 ( 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ). If we are unable to take your call, please leave a message on our voicemail. We will return your call as soon as possible.

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Where can I find your office?

Our office is conveniently located North of Atlanta, off I-75, Wade Green Road, Exit # 273. Our address is 4200 Wade Green Rd., Suite #204, Kennesaw, GA 30144. We are in the L.A. Fitness Shopping Plaza, next door to GNC Nutrition store. Please visit the  'CONTACT US'  page for directions and a map. 


Do you take my insurance?

While we do accept many insurance plans, our insurance specialists will need to contact your insurance company to verify the benefits of your individual policy. Please call our office to schedule a free consultation. 770-427-2799


What is a Herniated Disc?

A Herniated Disc is a caused by a lot of pressure applied on the spinal cord. Between each vertebrae or backbones there is a disc-which is perhaps best described as a water-filled-balloon like cushion that acts like shock absorber for each vertebrae. The outside is strong, yet flexible, in order to absorb/cushion the impacts of pressures between the bones. Inside of the disc is made up of a jelly like substance, and a herniated disc occurs when there is a hard impact and the balloon cant disperse all the impact and as a result there is a slight bulge in the water filled balloon.


What is a Ruptured Disc?

A Ruptured Disc is similar to a herniated disc except for two things. One, the outside of the disc has ruptured and allowing all or most of the jelly like substance to leak out and two, the pain tends to be much more severe.


What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is normally described as a shooting or numbing pain running down either leg, beginning around the hip area. Depending on severity, it can go all the way to the toes, causing numbing, weakness and even a loss of balance. The sensation can range from mild discomfort to excruciating pain. One cause of Sciatica is a herniated or ruptured disc.

As a result, the herniated or ruptured disc can make direct contact with this nerve. The result is pain-or the condition we call sciatica.


How can Disc Decompression Therapy help me?

Disc Decompression Therapy works to relieve pressure in the spinal discs. Approximately 85% of patients experience good to excellent results after completion of the therapy, and a significant reduction of pain.


How does Disc Decompression Therapy Work?

The patient lies either face up or face down (depending on which position is the most comfortable and effective) on the table and is then fitted to a special harness, which allows the patient to be held in place. The amount of decompression is then targeted to the specific disc level by varying the angle of decompressive traction.


Is Disc Decompression Therapy PAINFUL (Does it hurt)?

The treatments are actually very, very gentle and rarely, if ever, is there any discomfort felt-other than a gentle pulling sensation. In fact, as one patient described it, "it's actually more like feeling an old muscle cramp being stretched out to a good, normal feeling."


How much does Disc Decompression Therapy cost?

Disc Decompression Therapy is very affordable and much less expensive than spinal surgery. For more information on cost, please call our office at 770-427-2799 to schedule a free consultation.


What is the success rate of Disc Decompression therapy, and are the results long or short term?

As a result of this gentle, systematic, specifically targeted, and computer controlled stretching of your spine, clinical testing and our actual experience has shown natural healing and pain relief takes place in most situations. In fact, in some cases where years of back pain have been experienced, patience's have walked from their first treatment with pain relief being 100%. While this is not the experience for everyone, extensive clinical testing has shown that Disc Decompression Therapy has achieved an 86% success rate in treating herniated and degenerated disc with less than a 4% recurrence rate of your problem. Results will vary depending on your condition and the nature of your issues. However, consultation and review of your x-rays will provide us great insights into what you personally can best expect.


Is Disc Decompression Therapy a surgical procedure?

Disc Decompression Therapy is a special, non-surgical process whereby the doctor uses a highly specialized table to gently stretch, or ‘de-compress’, your spine’s vertebrae so that any of the bulging or out-of-place connective material between each vertebra is gently and delicately encouraged to return to its natural state.


What can happen to my Back if left untreated or ignoring the pain?

Ignoring the pain or hiding it temporarily, with harmful drugs, does not solve the problem or stop the pain. Delaying spinal decompression therapy because "the pain is not that bad" will lead to further damage of your back and may exclude you from decompression therapy all together.


How flexible are the decompression sessions around my schedule?

While the number of therapy sessions may very in number and duration depending on your condition, we are always very sensitive to your overall needs and have always been able to accommodate schedules.


How do I get started?

Pick up the phone and call 770-427-2799 and ask for Dr. Stephen Green to schedule a complimentary consultation.

 
 
 
Kennesaw Chiropractor | F.A.Q.'s. Dr. Stephen Green is a Kennesaw Chiropractor.