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Say Goodbye to Back Pain Without Drugs or Surgery

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

People around the world suffer from neck and back pain on a daily basis. Spinal decompression, a gentle, non-surgical form of therapy, may be the best solution for many patients with back ailments.

Frequently, back pain is overlooked and ignored as being nothing serious. Often, sufferers will take over-the-counter medicines or seek bed rest for a day or two, thinking the pain will simply go away. Many of those people will eventually seek medical treatment at an emergency room when the pain becomes unbearable or will visit their general practitioner. Often, they are given a prescription drug to help with pain or might be referred to a back surgeon.

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    The doctors at North Georgia Chiropractic are available for a free consultation and exam during a patient’s first visit to their office in Ringgold. Patients can schedule by calling 706-965-5777 or by completing a short online appointment request form at

Patients who sought treatment as the pain progressed often have said they believed the pain would eventually go away on its own. However, in many cases, their pain did not have to get to the point of an emergency room visit, prescription drugs, or surgical consultation. Over the years, many people have chosen to try spinal decompression therapy and have experienced considerable relief without the use of potentially harmful drugs or surgery.

This form of gentle therapy is widely accepted throughout the medical profession, with studies having shown as much as an 80 percent success rate in certain cases. Patients would be well advised to seek a consultation by a spinal decompression expert to learn if they are a candidate. Spinal decompression therapy has been helping many patients live better and fuller lives with a high rate of success at one area practice, North Georgia Chiropractic, in Ringgold, Ga.

North Georgia Chiropractic’s Dr. David Smith, D.C., and Dr. Shaun Roach, D.C., love the results they see in their office on a daily basis.

“Patients are often amazed to learn that they can come to our office, receive a free consultation, exam and X-rays on their first visit, and frequently qualify for a non-surgical-based, drug-free treatment plan that really can put them back in control of their lives,” says Smith.

North Georgia Chiropractic offers one of the lowest payment plans in the area for patients who are in need of spinal decompression. Other clinics are charging thousands of dollars for this treatment. Their goal is to help as many people as possible.

The doctors answered some commonly asked questions from their office.

Q. What is spinal decompression therapy?

A: Spinal decompression is a form of therapy that is used to relieve pain that has been caused by the compression of an intervertebral disc, which adds pressure to a nerve.

Q: How does spinal decompression work?

A: Spinal decompression is a non-surgical approach to neck and low back pain involving the disc. It is a mechanical traction table that is controlled by an on-board computer that controls the force and angle of disc distraction. It creates a negative pressure in the disc, which reduces the body’s natural ability to resist external force.

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Q: Who is a candidate to use spinal decompression?

A: Patients who are experiencing:

• Chronic neck and back pain

• Bulging disc

• Disc herniation

• Sciatica

• Spinal stenosis

• Spondylolisthesis

• Numbness/tingling down arms and/or legs

Q: Who is not a candidate?

A: Patients experiencing any of the following:

• Pregnancy

• Severe osteoporosis

• Metastatic cancer

• Unstable spondylolisthesis

• Disc infection

Q: How long does it take per session?

A: Spinal decompression sessions range from 15-20 minutes.

Q: How long does it take to see results?

A: Depending on the severity of the patient’s condition, results may be seen in the first week, while other cases may take 2-3 weeks to see results. We have had patients in our office experience immediate results.

Q: Does it hurt?

A: No. The treatment uses a gentle, negative force that is subtle and relaxing. Many patients fall asleep during the treatment process.

Q: Is it safe?

A: Yes! It is safe and comfortable for all candidates for the treatment. The system also as an FDA-approved stop switch in case the subject has discomfort, thus avoiding injury.

Q: Is it permanent?

A: Most patients reports long-lasting results. To better maintain the results, we often recommend the patient receive maintenance treatment to maintain the integrity of the disc(s) that were involved.

Q: Is it expensive?

A: We, North Georgia Chiropractic, strive to give our patients the best care at the most reasonable price, which is determined by the number of sessions and the severity of the condition. Usually, a treatment on the spinal decompression machine is $40, but can be as low as $20 depending on the doctor’s report of findings.

What Patients are Saying:

“My trouble began with pain in my lower back and right leg. After several visits to other health facilities, I decided to try spinal decompression. After finishing my initial treatment plan, I now have a greater mobility in my back and lower extremities. I am now able to once again walk 2-3 miles a day. Thanks, North Georgia Chiropractic.”

-P. Hayes

“Before coming to North Georgia Chiropractic, I was in pain for over 2 years. I struggled with low back pain that traveled down my leg. I was taking up to 5 pain pills a day just to get by. I had to stop doing things I enjoyed, like working in my garden. I had an MRI taken, and back surgery seemed to be my only option, so I decided to try spinal decompression. After my first week of spinal decompression at North Georgia Chiropractic, I was able to stop taking my pain medication. My pain decreased significantly and I had an increase in my range of motion in my lower back. Thanks to spinal decompression, I am able to plant tomatoes and work in my garden without pain.”

-H. Thornburg


For more information, prospective patients should contact North Georgia Chiropractic by calling 706-965-5777, schedule an appointment online at or stop in and visit. Walk-ins are welcome. The office is conveniently located just a short drive from Chattanooga off I-75, exit 348 in downtown Ringgold, at 29 Legion Street in the Shop Rite shopping center.

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