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Affordable Chiropractic Care comes to Downtown Fayetteville & Sandy Springs!

New office is now opened in Sandy Springs located at 4840 Roswell Road, C100, Sandy Springs, GA 30342. 

We now offer Free MRI Review to determine if you're a candidate for Accu-Spina IDD Decompression Therapy. The most proven and researched non-surgical spinal decompression table in the industry. No other spinal decompression tables offer "Oscillation", which increases the hydration and nutrients to the injured disc, thus allowing for an 86-91% effective treatment result.

 

The Fayetteville location is at the corner of Hw 54 & Hwy 85, in Fayetteville historic area by Dunkin Donuts and next door to State Farm. Our address is: 125 Glynn Street North Suite A, Fayetteville, Georgia 30214. Call (770) 719-1917 for an immediate same day appontment! Fayetteville office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9am-12noon, 2-6pm.  

- Our Fayetteville office provides services for United Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Call today to schedule your immediate appointment, and no waiting weeks to be seen for your injury!

 

-No Insurance/NoWorries! We offer "Self Pay" New Patient Specials, which includes consultation/exam, and your same day adjustment. We do not require x-rays before your adjustment; however, the  doctor reserves the right at their request if your history warrants a radiological view before proceeding forward.

 

-Auto Accident  case specialist!

 

 I take great pride in offering state-of-the-art non-surgical methods of healing, and I utilize the most advanced forms of medical equipment like Accu-Spina IDD Therapy spinal decompression tables and Class IV High Powered Laser Therapy. These types of non-invasive therapies greatly speeds up the healing process of soft tissue injuries. I am constantly attending seminars and learning new ways to help health-conscious Fayetteville-area residents. Our commitment to providing you information on your injury, and explaining everything in advance is often mentioned by our delighted patients.

 

Looking for a chiropractor who offers clear explanations? Ready to get started, today? We accept liens from attorneys for treatment for auto accident cases.

 

Tour our site and call our office at (770) 719-1917 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Miller, today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter

Herniated Discs in the Lumbar Spine


Before explaining what a herniated disc is, we’d like to give you a quick lesson in anatomy. Your spine is held together by 24 bones, called vertebrae. There are five vertebrae that meld the lower back and this area is called the lumbar spine. Between 60-80 percent of people will experience low back pain at some point in their lives, whether it is caused by strenuous daily activities or a sudden injury. A high percentage of people, however, will have low back pain that is caused by a herniated disc. Also referred to as a slipped disc, or a ruptured disc, a disc will begin to herniate when its jelly-like nucleus pushes against its outer ring due to wear and tear or sudden injury. This causes pressure against the outer ring that leads to pain in the lumbar spine. Lumbar herniated discs often affect people who are 35 to 50 years of age.

Causes

In several cases, a lumbar herniated disc will develop with age as the discs begin to weaken. In addition to the depletion that comes with getting older, other factors can increase the odds of a herniated disc such as:

  • A sedentary lifestyle – Sitting for extended periods of time puts extra pressure on the back and spine, thus increasing your chance of developing a herniated disc.
  • Weight – When the body experiences weight gain, this extra weight puts added stress on the discs in your lower back.
  • Improper lifting – You should always lift with your legs and never your back. Using back muscles to lift heavy objects, instead of your legs can cause a disc to slip out of place.
  • Genetics – A family history of a disc herniation can be passed on through genetics.
  • Injury – Injuries that result in a forceful blow to the spine can cause immediate herniation.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a herniated disc may vary depending on the location. Low back pain is the primary symptom associated with a herniated disc in the lumbar spine, but sometimes, a herniated disc may not be the cause. You should visit your chiropractor immediately to receive a proper diagnosis if you are experiencing the following:

  • Leg/or foot pain (sciatica)
  • Numbness or a tingling sensation in the low back, leg, or foot
  • Weakness in the leg or foot
  • Pain associated with bending forward or twisting

It’s important to know that not all patients will experience pain as a spinal disc degenerates. To determine whether or not you have a disk that is herniated, you will need to visit your doctor for a spinal examination.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

Non-invasive treatment options will always be explored first before discussing surgical options. Non-surgical treatment options may include:

  • Ice application or cold therapy – application of ice to an inflamed area may be helpful in decreasing the inflammation and muscle spasms associated with a lumbar herniated disc.
  • Pain medication – Depending on the chiropractor, pain medications may be administered to treat pain and inflammation.
  • Epidural steroid injection – Depending on the level of pain the patient is in or if they feel a constant tingling sensation in the leg, a steroid injection will be administered to reduce inflammation near the affected nerves in the lumbar spine.
  • Physical therapy – Physical therapy includes a combination of treatments to decrease pain and increase flexibility. Your doctor and physical therapist will develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to your needs. 
 
 
Fayetteville, Chiropractor | Newsletter. Dr. W. Kurt Miller is a Fayetteville, Chiropractor.