Atlanta Chiropractor’s Article On Cause of Back Pain May Upset Drug Companies

Atlanta chiropractor's controversial article titled "Why is Neck and Back Pain Treatment So Often Ineffective?", may cause upset amongst surgeons and pharmaceutical companies. More information can be found at

Dr. Craig Castanet has released a potentially controversial article “Why is Neck and Back Pain Treatment So Often Ineffective?”, bringing some cause for concern, as the article may upset who may be more interested in their paychecks than their patient’s health.

The 600 word article examines the natural degeneration of the spine which is the source and cause of most back and neck pain, in the pursuit of providing insight into the source of back pain, as well as effective treatment options for people suffering from chronic or acute back or neck pain. In an atypical manner though, a certain element of the article is set to spark discontent amongst healthcare providers, surgeons and pharmaceutical companies.

Below is a portion of the piece, which neatly exemplifies the controversial element:

By the way, when pain is felt, our muscles in the area, become tight, in order to protect our injured area, by preventing it from moving. We feel the muscle tightness, but it is not the source of the pain. And the muscle tightness will go away, only, when the underlying problem gets better. If the physical therapist or chiropractor, or other provider, treats the muscle tightness, thinking it is the problem, that is a pointless waste of time. It may go away temporarily, with various treatments, like electrical stimulation, or stretching, or adjustments, but will recur until the cause is treated effectively.

A spokesperson for, says “Of course Backstrong Non-Surgical Rehab Clinic never sets out to intentionally upset anybody. The aim of our articles is first and foremost to educate readers on root causes of back pain. It is critical, however, that we spread unbiased information.

Although “Why is Neck and Back Pain Treatment So Often Ineffective?” might unsettle healthcare providers and drug manufacturers who may be more interested in their paychecks than their patient’s health, our duty is to our readers. We believe it’s more important to provide information that will allow people to take control of their health and heal, than to please everyone, which is notoriously difficult to do.”

Although there has been no backlash as of yet, the possibility exists as the article may prevent numerous additional and expensive treatments.

Dr. Craig Castanet is a contrarian-thinking, chiropractor, with 32 years experience, including 18 years in orthopedics, physical medicine, and physical therapy, as well as 5 years, part-time, in a neurosurgical practice. He specializes in decompressing neck and back problems, and has found that treatment to be much more effective for neck and back problems.

Backstrong has stated the future aims for the website are enable true healing of spinal and other nerve pain conditions. So hopes any controversy will pass quickly and re-emphasizes no offense is or was intended.

More information related to chiropractic care and spinal decompression in the Decatur, Tucker, and Atlanta Georgia area may be found at

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