Spinal Decompression and Laser Therapy

Spinal Decompression and Laser Therapy

With Action Spine & Joint in Nashville

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Non-surgical options to improve your health and reduce your pain!

Alleviate your pain with effective solutions

Chiropractic is about so much more than ‘cracking bones.’ At Action Spine & Joint, we look at the bigger picture. When traditional chiropractic services will work, that’s our course of action, but some patients need something a little different.

That’s when your choice of chiropractic matters most! You need a doctor who will consider all the treatments available before determining that one treatment plan is best. What works for someone else may not be the thing that gets you back on your feet. We are often able to treat patients with a variety of methods that keep them out of a cold, scary operating room.

When a patient can walk out of our office in less pain than they’ve been in and know with complete confidence that their treatment will work, thereby avoiding the chance of a lengthy surgery and recovery, we call that a great success!

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Spinal Decompression

The Process
Spinal decompression therapy is one of the many services offered by Dr. Casey Bearden at Action Spine & Joint in Nashville. In our office, we frequently treat patients from many of the surrounding suburbs and communities, including Sylvan Park, Forest Hills, Bellevue and many more! Continue Reading The Process

It is a way to alleviate pain in the back and/or legs, including sciatica and neck pain. We have seen great success with many patients.

We use a traction table and various other equipment to stretch the spine gently. This may require the patient to lie face up or face down while we administer moderate, fixed movements that slowly relax muscles and provide traction for the spine.

This therapy is favored by many patients for taking the scary and expensive surgical option off the table. Spinal decompression is a nonsurgical decompression therapy that takes the place of procedures such as microdiscetomy and laminectomy.

Promote Healing

Creates negative pressure between the vertebrae allowing the bones and discs to retract or reposition themselves gradually and gently. As we carefully stretch the spine, it has a chance to realign itself in an organic way, even reducing the amount of traditional chiropractic treatments you may need.

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Increases the amount of space between vertebrae so that nutrients and necessary fluids can reach the discs to promote even more rapid healing. Stretching the spine gradually creates negative space for the body to do its own healing, without the interference of doctors and drugs.

Spinal decompression is a chiropractic service that falls under the broader umbrella of spinal traction. Traction may be used to treat less serious or severe conditions, while spinal decompression Nashville patients are looking for is an intensive, specialized service.

This therapeutic chiropractic service is prescribed for bulging, degenerating and herniated disks. When you choose Action Spine & Joint, you’ll get the chance to relieve your back or leg pain and to allow your body to heal naturally with spinal decompression services Nashville can trust!

Choosing Chiropractic Spinal Decompression

In chiropractic spinal decompression, special attention is given to stretch and relax the spine in controlled movements. Patients who choose this service will be fully evaluated to ensure that they are capable of withstanding such a hands-on approach.

Most patients feel relieve from pain during or immediately after a treatment and report no pain from the treatment, so you will need to let us know if you experience discomfort during your procedures, as this could be a sign that, although you are an excellent candidate, spinal decompression may not work well for you.

In this case, Dr. Bearden and the rest of our team will work even harder to develop a treatment plan that will work for your unique needs.

Low Light Laser Therapy

What is LLLT?

Low light laser therapy, sometimes referred to as LLLT, is another spinal treatment that gives us a way to help patients avoid back surgery while effectively treating their back pain. The science behind laser therapy is amazingly simple, yet it is not a practice that is understood and effectively practiced by every Nashville chiropractor.

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If you live in The Nations, Sylvan Park Belle Meade, or any of the nearby communities, Action Spine & Joint is your best choice for the innovative, cutting-edge services that can heal your back pain for good!

LLLT is used to treat a variety of conditions, including generalized pain, injuries, fractured bones, neurological issues, and select pathologies. It is a common treatment for whiplash, pain from shingles, and arthritis, and it is quickly becoming a preferred method for wound care.


Some of the other conditions Action Spine & Joint can treat with laser therapy include the following:

  • Carpal tunnel
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraines
  • TMJ
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Stress injuries

Positive Effects of Laser Therapy

There are many benefits of LLLT. First, it allows your body to heal naturally at every level. Second, it kicks the body’s ability to produce disease-fighting antibodies into a new gear.

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When this happens, it has an anti-inflammatory effect, which can reduce the patient’s paint. It also acts as an immunostimulate, meaning that the patient is at a lower risk for diseases and illnesses during and after chiropractic laser therapy.

  • Painless – There is no hands-on treatment involved, making laser therapy a great option for those who are fragile or not able to tolerate more physical treatments.
  • Drug-less – Pain medications can have serious adverse effects, and many of Action Spine & Joint’s patients are hoping to avoid them altogether. Laser therapy has none of the side effects of common pain medications.
  • Sterile – There’s nothing scarier than the fear of infections that is present at many hospitals and doctors’ offices, even during routine procedures. LLLT is non-invasive and completely risk-free.
  • Non-surgical – If surgery isn’t an option, either financially or personally, Dr. Bearden can treat your pain and other symptoms non-surgically with low light laser therapy right here in our office.

Once you begin your treatment, you’ll enjoy all these benefits. Your condition can improve drastically in a matter of one or just a few visits.

Additional Benefits of Laser Therapy

In addition to optimizing your healing, you will also see the following things happen within your body:

  • Boosts metabolism – Laser therapy activates the body’s systems at a cellular level, so normal bodily functions, specifically metabolism, are optimized.
  • Improves circulation – Blood vessels widen and are able to carry more blood at a time after an LLLT treatment. You’ll feel better and have more energy as a result. Your digestion and stomach issues may also improve.
  • Relieves pain – Regardless of the area that is being treated, you may experience relief from long-term or acute pain during your first laser therapy session.
  • Increases clotting – As a treatment for wound care, this is an extremely important benefit. Diabetics and others with autoimmune diseases will enjoy this positive side effect.

A doctor may refer you to laser therapy for any number of reasons. Dr. Casey Bearden has patients from all over the Nashville area and beyond who have wound up in our office because they are resistant or unwilling to treat their condition with medication, when they want to accelerate healing, or when they cannot tolerate more aggressive treatments.

Know What To Expect

A Gentle Treatment Process

When you come to us from Bellevue, Oak Hill or right here in Nashville, we’ll do whatever it takes to relieve your symptoms and get you in better health than ever before!

Laser therapy is one of the many tools we have to facilitate that.Your treatment will be very gentle, since only the end of the laser comes into contact with your skin.

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Very few patients report that they feel anything other than the contact of the laser head, and those few say that the sensation is a light tingling or warmth but never pain. Our typical treatment lasts for a few minutes, no more than 20, and you may begin to feel relieve from symptoms right away, as many people do.

We recommend 3 or 4 sessions before evaluating the effectiveness of LLLT. Although up to 80% of patients notice the positive effects of the treatment following just one session, this is not true of every patient.

Specialized Treatment

As your Nashville chiropractic resource, we at Action Spine & Joint are so happy to be able to offer these two non-surgical services that can benefit patients with a variety of symptoms, conditions, and injuries!

We are always on the cutting edge of industry research and new technologies that will benefit our customers.

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That’s why we are one of the only chiropractic care providers where residents of Sylvan Park, Belle Meade, Green Hills, and many other beautiful communities can get these specialized services!

The cost of spinal decompression treatments will end up costing about the same as your regular chiropractic visits. Although most insurances don’t yet recognize decompression as a payable medical service, the price tag is still much lower than spinal surgery!

The effects of spinal decompression can be felt instantly. Many patients report a relieve of symptoms after just one or two treatments, and over the course of a full treatment plan (somewhere between 15 and 30 treatments), they report that their pain, numbness and discomfort have gone away completely.

Highly Effective

The effects of spinal decompression can be felt instantly. Many patients report a relieve of symptoms after just one or two treatments, and over the course of a full treatment plan (somewhere between 15 and 30 treatments), they report that their pain, numbness and discomfort have gone away completely.

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These treatments are non-invasive. The thought of surgery completely unnerves most people. Spinal surgery is especially dangerous and has a long, hard recovery period. With non-surgical treatment, these patients no longer have to undergo the anxiety and worry of going under anesthesia and under the knife to get the healing they need.

These are just a few of the great reasons to choose Nashville’s Action Spine & Joint for your complete spinal care! To optimize your spinal compression treatment, Dr. Bearden may recommend one or more of the following activities to be performed in your Belle Meade, The Nations, or Green Hills home: drinking more water, getting more rest, taking nutritional supplements, strength and flexibility exercises.

Laser therapy and spinal decompression in Nashville, Bellevue, and Forest Hills, as well as neighboring cities surrounding Nashville, are treatments offered at Action Spine & Joint.

When you choose us, you’ll be getting a certified, experienced staff who knows how to care for patients with unique needs.

Services that are out of range for some general chiropractors are standard practice for us, so no matter what your needs are, we’ll be able to meet them with expert care, not to mention the best customer service in the business!

Let us explain a couple of these non-surgical treatments in a little more detail, and, as always, if you have more in-depth questions about either, feel free to call us for a one-on-one discussion about your particular needs and how either or both services could help you fully recover faster than you ever thought!

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