Triangle Spinal Decompression at Swank Chiropractic is dedicated to treating your neck pain low back pain or leg pain due to herniated, slipped or bulging discs. Even if you have been told you need surgery.
Surprisingly, back surgery often does not relieve the pain! Sadly, many people are still in pain following a “successful” back operation! Research suggests that 20-40 % of back surgeries do not eliminate pain or symptoms. This result is so common that there is a medical term for it: failed back surgery syndrome. Spine surgery is basically able to accomplish only 2 things; remove pressure from a pinched nerve root or stabilize a painful joint.
Unfortunately, back, neck or spine surgery cannot literally cut out a patient’s pain. It is only able to treat the anatomical lesion (injury) that is a probable cause of back pain, which must be identified prior to any surgical procedure.
The takeaway? See us first! Most pain in the lower back can be treated without surgery. In most cases, conservative measures should be exhausted before a back operation. At Triangle Spinal Decompression, we offer a safe, effective & affordable alternative to spinal surgery. Our services, paired with our therapeutic modalities will give you the best opportunity at feeling better fast! The Doctors at Triangle Spinal Decompression are up-to-date on the latest techniques.
For those who are still in pain following surgery, we may still offer help! Our comprehensive facility offers alternatives to “pain management” with drugs or other invasive procedures! In fact, persons suffering a car accident now have an alternative to disability or reliance on daily medications.
Meet Our Doctors
Timothy A. Swank, DC, CCSP
Dr. Timothy A. Swank, a native of Ohio, received his B.A. from The Ohio State University. He went on to obtain his second baccalaureate and his Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College, during which time he served our country as a National Guard Officer. Due to his untiring efforts, he was selected as one of the Outstanding Young Men in America in 1989. He is a member of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, American Chiropractic Association and the American Pregnancy Association.
Dr. Swank is a dedicated member of our community. He has chaired a variety of successful community service projects from The Special Effort Games to the Innovative Ropes Course, which teaches teamwork and empathy as well as raising confidence and self-esteem levels in our youth. He is a graduate of Leadership Cary, a program designed to enhance the background and understanding of our community leaders. Due to his efforts, a healthcare section was added to the curriculum to help increase knowledge and sensitivity to this important topic. A former member of Cary’s Park, Recreation and Cultural Resources Board, Dr. Swank continues to work for the betterment of our community. As such, he is a proud sponsor of the Bronco-National Baseball league in Cary and supports local youth athletics.
Dr. Swank is a strong advocate of the wellness and prevention model of health. He is certified with ACA/American Red Cross as a Back Injury Prevention Instructor. He teaches and lectures regularly in Cary businesses. He has volunteered his free time to teach CPR and was instrumental in bringing regular CPR classes to Cary.
As an athlete, he competes in Ironman triathlons, half marathons, as well as bicycle and short distance running races. Dr. Swank understands the importance of a healthy lifestyle and encourages his patients to take steps towards enhancing their total health.
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
Dr. Swank is a Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. The rigorous ACBSP Certification Program is designed to assess and objectively measure the professional knowledge and competency of chiropractic doctors, physicians, and practitioners engaged in the specialty of chiropractic sports medicine.
In order to become certified as a Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), each candidate must satisfy all educational eligibility requirements established by the ACBSP Board and must demonstrate an acceptable and appropriate level of understanding and knowledge in all subject areas tested by the CCSP Certification Examination. All individuals certified by the ACBSP Certification Program must also demonstrate an ongoing professional commitment to the field of chiropractic sports medicine.