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Welcome to Triangle Spinal Decompression!

 

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! Our experienced, highly trained Staff 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 Staff Doctors

Dr. Tim Swak

Timothy A. Swank, DC, CCSP

 

Education

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.

 

Community Service

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.

 

Philosophy

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.

Athletics

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.

Dr Parker Neill
Parker A. Neill, DC, CCSP, ICSC
 

Education
Dr. Parker A. Neill, a native of Alabama, received his Baccalaureate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange Florida. Dr. Neill graduated Magna Cum Laude & received the academic excellence award. He is a past President of the Palmer’s Motion Palpation Club & served as a Representative for the Motion Palpation Institute.
 
Philosophy
He is a strong advocate for the wellness & prevention model of health.

Continued Commitment to Excellence
Dr. Neill is committed to continued education to stay on the cutting edge & provide the highest level of treatment for our patients. He has additional training in various soft tissue modalities such as FAKTR, RockTape, Myofascial release & COX Flexion/Distraction Technique for patients with intervertebral disc problems. He is Certified in Dry Needling.

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
Dr. Neill is a Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician. The rigorous ACBSP Certification Program is designed to assess & objectively measure the professional knowledge & competency of chiropractic doctors, physicians & 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.

Certified International Federation of Sports Chiropractic Practitioner
Dr. Neill is Board Certified by the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (ICSC).
The ICSC qualification is the highest level of achievement in international chiropractic sports medicine. Dr. Neill completed postgraduate classes in sports medicine, including concussion diagnosis & management. As the leaders in sports chiropractic, the ICSC strives to provide equitable access to sports chiropractic care, education, mentoring & research to all athletes & sports chiropractors regionally, nationally, & internationally. The ICSC maintains relationships with International Sporting Federations, Educational Institutions with a chiropractic program & more than 26 National Chiropractic Sports Councils (NCSC) across the globe.

This certification is awarded to those who have completed a series of hands-on & virtual training sessions & achieved a Master's Degree in Sports Rehabilitation &/or Board Certification with the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians.

Personal Interests
Dr. Neill enjoys an active lifestyle including; golf, Crossfit, hiking, running, skiing cycling & scuba diving.
Dr. Abbie Swank
Abigail L. Swank, DC
 
Education
Dr. Abigail L "Abbie" Swank, a native of Cary, North Carolina, received her Baccalaureate from North Carolina State University. During her undergraduate education, Dr. Swank represented the Wolfpack as a Goalkeeper on the Varsity soccer team. She went on to obtain her Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida. She received prestigious honors with nominations for the Clinical Excellence Award, the James Beurkle Memorial Award & recognition as an outstanding Clinical Teaching Assistant. Dr. Swank served as the President of the Motion Palpation Club and a representative for the Motion Palpation Institute. She also spent countless hours refining her skills in radiology when selected to serve in the Palmer College of Chiropractic Black Coat Program.

Community Service
Dr. Swank has always been dedicated to our community. Starting as a youth, she has been involved with Cary service & leadership organizations. Active in Cary Teen Council, she represented the teen community in Cary policy meetings & special events. Dr. Swank was essential in founding the annual Cary Teen Forum & participated in the local Special Olympics, Lazy Daze festivals & various public events at the Bond Park Community Center. Since graduating, Dr. Swank continues her devotion to the Cary Community through the Cary Jaycees. She understands the importance of giving back to the community where she has spent her whole life.
 
Philosophy
Dr. Swank promotes the wellness & preventative model of healthcare. With an extensive background in Gonstead, Diversified, Thompson & Motion Palpation Techniques, she has the skills necessary to tailor treatment to the needs of the patient.
 
Athletics
Dr. Swank played soccer for the Capital Area Soccer League for 15 years. After years of hard work, she was honored to be recruited by N.C. State University to play as a Varsity Goalkeeper in the ACC. Dr. Swank continues her commitment to athletics and has participated in many half marathons, mud runs & local running races. She understands the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle & encourages patients to make strides to total health and wellness.

Continued Excellence Commitment
Dr. Swank is committed to continued education to stay in the vanguard of research & treatment for our patients. She has training in Myofascial Release, Soft Tissue Techniques, Extremity Adjusting Techniques, and Flexion/Distraction Technique for intervertebral disc problems.
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