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Justin and Chris,
I can't thank you enough for what you are doing for me and for my Brother - and my Son!
Twenty five years ago I hurt my back lifting improperly. For all of that time, I've had nagging pain that I considered "normal" and brief bouts of much more severe pain. I got used to the pain and knew what to do when I tweaked it, which was about every 3 months or so. 
When I finally herniated a disc in December, I had a choice between Chiropractic care and surgery, which was prescribed 25 years ago "when I couldn't take the pain anymore" or "it finally blew out". I'd known Justin at the time for about 2 years and was afraid to come in - if my back hurt, I didn't want anyone touching it. If my back didn't hurt, I didn't want anyone touching it.
So we began spinal decompression therapy (or Magic, as I like to call it now) in January. At the time, I was afraid I no option, other than surgery, which would have put me out of commission for several months and may have forced me to close my business. When I first came in, I was in severe pain. I had to walk with the aid of crutches, took 20 minutes to get out of the house and 5 to get out of the car. Literally bed-ridden for 17 days, other than the bathroom and your office. (Your staff is GREAT, by the way - very compassionate and helpful)
By the end of February, I was pain free and able to go backpacking with my son and 14 Scouts, who wouldn't have been able to go, if I couldn't! As I write this in May, I have had no pain, I understand how my spine operates and when I need to come in, I have more energy and much more vitality. The notion of "normal" back pain is now foreign to me. I only wish I had come in much sooner.
My Brother is seeing similar results after an injury although about 4 months behind me - he was skeptical too. My teenage Son is excited to know more about how his body works and what he can do to be proactive. At 6'2" and projected to be 6'4", it will serve him very well over his lifetime.
All of this to say, Thank You. I appreciate what you have done for me and my family. When friends know where I was in January and where I am now, they want to know more. Actually, by now, they may be tired of hearing about it. I wish more would come in to see you, but please know that I give out your card on a regular basis. Hopefully it won't take severe pain for them to meet you.
Take care. See you soon,

In January, 2014 I was diagnosed with "severe spinal stenosis," a condition caused by the dramatic impingement of my spinal cord near L3-L4.


This stenosis resulted in ever-increasing nerve tingling and lost feeling in my lower extremities - obviously a serious problem. (Interestingly, these symptoms were manifest when I was standing our walking; they were not apparent during vigorous activity or tennis.).


My Emory surgeon said the only long-term solution would be surgery involving a spinal fusion. But he said as long as I can stay active and manage the symptoms so they don't affect my lifestyle, we could delay the surgery until absolutely needed. Sounded good to me.


However, knowing I was on a downward slope and a spinal fusion was only a matter of time, my wife and I agreed that trying alternative therapies made sense. Enter Justin Fierro and Atlanta Decompression. In my consultation with Justin, during which he was totally honest, he said that I "might be" a candidate for spinal decompression - so we gave it a try.


Fast forward to today. I have not had any episodes of tingling or numbness in a weeks. It took a handful of treatments before I began to notice a change, so we stuck with it and as time progressed I continued to improve and am now completely free of my spinal stenosis symptoms.


While each of us is different and we respond to treatments in different ways, I highly recommend that you speak with Justin about spinal decompression and whether it might be effective for you. It has saved me from invasive spinal surgery and given me confidence as I pursue my daily activity.



My name is Jim Riddle and I live in Marietta, Ga.  I recently went through a series of spinal decompression treatments at Atlanta Decompression. Several months ago my sciatic nerve pain got out of control and this East Cobb spinal decompression center was there for me.  This is a testimony to the people at Atlanta Decompression for the professional therapy they provided to me.  You are welcome to read the rest of my back pain story. If not, I just wanted to include this recommendation up front.


My Sciatic Nerve Pain | A Little History

Most of the time I was able to control the sciatic pain using over-the-counter pain medications (Advil, Aleve, etc).  However, about 5 years ago the constant pain in my left hip and down the back of my left leg got to the point where I had to get some relief in order to function on a daily basis.  One of my favorite things to do is to play golf with my friends.  Five of us make up the core of a group of guys and we’ve been playing golf together for over 35 years.

The bad news:  If you are an avid golfer you do not want to deal with back problems, especially sciatic nerve pain.  About two years ago I told the guys I was hanging it up.  The physical pain of sciatica and the mental drain of chronic low back pain was taking its toll.  It got to the point where I was having no fun on the golf course . . . and, neither was anyone else around me.

The good news:  I am pleased to say that after two years of searching for an answer I am now back to playing golf.  My golf game, energy level, and my attitude have all improved, and I’m back having fun playing golf again with the guys.


Chronic Back Pain Relief / Sciatica Treatment in Marietta

Over the past two years I’ve tried EVERYTHING short of back surgery in many efforts to relieve the   pain and discomfort of my chronic sciatic condition.  The procedure that finely worked for me was spinal decompression. I just wish I would have tried it a little sooner.


Does Spinal Decompression Work?

Spinal decompression therapy may help anyone with pain in the neck or back areas, if the source of the problem stems from spine or disc damage.  With proper spinal care and decompression treatments, the disc has its best chance of re-hydrating and receiving nutrients to fully heal, alleviating the pain to bring life back to normal.

Spinal decompression is recommended treatment for any of the following back problems:

  • Herniated Disc
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Stenosis of the Spine
  • Failed Back Surgery
  • Back Spasms
  • Low Back Pain
  • Spondylosis
  • Neck Pain
  • Arm or Leg Pain


Summary / My Sciatic Nerve Pain

I hope the information in this website will help others who are dealing with sciatic nerve pain in Atlanta as well as other back and neck pain issues.  The excellent spinal treatment I have received from Atlanta Decompression for my chronic sciatic pain has allowed me to return to a more normal and active life.

Something to remember . . . .“Life is a series of adjustments”.

If I can be of any help to you, please give me a call or email.

Sincerely, Jim Riddle

Jim Riddle, Marietta, GA