Dallas,Texas - November 15-17, 2019 – Greenville chiropractor Dr. Luke Henry traveled to Dallas, Texas to serve on the postgraduate faculty at Parker University's National Decompression Certificate Program. This continuing education event was attended by 157 doctors of chiropractic and chiropractic assistants.
Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, with neck pain ranking at fourth place, according to the Lancet study, the Global Burden of Disease. The most common cause of chronic spinal pain is degeneration in the intervertebral discs. Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a relatively new noninvasive method that offers hope to those suffering from chronic back or neck pain. Decompression uses computer technology to distract the spine without muscular contraction, gently decreasing pressure on the discs and nerves. Research has shown that decompression lowers pressure inside the discs into -100 to -150 mm Hg range. This negative pressure increases nutrition to restore lost disc height, and reduce disc bulges and herniations. Most patients receive 20-25 treatments over 6 to 8 weeks. Studies have found success rates from 86% to 92% with no known serious adverse effects.
Many chronic spine pain patients continue to suffer despite medications, physical therapy, injections and surgery. Henry's study published in the Journal of Novel Physiotherapy in 2017 evaluated 209 cases and found that decompression, in conjunction with cold laser therapy,manipulation and exercise, brought statistically significant pain reduction, even after other interventions had failed. Dr. Henry presented case studies with MRI evidence of improvement in disc conditions without surgical intervention.
Dr.Henry is a Clemson University computer engineering alumnus. He decided to become a chiropractor after chiropractic care helped him recover from motor vehicle trauma. He graduated from Sherman College of Chiropractic. He has presented at medical, chiropractic, and public health conferences. Henry Chiropractic Clinic, LLC, has served Greenville since 2006 and is located at 1314 Pelham Road.For more information, contact www.henryclinic.com or call (864)288-7797.