Greenville Spinal Decompression Patient Testimonial

“When I came in I was all bent over and walking with a walker since 2000. Now I’m walking without a walker and I don’t ever want to go back to where I was. The staff are excellent!”
Patricia Culbertson

Thank you for your kind words, Patricia, and I’m glad we were able to help you!

As a chiropractic physician, my staff and I have helped thousands of neck and back pain sufferers and people who have been injured in auto accidents, work or sports injuries since opening in 2006. Although I pride myself on being a great chiropractor, I realized that there are people out there who continue to suffer from chronic spinal pain, even after they have tried medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, injections, even failed surgery in some cases. That’s why I became interested in new technologies to help: nonsurgical spinal decompression and cold laser therapy. Since investing in these new therapeutic options, we have been able to help many patients with more serious neck and back problems, including bulging, herniated and degenerative discs, stenosis, facet syndrome, and radiculopathy. Don’t continue to suffer. Call my office at 864-288-7797 for a consultation to find out whether you are a good candidate. For more information, visit our decompression and laser pages.

Dr. Luke Henry, DC

Greenville chiropractor Dr. Luke Henry presents at SC Public Health Association Annual Convention

Contact: Luke Henry, DC
1314 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 288-7797

Low back pain is the #1 cause of disability worldwide. Chiropractic physicians provide higher patient satisfaction at lower cost and seeing a chiropractor first is associated with decreased risk for back surgery.dr-henry-presents-south-carolina-public-health

I had a great time at the South Carolina Public Health Association Annual Conference. I met a lot of great people. The presentations were excellent and I enjoyed Dr. Benjamin’s (executive director of the American Public Health Association) message. As a chiropractor, I strive to help my patients with pain and injuries and make their lives better. Health is about much more than just the absence of disease. That’s why I encourage patients to lose weight, quit smoking, eat healthy, exercise and reduce stress. I decided to join the South Carolina Public Health Association, an organization dedicated to improving the health of all South Carolinians.

Here are the key points from my presentation:

Chiropractic Physicians: A Solution to the Primary Care Shortage for Low Back Pain

Lucian Henry, DC – private practice of chiropractic, Henry Chiropractic Clinic, LLC, Greenville, SC

back and neck pain are leading causes of disability worldwide
Back and neck pain are leading causes of disability worldwide, at 1st and 4th place, respectively.

Low back pain

  • The leading cause of disability worldwide
  • Estimated lifetime prevalence of 80% in adults
  • The 3rd most burdensome condition (after ischemic heart disease and COPD)
  • 20% of cases become chronic
  • Will most likely worsen due to population aging
    (due to degeneration of the intervertebral discs)
Lumbar MRI showing disc degeneration and large herniated disc
Lumbar MRI showing disc degeneration and large herniated disc.

Predictors of Lower Back Pain:

  • Physical workload
  • Childhood socioeconomic status
  • Educational inequality (in men)
  • Minorities with pain are chronically underserved

A Primary Care Problem

  • Projected shortage of 20,400 primary care physicians by 2020
  • Demand for primary care will increase:
    • Population aging
    • Increasing health coverage
    • Back pain is among the most common conditions
dr henry chiropractic adjustment
Dr. Luke Henry, chiropractic physician, demonstrates spinal manipulation (thoracic spine adjustment using Palmer / Gonstead single hand contact.


  • A complementary health approach
  • Educated as primary care, portal of entry providers with musculoskeletal emphasis
  • Licensed in all 50 states
  • Growing internationally (regulated in 40 countries)
  • Recognized as physicians by the Joint Commission
  • Included in Medicare, Medicaid, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield, SC State Health Plan, most private plans
  • Half of U.S. adults have been treated by a chiropractor
  • 14% of Americans treated each year
  • Cost-effective with high patient satisfaction
  • Availability of chiropractic care decreased visits to primary care for Medicare patients with neck and low back pain
  • Decreased pharmaceutical costs
  • Reduced hospital admissions
  • Less back surgery
  • Chiropractors help rural, inner city and underserved patient populations

Barriers to implementation

  • Insurance coverage limitations
  • Scope of practice restrictions
  • Lack of public awareness accounts for inequity in utilization of chiropractic and other forms of complementary medicine.
    • Nearly half of Americans don’t know whether their insurance covers chiropractic
    • Minorities and disadvantaged patients (lower education and lower socioeconomic level) are less likely to benefit from chiropractic and other complementary medicine


An expanded role for chiropractic physicians would help decrease the burden on primary care and improve access for underserved populations.



Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is the third most burdensome condition, after ischemic heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The lifetime prevalence is 80% in adults, with 20% of cases becoming chronic. Physical workload, childhood socioeconomic status, and educational inequality are predictors for increasing back pain. A primary care physician shortage is expected. Back pain is among the most common reasons patients see a primary care provider. Chiropractic physicians are considered complementary but are educated as primary health care providers. Evidence supports efficacy and cost effectiveness for neck and back  pain and suggests that chiropractic decreases pharmaceutical costs, hospital admissions, and burden on primary care. Barriers to utilization include insurance limitations, antiquated scope of practice laws, and lack of public awareness. An expanded role for chiropractors would help decrease the burden on primary care and improve access for underserved populations.


Objective 1 Participant will learn that low back pain disproportionately affects those with lower education and socioeconomic levels

Objective 2 Participant will gain an appreciation for the burden to society caused by low back pain and a proposed solution

Objective 3 Participant will benefit from a brief review of the literature on efficacy and cost effectiveness of chiropractic care for spinal pain



Dr. Henry has provided conservative treatment to thousands of patients suffering from neck and back pain and directed a multidisciplinary practice in Greenville, SC. He has authored published peer-reviewed research, served as a reviewer for several scientific journals, and served on a research advisory board at Sherman College of Chiropractic. Dr. Henry has presented at continuing education programs for the South Carolina Chiropractic Association, Sherman College of Chiropractic, Parker University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has been recognized by managed care companies for cost efficiency. He is a member of the SC Chiropractic Association, the SC Public Health Association, and the International Medical Advisory Board on Spinal Decompression. He has volunteered at Greenville Rescue Mission since 2006, providing chiropractic services to the homeless.


Topic expertise

Licensed chiropractic physician: South Carolina (Therapeutic Modalities Qualified) and North Carolina. Published in peer-reviewed chiropractic journals. Postgraduate continuing education speaker at chiropractic colleges. Qualified as an expert in the field of chiropractic medicine, Greenville County Court.



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Greenville Chiropractor Dr. Henry Recognized for Consistent Best Evidence Practice


Dr. Luke Henry, chiropractic physician, who practices at 1314 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC has been recognized as “Tier 1 Advantage” by Optum Physical Health, a managed care company that services United Healthcare and Aetna plans, for consistently practicing in alignment with current best evidence. Dr. Henry has served thousands of patients of suffering from neck and back pain and auto accident injuries since opening his practice in Greenville in 2006. He has also authored several published peer-reviewed research papers and presentations and has presented at postgraduate conferences. He is a member of the South Carolina Chiropractic Association. Dr. Henry’s new office, constructed in 2012, features new technology, including on site digital x-ray (if necessary), nonsurgical spinal decompression, and cold laser therapy. Dr. Henry is accepting new patients and is a preferred provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Medcost, United, Aetna, participates with Medicare, and he also accepts personal injury cases (motor vehicle crashes, slip and fall, and worker’s compensation injuries). For an appointment, call (864) 288-7797 or visit our website for more information at


Study Finds Chiropractic More Effective than Other Treatment and Highly Cost-Effective for Neck and Low Back Pain

Dr. Luke Henry, D.C.

Dr. Choudhry and Dr. Milstein found that for neck pain and back pain chiropractic is widely used (almost half of chronic back pain sufferers seek chiropractic care), is more effective than any other treatment option, and is “highly cost-effective”. Chiropractic and exercise was found effective.

I have helped thousands of people from Greenville, Greer, Simpsonville, Taylors, and the surrounding area to get fast pain relief and lasting results without drugs or surgery. If you have back or neck pain, call to find out if you’re a candidate for our services. If for some reason I can’t help you then I’ll refer you to the appropriate specialist.

Study Suggests Chiropractic Care Reduces Primary Care Visits for Medicare Patients with Neck and Low Back Pain

Study Suggests Chiropractic Care Reduces Primary Care Visits for Medicare Patients with Neck and Low Back Pain

Dr. Luke Henry, Chiropractic Physician

According to a study by Davis et al in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, the availability of chiropractic services was associated with decreased burden on primary care due to Medicare patients suffering from neck pain or low back pain. There has been concern over the coming primary care shortage. Doctors of chiropractic (AKA chiropractic physicians) are well qualified to provide nonsurgical relief for neck and back pain. Chiropractors are trained in diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention. Most insurances cover chiropractic services. If you are suffering from neck or back pain, don’t wait, call a doctor of chiropractic today to get started on the road to recovery!

Greenville Chiropractor Dr. Luke Henry Recognized for Cost Efficiency

Dr. Luke Henry’s chiropractic office at 1314 Pelham Road in Greenville, South Carolina has been designated a “Center of Excellence” by Health Network Solutions (HNS), a managed care company that services Cigna, Medcost, Blue Cross Blue Shield (North Carolina) and others. HNS utilization report rated Dr. Henry, “excellent” and stated, “We commend you on the delivery of cost-efficient care”. Dr. Henry is a preferred provider for most insurances. Our office accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, South Carolina State Health Plan, Blue Choice, Federal Blue Cross, PAI, Cigna, Medcost, United Healthcare, Aetna, Medicare, auto accidents, worker’s compensation and others. Call 864-288-7797 for an appointment.

Greenville Chiropractor Presents at National Spinal Decompression Conference

Greenville, SC chiropractor Dr. Luke Henry instructs at national nonsurgical spinal disc decompression conference.
Greenville, SC chiropractor Dr. Luke Henry instructs at national nonsurgical spinal disc decompression conference.

Greenville, SC, November 7-8, 2015 – Dr. Luke Henry, a Greenville chiropractor, traveled to Dallas, Texas to instruct at Parker University’s National Decompression Certificate Program. More than 50 chiropractic physicians and a number of chiropractic assistants from across the U.S. and Canada attended, making this the largest attendance to date since the program began in 2012.

According to the National Institutes of Health, back pain affects 80% of Americans with more than one quarter of adults experiencing low back pain during the last 3 months. Lower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In some cases, back pain persists despite medical treatments.

Spinal decompression is a new noninvasive method that relieves spinal pain without the cost or risk associated with back surgery. Decompression devices are FDA cleared, with computer technology that distracts a specific level of the spine without muscular contraction. Research has shown that decompression lowers pressure inside the discs into -100 to -150 mm Hg range. This negative pressure increases nutrition to allow healing, restores lost disc height, and frees up compressed or irritated nerves. Most patients receive 20-25 treatments over 6 to 8 weeks. Neurosurgeons Norman Shealy, M.D. and Dennis McClure, M.D. found success rates from 86% to 92% with no known serious adverse effects.

Dr. Henry, who is the author of peer-reviewed scientific publications, was invited to present and lectured on a multifaceted treatment protocol for bulging, herniated and degenerative discs that includes chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, and low-level laser therapy. He also served as examination proctor.

Dr. Henry, said, “Many patients have already tried medication, physical therapy, chiropractic, and injections but are still suffering. Our new nonsurgical approach brings relief and results”.

Dr. Henry answers questions on nonsurgical spinal decompression and how to help difficult cases
Dr. Henry answers questions on nonsurgical spinal decompression and how to help difficult cases, including the addition of cold laser therapy to a multimodal chiropractic approach.

Dr. Henry is a graduate of Clemson University and Sherman College of Chiropractic and he completed postgraduate training in whiplash. Dr. Henry presented a mini-review of the medical literature on low-level laser therapy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in April, 2015. His most recent paper was published in the Internet Journal of Chiropractic. Dr. Henry provides nonsurgical treatments for neck pain, back pain and auto accident injuries. Henry Chiropractic Clinic, LLC, is located at 1314 Pelham Road, Greenville, South Carolina 29615. For more information, contact or call (864) 288-7797.

Greenville Chiropractor Authors New Nonsurgical Decompression Treatment for Herniated Discs

A new nonsurgical approach may offer the answer to back or leg pain from herniated discs without surgery. Dr. Luke Henry’s paper, “Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Of Lumbar Disc Herniation: A Case Report And Proposed Multimodal Chiropractic Treatment Approach” has been published in the Internet Journal of Chiropractic, an open access, peer-reviewed research journal. The paper describes the nonsurgical care of a patient with a 16 mm lumbar disc herniation producing nerve compression. The patient’s lower back and leg pain, weakness and numbness resolved with a treatment plan combining chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression and cold laser therapy. The patient was able to resume work after three visits and he experienced progressive improvement in his ability to sleep, stand and walk. Symptomatic and functional improvement was maintained at a 6 month follow up. Dr. Henry encouraged further research on this new noninvasive approach. Dr. Henry is a graduate of Clemson University and Sherman College of Chiropractic. He is a member of the South Carolina Chiropractic Association and practices in Greenville, South Carolina.

Dr. Henry’s paper is available at: