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Author: Dr. Luke Henry
Dr. Luke Henry graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and minor in Mathematical Science. He decided to become a chiropractic physician after chiropractic care helped him recover from an injury. Dr. Henry graduated summa cum laude, at the top of his class, from Sherman College. He has postgraduate education in Physiotherapy through New York Chiropractic College, advanced training in the care of whiplash injuries through the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, and spinal decompression at Parker University. Dr. Henry is the author of peer-reviewed research and is a reviewer for scientific journals. Dr. Henry is a member of the International Medical Advisory Board on Spinal Decompression, the International Dose-Response Society and the South Carolina Chiropractic Association. He is a postgraduate guest lecturer and has presented on low-level laser therapy, spinal decompression, compliance, and the management of difficult and unusual cases. Dr. Henry is recognized as an expert in the field of chiropractic.
Greenville, South Carolina chiropractor Dr. Luke Henry was recognized by the South Carolina Chiropractic Association for 5 years membership in the Palmetto Club. Dr. Henry traveled to Myrtle Beach for the SC Chiropractic Association Annual Convention June 23-26, 2016. Henry first attended the convention by scholarship while a student at Sherman College of Chiropractic in 2005. Dr. Henry has been active in the SCCA since opening his practice in Greenville in 2006 and has served as a postgraduate speaker and on the committee to plan and approve continuing education programs. Dr. Henry stated, “It’s an honor to be part of such a great group of doctors of chiropractic”. Dr. Henry’s practice emphasis is on neck and back pain, nonsurgical disc decompression, cold laser therapy and whiplash. For an appointment call 864-288-7797 or for more information visit henryclinic.com.
“The South Carolina Chiropractic Association is a professional association whose mission is to promote and protect chiropractic in South Carolina. We provide leadership as a unified voice to safeguard the future of all chiropractors in South Carolina through:
(a) expanding the role of chiropractic in health care;
(b) public awareness;
(c) legislative involvement;
(d) communicating the current trends and issues important to our members;
(e) providing quality continuing education.”
Adopted by the South Carolina Chiropractic Association Board of Directors, February 12, 2000
Greenville, SC chiropractor, Dr. Luke Henry, will travel to Myrtle Beach, SC June 23-26, 2016 to attend the SC Chiropractic Association Annual Convention. Dr. Henry has been attending this convention since 2005. The Convention frequently hosts more than 300 chiropractic physicians and provides continuing education as well as a trade show with vendors offering he latest diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. Classes taught by nationally known speakers will include whiplash, chiropractic treatment of extremities, risk management, insurance coding and compliance, and nutrition. Chiropractors in South Carolina, like other professionals, are required to take continuing education for license renewal. Dr. Henry is a graduate of Clemson University and Sherman College of Chiropractic. He has been an active member of the SCCA since 2006 and is a member of the Palmetto Club. He also serves on a committee to help plan postgraduate continuing education for doctors of chiropractic. Dr. Henry practices at Henry Chiropractic Clinic, LLC, 1314 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC 29615 864-288-7797.
As a chiropractic physician, I help people with neck and back pain, which is commonly the result of disease of the intervertebral discs. The discs are like shock absorbers between the bones in the spine. When they bulge, herniate or degenerate it can pinch or irritate the delicate nerves and cause terrible pain. The pain may localize to the spine or can radiate to an arm or shoot down a leg. There may also be numbness, tingling or weakness associated with a disc problem. Bulging or herniated discs may result from an injury, such as improper lifting, sports injury or an auto accident. Disc problems may also develop gradually over time from wear and tear. Family history may play a role but while you can’t change heredity you can have a significant positive impact through lifestyle. In my experience as a practicing doctor of chiropractic, almost everyone knows that smoking is bad for health and causes lung cancer, but what most of the thousands of patients I’ve treated didn’t know is that smoking also contributes to disease of the spinal discs.20% of American adults smoke, with 80% of those smoking daily. There is convincing scientific evidence that tobacco smoking leads to disc degeneration. Tobacco smoking causes DNA damage leading to premature aging of the disc cells. Nicotine is also a vasoconstrictor, meaning that it causes blood vessels to constrict and limits blood flow. Some authors have hypothesized that reduced blood flow may leads to disc degeneration by limiting nutrients to the discs. When the discs wear, it can cause neck or back pain. At my office we are well prepared to help patients with bulging, herniated and degenerative discs but I also expect patient to help themselves through lifestyle. Quitting tobacco eliminates the most common cause of preventable death. Quitting (AKA smoking cessation) reduces risk of cancer, helps with circulation and lowering blood pressure and will likely make you live longer. It’s not easy but there are resources to help.
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Dr. Luke Henry – Serving Greenville with Chiropractic Care Since 2006
Greenville, South Carolina Chiropractic Physician Dr. Luke Henry is pleased to announce 10 years of serving patients in Greenville. Thousands of neck and back pain sufferers have sought help from Dr. Henry. While an engineering student at Clemson University, Henry himself was a chiropractic patient. He decided on a career as a doctor of chiropractic after having a positive experience recovering from an injury. Dr. Henry opened Henry Chiropractic Clinic, LLC in 2006 at the corner of Pelham Road and Highway 14 with the help of his wife, Tecora, as chiropractic assistant. The practice grew rapidly thanks to referrals from enthusiastic patients. Dr. Henry’s emphasis on evidence-based care also brought referrals from the medical community. Construction on their new office at 1314 Pelham Road was completed in 2012. Dr. Henry practice emphasis is on management of whiplash and motor vehicle trauma and nonsurgical solutions for pain, including spinal disc decompression and cold laser. Dr. Henry wishes to thank his teachers and mentors and the thousands of patients who have placed their confidence in him.
A May 5, 2016 report stated, “We commend you on the delivery of cost-efficient care.” The report from HNS, a managed care company, compared Dr. Henry’s utilization to other chiropractic providers in the network for Cigna and Medcost health insurance. Dr. Luke Henry has frequently been recognized for cost-effective, consistent best-evidence practice and is rated “Tier 1 Advantage” by Optum Health Physical Health, the managed care company for United and Aetna chiropractic, physical therapy and occupational therapy. Dr. Henry is a preferred provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, State Health Plan, Federal BCBS, Blue Choice, Cigna, Medcost, United Healthcare, Aetna and he participates with Medicare. Auto accident and worker’s compensation cases are also welcome. Dr. Henry has been serving Greenville since 2006 and is a published author. He is a member of the South Carolina Chiropractic Association and the South Carolina Public Health Association.
“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!”
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.
Contact: Luke Henry, DC
1314 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 288-7797 henryclinic.com
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.
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
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)
Projected shortage of 20,400 primary care physicians by 2020
Demand for primary care will increase:
Increasing health coverage
Back pain is among the most common conditions
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 1Participant will learn that low back pain disproportionately affects those with lower education and socioeconomic levels
Objective 2Participant will gain an appreciation for the burden to society caused by low back pain and a proposed solution
Objective 3Participant 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.
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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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 www.henryclinic.com.
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.
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!