Dr. Henry Teaches Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression Livestream

January 29, 2023

Dr. Luke Henry speaking at Parker University in Dallas, Texas 2019. Henry is an alumnus of Clemson University Computer Engineering with a minor in Mathematics.

Due to recent nationwide flight delays, Dr. Henry’s Nonsurgical Spinal Decompression seminar January 28, 2023 was changed from live in Chicago, Illinois to livestream. While disappointed at not being able to interact with colleagues in person, Dr. Henry wishes to thank the chiropractic physicians from Ohio, Indiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Illinois for attending his 12-hour continuing education lecture.

While traction has been used to treat spinal disorders since antiquity, nonsurgical spinal decompression uses computer technology to gently lower pressure inside the spinal discs and relieve pressure on the delicate nerves. This novel physiotherapeutic procedure is performed using FDA cleared medical devices. Decompression initially was plagued with controversy, due to unscrupulous marketing but today it is supported by a growing body of scientific evidence and is becoming an established procedure taught at several chiropractic colleges. Indications include bulging discs, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, facet syndrome, sciatica, neck pain, and back pain. Many chronic pain sufferers are looking for an answer and wish to avoid pain medications, injections and surgery. Dr. Henry brought IDD Therapy to Greenville in 2012 and has developed a multifaceted treatment approach incorporating hands-on treatments, rehabilitation exercises, and low-level laser therapy. This evidence-based approach helps to significantly reduce chronic pain for most patients and is also appropriate for acute injury from auto accidents, work and sports injuries. While temporary soreness is possible, the treatment is very safe and gentle. Dr. Henry has served as a postgraduate lecturer for three chiropractic colleges and is a member of the South Carolina Chiropractic Association. His 2017 study on spinal decompression has been cited by researchers internationally. Henry gave seven lectures throughout the United States last year in association with Fetterman Events and National University of Health Sciences.

Doctors of chiropractic wishing to learn more about this procedure may register for one of Dr. Henry’s upcoming classes, with lectures planned for Raleigh, Asheville, Greenville, Knoxville, Florence, Dothan, and Atlanta in 2023. The Chicago program may be rescheduled, depending on air travel difficulties.

Dr. Henry practices at Henry Chiropractic Clinic, LLC at 1314 Pelham Road in Greenville, South Carolina, with a practice emphasis on acute and chronic back and neck pain.

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 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 www.henryclinic.com or call (864) 288-7797.