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Most painful chronic conditions are due to adhesions or scar tissue formation throughout the muscles, tendons and ligaments, collectively called “Soft Tissues”. These soft tissues are responsible for moving and protecting the joints throughout the body and spine. Even minor injuries can start the stage for scar tissue development and over years result in debilitating conditions of the neuromusculoskeletal system. In the muscles, symptoms can range from tightness, stiffness, soreness to trigger points, cramps and uncontrollable muscle spasms. In the skeletal system or bones/joints, the results can be excessive wear and tear or degeneration, arthritis, etc. and can cause tearing…
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 23:22

How do I use heat or ice for back pain?

Typically, you will use ice on newer injuries and heat for more chronic conditions. However most back conditions, even chronic ones, are constantly being re-aggravated or re-injured from daily activities. So, you are are always better off to err on the side of caution and try ice before heat. When there is active inflammation, swelling or sharp pain, I recommend that you use frozen gel packs (as with dics injuries, sciatica, spained backs, arthritis, etc). This will decrease both pain and swelling, promote proper blood circulation, and set the stage for healing. You should apply the gel pack for no more than 10 minutes…
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 18:51

About Dr. Johnson

Jeffery Paul Johnson, D.C. has practiced in Venice, Florida since 1986. His practice is focused on treating patients who are not responding with conventional treatments including chiropractic, physical therapy, steroidal injections, pain management, and surgery. For those patients he utilizes a noninvasive procedure called Sedative Stretching* . He has been successful in treating back and neck pain, fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, migraines, shoulder pain, sciatica, herniated and protruded disc, scar tissue buildup, and many other neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Life University, Marietta, Ga, with additional training through National College of Chiropractic, Chicago, in manipulation under anesthesia…
”I had accepted my back pain, even though at times it was se­vere,” admits Louise. “After all, I had endured it on and off for over fifteen years.” Louise says the first thing she thought of when she woke up in the morning was the amount of pain she felt. “I would occasionally get some relief with chiropractic care, but as I look back over the years of various chiropractors and massage therapy, I realize my pain was chronic,” she confides. “I thought it would get better, but it didn’t. In fact, it became worse. By 2007, I was in…
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 20:46

Escape From Pain in Venice, FL

Fran’s severe pain was building. “First, I suffered whiplash from an automobile accident a couple of decades ago,” recounts Fran, “and then I threw a Christmas tree at my husband and knocked five vertebras out in my back.” She laughs. “We were trying to take the tree out the door, and I couldn’t lift it high enough. My husband is six foot one and I’m only five foot two. He had it way up above my head when he said, Lift it up. I tossed it, let it go, and was down sideways.” Fortunately for Fran, she had been seeing Jeffrey…
  Jadynne says that, over time, a lack of exercise combined with weight gain began causing her back problems. “I think it was in May of 2007, just after we re­turned to our home in Minnesota from Florida, that I realized how bad it had gotten,” remembers Jadynne. “I couldn’t walk upstairs. I was terribly limited in my mobility.” Jadynne scheduled an appointment with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. “After putting me through MRIs and CT scans, they suggested I go into physical therapy, which I did for several months,” recalls Jadynne, “but I didn’t re­ally see any improvement.” By…
Ever since Terri was involved in an automobile accident in 2004, she had been suffering with unrelenting pain. “At work I couldn’t walk across our campus,” recalls the high school English and debate teacher, “and at home I couldn’t even do simple things like picking something up off the floor. I would have to lower myself down, pick up the item, and then pull myself back up.” Terri says she tried everything: “I had acupuncture, traditional chiropractic treatment, steroid injections, therapeutic massage, pain management, prescribed medications, and traction, but nothing gave me any more than temporary relief. “Then fortunately, during…

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