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Restore Your Range of Motion with Physical Therapy Nov 11th, 2021

When you’re dealing with an injury, surgery recovery, or chronic condition that affects your ability to use or move a particular body part, physical therapy can be one of the most effective treatments. In particular, physical therapy can help restore normal range of motion, or how far you can stretch...

The Importance of Stretching Oct 13th, 2021

If you’ve ever had difficulty walking normally or exercising after sitting at a desk all day, you’ve probably experienced some of the downsides of not stretching. In severe cases, a lack of stretching leads to significant injury and lasting pain.  Stretching on your own or with the support of a...

Have You Had a Computerized Foot Analysis? Sep 8th, 2021

Foot pain can be quite an inconvenience. And just as an entire building can suffer from the bottom floor having structural damage, issues with your feet can impact your whole body and daily life. It’s also very common, affecting most people at some point.  The expert team at Johnson Medical...

How Does Sedative Stretching Work? Aug 15th, 2021

If you’ve had a procedure or have a condition that involves pain, limited range of motion, or reduced flexibility, you may want to consider sedative stretching. Non-invasive and cost-effective, this treatment can enhance your recovery while staving off the emotional stress associated with high medical costs and physical pain. Sedative...

Spinal Disc Decompression: What to Expect Jul 7th, 2021

If you’re bothered by back pain related to disc issues in your spine and wish to avoid surgery, you may want to consider non-invasive spinal disc decompression. Also known as computerized spinal disc decompression traction, this treatment uses a stretching technique to relieve pressure and bring about a range of...

Can Arthritis Cause Neck Pain? Jun 22nd, 2021

Neck pain is literally and figuratively a pain in the neck. When your neck hurts chronically, it can be difficult to go about your daily life as usual, detracting from everyday activities and affecting your mood.  While arthritis isn’t the only cause of neck pain, it’s definitely a common one....

How to Manage Plantar Fasciitis May 13th, 2021

Few conditions cause heel and foot pain as frequently as plantar fasciitis. In fact, an estimated one in 10 people will experience it at some point. When you have this chronic condition, the thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot is inflamed, leading to stabbing...

What You Can Expect From Chiropractic Care Apr 19th, 2021

When your spine is properly aligned, it helps keep your body in good form as well. When your spinal alignment is offset, on the other hand, you can experience a range of bothersome, painful, and potentially life-altering issues. Chiropractic care is a noninvasive type of health care that focuses on...

Treatment for Your Sports Injury Mar 17th, 2021

If you engage in exercise of any kind, from biking around your neighborhood on occasion to playing soccer on a team, you run the risk of developing a sports injury. These injuries can impact many areas of your body and keep you not only from a favorite sport, but from...

The Benefits of Stretching Feb 8th, 2021

Stretching may seem like no big deal or something reserved for athletes, but it can benefit most anyone and bring pronounced healing and bolstered well-being. When stretching is encouraged by or performed by clinical experts, you can glean a broad range of benefits, from reduced pain to more rapid healing...

How PRP Can Help Your Osteoarthritis Jan 20th, 2021

If you live with the wear-and-tear pains of osteoarthritis, you’re far from alone. More people have osteoarthritis than any other type of arthritis. But a multifaceted treatment approach can help you get relief from your joint pain, inflammation, and stiffness while slowing down its progression. One option you may want...

Is Your Lifestyle Causing Your Hip Pain? Dec 16th, 2020

You might not think about your hips very often, until you develop ongoing hip pain. Once you do, the symptoms can make it difficult to go about your life as usual, as well as make way for potential complications such as a heightened risk of falling and related injuries. And...

What to Do When a Wound Won’t Heal Oct 14th, 2020

Wounds are common skin injuries caused by an accident, surgery, or a health condition like diabetes. Our bodies work hard to fight these wounds, but sometimes it just can’t get the job done. In these cases, our wound care experts at Johnson Medical Center in Venice, Florida, can help. We...

How Physical Therapy Can Help Your Headaches Sep 9th, 2020

Researchers estimate that 50-75% of adults worldwide have had a headache in the past year. Headache pain can sideline you from life and cause even simple, everyday tasks to become a challenge.   If you’re one of the millions of people who have frequent headaches, the team at Johnson Medical Center...

Why Choose Decompression Therapy for Your Back Pain? Aug 13th, 2020

Chronic lower back pain is a significant cause of lowered quality of life and disability. Pain, reduced range of motion and limitations on mobility can impact your life in a major way. What’s more, conditions that cause back pain are progressive. This means that without intervention they get worse with...

The Amazing Healing Power of Laser Therapy Jul 17th, 2020

The prevalence of pain in the United States is eye-opening — more than 20% of the population struggles with chronic pain, and 8% report high-impact pain. While pain can develop for many reasons, musculoskeletal issues certainly lead the charge. At Johnson Medical Center, our chiropractor Dr. Jeffrey Johnson and our...

Regenerative Medicine Is Revolutionizing the Field of Pain Management Jun 26th, 2020

You may not have heard of regenerative medicine, a field that could potentially help 1 in 3 Americans according to the AABB center for cellular therapies. As a holistic treatment method, regenerative medicine works by triggering your body’s natural healing mechanisms instead of just covering up your symptoms with medication. ...

Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) Provides Pain Relief and Better Range of Motion May 18th, 2020

If you’re worried you’ll never find relief for your chronic pain, it could be time to try manipulation under anesthesia (MUA). This innovative technique, also known as sedative stretching, can offer life-changing results for pain and mobility issues. It has few risks and also boasts a success rate of 80-90%...

Sedative Stretching (MUA) - The answer to “Pain Management” - It’s often the cure! Jan 21st, 2014

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...

How do I use heat or ice for back pain? Nov 19th, 2013

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,...

About Dr. Johnson Oct 1st, 2013

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...

My golf game has improved since MUS, I feel like a new woman. Sep 6th, 2013

”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....

Escape From Pain in Venice, FL Aug 6th, 2013

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,...

How Manipulation Under Sedation can help with pain? Jul 6th, 2013

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...

I was taking four medications a day, and now I’m not taking any Jun 6th, 2013

Jeff Johnson 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...