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Neck PainNeck Pain
Light to Severe

Neck Pain

Neck pain can have many causes and should never be ignored. Here are some common causes...

Back PainBack Pain

Back Pain

There are few types of pain that can interfere with life the way back pain can. See our options.



Headaches come in all shapes and sizes, but chronic headaches tend to be a little more specific.

Arm and Shoulder PainArm and Shoulder Pain

Arm/Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is a very complex joint, and it's easy for things to be damaged by normal use.

Auto AccidentsAuto Accidents

Auto Accidents

Car accidents are notorious for causing a specific kind of trauma to the neck - whiplash.



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Blood PressureBlood Pressure
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Blood Pressure

See how chiropractic can help normalize blood pressure - whether starting high or low.

Athletic PerformanceAthletic Performance
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Athletic Performance

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Neck Pain

We'll spare you the one-liners. If you are suffering from neck pain, laughing is probably the last thing you want.

Neck pain and aches are caused by pressure on any part of the neck, including the nerves,muscles, discs, or vertebrae. In addition, pain may begin anywhere in the upper body and travel upward, resulting in a stiff neck. A neck injury that affects the nerves may cause symptoms elsewhere in the body, such as headache or arm tingling. Auto accidents or falls can cause neck strain or whiplash.

Common Causes of Neck Pain: Neck pain is often the result of work stress or muscle tension from simple or repetitive activities, such as…

  • Hunching over while working.
  • Exhibiting poor posture.
  • Sleeping in positions that strain the neck.
  • Working at a computer monitor that sits too low or too high.
  • Exercising using jerky or erratic movements.

Find a chiropractor in Memphis that uses treatments such as cervical traction to relieve muscle stress or tension that causes pressure and neck pain. Follow this up with regular activities to relieve tension and stress.

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Back Pain and Sciatica

Before you search on WebMD and determine that you have the Plague and a tumor, understand that back pain is very common and the underlying causes are often easily treated.

Misaligned vertebrae pinch nerves and cause back pain. Those who work in jobs that involve lifting and stooping (such as warehouse workers), as well as those with jobs that involve hours of sitting in one spot (such as office workers), are at risk for low-back pain.

Common Causes of Back Pain:

  • Weak back and stomach muscles become stiff and inflexible, making everyday activities difficult.
  • A sedentary lifestyle means that your body cannot respond when you need it to, and your back shoulders the burden if you need to suddenly lift or twist.
  • Old or poorly designed office chairs do not support the back or promote good posture. Workstations should be ergonomically designed for maximum health and comfort.
  • Obesity can cause back pain from added pressure on the spine.

Sciatica is leg pain that moves from the back down the hip and is caused by misaligned vertebrae or herniated discs pressing on the sciatic nerve, lumbar nerves, or sacral nerves.

Johnson Family Chiropractic is a Memphis back pain chiropractor that uses gentle adjustments to realign vertebrae and release pressure from the nerves to relieve back pain or sciatica.

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Let's first rule out that you were out last night until 2:00 drinking. Ok, moving on...

A cervicogenic headache is pain in the head caused by misaligned vertebrae in the neck. Often caused by trauma such as straining, whiplash, or repetitive activities, the spinal nerves are pinched. The nerves become irritated and travel into the head, causing pain. Headache treatment cures focus on gentle chiro adjustments of the neck vertebrae to relieve the pinched nerves and the pressure that makes your head hurt. You'll with you had come in sooner.

Other headaches that respond well to therapy include migraines, cluster headaches, and tension headaches. After you've experienced realignment of the spine, you'll be astounded at how much better you feel, and pain management through routine chiropractic care will become a vital part of your life.

Let us realign your spine and relieve your pain. If you're in the Memphis area, call us today at (901)767-6727, and discover how we can help.

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Arm and Shoulder Pain

You probably already guessed... Yes, many arm and shoulder pains can be traced back to the spine.

Arm and shoulder pain or numbness originates at the lower neck and runs down the shoulder blade into the arm and the hand. If the shoulder is overused or if the muscles are strengthened in an unbalanced manner, the cervical vertebrae may become misaligned and pinch the nerves.

Licensed, certified therapists use massage therapy to relax the muscles and stop shoulder and arm pain. You will then be guided through the steps you need to take to correct the underlying cause of the misalignment.

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Auto Accidents and Whiplash

You probably already guessed... Yes, many arm and shoulder pains can be traced back to the spine.

Whiplash is a typical auto accident injury and affects more than two million people per year. In whiplash, the neck forcefully “whips” forward and backward, causing stretching of the muscles and ligaments and jarring of the vertebrae.

Common Whiplash Injury Symptoms:

  • Neck stiffness or pain.
  • Aching in the shoulder or back.
  • Headaches, dizziness, or disorientation.
  • Trouble sleeping or excessive fatigue.
  • Blurred vision or hearing difficulty.
  • Pain or numbness in the hands.

Johnson Family Chiropractic can help you regain your health with chiro therapies to reduce pain and inflammation plus rehabilitative exercises to treat the effects of whiplash pain.

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Often misdiagnosed and even more often not treated properly, this complicated condition can still benefit from overall wellness treatment.

Fibromyalgia is a common disorder characterized by chronic full-body pain and tender spots in the soft tissue of the body. Often fibromyalgia accompanies autoimmune disorders such as lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, and arthritis. Fibromyalgia symptoms include extreme anxiety, insomnia, headaches, and numbness in hands and feet.

The best treatment for fibromyalgia is an integrated approach. Along with diet improvements and rehabilitative stretching exercises, gentle chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy may reduce the severity of your symptoms.

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Blood Pressure

People are often shocked to learn that chiropractic can have an effect on blood pressure.

In 2007, George Bakris, the world expert on hypertension, published a study with a team of researchers in the Human Journal of Hypertension proving that one upper cervical chiropractic adjustment had the same effect as two blood pressure-lowering drugs. Even more fascinating, the effects of just one adjustment lasted more than six months!

Compared to the placebo-treated patients, those who got the real procedure saw an average 14 mm Hg greater drop in systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure count) and an average 8 mm Hg greater drop in diastolic blood pressure (the bottom blood pressure number).

Other studies have shown similar findings with hypotensive patients, and their low blood pressure was raised to normal levels after chiropractic care. This is exciting because it highlights the body’s ability to create a homeostatic balanced environment once vertebral subluxations are removed.

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Athletic Performance

There is a reason why athletes both today and in the past, like Michael Phelps, Jerry Rice and Joe Montana, are under regular chiropractic care. In fact, over 50 percent of NFL teams have a chiropractor on staff.

Because it is so effective at pain-based and pathological conditions, one of the most overlooked aspects of chiropractic care is that it enhances personal and athletic performance. Studies have sown that it:

  • Reduces inflammatory cytokines
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Enhances pulmonary function
  • Decreases mental and oxidative stress
  • Relieves muscle tension
  • And can naturally increase your energy level

Studies have even proved, objectively and subjectively, that chiropractic patients experience “overall increased bodily function,” which includes bowel regularity and mental clarity.

Basically, because it helps place your body in the position where it can heal itself, chiropractic adjustments can free your immune system up to focus on keeping you healthy, which enhances your ability to think, move and perform.

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