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Austin Johnson

Chiropractor

Dr. Austin Johnson is a Chiropractor practicing in Omaha, NE. Dr. Johnson specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the neuromusculoskeletal system, while improving each patients functionality and quality of life. Conditions treated include sciatica, neck pain, and arthritis pain, among many others. Dr. Johnson seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.
8 years Experience
Austin Johnson
  • Omaha, NE
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Accepting new patients

Do chiropractic adjustments help with chronic lower back pain?

Chiropractic adjustments have been proven to be a successful treatment for many types of pain, especially low back pain. There have many peer reviewed scientific research articles READ MORE
Chiropractic adjustments have been proven to be a successful treatment for many types of pain, especially low back pain. There have many peer reviewed scientific research articles done on the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment for low back pain. It is a great place to start, especially if someone is trying to stay away from prescription pain medication.

My father is suffering from severe back pain. Can it be treated with manual adjustment of the spine?

Chiropractic could definitely be beneficial for him. I would suggest finding a good local Chiropractor and having him take a look at your dad. The Chiropractor should do an examination READ MORE
Chiropractic could definitely be beneficial for him. I would suggest finding a good local Chiropractor and having him take a look at your dad. The Chiropractor should do an examination (and most likely X-rays) to determine weather or not your dad is a candidate for Chiropractic care. It is best to start with the most conservative options first (one being Chiropractic care) and then work towards the more invasive options if conservative methods are not working.

I had back surgery. Should I see a chiropractor or avoid it?

A Chiropractor can help you with your back pain after surgery. There are a variety of techniques that can be used depending on the type of surgery and the location. A Chiropractor READ MORE
A Chiropractor can help you with your back pain after surgery. There are a variety of techniques that can be used depending on the type of surgery and the location. A Chiropractor can work in the segments above and below the surgery site if it is a contraindication to adjust after that particular procedure.

Can a chiropractor relieve muscle pain?

A Chiropractor can help with muscle pain. After an examination and consultation, the Chiropractor should be able to tell you if he/she can help you with your particular complaint. READ MORE
A Chiropractor can help with muscle pain. After an examination and consultation, the Chiropractor should be able to tell you if he/she can help you with your particular complaint. The nervous system is the master system that controls most all functions of the body, muscular system being one of them. Chiropractors work to take pressure off the nervous system with adjustments, therefore restoring proper function to all systems of the body.

Can't turn head right after alignment

Get back into your Chiropractor and describe your symptoms. They should be able to help. Sometimes it may take a series of adjustments to fully correct a complaint.

Why does my back crack so much during an adjustment?

The "popping" sound is actually nitrogen gas bubbles being released from the synovial fluid in the facet joints of the spine. The adjustment is freeing up the segments of the READ MORE
The "popping" sound is actually nitrogen gas bubbles being released from the synovial fluid in the facet joints of the spine. The adjustment is freeing up the segments of the spine that are not moving correctly to restore proper motion and joint alignment, therefore taking pressure off the nervous system.

Back exercises after adjustments?

Once the symptoms have started to decrease, then you can start with stabilization and strengthening exercises such as: Bird Dogs, Dead Bugs, Hamstring Stretching, Supine Lumbar READ MORE
Once the symptoms have started to decrease, then you can start with stabilization and strengthening exercises such as: Bird Dogs, Dead Bugs, Hamstring Stretching, Supine Lumbar Rotation Stretching.

*If low back pain flares up while performing an exercise, back off that exercise.