Could you imagine going through life every day with near-debilitating, chronic back pain? Back pain is one of the most common ailments in America - it's estimated that 8% of all adults, or 16 million people, suffer from chronic back pain in the U.S. every year. If you've never experienced a back injury or pain, be thankful. Chronic back pain affects every aspect of a person's life, from participating in sports to limitations with everyday activities, like cooking dinner. In fact, many people with chronic back pain can't even make a reliable living and put food on the table. Almost 83 million workdays are lost every year due to choric back pain.
The inability to work and provide isn't just a physical issue - it can become an emotional one too. Many people suffering from chronic back pain also suffer from depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, in the past, chronic back pain sufferers wanting to avoid addictive medications and invasive surgeries had few viable relief options. However, if you're suffering from a chronic back issue like sciatica, a pinched nerve, or a bulging disc, pain relief may be closer than you think.
Modern chiropractic care and, more specifically, a spinal decompression chiropractor in John's Island, SC, may be the long-term solution you need for chronic back pain.
A common misconception is that chiropractors only adjust your back and neck when, in fact, they treat the whole body with all-natural treatments. Here at Elite Healthcare, our doctors focus on your overall health, not just pain. We want to find and address the underlying causes of your symptoms. If you're unfamiliar with an integrative approach to medicine, this strategy may seem new. Our chiropractic care is less about putting a band-aid on the problem and more about finding a natural, long-term solution to your pain.
Fortunately, our experienced chiropractors provide the best in natural pain relief. Prescription and over-the-counter pain medications mask the symptoms you're experiencing versus getting to the cause of your pain. Pain is often the result of your spine being out of alignment, which leads to nerve issues. Once your spine is back in alignment, the nerves function correctly again.
Because our chiropractic center offers a combination of different therapies and non-surgical treatments, we provide a comprehensive approach to healing. Depending on the extent of your back problems, spinal decompression therapy may be the answer to your chronic pain problems.
Invasive procedures, like back surgeries, often leave the patient racked with pain, long recovery times, and complications. Sometimes, the surgery doesn't work as intended, leaving the patient responsible for a therapy that didn't work correctly. As a non-invasive treatment, spinal decompression therapy can treat back and neck pain without needles, incisions, or harmful manipulations of the spine.
Getting back pain relief from surgery is far from guaranteed. However, because spinal decompression targets the underlying causes of your back pain, it's a much more effective long-term treatment. Spinal decompression is not a quick fix. When coupled with positive lifestyle changes like losing weight, you can maximize the pain-relieving benefits of spinal decompression.
Surgery of the back and spine requires the patient to be bedridden and uncomfortable for days and even weeks. Recovering from back surgery is no easy feat and often requires strong pain medications to help. Sometimes, back surgeries don't go as planned, causing complications and worse scenarios. Spinal decompression, on the other hand, is very effective and doesn't require much recovery time at all. Once your spinal decompression session is over, you'll probably be able to drive yourself home from our office.
One of the least talked about issues with back pain medications is that they only treat the pain, not the underlying causes. For many patients, relying on meds to relieve back pain fosters dependency on pain pills. Pain pill addiction is a very serious issue in the U.S., often leading patients down a dark path. With spinal decompression, you won't have to worry about taking pills for pain relief. That's because the root causes of your back pain are addressed, not just the symptoms.
If you were to look at the cost of surgery and subsequent years of prescription medication, you might be shocked. When compared to spinal decompression, surgery is a much more expensive treatment to consider. You've got to take the cost of surgery into account, but also the fact that you'll be forced to take time off work. By choosing spinal decompression therapy, you're choosing a safe, non-surgical treatment that doesn't require any time off work.
Spinal decompression relieves pressure on disrupted discs, causing them to retract back into place. This revolutionary treatment also lets oxygen, fluids, and nutrients re-enter your spinal discs, which provides additional healing.
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At Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine, we practice an integrated approach to pain relief and chiropractic care. Our goal is to restore your spine to its proper alignment, which speeds up your recovery time and prevents additional injuries. If chronic back pain has taken over your life, it's time to visit our chiropractic office for a thorough evaluation.
Ask yourself this: Have you been suffering from headaches and sleepless nights due to muscle strain? Is your ability to work and put food on the table compromised due to a pinched nerve? No amount of over-the-counter pain medication can provide a long-term fix for such an issue. Thankfully, our chiropractors have years of experience providing relief to patients just like yourself.
After a comprehensive exam, our doctor will create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your body. That way, we can address the full scope of your symptoms by correcting any root causes of your back pain.
From minor chiropractic adjustments to spinal decompression treatment, we'll find the solution that your back and body need to heal correctly. If you're ready to get back on the road to better health, we're here to help every step of the way. Contact our Elite Healthcare Physical Medicine today to get started.
JOHNS ISLAND — In a CVS parking lot next to what is perhaps the most dreaded intersection on Johns Island, a pickup truck pulled up next to Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, prompting a woman to yell “fix the roads!”That’s what Tecklenburg and several city and county officials had come to talk about the morning of Nov. 2. Rapid growth and development have created notorious traffic snarls, largely because there are only two ways on and off the island, which is partly in the city limits and otherwise governed by...
JOHNS ISLAND — In a CVS parking lot next to what is perhaps the most dreaded intersection on Johns Island, a pickup truck pulled up next to Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, prompting a woman to yell “fix the roads!”
That’s what Tecklenburg and several city and county officials had come to talk about the morning of Nov. 2. Rapid growth and development have created notorious traffic snarls, largely because there are only two ways on and off the island, which is partly in the city limits and otherwise governed by the county.
At Maybank Highway at River Road, Charleston’s mayor and two County Council members said the governments agree on plans for significant traffic relief getting on and off the island. Short-term plans call for realigning that intersection to improve traffic flow.
Much larger plans — the long-discussed “southern pitchfork” and adding a second lane on Maybank Highway between River Road and the Stono River — would need to be designed, permitted and funded. And that would take years.
“We’ll be dead by the time it happens,” said Gary Worth, a local resident who was among a small crowd of onlookers at the press conference. County Council members Joe Boykin and Jenny Honeycutt joined Tecklenburg to announce the road plans.
“Until now there wasn’t a firm commitment by both governments to do this,” said Tecklenburg. “That’s what’s new.”
He said city and county officials have been meeting since June to work on conceptual plans, cooperating “like I’ve never seen before,” he said.
Boykin said one of the largest plans calls for shifting the end of Cane Slash Road a bit closer to Maybank Highway so that it would align with the proposed “southern pitchfork” that would run from River Road to Maybank Highway, near the bridge.
There’s also a northern pitchfork, and that road is nearly complete. It will allow traffic coming onto the island on Maybank Highway, which would have turned right on River Road at the intersection, to instead take the new road from Maybank to River and avoid the intersection. The southern pitchfork would do the same, but on the opposite side of Maybank Highway.
Jimmy Kerr, who owns the large property the southern pitchfork would cut through, agreed to the plan years ago. At the event Nov. 2, he said he’s been talking with the city for years about the plan.
“There’s no question that we are playing catch-up,” said Tecklenburg.
“The city and the county together are committed to four lanes between here and the bridge — four lanes,” he said. “We are committed to the southern pitchfork as well.”
The plan to have two lanes running from River Road down Maybank Highway to the bridge now calls for routing those lanes around some of the grand Live Oak trees that line the road. The much-beloved trees that line many roads on Johns Island have complicated many road plans because residents and officials are loathe to cut them down.
At least one man in the small crowd watching the announcement found the timing, five days before the election, a bit suspect.
“It feels a little like political grandstanding,” said Tommy Moles, who said he moved to Johns Island from the Charleston peninsula two years ago. “We hear about plan after plan, but nothing seems to happen.”
Moles said he isn’t affiliated with any of the mayoral candidates’ campaigns.
Tecklenburg said plans to unveil the road proposals had been in the works since September and had just become finalized.
“This was not a campaign event,” he said.
The realignment of the River Road and Maybank Highway intersection should be complete in the first several months of 2024, officials said. The new lanes and the southern pitchfork are untold years away, but now the city and county agree on those road plans.
JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – A historic election next week will determine who will represent Johns Island for the first time on Charleston City Council.“Having somebody in your backyard fighting for you, is important. And so, Johns Islanders want to make sure that they’ve got a voice at the table,” said Jermaine Husser, the Executive Director of Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach.Stephanie Hodges, Jim McBride, and Bill Antonucci are in the running for the newly formed Charleston City Council District Th...
JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – A historic election next week will determine who will represent Johns Island for the first time on Charleston City Council.
“Having somebody in your backyard fighting for you, is important. And so, Johns Islanders want to make sure that they’ve got a voice at the table,” said Jermaine Husser, the Executive Director of Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach.
Stephanie Hodges, Jim McBride, and Bill Antonucci are in the running for the newly formed Charleston City Council District Three seat. They participated in a forum Monday night at the Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach on Johns Island.
The upcoming election marks the first time Johns Island will have its own district after a new redistricting map was approved last year. The island is currently part of District Five, which also covers parts of West Ashley.
The candidates took questions from neighbors and shared their platforms.
“That’s the biggest thing, I think is the traffic. Something has got to be done about that. But something’s got to be done about the sprawl as well. The building is out of control and there’s no infrastructure to support it,” Antonucci told News 2.
Antonucci has a military background and worked as a technical instructor. He describes himself as a “tenacious fighter” who doesn’t take no for an answer.
McBride is a U.S. Marine of 25 years, which he said gave him experience in policy making and infrastructure – something he plans to focus on if elected.
“We have to focus, and I am laser focused on getting infrastructure fixed so people can get on and off the island quickly because our taxpayers are burning through gas money and time every single morning trying to get to work or get their kids to school,” McBride said.
Hodges is a public health professional and is the owner of a policy-consulting business. She told News 2 she is good at finding solutions to issues through policy, and at relationship building.
“I’ve lived here for several years, and I see the issues facing our district every single day. Traffic, flooding, development, and I have a plan to address all of those. Not only do we need to find short term solutions, but we also need a long term comprehensive, strategic plan for our area and our district,” Hodges explained.
The current District Three seat on the peninsula was eliminated because of the new redistricting plan. It is currently held by Councilman Jason Sakran.
Johns Island is becoming more suburban sprawl than rural retreat, with rapid development spawning all the growth issues that have become so familiar to the region, such as overcrowded schools and ...
Johns Island is becoming more suburban sprawl than rural retreat, with rapid development spawning all the growth issues that have become so familiar to the region, such as overcrowded schools and massive traffic jams at key intersections.
Alongside those growing pains, however, a thriving dining sector has emerged, with hospitality groups and independent owners finding success. From local favorites to buzzy newcomers, here are 10 Johns Island restaurants to try this month:
2901 Maybank Highway
Drawing on his many years of experience, Alex Yellan is honoring the home-cooked meals he had during two long stints in Mexico at Colectivo, where the food is representative of the dishes he started to crave when he came home.
Tortillas are neatly wrapped and presented at the restaurant, which opened Sept. 6. Patrons can choose between flour and corn before filling the tortilla with braised beef belly, charred spring onion, salsa verde, onions and cilantro — that’s the suadero. It pairs particularly well with the aromatic flour tortillas, made with White Sonora that is sourced from Hayden Flour Mills in Arizona.
3140 Maybank Highway
For those who frequented Minero during its tenure on East Bay Street, driving from downtown Charleston to Johns Island for charcoal-grilled chicken wings, cheese-crusted burritos and catfish tacos might not feel quite right.
That is until you pull into the spacious gravel parking lot and walk through the large covered patio to the hostess stand where you’ll put your name in the queue. While you wait, you’ll have time to visit the indoor-outdoor bar for a margarita or pint from nearby breweries Estuary Beans & Barley and Low Tide Brewery.
The new space is a far cry from the tight downtown quarters Minero occupied from 2014 to 2020, a venue that required patrons to walk up steep stairs to a small, albeit buzzy, dining room. Now, it takes just a couple steps for the up to 175 people that Minero can seat indoors and out to order the dishes and drinks that gained a following during its downtown days.
3546 Maybank Highway
Technically a food truck, not a restaurant, Tacos La Familia is a business born in the pandemic. Its dishes originated decades ago just outside of Mexico City, where Josefa Figueroa’s mother taught her the recipes she still holds close to her heart.
The food truck, which boasts ample seating, serves its tacos, burritos, quesadillas and sopes with seven seasoned meats: chipotle chicken (tinga de pollo), steak (asada), pineapple pork (pastor), roasted pulled pork (carnitas), pork rinds (chicharon), Mexican sausage (chorizo) and beef brisket (birria). A rotating selection of soups are also a staple on the menu.
Birria tacos — made with four types of chiles and filled with melting cheese — are one of the truck’s main attractions. Crisped on the flattop and served with an entire cup of beefy stew, the dish makes me think of grilled cheese and tomato soup; not for its taste, but for the comforting nostalgia that comes with it. Pairing a soup-dunked birria taco with a dab of housemade verde hot sauce forms a bite that nears perfection.
3328 Maybank Highway
The Tattooed Moose’s Johns Island location features mostly the same menu as the original restaurant, which relocated from downtown Charleston to Park Circle in 2022. On Johns Island, patrons can find craft beer, duck fat fries and the duck club sandwich highlighted on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” along with a live music performance area and plenty of parking.
3005 Maybank Highway
Those looking for a fancy night out without trekking downtown should consider The Royal Tern, which boasts an impressive raw bar program and list of seafood-forward entrees from executive chef Kyle Kryske. From shellfish towers to grilled whole fish and rock shrimp po’ boys, The Royal Tern can be counted among the area’s top seafood restaurants.
3157 Maybank Highway
Since taking over the space previously occupied by Mama Q’s just over a decade ago, The Southern General has offered a mix of Lowcountry- and pub-style appetizers, along with elevated sandwiches and burgers.
After multiple visits, I have found myself gravitating toward the turkey pesto sandwich featuring feta cheese, roasted tomatoes (these are fantastic), pickled red onions (these I can do without) and spicy cranberry relish inside two slices of grilled pumpernickel.
For appetizers, I would suggest the roasted corn fritters or sweet tea barbecue chicken wings, though many might be swayed by the poutine with house-cut fries, mozzarella cheese curds and gravy.
1803 Crowne Commons Way, Suite A-3
Tolli’s roots date to 1934, when the restaurant’s namesake — Anthony Peluso’s great-uncle Antonio Tolli — opened multiple pizzerias in New Haven, Conn. He eventually opened Tolli’s Apizza in East Haven in 1954, a restaurant Peluso took over in 1978 and ran with his wife Giuseppinna for 40 years.
Tolli’s Johns Island venue doesn’t have quite the same history as Tolli’s Apizza, given its location in the new-era Live Oak Square Shopping Center on Crowne Commons Way. But the restaurant, divided into two parts, still has character.
A takeout window and small seating area is housed on the right side of Tolli’s, along with a case of Giuseppinna’s house-spun gelato. Walk through to the other side to find a cozy dining room and small bar serving wine and local craft beers.
Before getting to the main event, you might want to sample an appetizer like burrata Amalfi (mortadella, pistachio, pesto, olive oil, burrata and sliced ciabatta bread) or an order of piping hot arancini, which comes with four expertly salted and fried rice balls. But it might be wise to save room.
Pizzas are cooked in a 630-degree oven, resulting in a thin, tender and toothsome dough with just the right amount of crunch. Topping combinations range from the classic Margherita to American mashups like barbecue and Buffalo chicken.
3157 Maybank Highway
In addition to its expansive whiskey program, this local pub serves a range of hearty, homestyle fare, from shepherd’s pie to meatloaf and a wonderful burger. After dinner or Sunday brunch, take your receipt next door to Flyin’ High for 20 percent off your frozen yogurt.
842 Main Road
Local markets aren’t necessarily a dime a dozen in the Charleston area, but there are a handful of steady local options, such as Island Provisions in Live Oak Square.
Repeat customers of the Stono Market and its Tomato Shed Cafe, also on Johns Island, have come to appreciate its familial feel and homey atmosphere. Swings sit on the porch of the single-story structure, split in half. The cafe side serves a Southern menu with fried pork chops, tomato pie, sweet potato casserole, flounder and lemon chess pie among the options.
The dining room occupies most of the space, but there is also a small, can’t-miss market to the right with fresh fruit, vegetables and local shrimp sitting on ice. There are salad dressings, sweets, Keegan-Filion Farm chorizo smoked bacon and prepared meals, from breakfast casseroles to a spicy sausage eggplant bake and chicken and sausage bog.
Customers can grab a bag of white-skin boiled peanuts near the register like they are candy in the checkout line at Publix. The entire place is a wonderful throwback.
2867 Maybank Highway
On Feb. 10, 2009, Wild Olive opened on Maybank Highway. Over the years, the restaurant has demonstrated consistency and a commitment to excellence, which has endeared the Italian eatery to diners on Johns Island and beyond.
For the first time Johns Island residents will have a city council member represented in the city of Charleston.CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - For the first time Johns Island residents will have a city council member represented in the city of Charleston.The nonprofit Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach will host a civic engagement today that will allow the community to engage with candidates running for District 3.Organizers say residents have felt underserved and unrepresented over the past 10 years as Johns Island has see...
For the first time Johns Island residents will have a city council member represented in the city of Charleston.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - For the first time Johns Island residents will have a city council member represented in the city of Charleston.
The nonprofit Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach will host a civic engagement today that will allow the community to engage with candidates running for District 3.
Organizers say residents have felt underserved and unrepresented over the past 10 years as Johns Island has seen extensive growth.
The John’s Island City Council Candidate Forum will provide a space for community members to come together and actively participate in the democratic process.
The candidates running for redistricted District 3 are Stephanie Hodges, Bill Antonucci, and Jim McBride.
They will be in attendance to share their platforms, discuss key issues and address the concerns of the community.
Attendees will get to write in questions and each candidate will get a minute and a half to answer questions with a 30-second rebuttal to those questions.
This new district covers mostly all of Johns Island, and Johns Island residents.
Jermaine Husser, Executive Director of Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach says the community is looking forward to this event.
“The community has been excited that we’ve created a space for them to come in and have their voice heard so we expect a large crowd to be here because this is going to be historic again this is the first time that Johns Island is going to be represented on council and we just wanted to be a part of that”, Husser said.
Husser explains some of the key issues that will be discussed at the forum.
“Definitely infrastructure getting on and off the island is tough and we can tell that it’s been neglected the decision making in the city has not favored Johns Island and also transportation, lack of transportation, getting to and from the city and to other areas where they need to go make your doctor’s appointment, and other appointments that are important it’s difficult to do that”, Husser said.
The Council Candidate Forum is tonight at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach located at 1684 Brownswood Rd on Johns Island.
Last year, the City of Charleston underwent a redistricting process.
Before the process, Johns Island was part of a larger district in West Ashley because it did not have a large enough population to be its own district
The event will be moderated by Live 5 News anchor Ann McGill.
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JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) — It started as an island paradise, but residents at a Johns Island apartment complex say their home now resembles the woods.The residents of Sea Island Apartments, which houses about 48 people off Maybank Highway, are speaking out against what they describe as "deplorable" conditions.Read more: ...
JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) — It started as an island paradise, but residents at a Johns Island apartment complex say their home now resembles the woods.
The residents of Sea Island Apartments, which houses about 48 people off Maybank Highway, are speaking out against what they describe as "deplorable" conditions.
"We have seen grass grow almost knee and chest high," said Farley, a disabled military veteran who has been living in the complex for six years. "You see fallen trees in the area, people not receiving maintenance, and overloaded trash bin."
In addition to the overgrown vegetation, the residents are concerned about random visits from wildlife. They say it seems management has slacked off and there's been little to no communication.
"You're forced to pay rent on time, but still, your issues are going unaddressed," Farley said. "We'll reach out to management and they haven't meet with us. Every time, they change management or owners. Nobody has contact to it."
It started as an island paradise, but residents at a Johns Island apartment complex say their home now resembles the woods. (WCIV)
There is also only one trashcan in the entire community and a small number of parking spaces.
"You have disabled people having to walk all the way down to one trash bin," Farley said. "There are not enough handicap parking spots. (Management) told us we'd have to park on the side of the road if there are no parking spaces."
"It's time we be up to date, as we were before," said Charlotte Turner, who has been living in the complex for 10 years. "Management needs to show a serious concern about resident complaints, at least be willing to meet or communicate."
A councilman was reached for comment on this area, but he was unable to conduct an interview due to prior commitments. A representative from the Charleston Development Group was also reached for comment.