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Chiropractic Care

At Upstate Spine & Sport, our team provides chiropractic services in a personalized approach by talking to you and learning about your pain, analyzing your movements, and uncovering the root cause of your pain.

Once the source of discomfort is detected, we will use the most appropriate treatment from our carefully created services of chiropractic care, massage therapy, dry needling, and acupuncture to quickly resolve symptoms.

We understand what you want, but more importantly, we know what you need. Fast pain relief, personal attention, and the ability to keep doing what you love. Find pain relief by scheduling your appointment with our team today.

Recovery

At our clinic, we are committed to identifying the cause of your injury and take pride in devising an effective solution.

Our goal is to expedite your recovery process, whether it’s a recent injury or a persistent issue, so you can resume doing what you love.

Performance

Level up your game and prevent injuries with our specialized performance and injury prevention services.

Unlock your potential with our assessments, including sport-specific exams, functional range assessments, the innovative BodiTrak mat, and other cutting-edge performance evaluation tools.

Our Mission

We are committed, passionate, and skilled professionals who work with humility. We want to meet you where you’re at. Our goal is to become partners with you in your care and to guide you in your healing process.

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Understanding Chiropractic Services | A Holistic Approach To Healing

Chiropractic care branches off from holistic medicine, using a comprehensive approach to treat issues throughout the musculoskeletal system.

To leverage the body’s regenerative abilities, our team of chiropractors will use a variety of methods when addressing your body’s aches and pains, such as:

Chiropractic Manipulation

Chiropractic manipulation is used to release restricted joints in both the spine and the extremities.

Joints often become restricted due to poor posture, improper biomechanics, and/or injury. A joint that is restricted leads to excessive motion in nearby joints. This excessive motion leads to degeneration of the joint. Therefore, restoring movement and function in all joints is a preventative procedure for future degeneration and dysfunction.

For those patients that prefer a lighter manipulation, we also provide mobilization to the joints to help restore movement and function. This is a low-velocity manual technique that does not provide the audible release (cracking/popping sound).

Dr. Jolson uses manipulation and mobilizations as taught by the Motion Palpation Institute, the leader in biomechanically sound, evidence-based chiropractic manipulation techniques.

Learn more: http://www.motionpalpation.org/

Active Release Technique

Soft tissue techniques are used when a muscle, tendon, or ligament is overly tight, painful, or does not function properly.

Active Release Technique is a movement-based manual therapy technique that addresses muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. It involves breaking up adhesions in the soft tissues by having the patient go through various motions while the doctor applies a very specific pressure to the area being treated. It has been proven to be highly effective in treating many repetitive overuse injuries such as IT band syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, shin splints and even headaches.

Learn more: (http://activerelease.com/)

McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy

Without a full range of motion and proper use of joints, our backs, necks and joints become stiff and less mobile, leading to pain, greater loss of movement and dysfunction. The McKenzie method is a standardized assessment tool that classifies movement problems leading to appropriate treatment.

MDT effectively treats conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, herniated discs, radiating leg pain, arm pain/numbness, and sciatica. MDT is also effective at classifying and treating the extremities such as the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle, and even the TMJ (jaw).

One of the key components of this method is patient education. This method utilizes education to train the patient on proper posture and ergonomics and provides the patient with exercises to treat their own pain. It is directed toward patient self-treatment methods, therefore making the patient less reliant on the doctor for relief of their symptoms.

Learn more: http://www.mckenzieinstituteusa.org

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) is derived from a technique pioneered by Drs. Vaclav Vojta, a Czechoslovakian neurologist, and Pavel Kolar, PhD, PT. Dr. Vojta developed a unique therapy that was originally intended to treat children with cerebral palsy. Since its inception in the 1960s, it has grown and expanded and is now used with professional athletes, to children with movement based developmental disorders, to expectant mothers.

Professor Pavel Kolar further evolved and expanded and refined this technique to make it yield faster results. The purpose of the technique is to promote proper activation and coordination of the neuromuscular system. This has yielded amazing success in treating pain syndromes as well as various neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy, scoliosis, and even stroke cases.

Learn more: https://www.rehabps.com

Dry Needling

Dry needling, also known as trigger point dry needling or myofascial trigger point dry needling, is a therapeutic technique used to treat myofascial pain. This procedure involves the insertion of thin, solid needles into the skin and muscle tissue at specific trigger points. It is performed by trained professionals, including acupuncturists, chiropractors, medical doctors, and physical therapists.

The goal of dry needling is to stimulate the muscle tissue and surrounding myofascial system, which can help relieve pain, prevent muscle spasms, and improve the range of motion. By targeting these trigger points, which often become tender and painful due to poor movement patterns or repetitive motions, the body is prompted to relax and loosen the muscles.

It is crucial to note that regulations and qualifications for dry needling vary by state, emphasizing the importance of seeking treatment from a trustworthy clinician. At Upstate Spine & Sport, our team uses dry needling as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to manage and reduce chronic pain and increase a person’s range of motion.

Although dry needling shares some similarities with acupuncture, they are not the same. Dry needling is a subset of acupuncture known as local needling, focusing more on musculoskeletal issues. Despite the debate, both methods can be beneficial in their unique ways, contributing to the overall well-being of patients.

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Functional Rehabilitation

Functional Rehabilitation consists of a variety of corrective and performance exercises with the goal of improving your movement and function in everyday living. Exercises are custom-tailored to each individual’s goals and lifestyle.

Once movement dysfunction(s) have been identified from our thorough evaluation and movement assessment, a custom-tailored corrective and performance exercise program will be implemented with the goal of returning the patient/client to their regular activities of daily living while maintaining a pain-free state.

When a particular muscle is not doing its job correctly (inhibition), other structures have to pick up the slack causing them to become over-stressed. This is called altered motor control and can be due many factors including frequent sitting, sedentary lifestyle, poor postural habits and previous injury. This causes undue tension in aforementioned over-stressed muscles, ultimately leading to pain and injury. Corrective exercises are designed to curb altered motor control by stimulating the inhibited muscle(s) in functional patterns which translates to more efficient movement in sport and everyday activities; thus, increasing performance while decreasing the risk for injury.

Kinesiology Tape

RockTape is a special kind of kinesiology tape that is used by practitioners to treat injuries, reinforce posture corrections, and improve sports performance. The stretch is used to promote healing as well as reinforce posture correction and proper muscle activation.

Learn more: http://www.rocktape.com

What We Treat

Our chiropractor sees patients seeking relief for a variety of medical diagnoses and pain including:

Common ailments are neck, shoulder, and back pain issues from everyday activities, a physically demanding job, sitting, or strenuous workouts. Repetitive motions like bending over and having to lift heavy objects may also cause excess lumbar strain that can damage your bones and muscles.

However, if your pain or stiffness tends to get worse when you change your body’s position, you’re probably suffering from mechanical pain. Based on these signals your body is sending, our team can provide the best treatments for healing and mobility.

Experience in Chiropractic Care | Meet the Team at Upstate Spine & Sport

Upstate Spine & Sport provides chiropractic care in Greenville and the surrounding communities to help patients find pain relief. With a personalized approach and effective techniques, our team will work with you to relieve your symptoms naturally. Your path to pain relief starts with our passionate team:

Dr. David Jolson

Dr. David Jolson is focused on the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, quickly relieving pain and teaching his patients how to prevent future issues. Dr. Jolson is the chiropractor for the Greenville Triumph, Furman University Paladins, Hincapie Racing Team, PGA Tour pros like Bill Haas and Ben Martin, and consultant for the Greenville Drive. He was been voted as the Best Chiropractor multiple times in the Greenville News Best of the Upstate.

Dr. Jolson has a unique background, combining principles from the medical profession, chiropractic, physical therapy, and sports performance. He interned with his mentor and father, Dr. Scott Jolson, MD, prior sports medicine orthopedic surgeon for the Cincinnati Reds. This helped David understand the full spectrum of musculoskeletal care and led to his specialty in the hip, shoulder, and spine.

After graduation, Dr. Jolson has continued his education by obtaining a growing list of additional certifications, diagnostic tools, and therapy techniques. He has presented injury prevention and biomechanical seminars throughout the country and for local athletic clubs and businesses.

In his free time, Dr. Jolson enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, Miles and Max. He also enjoys volunteering at the Greenville Free Medical Clinic, reading, swimming, and playing golf. Dr. Jolson loves being a part of and serving the Greenville and Upstate community.

Dr. DAVID JOLSON's CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

Certifications & Training

  • Bachelor of Arts: Kenyon College
  • Doctor of Chiropractic: National University of Health Sciences
  • Active Release Technique: Certified Provider
  • Titleist Performance Institute: Certified Medical Level 2 & Eldoa for Golf
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization: Certified Sport Provider
  • Functional Range Conditioning: Mobility Specialist
  • RacquetFit Tennis Certified
  • OnBase University Certified: Hitting & Pitching
  • Motion Palpation Institute: Certified Provider Chiropractor
  • FAKTR Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue: Certified Provider
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician: Board Eligible Candidate
  • Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie): Credentialing Candidate

Reviews & Testimonials

“Dr. Jolson is by far the best specialist I have ever been to for my back. I hesitate to say chiropractor because he is different than every one that I have been to before. I enjoy the personal accountability that he gives his patients because it puts you on a path to healing and not just a series of band-aid fixes where you become dependent on constant adjustments.” – M.M

“He was much different than any other chiropractor I’ve ever seen, in a good way. If he’s not the best chiropractor in Greenville, I’d be shocked.” – H.J.

“Dr. Jolson has a unique approach with the combination of chiropractic and physical therapy… I learned techniques I can take with me throughout my everyday life to make me stronger and back to practicing yoga to my fullest ability.” – K.L.

Dr. Tanner Garey | Chiropractor in Greenville, SC

Dr. Tanner Garey

Dr. Tanner Garey | Chiropractor in Greenville, SC

Dr. Tanner Garey

Dr. Tanner Garey is a chiropractor in Greenville, SC who specializes in treating musculoskeletal issues, pregnancy, newborns and infants, and sports injuries. She has worked with the Greenville Triumph, Furman Paladin athletic department, and elite running clubs. Dr. Garey is passionate about helping her patients enjoy a pain-free and active life.

Born and raised in Illinois, Dr. Garey went to Monmouth College where she was a two sport athlete playing basketball and golf. She received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan University where she was a leader on campus as the president of the Motion Palpation Institute chapter. Dr. Garey attended many seminars on topics such as dry needling & acupuncture, pediatric and pregnancy care, and sports rehabilitation.

Dr. Garey has a special interest in women’s health and pediatric care. She empowers women to take control of their own pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period. Tanner also enjoys working with infants and children and has extensive training to help kids of all ages. Dr. Garey’s treatments are individualized based on your needs in order to make you a healthier individual.

In her free time, Dr. Garey enjoys exploring Greenville, running the Swamp Rabbit Trail, and hiking. She loves to travel and visit new places. Coming from a small town and family, becoming part of the community is very important – Dr. Garey is excited to call Greenville her new home!

Dr. TANNER GAREY's CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

Certifications & Training

  • Bachelor of Science: Monmouth College
  • Doctor of Chiropractic: Logan University
  • Motion Palpation Institute: Certified Provider
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization: Certified Provider
  • MPI Pregnancy & Pediatrics Provider
  • SFMA Level 1: Certified Provider
  • Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie): Credentialing Candidate
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician: Board Eligible Candidate
  • Dry Needling Foundations Part I & II: Certified Provider
  • Acupuncture: Certified Provider

Reviews & Testimonials

Dr. Tanner has been amazing! Throughout my pregnancy, she helped with low back pain and taught me how to move better. My newborn was very colicky and she helped her as well! Truly a lifesaver! The Greenville community is lucky to have her! – B.H.
I can’t say enough good things about Tanner and how much she has helped me, compared to the year I have spent at different chiropractors looking for relief from low back pain. She was thorough in getting my history and took the correct approach to fix the problem and not just put a bandaid on it. This place is AMAZING! – K.F.
Dr. Thomas Etute | Chiropractor at Upstate Spine & Sport

Dr. Thomas Etue, Cert MDT

Dr. Thomas Etue | Chiropractor at Upstate Spine & Sport

Dr. Thomas Etue, Cert MDT

Dr. Etue is a chiropractor in Greenville, SC who is highly trained to assess and treat musculoskeletal issues from head to toe. He specializes in treating the shoulder, knee, and challenging cases with radiating pain from the spine. Above all, Dr. Etue believes health care should be simple, easy, and enjoyable.

Raised in Alaska, Dr. Etue studied pre-med and psychology at the University of Alaska Anchorage and received his Doctorate in Chiropractic from the National University of Health Sciences. In Chicago, he was a campus leader and president of the Motion Palpation Institute chapter and completed over 500 hours of additional training outside of the chiropractic program.

Dr. Etue loves working with and treating busy parents, weekend warriors, martial artists, and young motivated athletes. Coming from an integrative clinic in Indiana, he also developed skills in holistic family medicine – which helps people avoid drugs and surgery by emphasizing natural healing, nutrition, and fitness.

Outside of the office, you’ll find Dr. Etue reading, grilling ribeyes, walking the Swamp Rabbit, and exploring the mountains with his family. He is beyond excited to join the clinic, get to know the city, and serve the Greenville community!

Dr. THOMAS ETUE's CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

Certifications & Training

  • Bachelor of Science and Psychology Minor: University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Doctor of Chiropractic: National University of Health Sciences
  • Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (McKenzie): Credentialed Provider
  • Motion Palpation Institute: Certified Chiropractic Provider
  • Functional Range Conditioning: Mobility Specialist
  • Functional Range Assessment: Certified Provider
  • Dry Needling Foundations Part I
  • Rock Tape: Certified Provider
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization: Certified Sport Provider Candidate
  • Gaeta Institute of Functional Medicine: Certified Provider Candidate

Reviews & Testimonials

It is so hard to put into words how absolutely grateful I am for Dr. Thomas Etue. I arrived barely being able to stand from a back injury with significant pain and sciatica. Dr. Etue listened intently, examined thoroughly, and through his interventions I had some immediate relief. I worked with him in the clinic but also completed the recommended home therapies. I was back on my feet in no time. I can say with certainty that I would not be in as great of a place physically or emotionally without the exceptional help of my Greenville chiropractor, Dr. Etue. Thank you so much! – J.P.

Chiropractic Services in Greenville, SC | Schedule an Appointment

Upstate Spine & Sport is unlike other facilities offering chiropractic services in and around Greenville, SC. Our integrated approach provides patients with individualized treatment plans, offering the highest standard of nonsurgical care. We strive to empower our patients to get back to their usual level of activity quickly and encourage them to adopt healthier habits overall.

Once we’ve assessed your injuries, our plan for you moving forward will involve a combination of chiropractic services, soft-tissue techniques, therapeutic rehabilitation, massage therapy, dry needling, and acupuncture. Our integrated team is prepared to treat everything from surgical recovery to sciatica pain

Take action and get back your active lifestyle by calling us at (864) 400-8005 or scheduling an appointment online with one of our chiropractic experts today.