24 years of practice


At Active Back Pain Relief Center, we address the cause of your pain, not just the symptom. We believe that education is a big part of your success. Call today!


Chiropractor Springfield MA

Welcome to Active Back Pain Relief Center. Our facility is conveniently located at the Glenwood Circle, just up the road from Baystate Medical Center. Chiropractic is one of the most amazing healthcare professions, but very few people understand what it's all about. We are here to help you gain a basic understanding of how our Springfield chiropractors can help you and your family.

Welcome to Active Back Pain Relief Center

Our staff stays up to date on the latest methods for treating injuries and making your experience pleasant. Chiropractic care is the practice of using spinal alignment to alleviate a wide variety of physical ailments, including muscle strain, neck pain, chronic back pain, and more. This is accomplished by adjusting the position of the spinal column to its proper shape, providing a non-invasive solution for pain relief.

Our clinic director, Dr. Johnsen, is highly experienced in Chiropractic treatment of back, neck and whiplash injuries. He has been in private practice for the past 24 years in Massachusetts and not only has he completed hundreds and hundreds of hours of advanced graduate educational programs but he has treated and managed over 4000 patients with various conditions ranging from simple back pain to complex injuries involving fractures, severe muscle and tendon injuries as well as things like carpal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia.

It is this wide ranging experience from treating many thousands of conditions that makes the difference in successfully resolving your own painful symptoms. Whether you have neck pain or headaches, lower back pain or sciatica, Dr. Johnsen will provide you with an extremely focused examination that will get right to the source of the problem.

Not only is our clinical director highly experienced, but our office is set up to be extremely efficient – we do all the insurance billing for you. Once we have determined what is causing your specific problem, we will then create a customized program that is designed to quickly eliminate your problem, while at the same time, minimizing interference with your life.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help You?

Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

At Active Back Pain Relief Center our chiropractic team is ready to meet with you to discuss your needs. We will help to design a program that is right for you. We look forward to meeting you.


Chiropractic doctors go through a minimum of four years of schooling at a chiropractic college, generally preceded by an undergraduate degree in the basic sciences or several years of experience in a prior relevant health care field.

Students of chiropractic care must spend a minimum of at least 4,200 hours with their teacher, and a minimum of 1,000 hours of fully supervised clinical training with an instructor as they learn the appropriate diagnosis and treatment techniques to help heal your body and restore it to its natural, fully functioning state.

Our chiropractic team is ready to meet with you to discuss your needs. We will help to design a program that is right for you. We look forward to meeting you.


The word “Chiropractic” is derived from the Greek words “cheir” (hand) and “praktos” (done) combined to mean “done by hand.” It was chosen by the developer of chiropractic care, Daniel David Palmer. In 1895, D.D. Palmer performed a chiropractic adjustment on a partially deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard, who later reported that his hearing had improved due to the change.

D.D. Palmer opened the first chiropractic school two years later, and in the century since, chiropractic professionals have used spinal adjustments to help people prevent and cope with back pain, carpal tunnel, muscle strain, headaches and migraines, and a variety of other physical ailments. Millions of people benefit from the work of Dr. Palmer today.

Common Symptoms Chiropractic May Help


Chiropractic care has a long history of successfully treating headaches and migraines.

back pain

If you are living with chronic back pain then chiropractic care might be a good treatment option.

neck pain

Understanding neck pain is necessary in acquiring treatment that will be effective in recovery.

carpal tunnel

Many people are finding long-term relief through chiropractic treatment at Active Back Pain Relief Center.


The majority of car accidents are rear-end collisions with whiplash being a common result.


A condition that causes pain in the lower back, down the back of the leg, and into the foot.