Dr. Josh Bakun

  • Certified to perform CDL Physicals
  • Received Doctorate of Chiropractic (2000) from Life University
  • Born in Long Island, New York
  • Raised in Ft. Myers, Florida
  • Undergraduate studies at University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
  • Masters in Sport Health Science 
  • Athletic trainer for college basketball team and high school on-field trainer

Everyday Injuries - Getting Back to Your Routine


Whether you’re at home or in the office, sometimes performing even the simplest tasks can result in lower back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain. If left untreated, your condition can worsen over time, limit your range of motion, and detract from your quality of life.

Over the years, Fugate Family Chiropractic has treated countless patients who have injured themselves doing routine home repairs, housework, moving furniture, or gardening. Most of the time, the pain is felt at the time the injury occurs, and prompts the patient to seek immediate chiropractic care. 

However, some injuries are not as readily apparent. The residual pain occurs slowly over a prolonged period of time, and eventually rises to a level requiring immediate attention. Today, this can be observed in the high occurrence of headaches, neck pain, and back pain experienced by people who spend hours each day seated at a desk or in front of a computer. 

So if you’re suffering from a recent or chronic injury, don’t spend another minute suffering needlessly when the relief you need is just a phone call away. Schedule your appointment today. Fugate Family Chiropractic can help relieve your pain and return you to your normal activities as quickly as possible.



  • Certified Independent Chiropractic Examiner
  • Certified to perform CDL physicals
  • Recipient of 2016 Young Woman of the Year Award given by Hazard-Perry County Chamber of Commerce
  • On-field trainer at local high schools 

Auto Accident Injuries - The Road’ to Recovery


If you’ve been involved in an automobile accident, you’re probably already experiencing a lot of pain, stress, and trauma. One of the most common injuries stemming from automobile accidents is whiplash, which occurs when the head and neck snap back-and-forth very quickly. The result is injury to the ligaments, soft tissues, neck, and lower back pain. 

Automobile accidents can also result in a host of other debilitating conditions. Over the years, Fugate Family Chiropractic has treated auto accident patients suffering from neck and back pain, muscle soreness and stiffness, as well as numbness and tingling in the arms or legs.    

Unfortunately, most people who have experienced a traumatic automobile accident do not receive chiropractic care. As a result, many auto accident patients leave the hospital with as much pain and discomfort as they had when they entered. They never fully recover, and often spend months or years living on painkillers or enduring repeated surgeries. 

Even if your automobile accident appears minor in scope, it can have a major effect on your health. In fact, the amount of damage to your automobile bears little relation to the force applied to your spine. Some auto accident injuries are hidden and seldom detected for weeks, months or even years. When the painful effects eventually surface, they can be overwhelming and make you feel as if your automobile accident happened the very same day. So whether you’ve been involved in a fender-bender or a major accident, don’t take chances with your health and wellbeing. Contact us today to discover why Fugate Family Chiropractic can make the difference between true recovery and healing, or chronic pain and disability. You’ll be glad you did.

Sports Injuries - Getting You Back in the Game!


If you’ve been sidelined due to a sports injury, it’s important to secure the specialized care you’ll need to get back in action as quickly as possible. As one of the leading chiropractic facilities in Eastern Kentucky with on-site massage and rehabilitative therapists, Fugate Family Chiropractic treats athletes of all levels and age groups who have sustained injuries playing their favorite sports, including:


  • Running and Triathlons 
  • Football, Baseball, and Basketball
  • Golf 
  • Weightlifting and Bodybuilding
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Bowling 


Our conveniently-located facilities offer the latest and most effective/comprehensive chiropractic, massage, and rehabilitation services to identify and treat your sports injuries. We are highly-knowledgeable and experienced in sports health science, and can provide you with the leading-edge technology, tools and proven techniques you’ll need for optimum pain relief and minimal time-to-recovery. So don’t waste another minute sitting on the bench due to your sports injury. We invite you to contact us today to schedule your appointment. Fugate Family Chiropractic can help you get back in the game. You’ll be glad you did. 

What We Treat

Our Doctors

Dr. Lena Fugate

  • Born and raised in Hazard, KY
  • Undergraduate studies at University of Kentucky
  • Received Doctorate of Chiropractic (2000) from Life University
  • Opened Fugate Family Chiropractic in May 2000
  • Coached youth basketball
  • Avid Sports Fan