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Kansas City, MO 64137
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FAQs

  • What is chiropractic wellness?

    There's nothing mysterious about chiropractic. It’s a natural method of health care that focuses on the role that the nerves, muscles and bones play in the overall health of the patient. By treating the causes of health problems, rather than just masking symptoms, Chiropractic is based on the simple but powerful premise that, a normally functioning and healthy nerve system allows your body to be better able to heal itself. Chiropractic is safe, effective and natural and is often an alternative to drugs and surgery.
  • How does Chiropractic work?

    Chiropractic works to correct acute and chronic spinal joint injuries that change the way the spine interacts with the central nervous system. Such injuries, known as vertebral subluxations, irritate these delicate spinal nerves, causing “Neuroarticular Dysfunction” and may result in a variety of health problems and permanent damage to the spine itself. When under the proper control of a healthy nervous system, cells, tissues, and organs in your body can better resist disease and ill health. Chiropractic goes hand in hand with a healthy lifestyle to promote sound health with less dependence on drugs and surgery.
  • What type of education do chiropractic doctors receive?

    Chiropractic education is similar to a medical or osteopathic education. An undergraduate degree stressing biological sciences is a prerequisite. This is followed by 4 years of professional education at one of the 24 chiropractic colleges in the United States. This education has the same emphasis on anatomy and physiology as a medical or osteopathic education. During this period, the student gains a rich clinical experience in one of the many satellite clinics attached to the colleges. The Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) graduates with a high level of competence and confidence. After graduating, the candidates must pass the demanding four part National Board Examinations. Then, the doctors apply to a professional licensing board and pass another, more difficult test, before being granted the privilege to practice. A chiropractor’s education, however, never ends. All states require doctors to complete regular postgraduate instruction for license renewal and to stay current on the latest research and treatment techniques.
  • What is a “chiropractic adjustment?”

    Chiropractic adjustment is the term used for the correction of vertebral subluxation (spinal joint misalignments causine nerve interference) to restore normal function. There are a number of different methods or techniques which chiropractors use to adjust dysfunctional joints. These include “high velocity, low amplitude” adjustments which most people associate with chiropractic treatment.