Arthritis

Although arthritis is typically thought of as a condition present in older generations, but the reality is it can also start at a very young age and there are many different types of arthritis. The word “arthritis” means “joint inflammation” and is often used to describe the thining or wearing out at a faster rate than normal or cartilage, bone spurs and pain. Arthritis includes more than 100 conditions including gout, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and many more. Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disease affecting about 1 percent of the U.S. population whereas osteoarthritis affects around 26.9 million adults in the US. (referenced by the CDC 2015)

Neck X-rayDepending on the arthritis you have, your signs and symptoms may include:

 • Pain
 • Stiffness
 • Swelling
 • Redness
 • Locked joints
 • Nodules
 • Decreased range of motion

Our doctors and extensively trained in the function and diagnosis of joint dysfunctions associated with arthritis. We offer a multi-treatment-approaches to your care including the use of chiropractic by hand, drop table (Thompson Technique) and gentle Activator® adjustments in addition to acupuncture, class IV cold laser therapy, ultrasound and much more. For your convenience, we offer in-house digital x-rays to diagnose and/or monitor your condition as it improves.

Acupuncture, a treatment using fine needles targeting specific points on the body will help reduce many types of pain and inflammation. We also offer transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS). Using a small device that produces mild electrical pulses, TENS therapy stimulates nerves near the aching joint and may interfere with the transmission of pain signals to the brain. Additionally, Cold Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment using specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to help accelerate the healing process.

Our trained team of doctors, acupuncturist and therapist will also work with you on a comprehensive plan utilizing the additional combination of stretch and strengthening therapy, healthy supplements, nutrition counseling and essential oils to help you reach your wellness goals.

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Lee's Summit, MO Location
338 SW Main Street
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Phone: 816.600.5483

Overland Park, KS Location
6701 West 121st Street (Suite #200)
Overland Park, KS 66209
Phone: 913.643.1771
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