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Low Back Pain Care in Kansas City

Low Back Pain Kansas City Chiropractic Care How prevalent is low back pain today? Research has show that 70-80% of the population will suffer from low back pain.  That means that in the Kansas City metro area alone, over 175,000 people will suffer from low back pain.  Often, low back pain will go away on its

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Aren’t All Chiropractors The Same?

One of our pet peeves is when we, as chiropractors, get lumped in with all other chiropractors.  While we share the same profession as our colleagues, that’s where a lot of the similarity ends.  The purpose of this blog is to emphasize a few of these differences. Two Types of Chiropractors A good way to

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Proper Breathing Can Help Kansas City Have Less Stress

Proper Breathing Can Help Kansas City Have Less Stress Can You Really Breathe Wrong? Right now you’re probably saying, “Really? An article about breathing? What’s next, an article about watching paint dry?” While a little harsh, those are pretty fair questions. After all, if you’re reading this article, you’re obviously able to breathe, so what

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Treatment with McKenzie Method in Kansas City

We use various different treatment techniques and methods in our office, but one of the most important is the McKenzie Method of Diagnosis and Therapy, or MDT for short.  Named after renowned physical therapist Robert McKenzie, this technique is an absolutely invaluable tool for muscle, joint and spinal pain.  Rather than babbling on about what

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Have pain? Your diagnosis doesn’t matter!

My Diagnosis Doesn’t Matter?! That statement might sound a little extreme, so let me clarify it a bit.  First, our clinic deals with pain and injuries.  So this post is about diagnoses for musculoskeletal conditions.  Hopefully, it’s obvious that if you’re dealing with pain caused by something like cancer, your diagnosis is VERY important and

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Effective Low Back Pain Treatments in Kansas City

Effective Low Back Pain Treatments in Kansas City I wanted to talk today about effective low back pain treatments. As you might have noticed, Kansas City/Overland Park have a couple of chiropractors to choose from. So you might think, finding someone to treat my low back pain should be simple and you would be correct.

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Common Gym Exercises to Avoid

Common Gym Exercises to Avoid It pains us to see some people routinely performing exercises that are destroying their bodies. The worst part of it is that many people believe they are actually helping themselves! The purpose of this article is to look at five gym exercises that you shouldn’t be performing, tell you why,

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Stop Sitting! Get Up and Move!

Stop Sitting! Get Up and Move! Low back pain is a common occurrence in today’s world. About 80% of the population will have low back pain in their lives. At this very instance, 20-30% of us currently have back pain. A big reason for low back pain in today’s world is due to desk jobs

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Pregnancy and Unresolved Back Pain: Part 2 – Post-Partum Pain

Pregnancy and Unresolved Back Pain: Part 2 – Post-Partum Pain Last week we focused on back pain during pregnancy. This week I want to focus on back pain after pregnancy. As mentioned before, 68% of women who experienced moderate to severe low back pain during pregnancy continue to have back pain after birth, according to

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Pregnancy and Unresolved Back Pain

Pregnancy and Unresolved Back Pain Our first child coming in 8 weeks and my wife is now coming in for regular visits to keep pregnancy-related back pain at bay. Pregnancy, as you can imagine, has been on my mind a lot. Pregnancy can be a wonderful thing. It brings new life, experiences, and memories into

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What is Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling? Many of you have heard we have integrated Dry Needling (DN) into our practice in the last 1-2 years. You might have heard it from us or another patient talking about the benefits of our “evil needles.” What you might not have heard is exactly what DN is and what it does. DN is

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To Stretch, Or Not To Stretch?

To Stretch, Or Not To Stretch? Some people do it every day, some people do it just once a week, and some haven’t done it for years.  While this could be true of many activities, today we are talking about stretching.  Most of us probably learned how to stretch way back in our elementary Physical

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The Rise of Youth Sports Injuries

The Rise of Youth Sports Injuries Over the past 10-15 years, there has been a large increase in the occurrence of injuries to young athletes. Shoulder and elbow injuries are up 500% in baseball and softball players. While anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries have increased 400%. There are numerous other examples for all sports. It’s obvious

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Chiropractic Myth Busting

Everyone has a different viewpoint on chiropractors. Some absolutely love them while some think they’re all “quacks.” While these varying viewpoints are frustrating to us as practicing chiropractors, we can understand the confusion. Generally, it is due to the general public not really knowing what we do. So to help clear things up, this article

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Sports Chiropractor in Kansas City

Do you suffer from a sports-related injury? Stop your pain in its tracks today. When you need help the most, the leading sports chiropractor in Kansas City, Active Health Solutions, has you covered! There is nothing more exhilarating than getting back to the sport you love after a long journey of recovery. Active Health Solutions

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