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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Axis Chiropractic + Wellness | Lee’s Summit

(1) Why choose Axis Chiropractic + Wellness for your chiropractic care?

(2) What is chiropractic?

(3) What is a subluxation?

(4) What can chiropractic do for you?

(5) Is chiropractic care safe?

(6) Does chiropractic care hurt?

(7) Is chiropractic care affordable?

(8) What kind of training is required for chiropractors?

(9) Is chiropractic care ongoing?

(10) What conditions do you treat at Axis Chiropractic + Wellness?

Why Choose Axis Chiropractic + Wellness for your chiropractic care?

Axis Chiropractic + Wellness is dedicated to the practice of preventative care. Our main objective is to get you out of pain and into a state of optimal health, all without the use of drugs, surgery, and other invasive procedures. The chiropractic techniques we use are among the safest, gentlest and most effective approaches available and aim to keep the patient in a comfortable and relaxed environment for the duration of treatment. We counsel our patients on lifestyle changes which include diet, nutrition, mind/body and exercise—all to bring the body into a healthier state, improving your vitality while decreasing the expression of illness in your body. The combination of chiropractic and wellness care can have profound effects on your body and we find patients experiencing benefits from care as early as the first treatment in our office.

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What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is the practice of treating joint misalignments in the body (subluxations) to correct disturbances to joints, muscles, and the nervous system. These joint misalignments or subluxations can cause decreased motion between joints, while increasing inflammation, muscle and joint pain, damage to the joint itself, and can potentially lead to improper functioning of the nervous system when these structures around the joint apply pressure directly to the nerves. Chiropractic gets the joint and surrounding structures back into a state of harmony, preventing damaging to the joint and keeping the patient in a state of diminished pain.

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What is a subluxation?

A “subluxation” is simply a joint out of position or alignment. Subluxations typically affect the vertebra in the spine, but can apply to any joint misalignment in the body and increase the manifestation of pain and the risk of damage to the joint, often presenting in disturbances to the nerves and nervous system. Subluxations are typically caused by three factors: stress, from work or from an emotional event we experience; physical trauma, due to falls or accidents or from a lack of activity from a sedentary lifestyle, leading to weak muscles and instability; and biochemical changes, from a disease process in our body or nutritional disturbances from poor diet. Once corrected by a trained chiropractor, the pain associated with subluxations diminish and the peripheral nervous system is brought back to proper working order.

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What can chiropractic do for you?

By treating subluxations through chiropractic adjustments and addressing lifestyle changes, patients can experience an increase in energy, a renewed sense of well-being, and a decrease in the manifestation of pain in the body. Chiropractic has been used for years in treating joint pain and arthritis, headaches, leg pain (sciatica), shoulder pain, wrist pain (carpal tunnel syndrome), while improving a patient’s balance and posture in the process. What can chiropractic do for you? Schedule an appointment with us today to find out!

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Is chiropractic care safe?

Yes, chiropractic is among the safest approaches to pain management care available. Unlike drugs, side-effects are very uncommon and unlike surgery, it is not invasive and treatment does not put you into a higher risk of having severe complications. Case in point: chiropractic insurance costs on average less than $1500/year! Insurance companies are assessors of risk and premiums that low are indicative of our safety. Compare that with primary care physicians—which can be over $50,000/year or surgeons—which can cost over $100,000/year, and it really highlights the disparity in safety across these disciplines.Typically, complications associated with chiropractic care are injury-related, affecting injury to the joint, muscle, ligament, or tendon—but these complications are incredibly rare occurrences. With the techniques used at Axis Chiropractic + Wellness, the risk of injury is even further removed, as the approach we take to chiropractic care is very safe, gentle, and effective, and puts very little physical force into the joint to achieve desired results.

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Does chiropractic care hurt?

Chiropractic care does not typically hurt, especially with our chiropractic approach; however, there may be some soreness when an area of concern is addressed. This soreness, once corrected for, goes away almost instantaneously, so any discomfort that may be experienced is very short in duration. In some cases, discomfort may be experienced the following day after treatment, which is similar to the discomfort felt after physical exertion (like lifting weights). Discomfort of this nature is normal and related to the body’s natural healing process. As an area is corrected in the body, muscles and joints that were previously under-performing must now pull their weight—our approach gets the body to work in concert with itself, to achieve proper utilization of the muscle and joint structures in the body.

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Is chiropractic care affordable?

Chiropractic care is incredibly affordable. When compared with spinal surgery, a year of chiropractic care costs less than 10% of the cost of your average spinal fusion and less than 1% of the cost of a spinal laminectomy—all without the complications which come from choosing surgery over chiropractic care as your first line defense for pain management.

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What kind of training is required for chiropractors?

To become a doctor of chiropractic, a chiropractor must finish undergraduate prerequisites centered on human biology prior to attending chiropractic school, taking over 250 contact hours once enrolled in a chiropractic college. Chiropractors spend the final year of education in an outpatient clinic setting treating dozens of patients, often working hand-and-hand with hospitals and other disciplines. Before attaining a license to practice in a given state, a chiropractor must pass four sets of boards, each testing and ensuring proficiency prior to granting licensure. A chiropractor may also advance their learning by attending seminars, gaining experience in new techniques and ways of addressing the needs of the patient. Dr. Chambers is board certified and has achieved Advanced Proficiency rating in the techniques he uses, attending numerous seminars yearly to further hone his craft.

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Is chiropractic care ongoing?

Yes. However the frequency of ongoing care lessens as the patient improves. Our goal here at Axis Chiropractic + Wellness is to get you out of pain as soon as possible and to have you out enjoying your life. Many patients are able to go months without care after the initial treatments, which is what we prefer and encourage. The duration a patient is able to maintain treatment varies from patient-to-patient and depends upon on how long the issue has been present in the patient. As with everything in life, the sooner a problem is addressed, the less chance the problem will take hold and gain control over our lives.

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What conditions do you treat at Axis Chiropractic + Wellness?

Conditions treated in our office include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Arm & Leg Pain
  • Arthritis/Osteoarthritis
  • Canal Stenosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Pain
  • Exercises & Exercising
  • Failed Back Surgical Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot & Hand Pain
  • Headaches
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Strain/Spasm
  • Neck Pain
  • Numbness & Tingling
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Strain/Sprain Injury
  • Stress
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Whiplash
  • Wrist Pain
  • And much more…

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