Many people who visit the Cleveland University-Kansas City Chiropractic Health Center have received treatment from a doctor of chiropractic before, and they may have a good understanding of what we do. But those who are unfamiliar may have questions. That’s okay! We appreciate the opportunity to educate the public about the many benefits of chiropractic care. To aid in the educational process, some of the most common inquiries are provided here to help you better understand what we do.
Please be thorough, as the information you provide is important in the diagnosis and and treatment of your complaint. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call our office at 913-234-0700.
Your doctor of chiropractic focuses on maintaining proper spinal function and its relationship to the nervous system and good health. When the spinal segments or other joints lose their normal function, joint degeneration and nervous system irritation may result. The doctor of chiropractic seeks to restore joint function by performing careful spinal adjustments, which improve joint motion and allow the nervous system to function properly, assisting the body to heal itself naturally — without drugs or surgery.
Depending on your clinical presentation, your chiropractic intern, in consultation with a licensed doctor of chiropractic on the Cleveland University faculty, will determine if X-rays are necessary. When needed, X-rays are a valuable tool for determining indications for care or referral.
A thorough patient history and physical examination are essential to arriving at an accurate diagnosis and a meaningful treatment plan. You will receive a comprehensive examination as part of your experience in our Health Center. Because the Health Center is a teaching clinic, this may take somewhat longer than a typical doctor’s visit. Depending on your health care needs, a physical can take as little as one hour or extend beyond two hours. However, you will be provided with detailed information about your health status, and our interns will receive vital clinical education as a result of this experience.
Each patient is unique. If chiropractic care is indicated, your intern will work with an experienced clinician to design a treatment plan based on your concerns, patient history and current diagnosis. We’ll provide you with a report that explains our findings and, if needed, recommend a suggested frequency and duration of care. Most uncomplicated musculoskeletal conditions respond quickly to chiropractic care.
We manage a variety of common conditions including:
Because our chiropractic Health Center is a teaching clinic, we seek to provide a progressive, educational environment where our chiropractic interns can learn as they offer exceptional treatment to patients just like you. By entrusting us with your care, you are assisting our interns as they develop the skills that will help them serve people throughout their chiropractic career.
While your participation in this learning process is much appreciated, it does require that we adhere to a schedule that is somewhat different from other health care providers. During your first meeting, your intern will gather your complete health history to gain more insight into your condition, conduct a comprehensive physical and compile all of the findings.
Based on what is learned from your physical examination and your health history, your intern will then consult with one of the licensed doctors of chiropractic on our staff to determine if our services can be of assistance to you. If the doctor and intern believe that you could benefit from care offered at the health center, they will schedule a second appointment with you to share their findings and present a treatment plan for you. You will also have an opportunity to meet with our billing staff to discuss any insurance or payment options you may have. That is typically all that will take place on your first visit.