Lift Your Quality of Life With The Best in Chiropractic Care
As life grows increasingly more chaotic and fast-paced, many of us are embracing a healthier lifestyle and a better quality of life. We are exercising more, resting better, looking after our health, and eating better than ever before. he chiropractors at Bridge Integrative Medicine are here to help maximize your quality of life through outstanding chiropractic care.
In addition to adjustments, chiropractors also provide soft-tissue therapies, lifestyle recommendations, fitness coaching, and nutritional advice and work directly with the medical staff to give you the best outcomes from both disciplines of medicine.
But to truly capture the best that life has to offer, we need to be free of pain. Not surprisingly, neck, back, and shoulder pain can have a detrimental impact on our health, our wellbeing, and our happiness. Chiropractic care is the key to non-invasive pain management, allowing you to stay active and flexible at any age. Quality chiropractic care, by experienced chiropractors such as those here at Bridge Integrative Medicine, focus on the root cause of your discomforts, and assists in managing injury responsibly and consistently.
Bridge Integrative Medicine is conveniently located minutes from downtown Kansas City, North Kansas City, and Liberty at Englewood CT. and Broadway (Old Pike) one block East of Hwy 169 in Gladstone, Missouri.
There are a lot of chiropractors in Kansas City. Why should I choose a chiropractor at Bridge Integrative Medicine?
Our chiropractors, led by Dr. Chris McClenney, are experienced, dedicated, and compassionate. Our priority is boosting your quality of life—an active, pain-free life where you may benefit from lower stress levels, improved posture, and faster healing from injury. We are passionate about achieving these positive outcomes naturally, whilst taking advantage of all the advancements our field has to offer. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals at any stage of life.
We utilize our expert knowledge and decades of experience to effectively treat the body as a whole and create an extensive treatment plan for you. Your customized plan could include a variety of therapies and hands-on treatments, including spinal manipulation, disc decompression, Active Isolated Stretching, muscle release therapy, muscle stimulation, and ultrasound. Extremity adjusting, pediatric adjustments for babies and children, sacro-occipital technique, applied kinesiology, and bio-geometric integration are also offered by the chiropractors here at Bridge Integrative Medicine.
You shouldn’t be living in pain. Let us help you alleviate pain, minimize stress, and heal injuries faster.
We offer a full and comprehensive consultation, to answer your questions and establish the most effective treatment plan for your needs. You benefit from our decades of experience, our quality of service, and our high standard of care throughout your treatment plan.
Call Bridge Integrative Medicine today, to discuss your consultation options and learn more about the many ways you can benefit from chiropractic care. From babies to professional athletes to senior citizens, we can help you achieve the safest, most effective, all-natural results in chiropractic care.
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305 NW Englewood Ct. #200,
Gladstone, MO 64118
Best decision ever! I had a pinched nerve in my neck and it was causing numbness in the tips of my fingers. Dr. Bruce got it straitened out. He and his staff are very kind and caring. If your looking for a chiropractor, look no further- you found the right place! I wouldn’t hesitate to see any of the Dr’s at Bridge Integrative Medicine. I will never go anywhere else.
My headaches have been under control since getting adjustments here. My regular doctor could not determine what was going on and prescribed me several different drugs, but my headaches wouldn’t go away. No they are much less frequent and less intense. This office is able to get me an appointment the same day I call, often times within just one hour of calling. They are so kind and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this place!
We always have a great experience! My husband, my kids, and myself all get adjusted on a regular basis. We range in age from 8 to 50. The front office staff is very friendly and welcoming (They always remember our names!), and the doctors are interested in our lives outside of their offices. We wouldn’t go anywhere else! They are truly family doctors who enjoy what they do…and we can tell!
Frequently Asked Questions
A chiropractor uses spinal adjustments and manipulations to other parts of the body to realign the bones and joints so as to reduce pain, restore range of motion and improve flexibility, balance and coordination. Chiropractors focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. These disorders include, but are not limited to: back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Doctors of chiropractic (DCs) practice a conservative approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. DCs have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, lifestyle and dietary counseling.
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches…particularly with their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. DCs also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational and lifestyle modification.
Chiropractic care has benefits for every member of our community. Treatments can be tailored to treat issues at any age—from babies to seniors. Our team of chiropractors have worked with patients at every level of activity and across countless professions. Professional athletes with sports injuries, those who have been injured in the workplace, children and babies, the elderly and infirmed, and pregnant women can all be successfully treated to achieve a positive outcome for their own needs.
We will assess your spine and structural health, and establish how these areas may be impacting your nervous system and health functions. Our chiropractors can discuss your lifestyle and goals, and work together to create a manageable, functional, successful treatment plan.
Because chiropractic adjustments are 100% natural, they are safe for all ages and health levels.
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours.
Neck pain and some types of headaches are treated through precise cervical manipulation. Cervical manipulation, often called a neck adjustment, works to improve joint mobility in the neck, restoring range of motion and reducing muscle spasm, which helps relieve pressure and tension. Neck manipulation, when performed by a skilled and well-educated professional such as a doctor of chiropractic, is a remarkably safe procedure.
Some reports have associated high-velocity upper neck manipulation with a certain rare kind of stroke, or vertebral artery dissection. However, evidence suggests that this type of arterial injury often takes place spontaneously in patients who have pre-existing arterial disease. These dissections have been associated with everyday activities such as turning the head while driving, swimming, or having a shampoo in a hair salon. Patients with this condition may experience neck pain and headache that leads them to seek professional care—often at the office of a doctor of chiropractic or family physician—but that care is not the cause of the injury. The best evidence indicates that the incidence of artery injuries associated with high-velocity upper neck manipulation is extremely rare—about one to three cases in 100,000 patients who get treated with a course of care. This is similar to the incidence of this type of stroke among the general population.
If you are visiting your doctor of chiropractic with upper-neck pain or headache, be very specific about your symptoms. This will help your doctor of chiropractic offer the safest and most effective treatment, even if it involves referral to another health care provider.
When discussing the risks of any health care procedure, it is important to look at that risk in comparison to other treatments available for the same condition. In this regard, the risks of serious complications from spinal manipulation for conditions such as neck pain and headache compare very favorably with even the most conservative care options. For example, the risks associated with some of the most common treatments for musculoskeletal pain—over-the-counter or prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and prescription painkillers—are significantly greater than those of chiropractic manipulation.
According to the American Journal of Gastroenterology, people taking NSAIDS are three times more likely than those who do not to develop serious adverse gastrointestinal problems such as hemorrhage (bleeding) and perforation. That risk rises to more than five times among people age 60 and older.
Moreover, the number of prescriptions for powerful drugs such as oxycodone and hydrocodone have tripled in the past 12 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that abuse of these commonly prescribed painkillers are among the leading causes of accidental death in the United States. Overdoses of opioid painkillers are responsible for some 15,000 deaths per year; that’s more than the number of deaths from cocaine and heroin combined.
Doctors of chiropractic are well trained professionals who provide patients with safe, effective care for a variety of common conditions. Their extensive education has prepared them to identify patients who have special risk factors and to get those patients the most appropriate care, even if that requires referral to a medical specialist.
Chiropractic adjustment or manipulation is a manual procedure that utilizes the highly refined skills developed during the doctor of chiropractic’s intensive years of chiropractic education. The chiropractic physician typically uses his or her hands–or an instrument–to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine, in order to restore or enhance joint function. This often helps resolve joint inflammation and reduces the patient’s pain. Chiropractic manipulation is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. The chiropractor adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Patients often note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment.
The hands-on nature of the chiropractic treatment is essentially what requires patients to visit the chiropractor a number of times. To be treated by a chiropractor, a patient needs to be in his or her office. In contrast, a course of treatment from medical doctors often involves a pre-established plan that is conducted at home (i.e. taking a course of antibiotics once a day for a couple of weeks). A chiropractor may provide acute, chronic, and/or preventive care thus making a certain number of visits sometimes necessary. Your doctor of chiropractic should tell you the extent of treatment recommended and how long you can expect it to last.
Adjustment (or manipulation) of a joint may result in the release of a gas bubble between the joints, which makes a popping sound. The same thing occurs when you “crack” your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint, which results in gas bubbles being released. There is usually minimal, if any, discomfort involved.
A referral is usually not needed to see a doctor of chiropractic (DC); however, your health plan may have specific referral requirements. You may want to contact your employer’s human resources department—or the insurance plan directly—to find out if there are any referral requirements. Most plans allow you to just call and schedule an appointment with a DC.
Yes. Chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans for federal employees, among others.
Doctors of chiropractic care educated as primary-contact health care providers, with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system (the muscles, ligaments and joints of the spine and extremities) and the nerves that supply them. Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions. The typical applicant for chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding — four to five academic years of professional study are the standard. Doctors of chiropractic are educated in orthopedics, neurology, physiology, human anatomy, clinical diagnosis including laboratory procedures, diagnostic imaging, exercise, nutrition rehabilitation and more. Because chiropractic care includes highly skilled manipulation/adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical technique training to master these important manipulative procedures. In total, the chiropractic college curriculum includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. The course of study is approved by the Council on Chiropractic Education, an accrediting agency that is fully recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.