FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

Low Back Pain Treatment in Shawnee Kansas

Joint Pain

What Makes Lifeworks So Different?

By determining the root cause of the problem and creating a proper treatment plan we can treat a wide variety of issues. By combining Chiropractic Care, Rehabilitation Therapy and Medical Injections we can slow down the degenerative process and provide long-term results.

Can You Help Me If My Joints Are Bone On Bone?

Do not jump to the conclusion that your joints are bone-on-bone. Often times there is still space between the joints and that means you have options. The right diagnosis and treatment plans can make a tremendous impact on the longevity of your joints.

Is Alignment Key On Joint Replacements?

When we do activities the alignment of our joins compares to wear and tear. Sometimes one side will wear faster than the other. Lifeworks will help you look into treatment options to properly balance and align your joints.

What Is The Hidden Cost of Arthritis?

In the United States, the cost of arthritis alone is 303.5 billion dollars per year. The hidden healthcare cost can burden individuals and families. At Lifeworks, every cost is given upfront with no hidden doors.

 

How To Predict And Prevent Osteoarthritis?

Our approach to Arthritis is proactive and not reactive. By measuring the movements within the joints we can see which movements are normal and abnormal. Overtime, these abnormal movements will create degeneration of the joints and cause arthritis.

What Are Trigger Points And Where They Come From?

A trigger point is a knot in the muscle and is painful when pushed on. They develop when your muscles do jobs their not supposed to do.

Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cells

Where Do Stem Cells Come From?

There are two places to get stem cells for regenerative medicine. One is from the body’s own bone marrow or fat tissue, but this process is often painful and as the body ages so do these stem cells. Stem cells from donor tissues are much more viable in helping those with Musculoskeletal conditions.

Why is Stem Cell Therapy Is Different Than PRP?

PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. Adding growth factors can help joints grow stronger and accelerate healing. This stimulates the body’s own growth and repair process and heals joints suffering from damage.

 

Neuropathy

How Does LifeWorks Treat Peripheral Neuropathy?

The extent of damage to the nerves is the first step in creating a treatment plan. We focus on treating the root cause of nerve damage and not just masking the symptoms with medications. Our treatments are designed to restore the nerves vascular supply to help them function properly.

Cost & Insurance

Does Insurance Cover Integrative Medicines?

The answer to this question is yes and no. We use many standard procedures that are covered by insurance companies, but we also utilize therapies that are more progressive. We do not work for the insurance companies, but for our patients. We will work with you to determine what the best plan of care is for you, not your insurance company.

What Is Alarming Crisis of Drugs And Opioids Costs?

In America, 40% of knee pain patients have been prescribed opioids. Opioids stop pain signals from reaching the brain as the body continues to break down. As officials begin to realize the severity of the crisis nothing is being done to fix it. 

Injury

What Whiplash Symptoms Should I Watch For?

Whiplash symptoms affect 3 million people and can last many months. These include fatigue, dizziness, neck pain, blurry vision, stiffness, and inability to move. Whiplash symptoms can be delayed. Seek treatment immediately after an accident.

Can Whiplash Cause These Side Effects, Even Years Later?

Whiplash injuries can show up years later. Automobile whiplash injuries can last up to 20 years after an accident. This pain is often severe enough to deserve frequent doctor visits and regular checkups.

How Do You Determine The Extent Of An Injury After An Auto Accident?

After an auto accident injuries may be hard to spot with the naked eye. Through medical imaging, Lifeworks can test and accurately picture the extent to any occurred damage. These include whiplash, disk problems, tears, and spinal cord injury.

 

How To Avoid Residual Neck Pain & Permanent Disability After An Auto Accident?

Neck pain is extremely common after an auto accident. Comprehensive treatment is crucial to reduce the risk of long term effects from these injuries. 5% of patients suffer permanent disability from car accident. Additionally, 5% of people have nagging symptoms 10 years after the accident.

Can I Safely Exercise After An Auto Accident?

Countless studies point to the benefits of exercise after an auto accident. Specific neck exercises, lead by a trained therapist, increase the patients odds of recovery. After 6 months of treatment, 39-44% of patients had significant reduction in pain, as opposed to 28% of those in a general exercise group. Bottom line: chiropractic care, physical therapy, and rehab therapy are beneficial for those who have suffered injuries from an auto accident.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Whiplash?

This depends largely on the severity of your injury as well as individual characteristics. Some grade 1 and 2 cases can expect to experience significant relief within a year of the injury, but other research shows that up to 50% of whiplash patients develop chronic problems. It’s been proven that patients who suffer from PTSD increased the likely of whiplash patients experiencing chronic symptoms. Unfortunately, chronic symptoms from whiplash can last up to 10 years after an injury. It’s important to see a professional and assess the best form of treatment to decrease the likelihood of chronic symptoms.

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LifeWorks Integrative Health
22742 Midland Drive
Shawnee, KS 66226

Accepted Insurances:

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Coventry 
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • Medicare
  • Cigna

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