Curis Functional Health: Shawnee – Mission is focused on your whole-body wellness through physical, mental, and nutritional health.
Welcome to Curis Functional Health: Shawnee – Mission. Chiropractic is one of the most amazing healthcare professions, but very few people understand what it’s all about. Chiropractic care is the practice of using spinal alignment to alleviate a wide variety of physical ailments, including muscle strain, neck pain, chronic back pain, and more. This is accomplished by adjusting the position of the spinal column to its proper shape, providing a non-invasive solution for pain relief. Our chiropractic team is ready to meet with you to discuss your needs and design a program that is right for you. We look forward to meeting you!
Our Chiropractic care restores function, enhances mobility, and helps support your nervous system.
Our Mental Health therapists focus on your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and relationships.
We take a personal holistic approach to Functional Nutrition at Curis Functional Health.
We teach you how to overcome your habits to have a better relationship with food and your body.
Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.
The word “chiropractic” is derived from the Greek words “cheir” (hand) and “praktos” (done) combined to mean “done by hand.” It was chosen by the developer of chiropractic care, Daniel David Palmer. In 1895, D.D. Palmer performed a chiropractic adjustment on a partially deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard, who later reported that his hearing had improved due to the change.
D.D. Palmer opened the first chiropractic school two years later, and in the century since, chiropractic professionals have used spinal adjustments to help people prevent and cope with back pain, carpal tunnel, muscle strain, headaches and migraines, and a variety of other physical ailments. Millions of people benefit from the work of Dr. Palmer today.
Chiropractic doctors go through a minimum of four years of schooling at a chiropractic college, generally preceded by an undergraduate degree in the basic sciences or several years of experience in a prior relevant health care field.
Students of chiropractic care must spend a minimum of at least 4,200 hours with their teacher, and a minimum of 1,000 hours of fully supervised clinical training with an instructor as they learn the appropriate diagnosis and treatment techniques to help heal your body and restore it to its natural, fully functioning state.
Your initial visit will take approximately 45 minutes to one hour, but each following treatment will take about 20 minutes. The initial exam will consist of completing a few pages of case history and an orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic examination. X-rays, if necessary, will also be taken at this time.
Our first concern is to find out what’s causing any symptoms and to see if chiropractic is the answer for you. After the exam and consultation of your case we will explain your chiropractic treatment plan or give any necessary referrals.
After your first treatment you may experience some soreness at which time you need to apply ice to the affected area for approximately 15 minutes every other hour. We also recommend drinking plenty of water. This helps hydrate any injured tissue and flush any toxins your body released during the adjustment.