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How do most fractures occur?

Most fractures are the result of trauma or injury.  The mechanism, or way the injury happens, can typically be classified as either high-energy or low-energy.  Examples of high-energy mechanism include automobile accidents, or falls from tall heights.  An example of…

What is PRP?

Platelet rich plasma, or commonly known as PRP, is the plasma portion of your blood. It contains a high platelet concentration. To be labeled as PRP, a platelet count of 4-5 times the baseline should be present in the platelet…

Injection Procedure Day: Q &A

If you are considering having an injection procedure or have one scheduled in the future, below is a general guideline on what to expect and how to prepare for procedure day.  Your physician may provide you with more specific instructions…

Experiencing Low Back Pain in Kansas City?

Are you experiencing low back pain in Kansas City? Low back pain is the most common reason that patients go to the doctor for physical injuries. Nearly 80% of the population with have low back pain at some point in…

Back Pain Treatment, Diagnosis & Symptoms

Low back pain is extremely common with 80 to 90% of people eventually developing low back pain at some point in their lifetime. Common causes include degenerative arthritis, degenerative disc disease, excessive and prolonged poor posture and mechanics, and inadequate…

Neck Pain Treatment, Diagnosis & Symptoms

Neck pain (cervical spine) is a common problem in society and occurs in about 10% to 20% of the adult population at any given time. Common causes of neck pain include poor posture, degenerative changes of the intervertebral discs and…

Hip Pain Treatment

Hip pain is one of the more common reasons people may find themselves seeking Orthopedic care. The hip joint (femoroacetabular joint) is a large ball and socket joint with large muscular anatomy. Because of this anatomy, the hip joint is…

Shoulder Pain Treatment

Shoulder pain is one of the most common reasons people find themselves seeking orthopedic care in Kansas City. The shoulder is a complex joint with wide range of motion. This makes it susceptible to injury. From an acute injury related…