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Dr. Patterson is a native to Overland Park. He graduated Cum Laude from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1988. He founded Overland Chiropractic Health Services PA in February of 1988 and has been practicing in Overland Park since. He believes in taking a “whole person” approach to patient care. This means looking for the underlying causes of disease, dysfunction, and pain, as opposed to treating the symptoms.

What Does Your Head and a Bowling Ball Have in Common?

What Does Your Head and a Bowling Ball Have in Common?

So, what does your head and a bowling ball have in common? They both weigh 10-12 pounds.  Why is this important to me? If you ever suffer from tight shoulders, upper back pain, neck pain or headaches, it may be related to the weight of your head.  The head plays a...

How long should you hold a neck stretch?

How long should you hold a neck stretch?

I am frequently asked by patients how long they should hold a stretch when trying to lengthen a muscle?  As a rule, I recommend holding the stretch, in a non-painful range of motion, for 15-30 seconds.  A study just released in Jan 2021 provided some additional...

Can spinal manipulation improve muscle strength?

Can spinal manipulation improve muscle strength?

There is growing evidence that spinal manipulation can increase muscle strength in healthy individuals as well as those with some musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.  In this study, the researchers wanted to see if a single spinal manipulation could have a...

Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis Awareness Month

Almost everyone is going to experience some type of arthritic pain in their lifetime. I will share 2 things I believe you can do to combat degenerative and arthritic changes.  Nutritional Help for Arthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis that...

Are Neck and Low Back Pain Related?

Are Neck and Low Back Pain Related?

Are Neck and Low Back Pain Related? Patients with chronic low back pain often ask me if their neck or extremity pain is associated with their chronic low back pain? The answer is often, YES. A January 2021 study published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Is Your Head on Straight?

Is Your Head on Straight?

Is Your Head on Straight? Neck pain is a common problem. Did you realize that neck pain may be causing problems with your posture and balance? I will share with you a possible cause for this and solutions to help.  A recent paper discusses changes in proprioception in...

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