Conditions Treated by Our Chiropractor in Independence

Rickman Chiropractic can treat an astonishingly wide range of health challenges, from injuries to chronic conditions. Our chiropractor in Independence, Dr. Rickman, can help you with the following conditions:

Neck Pain

Neck pain is all too common in today’s world, not only due to degenerative conditions in the cervical spine but also from lifestyle hazards such as “text neck” (a form of neck strain in people who are always dropping the heads to check their smartphone displays). We can provide natural pain relief techniques as well as lifestyle/ergonomic advice on how to be kinder to your neck.


As a common auto accident injury, whiplash is one of the most notorious causes of neck pain and stiffness. A sharp impact such as a car accident can throw the head backward and forward violently enough to damage the soft tissues and knock the cervical spine out of alignment. We can treat your symptoms with cervical spinal adjustments, acupuncture, corrective exercises and soft tissue therapies.

Back Pain in Independence

Back pain in Independence can stem from workplace injuries, auto accident injuries, sports injuries, chronic spinal misalignment, degenerative joint disease or even plain old poor posture. Our combination of chiropractic techniques, soft tissue therapy, acupuncture and rehabilitation can get your back in order.


Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve roots become pinched by a neighboring structure, such as a herniated or bulging disc. Symptoms typically include leg pain and weakness, tingling or numbness in the foot, and lower back pain. Our Independence chiropractor can perform corrections that relieve the impingement, stopping your sciatica at its source.

Auto Accident Injuries

An auto accident injury may actually include multiple injuries, from torn muscles and dislocated vertebrae to herniated discs and pinched nerves. Our Independence chiropractor can analyze your car accident injuries and provide immediate treatment to get you back on the road to health.


Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by abnormal neurotransmitter levels that make you unusually sensitive to pain signals. Chiropractic care, acupuncture and other natural treatments can relieve your pain and help normalize your physical functions.


Headaches are often caused by muscular tension related an imbalance in the upper cervical spine. Our gentle adjustments can bring your head back in line with your neck, relieving the tension — and the headaches.

Muscular Tightness and Strain

Chiropractic care can correct chronic alignment problems that make your muscles stiff and painful. We also offer electrical muscle stimulation, corrective exercises and other techniques to help you rehabilitate a muscle injury.

Pediatric Issues

By optimizing your child’s nerve signaling, our gentle chiropractic care techniques can help minimize pediatric issues such as digestive upsets, feeding issues, bed wetting and ear infections. Our pediatric screenings can also detect scoliosis in time to recommend any necessary treatment.

Get Help from Our Independence Chiropractor

Rickman Chiropractic is good for what ails you. Contact us at (816) 350-0020 for an appointment with our Independence chiropractor!

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