Dr. Gregory Pursley is a Chiropractor practicing in Cape Girardeau, MO. Dr. Pursley specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the neuromusculoskeletal system, while improving each patients functionality and quality of life. Conditions treated include sciatica, neck pain, and arthritis pain, among many others. Dr. Pursley seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.
Education and Training
Logan College of Chiropractic Chiropractor 2006
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Dr. Gregory W. Pursley D.C.'s Expert Contributions
There are many reasons why this might be happening. If you are sleeping on your back your neck might be not have enough support which will put pressure on the joints in the back of the neck called Facet joints. The spinal nerves are located near these joints and if the joints are inflamed the extra pressure will irritate the nerves in the area. READ MORE
Dancing in heels can cause stress on different parts of the knee than your body is used to. There are a lot of different possibilities when it comes to what part of the knee is injured or inflamed. Generally using a cream like biofreeze can help or simply massaging the knee and surrounding muscles. You can ice the knee within the first 24 hours of injury as well. The best advice is to get the knee examined to determine the exact injury and best course of treatment. READ MORE
Typically back soreness occurs when the muscles are working too hard. This could be an imbalance of the surrounding muscles or it could be joints in the low back that aren't working as well as they should be which causes inflammation and pain. It could also be a disc that has started to bulge and cause pressure in the area. The best course would be to get an exam so a proper treatment plan can be set up to ensure the best results. READ MORE
Absolutely! An imbalance of certain vitamins and minerals can cause muscle stiffness, spasming, tightness, and aches. We offer an analysis of your blood results to see if there is an issue. READ MORE
This is something I deal with every day. There are many reasons for potential swelling in the low back. Chiropractic exams help to find the cause of the swelling and Chiropractic treatment helps to eliminate the cause. READ MORE
This could be as simple as the difference between your dominant hand and your non dominant hand, or it could be as complex as nerve damage in the neck causing muscle weakness and wasting. In order to know the exact cause an exam would need to be done. Either way I work to correct the cause of the issue and have treated patients with this issue in the past. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- CEO PC Wellness Centers 2006 - 2018
- Missouri State Chiropractors Association
Professional Society Memberships
- Missouri Chiropractic Physicians Association
Articles and Publications
- A New Kind of Normal, 2014
What do you attribute your success to?
- Persistence and never giving up or giving in.
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- Treatment Options for Back Pain
Back pain is a very common condition, especially among the elderly group. It can vary from a dull constant back pain to a very sharp pain, which may disrupt your daily routine. Back pain can be either acute or chronic. This classification of back pain is essential especially when it comes to...
- Can Chiropractic Care Benefit Children with Autism?
Children with autism have it tough. There are many theories on what causes autism, and perhaps, even more theories on how to help those on the spectrum. You want what’s best for your child, and there are many people who want to help you.One alternative medicine you might consider is chiropractic...
- Spine Doctors vs. Chiropractors
Patients may often ask themselves which doctor they should see for their back pain. Studies have shown that chiropractors provide effective treatment for back pain. However, chiropractors cannot treat all causes of back pain because there are also conditions that should be diagnosed and treated by a...
- What Causes Back Pain?
Back pain is a painful condition that can stop you from carrying on with your normal duties. It is impossible for a normal person to stay still at all times; every now and then we find ourselves either bending, stretching or twisting. Tests and DiagnosisDuring the first visit to your doctor, a...
- How to Sleep Easier with Chronic Back Pain
Chronic back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders that may affect one's ability to fall asleep or stay asleep. People with chronic back pain have a higher rate of disrupted sleep. Studies show that sleep disturbances increase pain sensitivity in some people. Medications are now...
- Lower Back Pain: What is it?
Lower back pain is a very common presentation among the elderly population. The lower back is the connection between the upper body and the lower body and it bears most of the body’s weight.Lower back pain can be caused due to various causes affecting the spinal muscles, nerves, bones, the...
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