Dr. David Leonard DC
Chiropractor103 South Jefferson Street Raymore Missouri, 64083
Dr. David Leonard is a Chiropractor practicing in Raymore, Missouri. Dr. Leonard 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. Leonard seeks to reduce pain and discomfort through manipulation and adjustment of the spine.
Education and Training
Cleveland Chiropractic College
Dr. David Leonard DC's Expert Contributions
Ask the DoctorQ: Why is it that so many Americans have lower back pain today?A: It is true, lower back pain does seem to be very prevalent today. In fact, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Reform (AHCPR) states that 80% of Americans will experience low back pain sometime in their life. However,...
With all the ice and snow coming, people slip, fall and hurt themselves. How can I be safe?Yes, you need to be very careful in the ice and snow because falling on ice usually means that there is a hard surface around that can cause a serious injury to the body. Here are some helpful hints:...
With all the ice and snow coming, people slip and hurt themselves. How can I be safe and if I do fall, what can I do to help myself?Yes, you need to be very careful in the ice and snow because falling on ice usually means there is a hard surface around that can cause serious injuries to the body....
Yes, you should take it easy for 20 minutes. READ MORE
Yes, but only temporarily -- you really need to get into an exercise regimen and/or see a chiropractor. READ MORE
Treatment for an auto accident----10-25 visits READ MORE
Yes--chiropractic is fantastic for lower back pain---85% success rate READ MORE
By cracking the neck, you mean an adjustment. Chiropractors don't always have to crack the neck to get an adjustment, but when they do, it's fine. READ MORE
You need to see the chiropractor first---chiropractors are doctors---they can determine if your back pain is serious or life-threatening or is just painful. Dr. Dave READ MORE
Absolutely--chiropractic adjustments are safe....we treat babies 2 months old and adults to 97 yrs old READ MORE
Yes, children can get pinched nerves. You should see a chiropractor right away. READ MORE
Your son should see the effects of treatment within 1-4 weeks READ MORE
You want to wear loose-fitting clothes---sweat pants, leggings, spandex-type clothes---not something real tight like blue jeans. Dr. David Leonard READ MORE
Yes, chiropractic is excellent for treating back pain. READ MORE
It's better to see a chiropractor---physical therapist are good technicians but unless they have completed the DPT program, they are not doctors. Chiropractors have been autonomous for the last 125 years---they knew how to identify what is and what is not a chiropractic issue. Dr David Leonard DC, ABHM READ MORE
Take a hot bath with Epsom salts Dr Leonard READ MORE
The chiropractor can assess your back and make sure it's not broken. Make sure you don't need an orthopedic doctor. READ MORE
Yes, sciatica can go all the way down to the leg. Better see a chiropractor fast. READ MORE
Chiropractors will adjust or move the bones to help reposition the nerves -- that's how we get rid of pinched nerves. READ MORE
The best advice forward is to get set up with a chiropractor who can examine your hip pain and determine where it's coming from. READ MORE
Yes, you can exercise after a back adjustment. Should wait 10-15 minutes to let your adjustment settle in READ MORE
Chiropractic works great for sciatica. Dr. Leonard has also invented a really effective exercising chair that stretches out all the leg muscles that surround the sciatic nerve. The Willflex chair really works. READ MORE
An osteopathic physician is very similar to a medical doctor---Initially back in the early 1900's they were taught a more holistic approach to medicine but in the 1970's they joined the AMA as physicians---so today there is little difference between a DO and an MD READ MORE
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Areas of expertise and specialization
- Magna Cum Laude from College
Dr. David Leonard DC's Practice location
- What is Degenerative Disc Disease?
Degenerative disc disease is characterized by the breakdown of the intervertebral discs — the soft discs that act as shock absorbers and provide flexibility to the spine. This condition is not a disease, but it is a common change that occurs with age. It is a common age-related change in which...
- What Can I Do to Get Rid of My Back Pain?
Stretching to reduce back painStretching can help you to ease your back pain in two ways. First, it helps to relax the back muscles, and second, it strengthens your back muscles. However, forceful stretching that causes pain can do more harm than good. So, it is best to speak with your healthcare...
- What Causes Middle Back Pain?
Middle back pain, also known as upper back pain or thoracic back pain occurs anywhere between the bottom of the neck to the top of the lumbar spine, where the rib cage ends. The ribs are connected to the sternum (a narrow thickened plate in the center of the chest) and then wrap round the...
- What Is Sciatica?
What is sciatica?Lower back pain is a very common condition that is often incorrectly managed. Back pain is a challenge in itself since it demands medical support and is a leading source of social, psychological, and physical disabilities. The majority of back pains are self-limiting and simple,...
- Inversion Therapy: Benefits and Risks
What is Inversion Therapy?Inversion therapy is a technique wherein an individual is suspended in an upside down position so as to stretch the spine and also provide relief from pain in the back. The theory behind the inversion therapy is that by shifting the gravity of the body, the pressure would...
- Can You Get Back Pain From Stress?
Sometimes, the pressures of life become too much to handle, and stress becomes the norm. When stress lasts for too long, it becomes a source of many health complications. The effects of stress are only in the mind in most cases. However, extreme cases of stress may affect some parts of the body in...
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