Joint Pain Specialist

Empower Medical Center

Medical Center located in Lee’s Summit, MO

Joint pain can make even the most basic tasks, like getting dressed in the morning, painful and difficult. Chiropractor Chris Long, DC, physician Ashley Ascencio, DO, and the team at Empower Medical Center offer integrative treatments for joint pain at their clinic in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. To find relief from joint pain, call or book an appointment online today.

Joint Pain Q & A

What is joint pain?

Joints are where bones meet to provide your body with the ability to move in different ways. Your joints contain many structures, including cartilage to cushion the ends of bones, tendons to attach bone to muscle, and ligaments to hold bones together. Damage to any one of these structures can cause pain.

The team at Empower Medical Center treats many types of joint pain, including:

  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Elbow pain

Your spine also contains numerous joints in between your vertebrae. Problems in one of these joints can lead to back pain or neck pain.

What causes joint pain?

Damage to your joint tissues may result from an injury or medical condition. Common causes of joint pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis

Joint pain may also result from a sports injury, like tennis elbow or a rotator cuff tear in the shoulder. If you have joint pain that persists for several weeks and doesn’t go away with home care like rest and over-the-counter medication, the team at Empower Medical Center can help.

How is joint pain treated?

The team at Empower Medical Center addresses the underlying cause of your pain and not just the symptoms. They practice a multidisciplinary approach to pain management and are your one-stop shop for joint pain treatment.

After performing a physical exam and reviewing your medical history, the team at Empower Medical Center develops a customized treatment plan for your specific condition. Depending on the type and severity of your joint pain, treatment may include:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Physical therapy
  • Trigger point injections
  • Laser therapy

The team’s osteopathic physician, Dr. Ascencio, may also prescribe oral or injected medications to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. If these therapies fail to relieve your symptoms, she may recommend regenerative medicine, like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. Empower Medical Center offers free educational seminars where you can learn more about the benefits of regenerative medicine.

To find relief from joint pain, call Empower Medical Center or book an appointment online today.