A new chiropractic office located in the Northland is open and offering a technique to relieve and prevent pain and other issues.
Dr. Brenton Hicks, the 26-year-old owner of More Life Chiropractic, which opened last November, uses the Gonstead technique, the gold standard of chiropractic treatment that focuses on adjusting your body as precisely as possible instead of randomly cracking parts of your body.
Unlike other methods of chiropractic, there aren’t any random manipulations or “quick fixes” in the Gonstead technique.
“If you truly want to get better, you have to see someone that takes the time to see exactly what’s going on with you and analyzes each person individually because the care I give you is different from the care I will give to someone else,” Hicks said.
More Life Chiropractic located at 5563 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO, offers a variety of services, beyond neck and back pain traditionally treated by chiropractors.
Hicks offers his services for a wide range of clients including children, to help them avoid spinal problems as an adult, pregnant women, to address pains in their hips, joints and back, for those who are injured in accidents and athletes.
Hicks said his strategy for helping clients is neurologically-based, which means in order to help people get better, brain and body communication needs to be treated and improved. He says issues like migraines, high blood pressure, infertility and digestive issues can all be improved using Gonstead chiropractic.
“As I say in this office, we treat your nervous system and train your brain and your spine, trying to improve that function and as that gets better, all those other issues like high blood pressure and digestive issues get better too,” Hicks said.
Chiropractic assistant at More Life, Bryttney Dixon said she used to suffer from frequent migraines before she began treatment using the Gonstead technique. Now, she said she hardly ever gets migraines anymore.
“Nine times out of 10, people come to chiropractic and it’s their last hope. They’ve seen all the other doctors; done everything else,” Hicks said. “People do get better. Your body’s a natural self-healing organism and all I do is help push it in the right direction.”
More Life is offering a special for a $90 initial visit that includes a neurological assessment, x-rays and Hicks’ recommendations for treatment. The office takes insurance.
Learn more about More Life here.
About Dr. Brenton Hicks
From very early on, Dr. Brenton Hicks knew he wanted to pursue a career in healthcare. When he was in high school, his mother was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder and was prescribed to take 20 different medications every day for the rest of her life.
“I instantly thought, that’s not healthcare. You shouldn’t be reactive about your health,” Hicks said, wanting to do something that helped people truly get better. “That’s when I found chiropractic and I realized there are options other than taking pharmaceutical drugs.”
Hicks attended Arkansas State University in his hometown Jonesboro, AR and then graduated from Cleveland University-Kansas City with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. By the end of his first year in chiropractic school, Hicks knew he wanted to open his own practice, using the Gonstead method.
“I love helping people get better,” Hicks said.