Dr. Gray's Straight Talk

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Our Office

Dr. James C. Gray

Dr. James C. Gray

Thanks for your interest in our office. We are located at 3800 S Elizabeth St, Ste F, Independence, MO 64057. You can reach us at (816) 795-1121; or email me directly at graychiropractic@gmail.com.

In a suburb, just east of Kansas City, we offer full service natural health care. Services provided include traditional chiropractic care, acupuncture, designed clinical nutrition and nutritional counseling, physiotherapy, and rehabilitation. Our staff has 45 years of experience in addressing your natural health care needs. By going beyond the western medical concept of health, we concentrate on discovering the underlying cause of “disease” rather than focusing on your symptoms. Although symptoms are important as a tool to investigate your health status, they are but one aspect of an overall picture.

We are not here to “sell” you a program, or tell you what to do. As opposed to what you get from your traditional medical doctor, we listen to you, and give you straight-forward advice on what your options are. As your doctor, we work for you. We can’t make you follow our advice, and you can choose to fire us or ignore our advice at any time… so long as you understand that you are responsible for the consequences of your actions. It is our responsibility to make intelligent decisions and recommendations based on our findings in your consultation and examinations. It is then your responsibility to choose what you want to do with that information. If you choose to follow our recommendations, and wish us to provide care, we will do so.

We have and use multiple methods of examination depending on your individual situation and health care goals. Neurological exams, orthopedic exams, physical exams, chiropractic specific exams, Ryodoraku meridian graphing exams, heart rate variability exams, and x-rays are just a few of the investigation techniques we have at our disposal to diagnose your condition. Using a combination of these, we can accurately diagnose your current health status and design an individual health care program that will address your concerns and guide you towards your goal.

Treatment methods available in our clinic include: traditional chiropractic care, acupuncture (needle and needle-free), meridian therapy, massage therapy, designed clinical nutrition, nutritional counseling, short-wave diathermy, interferential electrotherapy, intersegmental traction, long-axis traction (decompression), infrasound, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and others. With such a wide variety of treatment modalities at our disposal, we can design an individual treatment program that will address your specific complaints. Our goal is to help you achieve your health care goals, whether they be short-term, long-term, temporary, permanent, strictly natural, or blended western.

As a courtesy, we will file your insurance claims for you. However, please realize that your insurance plan is an agreement between you, your employer, and the insurance company. We are not a party to your contract, and you are ultimately responsible for any costs incurred for the services we provide. We are participating providers for all but a couple area insurance plans, so there is rarely a problem. However, insurance companies are in business to make money by taking in premiums and limiting the payment of claims. If your insurance company refuses to honor their obligations, please don’t blame us when they stick you with the responsibility for payment.

We’re looking forward to working with you, or helping in any way we can.

Best wishes!

Dr. Gray, Dr. Sonsiadek, and the rest of the staff

4 Responses to “Our Office”

  1. Margery Mitchell said

    Well Written and understandable—way too much government—–now they want the politicians to tell us what medical treatment we need. Will the politicians post their medical degrees in their caampaign material???

  2. mary said

    Dear Dr., I had an emergency stent placed in my main artery for a blockage. I wanted to follow up with as natural care as possible. I went to a chiro and he first said he could help me, then he said he could not. I had taken CoQ10 after the stent and other natural remedies and medical tests proved there is no heart damage. However, I get chest off and on. I have begun juicing, and rebounding. I am looking for someone to guide me back to perfect health in my area. I am in port st lucie FL, I see on this site chiro can help with angina. I really dislike the idea that I have a stent in my artery but I had no choice. I am not sure to seek a good chiro, a naturalist or acupuncture, I am overwhelmed with information in trying to be proactive in my own health care. Thank you

    • Dr. Gray said

      Hi, Mary. We love Port St. Lucie! I’ve got relatives right down there by you, and we’ve enjoyed your city many times. As for your health issues, I applaud you for taking an active role in your health care decisions. Can chiropractic help you? The answer is unequivocally, Yes! However, the bottom line is that the goal of chiropractic care is to help the body function optimally as opposed to directly treating your symptoms. Most likely, chiropractic care will be but one aspect of your health care regimen.

      In your case, most important is going to be diet and exercise. General rules to live by when you have a history of arterial blockage is to avoid eating foods that lead to inflammation in the cardiovascular system. First and foremost among these is sugar. Especially refined sugars. There’s actually much more involved than we should discuss here publicly. Send me an email with some more information from the contact page on my site: http://www.graychiropractic.com/contact.nxg Then I’ll have your email address, and we’ll be able to have a more confidential discussion.

  3. Valencia said

    Dear Dr., I had an emergency stent placed in my main artery for a blockage. I wanted to follow up with as natural care as possible. I went to a chiro and he first said he could help me, then he said he could not. I had taken CoQ10 after the stent and other natural remedies and medical tests proved there is no heart damage. However, I get chest off and on. I have begun juicing, and rebounding. I am looking for someone to guide me back to perfect health in my area. I am in port st lucie FL, I see on this site chiro can help with angina. I really dislike the idea that I have a stent in my artery but I had no choice. I am not sure to seek a good chiro, a naturalist or acupuncture, I am overwhelmed with information in trying to be proactive in my own health care. Thank you
    +1

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