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Bags of Fun: A KCBJ Story

Dr. Patel and his Clinical Study team partnered with one of his patients, Linda Neenan. She has been participating in a Cervical Dystonia (CD) study and receiving compensation for her involvement. She chose to “pay it forward” by giving back to a Children’s Mercy... read more

Do the “Penguin Walk”

The temperatures are falling and with that comes the chance for snow and ice. During the winter months, slipping on ice is one of the most common and dangerous injuries. Ensure this winter that you aren’t falling along with the temperatures with a few safety... read more

Intersection Syndrome

Are you an avoid rower or tennis player?  Do you have pain on backside of your forearm, just above your wrist?  Or do you hear a squeaking when you flex your wrist back and forth?  If so, you may have something called Intersection Syndrome. What Is It? Not to be... read more

Risky Holiday Activities

The holiday season is quickly approaching. You’ve got gifts to buy, presents to wrap, cookies to bake, travel plans to make, and let’s not forget about keeping up with the Jones’s hanging lights and Christmas decorations. We are so busy checking things off our to-do... read more

Is It Just a Cold… or Do You Have the Flu?

“Are you tired, run down, listless? Do you poop out at parties?” October started off flu season here in Kansas City and according to the CDC, peak activity occurs around February with reports of the flu tapering off around April or May. So if you are under... read more

Post-Polio Syndrome

What is Post-Polio Syndrome? Post-polio syndrome is a collection of potentially disabling signs and symptoms that present themselves many years following polio. This was a contagious viral illness that in its severe cases caused nerve injury leading to paralysis,... read more

ALS- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

What is ALS? Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affect the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The two types of ALS are sporadic and familial. Sporadic is the most common form and may affect anyone. Familial ALS... read more

Nerve Root Impingement

Radiculopathy, Cervical, & Lumbar Root Impingement What is Nerve Root Impingement? When the nerve roots that split from your spinal cord become pinched or damaged within the spine this is called radiculopathy. The three kinds are cervical, thoracic, and lumbar... read more

Laurel Short DNP, MSN, FNP-C

Certificate of Added Qualification in Headache Medicine Laurel Short DNP, MSN, FNP-C, has been working with Dr. Atul Patel for nearly nine years, treating a variety of medical conditions including musculoskeletal pain, neurologic rehabilitation, and spasticity. In... read more

Hemifacial Spasm

What is a Hemifacial Spasm? A hemifacial spasm is a nervous system disorder that causes involuntary muscle contractions on one side of your face. This occurs in both men and women, but primarily affects middle-aged and elderly women. What are Hemifacial Spasms Caused... read more