About

Wichita Chiropractor Dr. Tracy A. Norris - Wichita Pain Center, Wichita Kansas

Founded in 2019, by Dr. Tracy A. Norris, Wichita Chiropractor and Certified McKenzie Diagnosis & Therapy® Provider, assesses all areas of the musculo-skeletal system including pain that is recent or ongoing, constant or intermittent. That means that if a problem exists in or around the spine, joint or muscle, our assessment may be appropriate. Dr. Norris has been a Wichita Chiropractor for over 30 years. His previous Chiropractic practice, Norris Chiropractic Clinic, was in East Wichita in the Bradley Fair medical park.

One of the assessment and diagnosis systems we use is the McKenzie Method of Diagnosis and Therapy®, which is one of the most researched conservative approaches to musculoskeletal problems available. The McKenzie Method® is an internationally acclaimed method of assessment and treatment for spinal and extremity pain developed by New Zealand Physiotherapist Robin McKenzie. It has been widely used all over the world for more than 30 years. As of 7-1-19, Dr. Norris is the only Wichita Chiropractor that has achieved Certification as a Certified McKenzie Diagnosis & Therapy® provider.

Combining the McKenzie methods with Chiropractic adds new dimensions to our care and allows our focus to be on you, the patient, being actively involved in your care, and learning how to self-manage and self-treat your own pain. We believe that when the patient, is involved in their care, long term knowledge is acquired that can be used to manage not only your current pain syndrome, but any future pain episodes as well. With a combination of doctor provided care and learned self-management skills through our emPower Self-Treatment Program For Pain™, patients become less dependent on the doctor or physical therapist and more self-reliant, which helps to save you time and money.

 

Common Conditions Seen at Wichita Pain Center 

  • Hard to Diagnose Pain
  • Severe Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Pain that radiates
  • Bone Spurs
  • Bulged Disc
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Discs
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Elbow Pain
  • Wrist Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Headaches
  • Herniated Disc
  • Myofascial Syndrome
  • Migraines
  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Prolapsed Disc
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sprains
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendonosis
  • Whiplash
  • Knee Pain
  • Ankle & Foot Pain

 

Dr. Tracy A. Norris
Wichita Chiropractor, Certified McKenzie Diagnosis & Therapy Practitioner

Education

 

McKenzie Institute USA                                                                                               2018
Certified McKenzie Practitioner (Cert. MDT)
www.mckenzieinstituteusa.org

As a Wichita Kansas Certified McKenzie Practitioner, I use the McKenzie Method®, a comprehensive, evidence-based system of examination, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention and prevention strategies aimed at patient education and independence in dealing with mechanical pain (pain in the moving parts of the body). The McKenzie technique is one of the most evidence-based systems in the world in dealing with mechanical pain. According to research, "mechanical back pain accounts for 97% of cases, arising from spinal structures such as bone, ligaments, discs, joints, nerves, and meninges"[1] and is the focus of my evaluation and treatment procedures. 

 

Council on Extremity Adjusting                                                                                1996
Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner (C.C.E.P)

As a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner, I assess, diagnose, and treat root causes of recurring pain in the spine AND extremities and can successfully treat TMJ (tempero-mandibular joint), shoulder syndromes, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, knee & patella pain, baker's cysts, sprained ankles,  foot and gait mechanics, rib pain and misaligned hips.

 

Palmer College of Chiropractic                                                                                    1983-1986
Doctor of Chiropractic Degree
BJ Palmer Scholarship for Academics

 

Wichita State University                                                                                                1978-1983
Business School/Pre-Med           

 

 

References: [1] Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2008 Dec;12(6):406-11. What is mechanical back pain and how best to treat it?