About Us

At Westwood Chiropractic, our doctors and staff will help you discover the true wellness lifestyle, relief from pain, and overall good health. We will show you the natural way to better health and we are convinced that you will see why chiropractic is a safe and effective alternative to back pain or even surgery.

We begin with a thorough examination to assess your areas of concern, as well as carefully consider your health history. In order to make an accurate diagnosis, we may take x-rays of your back and neck. Only after this initial examination will we offer a recommended course of treatment. Based on the analysis of your initial examination, your treatment could consist of chiropractic adjustments, modalities, therapeutic massage, disc decompression, nutritional counseling and rehabilitation.

We are thrilled to offer many different aspects of chiropractic care. Please take a moment to enjoy our website and get to know our incredible team of health professionals. If you have any questions, click the Contact Us button above or feel free to give us a call.

Trusted by over 4000 Happy Patients

Our Services

Chiropractic Therapy

We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing “state of the art” chiropractic techniques. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before.

Decompression Therapy

Spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. This changes the position of the vertebrae. Negative pressure from this therapy may allow bulging or herniated disks to retract, taking pressure off the nerves and other structures in your spine and spinal canal.

Corrective Exercises

We teach patients how to perform exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body that may be causing them pain.

Corrective Exercises

We teach patients how to perform exercises which can help strengthen and correct the irregularities in their body that may be causing them pain.

Nutrition Counseling

The goal of chiropractic care is to help patients achieve total health and balance with their body, and as part of that goal we provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices. Nutritional changes can often assist a patient on their return to optimal health.

Flexion - Distraction Technique

Flexion-Distraction, (F/D) is a gentle, chiropractic treatment procedure utilized for back and neck pain.  Flexion- Distraction is a safe alternative to back surgery for those 95% of patients whose conditions do not demand surgical intervention.  The doctor is in control of the treatment movements at all times.

Functional Movement Systems

The FMS screen seeks to identify faulty movement patterns so that those movement patterns can be improved to enhance performance and prevent future injury.

What Sets Us Apart

Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it takes place, Westwood Chiropractic emphasizes enhancing your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness before disease gets started. Most people would prefer to be healthy and avoid illness, if they could. This is one of the main reasons for the big surge in the popularity of our wellness center and chiropractic in general.

For many, Westwood Chiropractic will take them back to a place which is cozy and familiar, offering a rediscovery of health and wellness that were previously known but now long lost. For others, the journey may offer a new center, one never before experienced. Individuals are realizing the benefit of seeking alternative healthcare as opposed to traditional medicine; one that will help them achieve and maintain optimal health and wellness. Please take the time to meet the doctors and staff of Westwood Chiropractic that are dedicated to assisting you achieve your wellness objectives.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Ken Downing

Dr. Ken Downing


I was born and raised in Aurora, MO where I attended Aurora High School. I then attended the University of Missouri and graduated in 1976. While at Missouri, I was on a full football scholarship where I played safety. I was honored with being a Coach’s All-American. I was drafted by the New Orleans Saints and then traded to the Chicago Bears before going to the Canadian Football League. While in the league, I started for the Ottawa Rough Riders and the British Columbia Lions. I still love for sports and enjoy treating athletes of all skill levels in all sports.

I am a 1986 graduate of Cleveland College of Chiropractic in Kansas City. I practiced in south Kansas City with two partners for six years before having my own practice at 98th and Wornall. I later purchased practices in Pleasant Hill, MO and Westwood, KS. I sold my Missouri practices and have been practicing at the Westwood Chiropractic location since January 2006.

I was the chiropractor for the Kansas City Chiefs for many years and also worked with the Royals. My background, understanding, and experience help me help you reach your health goals.

Kris Downing

Kris Downing

Office Manager

Kris is the Vice President and Office Manager for Westwood Chiropractic. Ken and I have been married for 20 years, and we have four children: Jessika, Dawson, Dylan, and Jaylee. I love being involved with our children’s activities and sports.

I work with insurance companies to make sure our patients are getting the most benefit from their plans and enjoy watching our patients improve the quality of their lives. 

What People Say About Us

"I've been a patient of Ken Downing since 1993. A friend at work recommended him and he's been my go to for 27 years. I've had some other health problems that have made me a rarer visitor, but I wouldn't trust anybody else to treat my back. Dr. Downing can get me to walk; when I thought crawling was my new posture."

– M. Lefort

"I went to Westwood Chiropractic after a car accident about a year ago. The care and genuine concern for my well-being has continued to help with my other health issues as well. I highly recommend Dr. Downing for your health and wellness needs."

– K. Crowell

Contact Us

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(913) 432-5678


4711 Mission Road, Westwood KS 66205