Frequently Asked Questions in Gowrie

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about chiropractors in Gowrie. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Gowrie for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Gowrie Family Chiropractic Clinic & Massage Therapy a call at (515) 352-3880 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

How Does Chiropractic Care Help?

Chiropractic care is a system of therapy that focuses on the structure of the body, mainly the spine. Chiropractors manipulate the body's alignment to relieve pain and improve function and help the body heal itself.

I Didn't Hear A Sound. Does That Mean The Adjustment Didn't Work?

No, a lot of the time adjustments don’t have a sound. They do however create the sounds of a spinal release or popping sound, that sound is caused by gas rushing in to fill the partial vacuum that is created when the joints are slightly separated.

Does Insurance Cover Chiropractic Visits?

Yews, chiropractic care is covered in most health insurance plans, which also includes worker's compensation.

How Safe Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs. It is proven that chiropractic care is safer than back surgery or muscle relaxers.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe While I'm Pregnant?

Yes, Just as it is safe and beneficial for infants, toddlers, teens and adults, chiropractic is also safe and beneficial during pregnancy. There is no danger to the baby and the benefits for the mom-to-be are quite substantial. Being pregnant can put a lot of stress on the back, along with the neck and hips. Having regular chiropractic adjustments while you are pregnant will help relieve a lot of the stress that is being pushed on your spine. It can also help prevent any nerves that are being compressed and causing any kind of pain, numbness or even tingling that is happening in the back or hips. As a pregnant woman's belly grows that more her posture is changing as well, so having regular adjustments will help prevent any imbalances from occurring.

Can I Become Addicted To Chiropractic Adjustments?

No, it is possible to get used to feeling more balanced, less stressed, and more energetic as a result of scheduling regular adjustments. Going to the chiropractor is not addictive but wanting to have good health is.

Is Chiropractic Safe For Children?

Yes, Chiropractic care is safe for children. Children of all ages are very active, they will experience many falls either from daily activities or from playing a sport. These injuries that could occur while a child is being active or playing in sports could cause the child soreness, stiffness, neck, or back pain. Chiropractic care is a highly skilled treatment that is gentle for children.

How Much Schooling Does A Chiropractor Have?

To become a chiropractor you have requirements you have to meet, which are some of the most demanding requirements in any kind of health care profession. You have to take four years of pre-med undergraduate courses before even applying or getting into a chiropractic college. You go through 4-5 academic years at the chiropractic college following the pre-med years. You get a lot of hands-on training, laboratory, and clinical experiences. You have to experience up to 4,200 hours of experience. Another main part that you have to go through for chiropractic schooling is the in-depth training, with the in-depth training it allows the chiropractor to be considered a primary care physician.

Can I See A Chiropractor If I've Had Back Surgery?

Yes, even though you have had back surgery going to the chiropractor could help prevent having repeated back surgery, because those patients that have had back surgery often discover a return in their original problem months or years later after surgery. If you go to a chiropractor in the beginning, having to have back surgery could be avoided in the first place.

How Long Will It Take To Work?

Will you feel better right away, that depends on the patient. Many people feel better right after their adjustment, but if your body has spent a long time out of alignment then being adjusted will most likely feel better, you might feel more relaxed afterwards as well. A lot of patients find that getting regular adjustments helps keep them in good shape. Most of the patients want to be in good health so they schedule regular adjustments depending on their activity, job, or just to keep their health good.


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Gowrie Family Chiropractic Clinic
& Massage Therapy

1006 Market Street
Gowrie, IA 50543
(515) 352-3880