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Welcome to Advanced Spine Health Center located in Urbandale. Chiropractic is one of the most amazing healthcare professions, but very few people understand what it's all about. This article is here to help you gain a basic understanding of how our Urbandale chiropractors can help you and your family.

Chiropractic care is the practice of using spinal alignment to alleviate a wide variety of physical ailments, including muscle strain, neck pain, chronic back pain, and more. This is accomplished by adjusting the position of the spinal column to its proper shape, providing a non-invasive solution for pain relief.

Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

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Chiropractic Biophysics

Spinal Correction

At Advanced Spine Health Center we specialized in the physics of the spine. Your spine is meant to have a very specific structure and shape. When you lose the shape of your spine, or its normal resting posture, it often leads to different problems such as pain, disc bulges, arthritis, nerve pinching or irritation and a general decrease in health and quality of life. This is what we are here to correct and improve through chiropractic biophysics care.

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Commonly Asked Questions

The best way to get started is to call our office and schedule a consultation or your initial examination. We start every patient with a thorough examination to help determine the root cause of the problem. Only after the examination are we able to give good recommendations as to how to treat it.

The History of

Chiropractic Care

The word “Chiropractic” is derived from the Greek words “cheir” (hand) and “praktos” (done) combined to mean “done by hand.” It was chosen by the developer of chiropractic care, Daniel David Palmer.

In 1895, D.D. Palmer performed a chiropractic adjustment on a partially deaf janitor, Harvey Lillard, who later reported that his hearing had improved due to the change.

D.D. Palmer opened the first chiropractic school two years later, and in the century since, chiropractic professionals have used spinal adjustments to help people prevent and cope with back pain, carpal tunnel, muscle strain, headaches and migraines, and a variety of other physical ailments. Millions of people benefit from the work of Dr. Palmer today.

What Kind of Training Does a

Chiropractor have?

Chiropractic doctors go through a minimum of four years of schooling at a chiropractic college, generally preceded by an undergraduate degree in the basic sciences or several years of experience in a prior relevant health care field.

Students of chiropractic care must spend a minimum of at least 4,200 hours with their teacher, and a minimum of 1,000 hours of fully supervised clinical training with an instructor as they learn the appropriate diagnosis and treatment techniques to help heal your body and restore it to its natural, fully functioning state.

At Advanced Spine Health Center our chiropractic team is ready to meet with you to discuss your needs. We will help to design a program that is right for you. We look forward to meeting you.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractors In Urbandale, IA

1. How Does Chiropractic Biophysics Care Help?

Chiropractic Biophysics care helps to relieve pain because of these reasons:

1) We always start with a thorough exam of the spine by testing muscles, ligaments, discs, joints, and nerves. This allows us to pinpoint the location of the pain and what tissues are involved.

2) We analyze spinal structure with detailed digital x-rays and a very accurate physics software which allows us to compare your spinal measurements to what we know to be the normal ranges. This allows us to determine structural changes to the spine, and how that is involved with the tissue findings.

3) Once we know what is wrong we treat every aspect of the pain including muscle, joints, ligaments, discs, nerves, individual bone alignment, and total curvatures of the spine. When you treat every aspect of the root of the problem you get much better and longer lasting results compared to joint only treatments (such as standard chiropractic adjustments) or muscle only treatments (such as physical therapy).

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

Adjustments are a great treatment for joints.  During an adjustment the doctor is quickly pushing on the spine to pull the joints apart.  The goal of this treatment is to break up adhesion's in the joints to allow the joints to move more freely. It is not necessary to have a pop to help to release the adhesion's in the joints. The popping sound that you hear during adjustments is a gas release inside the joint. We strive to hear that sound because it means we are getting good release of the joint, but it isn’t required to get the desired effect.   

3. Does Insurance Cover Chiropractic Visits?

Yes it can.  It always depends on what each individual patient’s plan covers.  We always check each patient’s insurance for them before we start treatment.

4. How Safe Is Chiropractic?

Extremely safe! We do expect patients to have a mild amount of soreness in the beginning of treatment, but that improves very quickly.

5. Is Chiropractic Care Safe While I'm Pregnant?

Yes! We have different ways of treating pregnant women so that we don’t put any pressure on the baby. 

6. Can I Become Addicted To Chiropractic Adjustments?

No.  Adjustments definitely feel good for most patients, but once the pain is gone you won’t feel the need for them anymore.

7. Is Chiropractic Safe For Children?

Yes it is. In our office we treat children who are over the age of 7 years old. For babies and infants we refer you to pediatric chiropractors.

8. How Much Schooling Does A Chiropractor Have?

Typically a 4 year bachelor’s degree and a 4 year doctorate degree.  Most of the education is focused on the spine, muscles, nerves, discs and the human body.  Chiropractors have little to no education in medications which is why they do not prescribe medications.  Typically the goal in our office is to get patients off medication by working directly on the root cause of the problem and working with their medical doctor to slowly get patients off medications.

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

Yes of course.  The type of back or neck surgery performed will alter how each patient is treated, but we can still work with surgery patients.

10. How Long Will It Take To Work?

Every patient is different, but we expect our patients to be progressing every step of the way.  Some patients are pain free in only one treatment.  Others may take months to reach their goals. Once we finish the exam and x-rays the doctor will have a much better idea on how much time it will take.  If patients are not progressing we will make drastic changes to their treatments or we will stop treating that patient and refer them out.  We do not string out our patients for long periods of time.