Back 2 Act Chiropractic & Wellness Center provides a natural solution to health care. Chiropractic is a safe and effective therapeutic tool and is most common known for the use of an adjustment. An adjustment when utilized correctly in a treatment plan will; inhibit pain, increase range of motion, break up adhesions, and stimulate the immune system.
We provide a patient specific treatment plan that incorporates the use of chiropractic, physical therapy techniques, nutritional and ergonomic counseling, and home exercises to provide the most time efficient and effective plan. The incorporation of all these therapies together is what makes us stand out, by not only treating the symptoms but also creating the solutions to what is causing them.
We are a clinic that is aware of the over utilization of drugs and surgery. We work in conjunction with other medical doctors to help give the patient all the information and choices they need to make the best decisions. We want to build strong relationship with every patient by providing honest advice, effective treatment plans, trustworthy referrals, and an overall natural solution when you need it.
What is a Manipulation or Adjustment?
Also stated by the ACA, the most common therapeutic procedure performed by doctors of chiropractic is known as "spinal manipulation", also called "chiropractic adjustment".
The purpose of manipulation is to restore joint mobility by manually applying a controlled force into joints that have become hypomobile- or restricted in their movement- as a result of a tissue injury. Tissue injury can be caused by a single traumatic event, such as improper lifting of a healthy object, or through repetitive stresses, such as sitting in an awkward position with poor spinal posture for an extended period of time. In either case, injured tissues undergo physical and chemical changes that can causes inflammation, pain, and diminished function for the sufferer.
Manipulation, or adjustment of the affected joint and tissues, restores mobility, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, and allowing tissue to heal.
What conditions can a Chiropractor treat?
Doctors of Chiropractic care for patients of all ages, with a variety of conditions. Chiropractors are well known for their ability to treat and manage pain; back pain, whiplash (cervical sprain/strain), arm/hand pain, sciatica, pregnancy related low back pain, foot/ankle pain, neck pain and headaches. They also care for patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care also extend to general health issues since our body structure affects our overall function.
Is Chiropractic safe?
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions. As with any treatment or therapy in Medicine, Chiropractic is not 100% free of adverse effects. Many patients feel immediate relief after chiropractic treatment. Some patients have reported mild soreness or aching following a treatment. This feeling is very similar what people feel after a good work out. Adequate water consumption can help relieve this side effect.
When compared to the risk of injury due to use of NSAIDS for pain, Chiropractic is associated with significantly lower risk of side effects. According to a study form American Journal of Gastroenterology, approximately one-third of all hospitalization of deaths related to gastrointestinal bleeding can be attributed to the use of aspirin or NSAID painkillers like ibuprofen.
At Back 2 Act Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we take care to perform a thorough history and examination on our patient before treatment. If you are visiting with neck pain or headache, please be very specific about your symptoms. You may need to be referred to a different specialist depending on your history and symptoms.
Is Chiropractic treatment appropriate for children?
Yes, Children can benefit from chiropractic care. Children are very physically active and may experience many types of falls and injuries from everyday activities and from participating in sports. Injuries may causes many symptoms including back and neck pain, stiffness, soreness or discomfort.
Chiropractic care is tailored to the individual patient. In the hands of a highly skilled and gentle practitioner, children can also benefit for chiropractic care.
Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted?
Adjustment (or Manipulation) of a joint may result in the release of a gas bubble between the joints, which makes a popping sound. The same thing occurs when you "crack" your knuckles. The noise is caused by the change of pressure within the joint when it is adjusted, which result in the release of these gas bubbles. There is usually no discomfort involved.
Do I need a referral to see the Chiropractors?
In most cases, you do not need a referral to see a Doctor of Chiropractic. However, Certain insurance plans may require a referral prior to making an appointment. Please check with your insurance plan or we can do so for you if requested.
Do Insurance plans cover chiropractic?
Yes. Chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, worker's compensation, Medicare, some Medicaid plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for federal employees, among others. Please inquire about cash rates, if your insurance does not cover chiropractic care.
What type of education and training do Chiropractors have?
Doctors of chiropractor educated as primary-contact health care providers, with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system (the muscles, ligaments and joints of the spine and extremities) and the nerves that supply them. Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions.
The typical applicant for chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding — four to five academic years of professional study are the standard. Doctors of chiropractic are educated in orthopedics, neurology, physiology, human anatomy, clinical diagnosis including laboratory procedures, diagnostic imaging, exercise, nutrition rehabilitation and more.
Because chiropractic care includes highly skilled manipulation/adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical technique training to master these important manipulative procedures.
In total, the chiropractic college curriculum includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. The course of study is approved by an accrediting agency that is fully recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
In general, acupuncture does not hurt. Insertion of a needle into an acupuncture
point can result in several different sensations. In Chinese Acupuncture this is
In general, acupuncture does not hurt. Insertion of a needle into an acupuncture point can result in several different sensations. In Chinese Acupuncture this is called "Qi" release. Often times this is described as a dull ache in the area of the needle or tingling in the area of needle that can run up and down the body. The body can also become warm or cold. In few instances, it can feel like a sharp bee sting. This feeling should pass immediately. If the feeling does not pass, please inform the practitioner so that the needle can be adjusted.
Is Acupuncture Dangerous?
As with any health care treatment modality that involves the insertion of objects into the skin there are risks involved. With acupuncture there is a risk of infection and damage to certain parts of the body if care is not taken when performing the procedure. At Back 2 Act Chiropractic & Wellness Center we practice by standard health and safety regulation. We take care in maintaining a clean environment to reduce the risk of the infection. Our practitioners have gone through training and are certified to practice acupuncture safely in the State of Iowa. The majority of the treatment protocols used by our practitioners involve superficially inserting needles into the skin minimizing the risk for infections and injury to deeper structures.
How long does Acupuncture treatment last?
Initial treatment with system review will take about one hours.
Follow up treatment session lasts 30 minutes. The number of sessions recommended will vary between patient and conditions and can rely on several factors including: duration of condition, health of individual, life style, and nutrition. You can expect a treatment plan to last anywhere from 3 to 8 weeks. An important factor in reducing the length of a treatment is patient adherences to treatment plan.
What can Acupuncture treat?
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture is used to treat everything from musculoskeletal conditions to internal medicine conditions. Acupuncture has also been shown to be effective in the treatment of pain, stress, and sleep disorders. Recent studies have shown that Acupuncture has been successful in treating or improving many conditions. To learn about how acupuncture can help you, call to make an appointment.
Is Acupuncture covered by insurance?
Most Iowa state insurance plans do not cover acupuncture. Please check with your insurance company for their rules about acupuncture coverage. For patients who have no acupuncture insurance coverage, flexible payment programs can be arranged.
What is Wild Goose Qigong?
The Chinese word qigong translates as "energy work" or "energy skill". Qi refers to the life force energy that can be cultivated to assist in providing a healthy body and the mind. Wild Goose (Dayan) Qigong is a 1800 year-old Qi training method passed down from the KunLun Mountain Taoist School.
What is it different from other Qigong methods such as Reiki and Taichi?
The system is very broad, encompassing both healing and martial methods. Overall, Wild Goose contains some 72 different forms- the foundations of the system being the first and second 64 action forms. The entire system has three major braches, martial, healing, and meditation with overlapping functionality between the branches.
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