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West Des Moines Chiropractor | West Des Moines chiropractic care | IA | FAQ

Zimmerman Chiropractic & Acupuncture Clinic

 

Dr. Chris C. Zimmerman D.C.

515-225-7979

FAQ
 

Frequently Asked Questions

How does chiropractic work?
Chiropractic helps to remove structural misalignments that accumulate in our bodies over time. Such misalignments irritate and compromise the function of our nervouse system. For your body to remain healthy, your nervous system must function at optimum. By restoring spinal function with Chiropractic adjustments, nerve interference is removed, thus allowing optimal nervous system function and improved health.

Who should see a Chiropractor and why?
Seeing a chiropractor is not only for back pain and neck pain. Any patient of any age with any condition can and should see a Chiropractor as a 1st conservative option in helping the body rid disease.  Children with ear infections and colic.  Adolecents with growing pains and ADHD.  Adults with pain and disease.  Chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep your body at its peak performance through optimum nerve function. Ulimately, any disease can be caused by nerve irritation, so if this is the case, Chiropractic can help.

How does chiropractic care work?
Chiropractic is an overall way of looking at the human body and how it is governed by the nervouse system.  Chiropractic works by reducing irritation misaligned vertebra are causing on the nerves that come off the spine and control our muscles and organs. 

What is a chiropractic treatment? Is it safe?
Adjustments, or manipulation as they're sometimes referred to is the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine.  By doing so proper nerve function is restored and the body, muscles and organs can heal. 

Literature and 100 years of history suggest that Chiropractic is extremely safe, rivaling dentistry and massage in overal saftey.  To help insure your saftey your Chiropractor should also do an examination before treating you to make sure you are a suitable candidate for Chiropractic care.

What can I expect from my visit to a chiropractor?
Going to the Chiropractor is a new experience for many of us. Maybe we've heard through a friend or have done some research online. It's possible that you are just fed up with living in pain and it's time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit to the chiropractor will really be about getting to know the chiropractor and discussing your history, current condition and goals.

What results can I expect from treatment?
Chiropractic is based on the idea of removing imbalances both structural and postural in an effort to allow our body to heal itself. For this to happen the network of nerves and signals from your brain, down your spinal cord, to the network of nerves must be allowed to flow freely without any interruption. Chiropractors have the ability and skill to remove these interruptions or misalignments and allow the body to perform as it was meant to.

If you've ever been in a car accident, played a sport, fell down or just bumped into something too hard, it's very possible that you are not functioning at your best due to a misalignment. While there are many potential mechanical or structural causes for misalignment, there are also chemical reasons. For instance, if you smoke or drink excessively or even just have a poor diet, the chemical issues in your body can eventually cause underlying conditions and disease to appear.

Allowing a chiropractor to get you back on track both chemically and structurally will bring your body back to the proper state it should be in to perform at its peak.

 
 
 
West Des Moines Chiropractor | FAQ. Dr. Chris Zimmerman is a West Des Moines Chiropractor.