Frequently Asked Questions at Core Chiropractic

Find the answers below to the most frequently asked questions about chiropractors in Waukee and Indianola. Having the answers to these key questions can help you choose the right chiropractor for you. If you don't see the answer below to a question you have, reach out to Core Chiropractic and our team can help!

How Does Chiropractic Care Help?

Chiropractic care helps by reducing stress on the nervous system, which can reduce pain, improve mobility, and reduce stiffness in the spine.

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

No, while some techniques you will hear a sound with the adjustment, there are other techniques where you will not hear a sound, but they still deliver the same positive result as a traditional adjustment!

Does Insurance Cover Chiropractic Visits?

Yes, many insurers cover chiropractic care. We are in network with the vast majority of insurance and Chiropractic care is also covered by medicare and medicaid.

How Safe Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is very safe! Multiple studies have shown that the risk of injury through a chiropractic adjustment is extremely low.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe While I'm Pregnant?

Absolutely! Chiropractic can be a great drug-free way to help relieve pain while pregnant. A growing baby puts a lot of stress on mom’s back, and chiropractic helps reduce that stress so mom can move around without pain! Patients often report that adjustments make their pregnancy much easier and can even help make the delivery easier! As the pregnancy progresses we have to use different techniques to accommodate the growing baby, but all techniques used in our office are safe and effective for mom and the growing baby.

Can I Become Addicted To Chiropractic Adjustments?

While many of our patients love to get adjusted regularly, we haven’t heard of anyone getting addicted to adjustments yet 🙂

Is Chiropractic Safe For Children?

Yes! Dr. John sees kids of all ages, from newly born infants all the way to teens. Chiropractic can be a great way to help children alleviate stress on their nervous system, help recover from falls and tumbles, and even prevent injuries from occurring in the future!

How Much Schooling Does A Chiropractor Have?

Chiropractors go through extensive schooling just as any other doctorate degree in the medical profession. Dr. John for example graduated with a bachelor's degree in exercise science, and then went on to get his doctorate in chiropractic. Total time to get his bachelor's degree in exercise science and Doctorate in chiropractic was just under 8 years.

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

Yes, Dr. John frequently sees people who have previous back surgeries. Even though you may have had surgery in one area of the spine, oftentimes we can adjust other areas of the spine that were unaffected by the surgery.

How Long Will It Take To Work?

Everyone is different in how they respond to adjustments. There are multiple factors that can affect how you respond to adjustments. A few of these would be age, severity of condition, and how long you have dealt with the issue. However, oftentimes people start feeling relief as early as the first adjustment!