Frequently Asked Questions in Sioux City

The most commonly asked questions regarding chiropractic care in Sioux City are answered below. Knowing the answers to these often asked questions might assist you in selecting the finest chiropractic office in Sioux City. If you don't see your question answered below, call your team at (712) 545-0103.

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care is a form of Complimentary and Alternative health care that uses manipulative therapies directed at the joints of the body with the intention to alleviate pain, stiffness, achiness, and many other common ailments.

What does a chiropractor do?

The primary focus of a Chiropractor is to manipulate the joints of the body to alleviate the stress and tension in the muscle and nerves that are causing symptoms like pain and stiffness. Along with that we utilize other therapies like Acupuncture, traction, rehab exercises, and lifestyle modification to achieve long-term and short-term goals.

Are there chiropractic adjustment side effects?

Yes. The most common side effect is some slight soreness in the area adjusted. This tends to go away within the first hour and is increasing less common the more frequent you get adjusted. To combat the soreness we make sure to use our most gentle and specific techniques first and increase in intensity as needed.

How many chiropractic sessions do you need?

This all depends on the severity of each individual case. Age, pre-existing conditions, and overall health all play into each case. Grading each case from 1-4 tends to cover most individuals. Grade 1’s tend to take 10- 12 visits, Grade 2’s 18-20, Grade 3’s 24-28 and grade 4’s tend to take 30+ treatments.  These serve more as clinical guidelines than steadfast numbers and individual improvement is the final metric used to determine overall functional improvement.

What are common chiropractic techniques?

In our office we utilize manual manipulation techniques, which means we sue our hands to adjust the joints. We find the best results when we utilize this technique. Every person may need more or less aggressive version of the manual manipulation and we can provide all of these in our office. From patients with severe osteoporosis that need a very light manipulation and to those with a larger muscle mass who need a bit more specific force, we have a technique for all of them and everything in between.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

YES! Chiropractic is consistently proven one of the most effective and safe ways to reduce pain, even when pregnant. Routine chiropractic care during pregnancy will not only help reduce pain in your back and hips but will also improve pelvic balance which has been shown to create an easier labor and delivery in less time.

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Barth Family Chiropractic

3539 Southern Hills Drive #4
Sioux City, IA 51106

Phone (712) 545-0103
Fax (712) 340-1257