FAQs of Amosson Chiropractic in Waterloo, IA



Over the years, myths regarding chiropractic care have arisen. Here are a few myths I’d like to debunk:

Myth #1 - Chiropractors are not real doctors.

A chiropractor graduates from chiropractic college and receives a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree (DC). Chiropractors are licensed health care providers and are found in every U.S. state and dozens of countries around the world. You’d be surprised to learn that a chiropractic degree requires 2,887 education class hours while a medical doctor requires 2,756 hours. A chiropractic graduate must pass four sets of national board exams as well as state board exams in the states where they want to practice.

Myth #2 - Once you start going to a chiropractor, you have to keep going for the rest of your life.

Regular chiropractic care is part of a healthy lifestyle – it’s like going to the dentist, practicing a nutritional lifestyle or keeping up with a workout routine. However, you always have a choice to continue your care. Some patients can have full recovery in one or two visits while others may need additional treatments.

Myth #3 – Chiropractors only treat back pain.

Chiropractors focus on a variety of areas of the body. Besides maintaining movement to joints of the spine, neck, knees, ankles, hands and feet, they also provide headache relief, sports injury care, sciatica pain relief and more.

What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a natural form of health care that uses spinal adjustments to correct misalignments and restore proper function to the nervous systems, helping your body heal naturally. Chiropractors help your body to repair itself without the use of drugs or surgery, whenever possible. The main objective is to achieve optimal health through natural chiropractic practices. Chiropractors look at the whole body to find the origin of the problem.

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

A chiropractic adjustment is specific force applied to a specific area of the spine or body to restore motion and promote optimal function of the nervous system. An adjustment may be performed with the hands or with the help of a gentle instrument or table. Chiropractic adjustments are safe for all ages.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is a drug-free and surgery-free approach to natural healing. Benefits of routine chiropractic care may include:
  • Relief from back and neck pain
  • Relief from leg, knee and foot pain
  • Relief from joint discomfort
  • Relief from bursitis and arthritis
  • Improved joint motion
  • Improved physical performance
  • Improved posture
  • Relief from stress and tension

Chiropractic Care for Children

Chiropractors are for all ages, including children. From keeping their spines healthy through preventative wellness care to infant issues (colic, allergies, ear infections, etc.), chiropractors can keep your children healthy through all aspects of their life.