Frequently Asked Questions In Waukee IA

Chiropractic Waukee IA Frequently Asked Questions

Find out the answers that Dr. Kelsey Pettitt frequently gives to patients seeking to learn more about chiropractic care in Waukee IA. Learning more about chiropractic and its benefits can help you find the best chiropractor for you. If you have a question you don't see answered below, reach out to your team at Key Potential Chiropractic at (515) 325-4325.

Do you accept insurance?

We are in network with most insurance companies. When you arrive for your initial appointment, our team will do a complimentary insurance benefits check to determine cost of care.

Why do I need to be adjusted?

Physical, chemical, and emotional stressors from everyday life cause the body to become misaligned or subluxated. Adjustments correct these misalignments so the body is free from interruptions within the nervous system and can function appropriately.

Why should I bring my children in to be adjusted?

From their position in utero, to birth, to reaching developmental milestones, to accidents and falls, kids are constantly bombarded with physical stressors that can have a life-long impact on their health and well being. Very gentle and specific chiropractic adjustments allow a child the ability to grow up better adapting to the world around them!

Are chiropractic adjustments safe and appropriate for children?

Absolutely! Adjustments for children are very gentle and specific using a similar amount of pressure that one would use to test a ripe tomato. Our doctors have both obtained further education to help better care for our pediatric population through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

Are chiropractors doctors?

Yes, our doctors have obtained their Doctorate of Chiropractic degrees. Dr. Kelsey attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa and Dr. Madison attended Texas Chiropractic College in Houston, Texas. The education process to become a chiropractor starts with 4 years of an undergraduate program and then 3-5 continuous years of chiropractic school.

What is the history of chiropractic care?

Chiropractic was born right here in Davenport, Iowa on September 18th, 1895 after Daniel David or "D.D." Palmer adjusted the neck of his deaf janitor and restored the nerve supply to his ear.

What does a chiropractor do?

Chiropractors analyze and correct spinal misalignments or vertebral subluxations that cause nerve interference to the rest of the body inhibiting the body's ability to function properly.

Are chiropractic adjustments safe and are there any side effects?

Chiropractic adjustments are absolutely safe! Our doctors take a very gentle and specific approach when adjusting the spine. Side effects may include muscle soreness, stiffness, and tenderness to the area that was cared for.

How many chiropractic sessions do you need?

This depends on each individual case. After the initial consultation and examination, our doctors will analyze their findings and present the patient with their best set of recommendations.

Why should you choose our office?

We are a very family focused and orientated practice therefore we treat all of our practice members like family! We pride ourselves not only with the optimal results in restoring our practice members' health but also making them feel welcomed and loved every time they walk into the clinic!

What are common conditions seen by a chiropractor?

Headaches, Migraines, Neck Pain, Allergies, Chronic Sinus Infections, Vision and Auditory Conditions, Asthma, Neurodevelopmental Delays and Behavioral Disorders, Autism, Gastrointestinal Conditions, Low Back Pain, Neuropathy, Hip/Knee/Feet conditions.

Can I get chiropractic care during pregnancy?

Yes! Our doctors have their Webster technique certification through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association to specifically care for the expectant mother!

What is the webster technique?

The Webster technique is a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that reduces interference to the nerve system and balances maternal pelvis muscles and ligaments. This optimizes uterine function and allows for a safer, easier birth.

Why do adjustments sometimes make a popping sound?

When our doctors perform an adjustment, the joint space opens minimally allowing a release of pressure. The cracking sound is nothing more than a result of the positive mechanical gas exchange which yields increased movement and improvement in overall function.

Is it safe to adjust myself?

Adjustments are safe when they are performed by a trained and licensed professional, so leave the adjusting to the doctors!


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Key Potential Chiropractic

60 SE Laurel St
Waukee, IA 50263

(515) 325-4325