Frequently Asked Questions
Once I start going will I have to go forever?
We hope that once you begin to feel less pain, more balanced, less stressed and more energetic you will like the feeling. Periodic chiropractic adjustments help to maintain that feeling. Think of it like going to the gym. If your goal is to lose a few pounds you can go to the gym for a short time and succeed. However, if you stop going to the gym you may put back on weight but more importantly you won’t feel as good or be as healthy. You don’t have to go to a dentist forever but periodic cleanings are a good idea. Like a health club work-out or a dental cleaning, periodic spinal check-ups will help you feel and perform your best. If you stop going to the chiropractor, spine and nerve stress may continue to build up as before and if that stress build-up is not relieved, your body and overall health will suffer.
Why would a young child need Chiropractic care?
Newborn’s have received spinal adjustments especially after difficult or traumatic births. Young children learning to walk can fall upwards of 30 times each day. These repetitive traumas can cause vertebral misalignments (subluxations). If they are left unchecked bigger problems later in life can develop.
Is Chiropractic safe?
Chiropractic is among the safest of the healing arts.
What do I wear during a visit?
You may wear whatever you like. Clothing is not removed during office visits. If you are receiving diagnostic testing, such as x-rays (most often on your initial visit) you may be asked to put on a gown. Most patients are comfortable if they wear loose fitting clothes.
Does it hurt?
Chiropractic adjustments are very gentle and do not cause pain.
What education does your Doctor have?
Dr. Steve Duensing received his undergraduate degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He then received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Duensing also holds a certification in Applied Kinesiology from the International College of Applied Kinesiology.
Can I see a Chiropractor if I have had back surgery or other serious conditions?
Yes. If you have a fracture in your back or neck you should wait for the fracture to heal. If you have had surgery chiropractic care may help prevent the common occurrence known as “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.” Chiropractic care may help prevent repeated operations.
What is Applied Kinesiology?
Applied Kinesiology (AK), developed by Dr. George Goodheart in 1964, uses bioenergetic feedback through testing the strength of various muscles in the body. This highly individualized, in-depth system of analysis, allows the doctor to assess various aspects of a patient's state of health by evaluating and treating postural and muscular imbalances, neurovascular and neurolymphatic points, subluxation, cranial-sacral movement, acupuncture meridians and nutritional status. This is a highly effective treatment system which focuses on whole body care.
AK allows the skilled health practitioner to evaluate functional illness, which typically precedes disease. This highly individualized, in-depth sytem of analysis, allows the doctor to assess various aspects of a patient's state of health by evaluating and treating postural and muscular imbalances, neurovascular and neurolymphatic points, subluxation, cranial-sacral movement, acupuncture meridians and nutritional status. This is a highly effective treatment system which focuses on whole body care. AK enables health investigation without intrusion. AK gives insight into the underlying causes and solutions to many functional health problems.