Patients seek chiropractors for a wide variety of conditions. While headaches, back and neck pain are the most common, patients often elect chiropractic care for a wide variety of conditions including pain, tingling or numbness, easier pregnancy and labor, peak performance by athletes and wellness.
After medicine and dentistry, chiropractic is the third largest health care field. It is the largest drug free health care profession. Years of research have demonstrated its value in a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions; and additionally for its wellness purposes. According to the American Chiropractic Association, the most common therapeutic procedure used by the profession is spinal manipulation which is also called a chiropractic adjustment or an "adjustment" for short.
Adjustments are methods of creating change in the nervous system, traditionally via the largest conduit of the nervous system, the spine. The nervous system controls and coordinates the entire body and thus chiropractic can have far reaching effect in improving the body's function and general health.
Chiropractic adjustments are gentle, safe and effective. The methods used to deliver an "adjustment" vary from applying pressure with hands, hand held instruments or using a mechanical table. Dr. Kuhn is trained in a wide variety of techniques and will tailor your treatment to what is best for your condition, most comfortable and most safe for you. For more information about chiropractic adjustments go to our subpage on "Adjustments".
Because Chiropractic is a profession and not just a single therapy, chiropractors often use additional adjunctive therapies along with the chiropractic adjustment.
You can find out more about each of these that are bolded on their respective web pages on this site. Or call 319-236-1000 for a free consultation with Dr. Kuhn.