Gonstead Chiropractor Waukee IA

At Adapt Family Chiropractic, our Waukee IA Gonstead Chiropractor; Dr. Jennifer Morecraft, provides Gonstead chiropractic care for people of all ages and stages of life. The goal of chiropractic care is to correct misalignments in the spine in order to allow the nervous system to function optimally. The nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves) controls and coordinates all of the functions of the body. A correctly aligned spine is essential to restoration of health and pain relief because there is no interference to the communication of nerves throughout the body.

At AFC, Dr. Jen utilizes the Gonstead System of Chiropractic. The Gonstead System consists of 5 components (patient history, visualization, palpation, instrumentation and x-ray) to provide the most precise analysis and adjustment for each individual's spine. Your spine is unique and your chiropractic care should be, too! You can be confident that you are getting the most effective and specific care for your unique condition.

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Adapt Family Chiropractic


Chiropractic treatment is the technique of employing spinal alignment to treat a wide range of physical disorders, including muscular strain, neck discomfort, chronic back pain, and more. Specifically, this is performed by repositioning the spinal column to its correct shape, which provides a non-invasive alternative for pain alleviation.

  • Step 1

    You receive a comprehensive initial consultation


  • Step 2

    Examination is performed, and diagnostic/lab test are ordered


  • Step 3

    Health care team meets to develop your customized plan


  • Step 4

    Exam and test results are reviewed, and plan recommended


  • Step 5

    A natural and conservative approach is taken


  • Step 6

    You enjoy a healthy, high-quality life


Chiropractic Care May Help:

  • Pregnancy Pain

  • Headaches

  • Back Pain

  • Sciatica

  • Vertigo

  • Pediatric Care

  • Neck Pain

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Auto Injuries

  • Scoliosis

What are the benefits of chiropractic care?

Too many individuals believe that chiropractic treatment is only useful for back pain. In fact, chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, including migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, pain from injury or muscle strain, and a variety of other conditions.

Where does Chiropractic Stem From?

Cheir (hand) and praktos (done) are two Greek words that were combined to form the word “chiropractic” or "done by hand." Daniel David Palmer, the founder of chiropractic medicine, selected that particular term as his favorite. During a chiropractic adjustment in 1895, D.D. Palmer treated Harvey Lillard, who was largely deaf at the time. Harvey Lillard later stated that his hearing had improved as a result of the adjustment.

Two years later, D.D. Palmer established the world's first chiropractic school, and in the century that has followed, chiropractic professionals have used spinal adjustments to help people prevent and cope with back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle strain, headaches and migraines, and a variety of other physical ailments. Dr. Palmer's work continues to have an impact on millions of people today.

What kind of education must a chiropractor get?

To become a chiropractor, students must complete at least four years of training at a chiropractic institution, which is usually preceded by an undergraduate degree in the fundamental sciences or many years of experience in a prior related health care profession.

When learning the appropriate diagnosis and treatment techniques to help heal your body and restore it to optimal functionality, students of chiropractic care must spend a minimum of 4,200 hours with their teacher and a minimum of 1,000 hours in fully supervised clinical training with an instructor.

At Adapt Family Chiropractic, our chiropractic staff is available to meet with you and discuss your requirements in further detail. We will work with you to create a program that is tailored to your needs. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Components of the Gonstead System

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