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Learn steps which can be taken to boost your child’s athletic performance and prevent injuries this fall sports season.
Check out these simple changes you can make at work to prevent further breakdown of your health.
Keystone Chiropractic provides personalized care and recommendations to help You get the highest quality results. Structural chiropractic care works best when patients actively participate in the process.
Allergies and Immune System response have an intimate relationship with the Nervous System. Learn how Structural Chiropractic care may boost immunity and lessen the severity of allergies.
Pediatric digestive problems affect millions of infants each year. Learn how structural chiropractic may help.
At Keystone Chiropractic, we are different from the many conventional chiropractors in the area. Learn how our focus, NeuroStructural Correction, stands out from the pack.
At Keystone Chiropractic we TEST and don’t guess with your health. Learn more about our examination process and how it differs from conventional chiropractic.
Learn tips to optimize your workouts in the New Year and avoid unnecessary soreness and fatigue.
Consider giving the Gift of Health this Holiday Season. Contact Keystone Chiropractic TODAY to purchase a Complete Structural Examination, and check out our list of Preferred Partners.
The average American sleeps about 7 hours per night according to estimates. That is a long time to be in a relatively still position. Is it bad to sleep in a position that compromises your spine all night? Evidence suggests that poor sleeping habits may affect your health. One way to counter this is with […]
Anterior Head Syndrome is a secondary condition caused by structural shifts in the upper spine which can lead to a variety of health concerns which many people in West Des Moines deal with every day. If you are experiencing a health concern and would like to learn if structural corrective chiropractic care may help, […]
It’s always fun to meet and get to know the people that make up the Des Moines community. When people learn that we’re chiropractors, we get an array of responses. We mostly hear about their problem areas, chiropractic experiences, and how chiropractic has positively impacted their lives. Sometimes, we get a look of fear with […]
How important is your Nervous System? It’s the system that controls and coordinates EVERY function in your body. It is vital to the quality and quantity of your life.
“Dr. Megan, my pain is in my neck. Why are you adjusting my low back?” We get questions like this often in our office, and the concerns are extremely valid. There are several things that go into deciding what bone(s) needs to be adjusted and surprisingly, the location of the adjustment is not dependent on […]
Take time to learn about why self-manipulation may have harmful effects to your spine and nervous system.
A common condition that we have seen more frequently in our office is temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJD. Many people have the occasional jaw pain when taking a bite of a big burger or crunching down on hard candy, but people with chronic jaw pain can suffer terribly. TMJ problems occur in the joint […]
Do you or someone you know suffer from debilitating migraines? Dr. Megan gives you insight as to how Neurostructural Chiropractic care, here in West Des Moines, may lead to lasting resolution of these headaches when other conventional treatments have not worked.
If you or someone you know has one or more of the following signs, it is likely an indication of a structural abnormality in the body’s inner framework, the spine. 1.) Chronic Headaches Headaches are a huge indicator that someone has a problem in their upper spine. There are many different types of headaches and […]
Dr. Megan discusses the 3 P’s of pregnancy which can help you throughout pregnancy, labor and delivery in West Des Moines.
Your baby has all the signs: loud piercing cry, flexed legs, tensed abdominal muscles, and clenched fists. The crying is excessive and uncontrollable. Your stress is high and you are frustrated because nothing you try seems to soothe or calm them down. You’ve fed them, changed them, sang to them, rocked them, and you’re not […]
These tips from Keystone Chiropractic can help reduce the risk of your child developing secondary problems from backpack wear as they head back to school in the greater Des Moines area.
There is no such thing as a silver bullet when it comes to health. There are no shortcuts or quick fixes. However, your body DOES have an amazing ability to heal and recover, sometimes far quicker than you might expect. Health is a result of meeting the vital requirements of the human body. Plants […]
If concussions are happening in professional sports, they’re happening at your child’s school in West Des Moines, too.
It is important to keep in mind at all times of the year, but as the mercury rises, it’s more important than ever to focus on how much fluids your body receives each day. Water is one of the most essential components of the human body; it makes up over half of it! It regulates body […]
Learn how to reach the Next Level of your athletic performance in West Des Moines.
“One day I felt fine, and then the next day I was just miserable…” Have you heard someone say this? Probably enough that it’s hard to recognize the absurdity of that statement. Except for severe trauma like car accidents, major falls, poisoning, etc., people do not suddenly become ill. Disease is not happen spontaneously. Small […]
This week we describe Dowager’s Hump, its causes, and how it may be corrected.
Have you ever wondered how you are able to walk through your house in the middle of the night, and still with a reasonable amount of confidence, not run into walls? It is pretty obvious that being in your own house you have seen it numerous times during the day that you are able to recall […]
The most recent video from Keystone Chiropractic discusses the difference between NeuroStructural Chiropractic and conventional manipulation in West Des Moines.
Finding the right Chiropractor for YOU can be difficult. Watch these great tips on choosing the Best Chiropractor for you in West Des Moines.
As you may have heard on sports news, one of the devastating injuries feared by athletes is the “terrible triad” the combination of a torn ACL, MCL, and medial meniscus of the knee. Often requiring surgery, this injury can knock athletes off the field or court for at least six months or more, or force them […]
Spring is in full swing and summer is quickly approaching in Des Moines. With it comes a variety of outdoor activities including farmer’s markets, festivals, getting out on the trails, and everyone’s favorite…mowing the lawn! Whether mowing the lawn is your favorite thing to do or not, it’s a necessary evil to help keep your […]
When was the last time you had a headache? Perhaps it was it was last month, it may have been a few days ago, or maybe you have one right now! Headaches are a well-known and common discomfort that most people experience in their lives. They can range from a dull discomfort the morning after a few too many […]
As the New Year began, you may have started a new exercise regime or class. Whether you’re new to exercise or not, many people, especially if pressed fro time tend to skip the warm-up, figuring the main workout is what really counts. Warming up before exercise is neither the fun nor glamorous part of your […]
Wishing you a healthy 2016! A new year is a time many reflect on the past year and look ahead to what’s to come. What are you looking forward to? Are there areas of your life you wish to improve? Some of the most common goals at the start or at other times of the year […]
The holiday season is underway with many parties and other festivities around the Des Moines area. Perhaps you’ve already attended holiday parties with friends, family, or coworkers and have more to look forward to. These gatherings often have a focus around FOOD! You may have seen headlines or read articles on ways to cut carbs or […]
People are often surprised to find out that we work with so many kids in the office. Most people are under the impression that children are way too young to have a structural problem in the spine. It is true that some kids we check in the office have no structural problems at all. However, […]
Fall is in full swing, and with the first snow in Des Moines on Friday, winter seems to be creeping up already. With the change in season comes the returning threat of “seasonal” illnesses like colds and the flu. Have you ever wondered why there is such a thing as “seasonal” illness? Why would viruses and […]
Often times, when describing Neuro-Structural Correction to a patient, we’ll liken it to the alignment of a car. If there is a shift within the frame of the car, or a structural issue, secondary problems are likely to occur. Similarly, when there are structural shifts of the spine, secondary conditions are likely to arise. And, […]
Many people look forward to this time of year due to the high number of running and walking races across the Des Moines area, including the IMT Des Moines Marathon that was a few weeks ago. Running is a common form of exercise chosen by people that want to increase their fitness abilities. Programs like Couch to 5k have encouraged millions […]
Have you noticed a squishy bump on the back of the neck of yourself or a loved one and wondered what it was? One of the most common postural deformities for women (and sometimes men, too) is seen on the image to the left; the small little hump at the point where the neck meets […]
Halloween, and Beggars’ Night in Des Moines, are coming up at the end of the week which may raise concerns over children and their sugar intake from candy. That’s largely understandable, and it is not unusual for children to finish the evening with several pounds of candy in tow. All the press that surrounds sugar and candy intake at Halloween time seems odd, though, […]
One of the most common problems that people talk about is lack of energy. If you’re reading this right now, you may be in the midst of a mid-afternoon crash, and looking for some stimulation to keep your energy and focus up. The “energy crisis” problem has become so widespread that energy drinks such as 5 […]
We are asked a variety of questions by patients, family, and friends. Common ones include, “What treatment works? Does acupuncture work? How about massage therapy? What about physical therapy? Would conventional chiropractic help? Maybe surgery is the best thing?” Of course, the number one inquiry of Keystone Chiropractic is if Neuro-Structural Chiropractic works. Choose the Provider […]
Pregnancy is a major event in any woman’s life. Whether it is her first or fifth, it is important to ensure that normal structure of her spine is maintained to diminish the chances of secondary issues arising throughout pregnancy, labor, and delivery. One of the secondary problems that women may face is dystocia, or a difficult […]
You may have noticed that brain health makes its way into the news now and again, especially as it relates to things like dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and overall cognitive function. Why is it a big deal? In short, your brain is your most valuable health asset. The brain and nervous system work together to […]
As people age, they are not only looking to live longer, but better as well, and that includes avoiding the effects of chronic inflammation. Inflammation treatment is a big industry because of that. There is a long list of medications, supplements, and salves aimed at managing chronic inflammation, and the number of advertisements for anti-inflammatory […]
Fall is here and the fall sports season is well underway around the Des Moines metro. Unfortunately, along the spectrum from young to professional atheletes, comes the risk of concussion. Each year, nearly 2 million traumatic brain injuries occur, 75% of which are concussions. Approximately 300,000 of those are sports related, in large part, due […]
Many people have concerns about visiting a chiropractic office and the potential exposure to ionizing radiation through spinal x-rays. People are concerned with the cumulative effects of the radiation, particularly after the media and TV icons discuss it. The use of x-ray, even in chiropractic, is mixed. Some use it to rule out conditions, like […]
Is sugar addictive? Can it lead to other problems? What are the effects of excess sugar on your body? Before we can talk about the health consequences of consuming too much sugar, it’s important to understand why we like sweets and the effect they have on the brain and nervous system. The alterations in brain chemistry from […]
You’ve likely heard that not getting enough quality sleep can be detrimental to your health. As a matter of fact, there is quite the price to pay. Being sleep deprived can impair memory, decrease performance and alertness, lead to depression/anxiety, and decrease immune function, leaving you more susceptible to disease. If that doesn’t motivate you, […]
Achy joints, a twinge in the knee, or even a sharp pain from the shoulder to the elbow? That’s all part of normal aging, right? These are complaints that we commonly hear. You may be surprised to learn that most often this is heard from people in their 40’s and 50’s. This type of pain […]
Can you believe it? School is right around the corner. Each year millions of children walk to, from, and around school carrying backpacks filled with books and other materials. Parents, are you aware that your child’s heavy backpack could be damaging their nerves, muscles, and skeleton? The direct pressure of a heavy backpack alone, can […]
One of the most common questions we get is, “Why did you choose the name Keystone Chiropractic?” Our focus is on an area of Chiropractic called Neuro-Structural Correction, and we view the body as an amazing feat of engineering. Every part has a specific function and proper place. When everything is in the right place at […]
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