Entries by Keystone Chiropractic

“The 3 P’s” for a Normal Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a major event in any woman’s life.  Whether it is her first or fifth child,  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 […]

Proper Footwear and Your Structure

As part of a complete program of care, there are certain recommendations that we make to help you achieve the best results in the shortest amount of time.  Footwear can be an important and overlooked solution to improving your spinal alignment and avoiding repetitive stress on your structure.  Here are some things to keep in mind: Avoid High […]

Stop Sniffling through Springtime

Take a moment to learn about Allergies and how 4 key ways that Structural Chiropractic may help! Spring is (finally) here in Des Moines. This time of year many people stock up on antihistamines and other medications to help them endure the onslaught of allergy symptoms: sneezing, itching, watery eyes and stuffy noses. Researchers have warned […]

Mobility Tools We Often Recommend

Foam rollers, tennis balls, lacrosse balls, and trigger point hooks can all be great mobility tools we often recommend in conjunction with your structural corrective care. Sometimes, they go together like peanut butter and jelly! As a structurally focused chiropractor, we’re focused on the orientation of the spine & how it impacts the body. It’s […]

Overcoming a Whiplash Injury

Have you had a Whiplash Injury? Are you dealing with neck pain, headaches, numbness & tingling or other issues years later? Learn how Structural Chiropractic might help! If you read almost any research that has ever been done on whiplash injuries, it is almost impossible to not find related health issues following the accident. It […]

DIY Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer Spray

Hand sanitizer. It sounds like a great alternative to washing your hands with soap and water. It’s quick, portable, and convenient, especially when you don’t have running water nearby. It’s important to be cautious of ingredients because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration  ruled in 2016 that manufacturers should stop using triclosan, a common ingredient in […]

HEAT vs. ICE

We often receive this question from many of our patients about whether they should use ice or heat and when they should do so. RULE OF THUMB: Heat is for muscles, Ice is for Injuries Heat What It Does Heat promotes muscle relaxation and can increase range of motion. It opens blood vessels to increase […]

Thoracic Outlet and Carpal Tunnel Syndromes

Numbness and tingling of the arms and hands are common conditions which our patients report. Could you be dealing with Thoracic outlet or Carpal Tunnel syndrome? Watch the video below and download our Health Issue to learn more and how NeuroStructural Chiropractic may be able to help. DOWNLOAD OUR CARPAL TUNNEL HEALTH ISSUE HERE.

What’s the Popping Sound?

What’s the cracking or popping sound when I receive an adjustment? This is a question we get sometimes, especially from new patients that have never been adjusted before but have heard from a friend or relative that they go to the chiropractor to “get cracked”. Thankfully, it turns out that nothing is actually cracking during an […]

Symptoms – Looking Below the Surface

Remember the iceberg that sunk the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic? It turns out that icebergs can be an excellent analogy to explain your health.  The TIP of the iceberg is symbolic of symptoms or pain, such as: Back & Neck pain Sciatica Headaches & Migraines Fatigue Muscular tension Numbness & tingling By the time obvious symptoms rise to […]

Low Back Issues? Avoid These Exercises & Positions

Many people visit our office due to low back issues (sciatica, low back, hip or buttock pain). As our current patients know, our job is to identify and correct any structural abnormalities in the spine, over a period of time, to reduce obstruction on the nervous system. This allows the body to function properly, often […]

How to Keep Your Health Goals Simple This Year

Is a health goal on your radar this year? It can be a confusing and complicated journey with new and conflicting advice coming out everywhere you turn. Let’s think about your health in simple terms and ask… What key things does the body require to be healthy? 1. Movement: The body requires much more and different types of movement […]

Anterior Head Syndrome and Its Effects on You

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, […]

TMJ Dysfunction and Structural Chiropractic

  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 […]

Why Won’t My Baby Stop Crying?

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 […]

When Is Supplementation Necessary?

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 […]

3 Tips for Healthy Hydration

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 […]

Is Your Child Living to Their Potential?

“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 […]

The Root of the Matter

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 […]

What to do about Migraines?

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 […]

Healthy New Year!

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 […]

Do You Work With Kids?

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, […]

What You Need to Know about H2O

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, […]

Is Running Bad for My Body?

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 […]

For Americans, Everyday is Halloween

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, […]

Avoid an Energy Crisis

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 […]

Do You Spend More Time Shopping for a Car…Than You Do for Your Doctor?

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 NeuroStructural Chiropractic works. Choose the Provider […]