Frequently Asked Questions in Lakeville

Find the answers below to the most frequently asked questions about Gonstead chiropractors in Lakeville. Having the answers to these common questions can help you choose the best chiropractor Lakeville chiropractor for you. If you don't see the answer below to a question you have, call your team at (952) 595-6325!

How Does Chiropractic Care Help?

Chiropractic care restores and maintains optimal health without the use of prescription drugs or surgery. It provides relief from back pain, neck pain, headaches and a multitude of other musculoskeletal complaints. Chiropractors locate and correct interference to the nervous system caused by misalignments within the spine (vertebral subluxations), so that the body can begin to heal itself. Gonstead chiropractors also specialize in helping with extremity concerns (knees, ankles, wrists, elbows, etc). The goal is to keep you pain-free and mobile, while allowing your body to function at its very best.

I Didn't Hear A Sound. Does That Mean The Adjustment Didn't Work?

Gonstead chiropractors spend a great amount of effort determining exactly where the problem is in the spine and how to address it with precision. Every adjustment is gentle and specific. Gonstead adjustments do often produce an audible “clunk” sound. However, this sound is not produced after every adjustment and this does not mean that the desired results will not be achieved. When the correct vertebra is moved in the correct direction, results are still obtained.

Does Insurance Cover Chiropractic Visits?

Most insurance plans include chiropractic care and Zika Chiropractic is in network with most insurance companies. As a courtesy, our front desk will contact insurance companies to determine exactly what insurance coverage benefits are for a patient. We are transparent and honest, and we want all patients to be fully informed of their benefit coverage upfront.

How Safe Is Chiropractic?

A significant amount of research suggests that chiropractic is a very safe approach to relief from back pain, neck pain, headaches and many other musculoskeletal complaints. When compared to other forms of treatment for similar conditions, such as medication or surgery, chiropractic is extremely safe. Chiropractors have some of the lowest rates of malpractice insurance because they have so few claims brought against them.

Is Chiropractic Care Safe While I'm Pregnant?

Chiropractic is safe during pregnancy. Regular chiropractic care helps with back, hip and joint pain during pregnancy. It can also help with pelvic alignment and balance. Gonstead chiropractors have special chiropractic tables that are designed to adapt to changes that take place during pregnancy. These tables do not put any stress on the developing fetus, while allowing chiropractic care to be safe and provide relief for expecting mothers.

Can I Become Addicted To Chiropractic Adjustments?

Absolutely! Having pain is no fun. Having to take medications to deal with the pain is no fun. Requiring surgery to alleviate chronic pain is no fun. Eliminating pain naturally, without medication or surgery, is fantastic! And just like anything else in life that has value, it is worth maintaining your spine. Just like getting oil changes helps your car engine to run smoothly and getting dental check-ups helps to keep your teeth healthy, maintaining your spine through specific chiropractic adjustments is something worth investing in!

Is Chiropractic Safe For Children?

Just as Gonstead chiropractic care is safe for adults, it is also safe for children. Every adjustment is gentle, specific and precise. Things like childbirth, accidents, falls and sports injuries can cause structural imbalances in children. If left untreated, these things can progress into more severe chronic issues such as chronic neck pain, chronic back pain, or headaches. It is much easier to correct these structural issues during childhood rather than later in life when they have progressed and become more chronic. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

How Much Schooling Does A Chiropractor Have?

After completing an undergraduate degree with a strong emphasis in basic sciences, chiropractors then attend four additional years of chiropractic school to receive their doctorate degree. Chiropractors are held to some of the highest educational standards in any health field and their education standards are quite comparable to that of a medical doctor.

Can I See A Chiropractor If I've Had Back Surgery?

Although most patients that have had spinal surgery can still benefit from chiropractic care, each case is different and must be evaluated on an individual basis. If you have had surgery in the past and are curious if chiropractic could still benefit you, we would encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zika.

How Long Will It Take To Work?

Each patient responds differently depending on a number of factors such as the extent and chronicity of the trauma, stress or injury that has caused the structural imbalance. However, most patients report results within one to three adjustments.

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Friday
9:00am - 1:00pm


Saturday
Closed

Zika Chiropractic
17652 Kenwood Trail
Lakeville, MN 55044
(952) 595-6325