What is Chiropractic Care?

What is Chiropractic Care?


What is Chiropractic Care?

chiropractic careChiropractic care is an important tool that helps you get back to enjoying life. Beyond reducing pain, spinal adjustments enhance the ability of the nervous system to function at an optimal level.

About 96 percent of surveyed ChiroCare patients rated the outcomes of their treatments at or above a ‘Good’ rating. Triggers your body’s ability to heal Chiropractors recognize that many factors affect your health, including exercise, nutrition, sleep, environment and heredity.

Chiropractic focuses on maintaining your health naturally to help your body resist disease, rather than simply treating the symptoms of disease.

Comprehensive pain relief

Whether you have shoulder pain after a sports injury, chronic low back pain, or other pain issues, Airport Chiropractic has the expertise you need to get you back to an active lifestyle. We offer chiropractic care that is customized to your needs. We are kid-friendly and accept patients of all ages. Call our friendly staff to make an appointment!

Eliminate your pain and other symptoms

  • Upper, mid, or low back pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Carpal tunnel and double crush syndrome
  • Extreme pain in the chest, arm, and leg
  • Hip, knee, ankle, and foot pain
  • Headaches




Are chiropractors doctors?

Yes. Although doctors of Chiropractic are not medical doctors, they must complete a thorough education process to receive their license. The educational standards for chiropractors are among the highest of any health care profession.

Is chiropractic treatment right for my type of pain?

Whether you have back pain, neck pain, or headaches, a chiropractor will have the necessary expertise to treat your pain. Other types of pain chiropractors specialize in include sports' injuries and disorders with muscles, ligaments, and joints. Chiropractic treatment strengthens and repairs your core body structure to improve your overall health while treating your pain.

What is a chiropractic adjustment? Does it hurt?

During your chiropractic adjustment, Dr. Schiltz will apply a specific, precise force to a spinal joint that is not moving as it should. This process corrects structural misalignment and prevents nervous system interference to improve your spinal function, reduce your pain, and improve your health.

Chiropractic adjustment uses gentle pressure and as little force as possible, so it is rare for it to cause discomfort. You may even feel pain relief right after your treatment. If you do experience soreness, it is usually similar to the soreness incurred when you begin a new exercise program. If you experience soreness, drink water, apply an ice pack, and lightly stretch after your visit to ease your discomfort.

Why are there popping sounds during adjustments? Are adjustments safe?

Chiropractic treatment is widely accepted as one of the safest back and neck treatments available. Not only is it drug-free and non-invasive, but also very safe when you work with a licensed chiropractor. The popping noises that you hear are not from your bones. They are your joints which are releasing small pockets of air. Chiropractic treatment affects only the connective tissue that holds your joint together.

What kind of adjustment will I receive? Will it eliminate my pain?

At Airport Chiropractic, you will always receive individualized treatment based on your specific condition and needs. Depending on your size, weight, age, and health, Dr. Schiltz will make modifications to your care. Chiropractic care has successfully eased and eliminated back pain for many patients. If you experience chronic back pain, don't let it go untreated for a minute longer!  

Is chiropractic care safe for pregnant women?

Not only is chiropractic care safe if you are pregnant, but it can even improve your pregnancy experience, including making delivery easier. As with all of our chiropractic treatments, your care during pregnancy will correspond to your pregnancy stage and personal needs.

How common is back pain?

Over 80% of all people suffer from lower back pain during their lives. It is one of the most common reasons patients miss work and visit the doctor.

Do I have to remove my clothing during my appointment?

No, our daily visits do not require the clothing to be removed. If x-rays are necessary, you may be asked to wear a gown for optimal x-rays.

What are subluxations?

Bone out, putting pressure on nerves, causing problems. When spinal bones move improperly, they can affect nerve communication between your brain and body. Subluxations are stress responses that cause muscle spasms, spinal bone locking, and the chafing of nearby nerves, breaking down communication between your brain and parts of your body.

This issue can cause a variety of health problems including headaches, back pain, stomach problems, and more. Wherever the nerve impulse issue exists, it can cause issues.

Freeing your spine of subluxations will improve your health and allow nerve impulses to travel through your spine. Chiropractic adjustment is the only natural way to detect and treat subluxations.


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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I have been bringing my children to Airport Chiropractic Center since they were 1 week old. Dr Schiltz and his staff helped my children reduce and almost eliminate ear infections. Now that they are involved in sports, I find it very important to keep the spines in alignment."
    Stacy - Des Moines, IA
  • "Dr Schiltz has been taking care of me for over 16 years. I started going to him after a terrible fall on the ice in 1995, causing extreme lower back pain. He has incredible techniques to relieve lower back pain and headaches. Thanks Dr. Schiltz for the great exercises over the years to help strengthen my core. If I was more diligent in doing the exercises, I would probably not need you so frequently. Thanks for not giving me a hard time on not following your directions and most of all thanks for all the relief over the years."
    Melisha P., Des Moines, IA
  • "Extremely wonderful and the best experience I’ve had so glad I went there and I suggest anybody that needs adjusted go to this man he does miracles"
    Teufik Hodzic