Optimal Health
17651 1st Avenue South
Normandy Park, WA

FAQs For Our Des Moines Chiropractic Patients

Chiropractic care is one of the most widely sought alternative therapies in Des Moines WA. As an all-natural, non-invasive form of treatment, chiropractic care is compatible with a variety of other medical treatments and alternative therapies.

For patients suffering from musculoskeletal conditions, muscle pain, injuries and other conditions, chiropractic care can help. At Optimal Health Spine + Wellness Clinic, we help our patients get treatment for current conditions and avoid future injuries, illnesses and chronic conditions.

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a form of treatment that focuses on the manipulation of the joints and vertebrae of the spine to realign the spinal column and reduce pressure on the spinal cord. This process, known as spinal manipulation, can help improve the functioning of the central nervous system.

Over time, spinal manipulation can help the body heal from injuries, fight off illnesses, avoid chronic conditions and more. Spinal adjustment is usually administered with other therapies like massage. Together, massage and spinal adjustment can help the body function more efficiently, which can help the patient to stay healthy.

What chiropractic services are provided at this clinic?

At your Des Moines chiropractor, we administer spinal adjustment to all of our patients. In addition, we use massage therapy to help reduce inflammation, improve mobility, reduce muscle stiffness and reduce the stress that can cause muscle pain and injury.

What conditions/injuries are treated with chiropractic?

  • Back pain. Back pain can be caused by herniated disc or subluxations, a condition that occurs when the spinal column presses against the spinal cord. To relieve back pain, we realign the spine using targeted adjustments.
  • Sciatica. Sciatica is a condition that can cause tingling, numbness, and pain in the lower back and down the leg.
  • Auto accident injuries/whiplash. Whiplash is a common condition that occurs when the neck is snapped forward and/or backward, causing tiny tears in the muscles and ligaments of the neck.
  • Neck pain & stiffness. Neck pain can occur as a result of lifestyle factors, poor ergonomics, and posture. We teach patients how to avoid neck injuries and treat neck pain with a spinal adjustment.
  • PI/personal injury. Personal injury accidents like slips, trips, and falls can cause neck injuries, back injuries, and so on. Our treatments can help patients recover and improve their quality of life.
  • Muscle & joint pain. There are a variety of chronic conditions that can cause muscle and joint pain. Our treatments help patients manage chronic muscle and joint pain without using addictive medications.
  • Sports injuries (e.g., runner’s knee, plantar fasciitis, etc.). Soft tissue damage is a common problem among athletes. We help patients avoid injuries and heal naturally so they can stay active during the training season and during competitions.
  • Headaches & migraines. Headaches and migraines frequently occur because of stress and/or neck injuries. By realigning the spine, we can help patients avoid headaches and migraines.

Is chiropractic from the Des Moines chiropractor safe?

Chiropractic care from the chiropractor in Des Moines WA is a gentle, natural form of treatment that’s tailored to the individual. All chiropractic treatments are safe, even for very young patients and for older patients.

How many treatments do I need?

This depends on the treatment goals for the patient. Patients suffering from injuries will only need as many treatments as are required to help the body recover. Patients suffering from chronic conditions can benefit from chiropractic care for years.

Do you accept insurance?

As your chiropractor in Des Moines WA, we do accept insurance! We also offer free consultations to patients.

What types of Des Moines patients do you see?

At Optimal Health Spine + Wellness Clinic, we see patients who range in age, from children to seniors. Our chiropractor Dr. Nicole Leshaw has been treating patients throughout the Normandy Park, Burien, Des Moines and SeaTac area since 1996. To make an appointment and see the chiropractor for treatment, contact us today at (206) 202-0354

Optimal Health Spine At Optimal Health Spine & Wellness, in the Normandy Park area, we have incorporated Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, and Naturopathy Services to bring you lasting wellness from the inside out.

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