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333 Main St. McGregor, Iowa 52157

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does Strutt Clinic accept my insurance?
A: Strutt Clinic participates in the following insurance groups:

1. Gundersen Lutheran Health Plan
2. Unity Health Insurance
3. Blue Cross Blue Shield
4. Health Partners (3M)  Midlands Choice
5. United Healthcare

Q: If I am pregnant can I still receive chiropractic care?
A: Absolutely. Chiropractics gentle, drug-free approach is especially beneficial during pregnancy. We have special tables that allow you to safely and comfortably lie face down during a spinal evaluation. You may receive chiropractic care throughout your pregnancy.

Q: What exactly is an adjustment and are they safe?
A: A chiropractic adjustment is a gentle force applied to assist the body in the removal of vertebral subluxation. An adjustment is not designed to overpower the body rather to work with the innate forces that exist. It is a specific force given in a specific direction with the intent of removing interference to the body's normal  function and repair.

Q: What is that cracking noise?
A: Actually, not all adjusting techniques produce the sound associated with “popping knuckles.” Some create no sound at all, some a little. The sound is caused by gas rushing in to fill the partial vacuum created when joints are separated slightly during a spinal adjustment.

Q: Why would a young child need chiropractic care?
A: Newborns have received spinal adjustments especially after difficult or traumatic births. Young children learning to walk can fall upwards of 30 times each day. These repetitive traumas can cause vertebral misalignments (subluxations). If they are left unchecked bigger problems later in life can develop.

Q: What should I wear to a chiropractic visit?
A: You may wear whatever you like. Most patients are asked to put on a gown once arriving to the adjusting room. Some patients are comfortable if they wear loose fitting clothes.

Q: Are the adjustments private?
A: Yes. We have 5 private consultation and adjusting rooms.

Q: Can I see a chiropractor if I've had back surgery or other serious conditions?
A: Yes. If you have a fracture in your back or neck you should wait for the fracture to heal. If you have had surgery chiropractic care may help prevent the common occurrence known as “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.” Chiropractic care may help prevent repeated operations.

Q: How often should I see a chiropractor?
A: The answer is different for each individual. How often you should be checked depends upon the amount of chemical, emotional or physical stress you experience. As your spine becomes healthier you will need to be adjusted less frequently.

Q: Will you work with my medical doctor?
A: Absolutely. We are in frequent communication with many of our patients' medical doctors. We receive numerous referrals from local medical doctors and always communicate openly with them so we are sure you are receiving the best possible care.

Q: How can I tell if my spine is healthy?
A: If you have any of the following you may suspect some spinal imbalance:

1. Your heels wear out unevenly
2. You can’t take a deep breath
3. Your jaw clicks
4. You have to “crack” your neck and back a lot.
5. You can’t twist or turn your head or hips equally
6. You are often fatigued
7. You have poor concentration
8. You have low resistance to disease
9. Your foot flares out when walking
10. One leg appears shorter than the other
11. You have poor posture
12. You have headache, back aches, sore or tender muscles or joints.
13. You feel stiffness in your back and neck
14. You just don’t feel right, you are in general poor health

Q: Do chiropractors believe in medicine and surgery?
A:Certainly. Intervention in the form of medicine or surgery is absolutely necessary but there is never a time when spinal care is not essential to health


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