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A Wide Range Of Chiropractic Treatments

in Des Moines, IA

Here at Central Health Chiropractic we offer a wide variety of techniques and treatments to ensure each patient receives the adjustments they are comfortable with. Primarily, Dr. Jake performs osseous manipulative techniques such as Diversified, Gonstead and Thompson techniques. These involve manually moving the bone, often producing an audible release or crack within the joint complex. They are also known as high velocity, low amplitude manipulations. Said another way: quick, specific, and low force manipulations.

Dr. Boyle working on a woman's arm at Central Health Chiropractic

Chiropractic Techniques We Offer

Central Health Chiropractic provides multiple treatments and techniques to make everyone comfortable.
Central Health Chiropractic is the #1 Google reviewed and recommended chiropractor in downtown Des Moines.

Flexion Distraction Technique Chiropractic Relief in Des Moines, IA at Central Health Chiropractic

Flexion Distraction Technique

Here at Central Health, we are one of the few providers of flexion distraction therapy. This technique is gentle, effective, and requires no popping, twisting, or pushing on the lower back. It is also the gold standard conservative treatment for disc injuries, disc compression, and pain radiating into the legs, such as sciatica. The treatment works by decompressing and re-hydrating the discs between each spinal segment. Increased disc space means more room for nerves to exit the spinal column and less chance of any irritation or compression on those nerve roots.

Chiropractic Relief in Des Moines, IA at Central Health Chiropractic

Chiropractic Adjustment: High Velocity

The high velocity, low amplitude chiropractic adjustment is the foundation of chiropractic care. At Central Health Chiropractic, our doctors train heavily in techniques that yield the highest positive results from the lowest force possible to the human body. These techniques include the Diversified, Thompson, and Gonstead methodology. Our doctors use these techniques to locate specific segments of the spine that exhibit improper motion and biomechanics causing nervous system dysfunction. Once found, we deliver a fast, low force, manual adjustment, restoring proper motion within the segment and proper neurological transmissions.

Extreme Adjusting Chiropractic Relief in Des Moines, IA

Extremity Adjusting

Extremity adjusting is also an option here at Central Heath Chiropractic.

Dr. Jake has experience in treating the following conditions:

  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Upper extremity radiculopathy (radiating pain into the arms)
  • Lower extremity radiculopathy (radiating pain into the legs)
  • Osgood Schlatter’s Disease
  • Ligament sprain for each extremity joint
  • Tendonitis
  • Extremity Subluxations
Activator Technique in Des Moines, IA

Activator Technique

If you are not comfortable with other styles of adjustments, Dr. Jake is also comfortable with the Activator Technique. This involves using a spring-loaded instrument to deliver a quick, gentle impulse at the desired restriction point that produces no release. In other words, the activator technique will not crack your spine.

Activator Technique is an instrument-assisted technique. The doctor locates spinal misalignment and corrects it through an impulse sent through a spring-loaded impulse machine. This impulse is swift but gentle. Because of the speed of the device, the force necessary to achieve the desired correction is minimal. There is no audible crack in joints from this technique.

The activator technique is most often used for pediatric and geriatric patients. These patients require very little force to accomplish the desired movement. Simple physics come into play. The faster the impulse, the less mass or pressure is required to deliver the appropriate force.

Conditions We Treat

Below is a list of some of the most common conditions treated at Central Health Chiropractic.
This is not an exhaustive list. Here at Central Health Chiropractic, we have personal experience working with patients living with the following conditions:

Spinal degeneration and arthritis
Upper extremity sprain/strain
Lower extremity sprain/strain
Facet Syndrome
Spinal Stenosis
Spinal disc herniation/protrusion
Parkinson’s Disease
Marfan Syndrome

Cancer: multiple variants
Ear Infections
Chronic Migraines
Scheuermann’s disease
Psoriatic Arthritis
HPT (Hyperparathyroidism)
Celiac Disease
Crohn’s syndrome
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If you have questions about our services or treatment options, schedule an appointment
with our doctor or call us at 515-971-6143 today!

Phone: 515-971-6143


Monday & Wednesday - 7:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Tuesday & Thursday - 12:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Friday 9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

For smart, health-conscious people of all ages who want safe and effective solutions to their health care needs, Central Health Chiropractic is your Des Moines Chiropractor.