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Meet Dr. Evan Ruterbories

Evan Ruterbories grew up in the Morningside Area of Sioux City. He graduated from Bishop Heelan. For undergraduate studies he attended Iowa State University where he received a degree of Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Kinesiology.

Dr. Ruterbories was a member of the Iowa Army National Guard working primarily on Blackhawk helicopters. After graduating from ISU he attended Cleveland University in Kansas City where he received his Doctorate in Chiropractic.

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Schedule your first visit at our new office location at
4281 Sergeant Rd. Sioux City, IA 51106

Services

Exams & Physicals

- School/sports physicals $30

- Thorough exams are giving for new patients or established patients with a new/reaggravation of an injury.

- DOT physicals offered $75 (Must call to schedule an appointment for this physical.)

Diversified Manual Adjustments

Diversified technique is very common technique used by chiropractors. It uses multiple different aspects of other techniques to adapt to the patient. This is the preferred method used in our clinic.

Activator

Most commonly referred as the “clicking tool”. It is not the primary form of adjusting but can be used in replace of manual adjustments. This can be done for those not comfortable with manual adjustments or if there is a certain condition which requires a softer adjustment. A handle held tool is used to give a small precise thrust to restricted joint.

Physiotherapy/rehab

There is more to chiropractic than just giving adjustments. The rehabilitation of affected tissues is just as important as correcting the biomechanics of joints. We offer Electrostimulation Therapy, Myofascial Release, Faktr (a form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization), and K-taping.

Foot Levelers

With every new patient exam, a free scan of your feet for a custom fit functional orthotic is offered. After the scan different options will be explained and a recommendation will be made on which orthotic would be the best fit. Functional orthotics are important because they help correct any imbalances to help prevent future pains and aches and even reduce/eliminate some current aches and pains. The most common condition that orthotics is known to help improve is low back pain.

Frequently Asked Chiropractic Questions

A subluxation is an alteration from a joint’s normal biomechanics. Any joint can become subluxated but specifically in the spine this could lead to diminished space for the nerve roots of the spinal cord.

As you can see in the image at top right, the bone on top is stuck leaning to the right. This results in a closing of the small hole that the nerves, veins, and arteries come out of. This narrowing can irritate or even pinch the nerve, causing you to feel shooting or lightning-like pain into your legs (or wherever that particular nerve runs).

There can be no definitive answer since every patient is different and receives care specific to their condition. Relief of pain can come fairly quick after being treated however, it is important to continue with treatment for the rest of the treatment plan to make sure the joint continues to have correct biomechanics which will help prevent the pain from returning.

Chiropractic doesn’t cure anything nor is it a treatment for disease. If there’s going to be any healing, your body will do it on its own. The best doctors reduce the interferences that may be preventing your body from performing its innate healing capacity. That’s why Chiropractors are so interested in the nervous system. With a revived nerve supply, your self-healing abilities are unleashed!

Subluxations are usually the result of physical, emotional, or chemical stresses. Physical stresses might include slips and falls, accidents, repetitive motions or improper posture. Emotional stress, such as grief, anger, depression and stress may produce or contribute to a subluxation. Alcohol, drugs, or preservatives are common examples of chemical stress on the body.

In the early stages of a subluxation, symptoms may not be obvious. With time the will continue to become worse and will start to effect the surrounding tissues and ultimately will lead to degeneration. The results of a thorough examination can reveal the location and severity of any subluxations you may have.

Perhaps you are wondering, “When the doctor finds a subluxation in my spine and adjusts it, will it hurt? Chiropractic adjustments usually cause very little, if any, discomfort and many people find that adjustments are relaxing and actually feel good.

Dr. Ruterbories uses as little force as necessary to make an adjustment. He has been trained in several different techniques to suit a wide variety of conditions and accommodate almost any patient request.

Probably Not. The cracking and popping sounds are the same, but the location the sound came from is most likely different. When people “self-adjust” the most probable result is that the joints above or below the problem joint are cavitating (the term used for that popping sound). This produces a sound similar to the one heard when a chiropractor adjusts a joint but the actual joint that is restricted or otherwise not functioning properly is left unchanged.

As you can see, the image on the left depicts that there is in fact a subluxation present. The middle picture is what most likely happens when a person self-adjusts a problem area. The joints above and below the problem joint cavitated but the problem joint remained the same. On the right, the problem joint was addressed properly and the rest of the spine is now in proper alignment while leaning to the right.

IT IS NEVER RECOMMENDED TO ADJUST YOUR OWN NECK. IT COULD CAUSE SEVERE UNWANTED OUTCOMES LIKE A STROKE OR DEATH IF PERFORMED BY UNTRAINED INDIVIDUALS.

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