Chiropractic care is a branch of the healing arts. It is based upon the understanding that a normally functioning nervous system (especially the spine and nerves extending from the spine to various parts of the body) promotes good health.
Chiropractors specialize in the detection and correction of misalignments in the spine using manipulation techniques designed to remove stress from the nervous system.
Have questions about chiropractic care? Read our answers to some frequently asked questions, and then call us or email us directly to schedule your first appointment with Dr. Steven Kouimanis.
Usually, you do not need a referral in order to get an appointment with a chiropractor. This is because chiropractors are primary care doctors, and as such, you can set up an appointment directly. Because different insurance plans have varying requirements for billing purposes, though, you should always check with your insurer first before scheduling.
Many people are worried that going to the chiropractor will exacerbate their pain rather than alleviate it. However, when care is provided by a certified chiropractor, the treatment is non-invasive and should not leave you worse off in any way. Complications are rare.
Another concern that many new patients have is the fear that if they start chiropractic care, they will need to continue seeking care for months or even years to come. While it is recommended that patients periodically keep up on appointments to ensure that treatment is working as intended, getting care for life is only required in cases of very severe injuries.
Depending upon the type of back surgery you’ve had, yes – you may absolutely benefit from chiropractic care. We can help you to alleviate pain and gain mobility in your spine, two things that are critical to living a comfortable life as you age.
As stated above, chiropractic treatment is non-invasive and is completely safe when performed by a qualified chiropractor. The practice has an excellent safety record. Of course, no treatment is completely free of all adverse effects, but those associated with chiropractic care are rare.
Almost anyone can benefit from chiropractic care, including both adults and children alike. The Mayo Clinic suggests not seeking a chiropractic adjustment if you have cancer in your spine, severe osteoarthritis, numbness or tingling in an arm or leg, instability in the spine and excessive motion of such, or an increased risk of stroke.
The typical person who is seeking chiropractic certification will have a four-year undergraduate degree, and will continue their studies at a higher level of professional study for four to five more years. Certification and licensure are governed by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Dr. Steven Kouimanis maintains his Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic.
There are two very important things that you should look for in a chiropractor: certification/credentials and experience. Once you have identified a chiropractor who has both, choose someone who is dedicated to improving the patient’s outcome and is committed to putting their clients first. You may be working with your chiropractor for a long time – choose someone with whom you feel comfortable.
Kouimanis Chiropractic has been proudly offering professional chiropractor care in the greater Northwest Indiana area for many years.
Dr. Steven Kouimanis is a certified chiropractor with years of experience dealing with a variety of conditions. From crooked spines to whiplash, motor vehicle related injuries to sports injuries; Dr Kouimanis is extremely well trained in alternative pain management methods and rehabilitation.
I have gone to Steve for well over 10 years. My high school daughters go to him as do various other family members, including my mom. I have also referred athletes to Steve for over 10 years and he has done wonders for keeping them healthy and getting them back on the field. I am most impressed with the time…
Dr. Kouimanis is great Working with my son. He always gets him in on last minute notice. I highly recommend Him.
In just a couple weeks, I felt like a whole new person. Thanks so much for the care.
I have been to many chiropractors...Dr. Steve is the best!!! He is very knowledgeable, great with manipulations, kind, calm, with great atmosphere and staff! You will not regret it, in fact, you will wish you hadn't waited so long!
Dr. K is the man. He does a very good job and explains everything so you understand it. I am confident he is the best in the business!!
I finally have a better quality of life after 4 years of pain. Although I've spent thousands in treatments covered and not covered under insurance I was beginning to think I would be dependent on pain meds for the rest of my life. Out of 5 other medical doctors not one has been able to help me not need the…
Dr Steve was first class all the way - very intelligent individual that truly loves his job and it shows.