Chiropractic Adjustments for Adults

Every new patient in our office will start with a consultation to discuss their case. After the consultation, there will be an examination of the patient and x-rays are taken if deemed necessary. Once the issues have been diagnosed, we move into treatment of the patient with chiropractic and/or acupuncture care. Other forms of physiotherapy may be used as well. A treatment plan is set up for each patient based on their conditions to achieve the best results possible.

What are Five Oaks Goals?

Increasing mobility, function, and decreasing signs and symptoms from subluxations are our first goals when it comes to adults. After the signs and symptoms have decreased our next goal is to correct your spine to the best of your body’s ability, ensuring that you don’t just feel better – you actually are better because the structure of your spine is better. Our last goal is to increase the strength of the deep intrinsic muscles of the spine through core exercises. These exercises work to stabilize the spine in the corrected position so it stays there.

Why adults need chiropractic?

Chiropractic care benefits all aspects of your body’s ability to be healthy. This is accomplished by working with the nervous system, which is the communication system that your innate uses to coordinate, regulate and repair the body. Dr. Doug Gunderson works to correct misalignments that cause interference to the nerve system. An imbalanced nervous system means an imbalanced body, mind, and life. There is not one aspect of a person’s experience that is not affected by the nervous system. Thus Chiropractic adjustments are highly beneficial.

Common conditions treated by chiropractic and acupuncture are:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder and hip pain
  • Arthritic pain
  • Pregnancy issues
  • And much more…

What does chiropractic care involve?

You can expect to experience a hands-on approach to spinal manipulation and other treatments. Chiropractic care is that properly aligning the body’s musculoskeletal structure, especially, the spine, will allow the body to heal itself without the need for surgery. Dr. Gunderson will use a sudden and controlled level of force to help improve the quality of motion experienced in that particular joint.

How many sessions will it take?

The actual number of adjustments will vary depending on many factors such as the length of time the problem has been present.


  • Greater feeling of calm even under stress
  • Better sleep and more energy throughout the day
  • Increased immune function
  • Less pain: chronic discomforts, headaches, joint aches
  • Increased mental acuity
  • Reduced anxiety, blood pressure, depression

What Clients Say

Treatment with Dr. Gunderson changed my life. Not only did my chronic back pain disappear by the end of our treatments, but my general health improved almost instantly too. Thank You!

Stacey B, Ames, IA

I’ve been examined by chiropractors in KC and Doug was quicker to find the problem than my last chiropractors. After 2-3 months of treatment, I haven’t felt better in my life. He advised me on how to sleep at night and that has improved my quality of life tremendously.

John A, Ames, IA

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Phone: 515-233-2515


Address: 809 Wheeler Street #109
Ames, Iowa 50010


“Look Well to the Spine for the Cause of Disease.” – Hippocrates