Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

We know that people have many questions about chiropractic care. We hope to answer some of those questions here. For all others, please feel free to call us or submit an inquiry on our contact form.

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Is it expensive?

Chiropractic care is NOT expensive.  It is covered my most major insurance companies.  For those who need to pay out of pocket, we keep our prices low and offer affordable community plans for those who require more treatment.

do you accept insurance?

Of course. We also accept HSAs and FSAs, which are great for covering adjustments, Alpha Stim rentals, Spectracell tests, and for purchasing supplements.

In network insurance we accept:

  • Aetna: referrals sometimes required

  • United Health Care: requires a referral from your primary care physician

  • Cigna: requires a referral from your primary care physician

  • Medicare: No referral required

  • Veterans Choice: referral required from the VA

Other insurances are occasionally accepted. Please call us to find out.

do you take medicade?

We do not currently accept Health Partners.

Is chiropractic care safe for pregnant women?

Chiropractic care is not only safe for pregnant women, it is critical piece towards achieving optimal health during pregnancy.  Dr. Tripp would argue that it during pregnancy could be the MOST important time to see a chiropractor.

While pregnant, your body is dealing with countless changes, which can stress the body and the nervous system in many different ways. Through chiropractic care, we can ensure that your body is properly aligned and that the alignment is maintained throughout the remainder of the pregnancy. In addition to maintaining alignment, chiropractic care can also support your body and nervous system as it deals with the stresses that are placed on it.   One specific area that the chiropractor will focus on is the pelvis. Pelvic dysfunction can cause issues with the positioning of a developing baby and impact delivery. Chiropractic care during pregnancy will reduce this dysfunction.

Dr. Tripp has studied with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is certified in Webster Technique.  Webster technique is the analysis and correction of pelvic biomechanical function in pregnant women. When a baby is mispositioned (such as with a breech baby) but you are able to correct the issues with the mother, the baby is able to relax and turn head down, which can prevent the need for a c-section.

how many sessions are needed?

This is a very common question! And the short answer is that each case is different (sorry, but it it’s true!).

There are certain factors that allow for us to generalize a little bit more about the length of a person’s treatment. Factors such as frequency of previous chiropractic visits, age, and health can all shape this response. For instance, if a person is new to chiropractic care, especially if it is later in life, and if bodily dysfunction has built up over time, more treatments may be necessary in the early stage. That is why it is commonly advised to seek out chiropractic treatment BEFORE major issues arise!

Once a patient is ready for preventative and wellness care, we might recommend treatment ranging from once per week to once every 3 moths - it all depends.  Certain cases such as those seen with serious athletes, people with jobs that place a high stress on the body, chronic disease sufferers, etc. may need to be seen more frequently to restore alignment and the damages that are done to your body during marathons, chronic typing, and more. Dr. Tripp commonly refers to this as the retainer for post-braces: if you stop wearing the retainer, you risk your teeth relocating to the original position: after alignment is restored to your spine, you need wellness appointments to retain that spinal alignment.

Dr. Tripp has been in chiropractic care for over 7 years now. He suffered from severe chronic pain in his lower back, shoulders, and knees. Thanks to chiropractic care, he is finally pain free, and has been for several years; he gets routinely adjusted 1-2 times per month!

who do you treat?

See a list of our most common types of patients here.

What does chiropractor mean?

In short, it means a “hand practitioner.” A chiropractor is a practitioner who reduces nervous system dysfunction through natural methods.  Dysfunction of the nervous system will undoubtedly lead to dysfunction in other parts of the body. One of the best ways to reduce this dysfunction is with spinal and joint manipulation.  The prefix “chiro” means “hand.” The goal of the chiropractor is to correct dysfunction in the body without the use of pharmaceutical drugs or surgery. We use safe and natural methods such as spinal manipulation, soft tissue therapy, exercise, postural training, nutritional counseling, and other modalities.

is it addictive?

Chiropractic care is NOT addictive! We do however see a high return rate once people see the benefit of the care. Whenever Dr. Tripp gets this question, he compares it to the example of diet and exercise: if you start a healthy diet and exercise regiment, you feel the benefit and wish to continue.  You are not addicted to a healthy diet or to exercising the same way that a person does not get addicted to chiropractic care. You simply understand the great benefit and want to continue care.

do you have to be an athlete to be a chiropractor?

While it is true that all professional sports teams have on site chiropractors, and that all serious athletes should see a chiropractor for optimal performance, this is one of Dr. Tripp’s LEAST  favorite misconceptions! EVERYONE should be seen by a chiropractor. We all use our nervous system to carry out EVERY action in our daily routine. A chiropractor’s job is to reduce nervous system dysfunction.  Chiropractic care is essential for every and anyone looking to achieve optimal health.

Do you accept personal injury patients?

We do take personal injury patients, as injuries from automobile accidents can be life altering. We are dedicated to delivering outstanding treatment to all of our patients, including those who suffer from injuries as a result of personal injury or an automobile accident.

does it hurt?

The adjustments alone are not painful at all.  Rather, they are quick and gentle. If Dr. Tripp decides to do any soft tissue work (this is common during most sessions), some of the techniques used to work on muscles and soft tissue can be painful at times. He compares the level of pain to a deep tissue massage: there can be a similar pain/sensation during treatment of the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, tendons, etc.).

how long is an appointment?

When an individual comes in for a first appointment, your doctor will conduct a medical history intake and examination.  The patient will receive treatment on the first appointment. We always start with basic chiropractic care initially, adjustments, and light muscle therapy.  We will add in new techniques as treatment continues based on the response to treatment. We intentionally do not to introduce too many new therapies all at once specifically to ensure that we know how a patient responds to each form of treatment. This allows us to tailor the right treatment for you.

 

Cancellation Policy:

We know that sometimes things come up.

We ask that you give us 24 hours notice if you would like to reschedule or cancel your appointment. In order to maintain our own scheduling, we will have to charge you in full if we don’t receive proper notice.

To reschedule or cancel, please give us a call.