FAQS

FAQs

Chiropractors activate your own ability to be heal by restoring function in the nervous system. The nervous system controls communication to all the cells, tissues and organs of your body designed to resist disease and restore health.

Our Minnetonka chiropractors take a noninvasive, natural approach to wellness by finding and removing interferences to your body’s innate ability to heal through chiropractic adjustments and proper alignment.

A chiropractor (Doctor of Chiropractic, DC) is primary care doctor specializing in spinal health and well-being. Our Minnetonka chiropractors focus on the prevention, diagnosis and conservative care of spine-related issues and other joint and soft tissue issues. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, chiropractors also provide therapies, lifestyle recommendations, fitness coaching and nutritional advice.

Most people initially seek chiropractic care as an effective, noninvasive way to treat back pain, neck pain, and headaches and migraines. However, Doctors of Chiropractic also treat other injuries and disorders involving muscles, ligaments and joints throughout the body. The benefits of holistic chiropractic care with an experienced chiropractor extend well beyond correcting and preventing structural issues.

Here are a few conditions and symptoms our chiropractors in Minnetonka often treat:

This is not a full list of ailments we treat. Talk to us if you have a condition that isn’t on the list, and we’ll let you know how we can help.

Chiropractic care has been shown to be safe, effective and more cost effective than other common treatments for back and neck pain. Increasingly, primary care physicians and insurance companies are turning to chiropractic care as a non-invasive, drug free, cost effective solution for pain. Schedule with one of our chiropractors to learn more about your symptoms and chiropractic care.

Yes, we offer online scheduling and can typically accommodate same day appointments. However, if you are ever not finding an option that works in your schedule, please give us a call. We sometimes have options on our end that don’t show online. We also send online paperwork to fill out at your convenience. Schedule online now

 

You may hear a popping sound during your chiropractic adjustment when the joints release little pockets of air, much like when people “crack” their knuckles.

Doctors of Chiropractic (DC’s) apply specific movement to joints using their hands or tools to restore proper alignment and function. They use a variety of highly controlled techniques with minimal force and gentle pressure that vary by the needs of each patient. We also incorporate muscle work and stretching into your adjustment for a holistic and effective approach that help your muscles relax and hold your adjustment.

Chiropractic adjustments rarely causes discomfort. Instead, most patients feel relief immediately after. Mild soreness can occur, like discomfort felt when starting a new exercise program. We can help you with tips after your first visit to help ease any discomfort and promote healing.

Yes! Prenatal chiropractic care has been reported by many women to improve the pregnancy experience by alleviating common symptoms and aches and make delivery easier. Chiropractors can make accommodations at each stage of pregnancy to make moms more comfortable.

Our Minnetonka massage therapists are trained in a variety of techniques, but we specialize in therapeutic massage. Becca Foresman, Certified Massage Therapist, also specializes in Prenatal Massage. Chiropractic care with therapeutic massage can be a powerful combination as your team collaborates on a customized treatment plan to address your symptoms from multiple fronts. Learn more…

Yes, babies & children can benefit from chiropractic treatments. A variety of gentle manual techniques are used for newborns to big kids.

Family chiropractors help with both structural issues that come from falls, blows, sports and daily activities, or postural issues from increased use of electronic devices as kids age. Symptoms such as colic, ear infections, bed wetting, asthma, attention and sleep disturbances are often improved with chiropractic care as we restore communication in the nervous system.

Our Minnetonka chiropractors are also sports chiropractors, working with many young athletes after sports injuries or to correct imbalances that help prevent injury. 

 

Yes, Dr. Lynn Miller and Dr. Breanna Tivy are experienced sports chiropractors who work with all types of athletes. Our chiropractors provide holistic care that goes beyond correcting pain and injury. We evaluate the whole body to identify and correct dysfunctional patterns that inhibit athletic performance and make athletes more prone to injury through chiropractic adjustments, exercises, stretching, and other techniques. Learn more about chiropractic care for athletes and our 2022 Spring Training Package here.

Our Minnetonka chiropractors specialize in diversified, activator and drop piece adjusting techniques. We take a hands on & holistic approach that to your chiropractic treatment will often incorporate the following:

  • Diversified and activator chiropractic adjustments
  • Heat or cold therapy
  • Manual muscle work & trigger point therapy
  • Stretching and exercises (in clinic or suggested at home)
  • Extremity adjustments such as feet , knees, wrists, or shoulders

We partner with you to create a treatment plan based on your goals and needs. The treatments your chiropractor suggests will depend on your personal health journey, and may include:

Doctors of Chiropractic in the state of Minnesota are considered primary care physicians and do not require a referral.

Most insurance plans include chiropractic adjustments. We’ll help you check into your own benefits if you’d like.

Our chiropractors are in-network with most major insurance companies. We also accept auto insurance in case of an injury from a car accident and workers compensation. We are out of network for Blue Cross Blue Shield, however.

No insurance? No problem. Choose between a variety of cash plans to suit your needs. Contact us for more info.

Give us a call or schedule online. We often have same day chiropractic appointments.

This varies by each patient. Many patients often seek chiropractic care to alleviate pain (referred to as active care). Others choose to continue with wellness care on a less frequent basis as part of their preventive care, much like regular dental cleanings. Read more about active vs. wellness care here.

Chiropractic care works much like orthodontics. Repeated visits are typically needed to retrain the bones, muscles, and ligaments into proper alignment and range of motion. At the beginning of active care, some patients see immediate results while others take longer.  Maintaining consistency is key.  Sticking to your individualized plan of care will help you achieve the results you want faster and keep you feeling better longer.

As with braces, the time it takes to achieve this will depend on the condition of the individual’s spine, overall health, daily activities, posture, age, and many other lifestyle factors. Often, underlying problems have been around for a long time, even before symptoms appear. Just as they take time to build up, it can take time to reverse.

We will gather information during your first visit to help develop a personalized treatment plan with your health and goals in mind. At your second visit, called a Report of Findings, your chiropractor will discuss the treatment plan and expectations with you.

We often have same day chiropractic appointments available. Please give us a call or schedule online.

Yes, we sell a variety of high quality & pharmaceutical grade supplements to anyone in our Minnetonka, MN area. You don’t have to be a patient, but are not currently shipping supplements. We offer vitamins, probiotics, CBD products, protein powders as well as other therapeutic supplies like pillows and foam rollers.  We’ve done the research for you to find the best quality products for our patients. Learn more about How to Choose a Supplement

Stop by during our office hours to see our supplement selection. Or call to schedule a nutritional consult if you’d like to help is developing a personalized plan.

Everyday life and other injuries can cause misalignment, aches, and pains. We’re here to help identify and prevent lifestyle factors affecting your health. Common culprits include:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Work injury, sports injury, or falls
  • Poor posture while using of electronics or sitting at the computer
  • Heavy or improper lifting
  • Stress
  • Obesity
  • Physical activities, including yard work, sports, and exercise
  • Pregnancy and other medical conditions
  • Muscular imbalances

Our chiropractic office is located in Minnetonka, MN on the Highway 7 frontage road, just west of 494 in the Lake West Building. Parking is the back. We’re just inside the central entrance. View on Google Maps.

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