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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a chiropractic adjustment?
    Simply put a chiropractic adjustment is force applied to a joint to improve joint motion and function. This is performed through what is called a high velocity low amplitude thrust. Which means the trained chiropractor will push quickly and gently into a joint with the intent of improving joint motion and biomechanical function.
  • Does Untamed Wellness offer services beyond an adjustment?
    Yes! We love a good adjustment, it's the bread and butter of what we do. However, the joints of your spine and extremities do not work independently. Your body is a highly functioning system with multiple structures working together at all times. Because of this we also address muscle tension, structural function, and body biomechanics through the lens of full body function and stability. Services such as soft tissue mobilization, functional dry needling, therapeutic cupping, and stretching are included in your treatment cost and a part of every visit.
  • What can I expect from my first chiropractic visit?
    Before you arrive for your initial chiropractic visit you will receive intake paperwork to complete before your visit. Dr. Perkins will review the information you have provided before you come in for your visit. Once you arrive you and Dr. Perkins will dive into the details of what you are seeking treatment for. Then she will perform a physical exam. The physical exam allows her to determine several different things including if it is safe to adjust you that day as well as which tissues might be causing your discomfort. Once the exam is complete Dr. Perkins will discuss what she believes to be the cause of your symptoms and suggest a treatment plan. Once you and Dr. Perkins agree on a treatment plan, she will perform your first treatment.
  • How many times do I need to see a chiropractor?
    Treatment plans and duration are entirely patient dependent. For most people treatment includes 1-2 visits per week for 3-4 weeks followed by periodic appointments to keep you feeling great. For more chronic cases treatment plans tend to be slightly longer. This commonly looks like 2-3 visits per week for 4-6 weeks. Again this is entirely patient dependent as not every patient presents the same or responds the same to treatment. It is always our goal to get you feeling your best as quickly as possible. We have no intention to make you reliant on treatment.
  • How long do chiropractic visits last?
    Each new patient visit lasts 45 minutes to one hour. Follow up visits last 20 to 30 minutes. It is always our goal to be as efficient as possible while providing excellent care. We understand your time is valuable so we work hard to always be mindful of your time in the office without you feeling rushed in and out and without compromising the quality of your care.
  • Can my baby and I be seen on the same day?
    Absolutely! We love treating mom and baby together. However, we also encourage mom to schedule visits where she can fully lean into treatment and focus on her and her alone.
  • Does Untamed Wellness accept insurance?
    At Untamed Wellness we do not accept insurance. However, we will submit a claim to your insurance as an out of network provider. What this means is you pay for the visit at the time of service, we submit an insurance claim so you don't have to and then insurance will reimburse you based on your out of network benefits. We do accept HSA and FSA cards. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Do chiropractors specialize?
    Yes, many chiropractors specialize in different techniques and populations they treat. Dr. Perkins specializes in women's health, prenatal, postpartum and pediatric chiropractic. You can also read our blog about the different chiropractic specialties here: The 11 Chiropractic Specialties
  • Can I see a chiropractor while on my period?
    Yes! It is totally safe to see a chiropractor while you are on your period. Getting adjusted while on your period can sometimes help relieve the cramps you might be feeling during your period.
  • Can I see a chiropractor after an epidural?
    Yes, you can definitely get adjusted after having an epidural. If the site where you had your epidural is tender tell your chiropractor so they can avoid any direct pressure to the area.
  • Is lower back pain normal during the first trimester of pregnancy?
    Not all people will experience low back pain during their first trimester. However, it is common for many people to have low back pain during their first few weeks to months of being pregnant. If you are experiencing low back pain a chiropractor can be a helpful non pharmacological approach to relieve your pain.
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