Austin >Triangle Chiropractic
Expensive, and limited improvement for chronic pain.
My family and I went to Dr. Eastwood at Triangle Chiropractic for 4-5 years, and spent thousands of dollars (between her treatment plan and our insurance). For a long time, I was convinced that her care was wonderful--she and her staff are always bright and chipper, and the environment is soothing. I referred a number of people to her. However, when my chronic pain didn't clear up after so many years of weekly visits, and I started feeling like a cash cow, I began to consider other possibilities.
Indeed, while Dr. Eastwood's adjustments seemed to help some, I never seemed to be getting much better. Dr. Eastwood told me that was because we are 3 dimensional beings who are constantly in motion. However, after 5 years of going almost every week, I would hope that my chronic pain would have improved!
When Dr. Eastwood's office started to double-charge me for payments my insurance had already made, I decided to seek treatment elsewhere. After 3 months of physical therapy at ARC (South), and about 10 adjustments at The Joint (South Austin location), my chronic pain is almost completely GONE, and I do maintainence with simple exercises if I am in any pain.
Not only is my health much improved since leaving Dr. Eastwood's care, but the cost difference is staggering. The Joint only charges $49 for 4 visits a month (TOTAL, no charge to insurance, though you can submit their receipt to your insurance if you wish), or $19 for an individual treatment if you just need occasional chiropractic care. They do massage work along with the adjustment, which really helped me, and they have more convenient locations and weekend and evening hours. Contrast this with Dr. Eastwood who spent about 4 minutes with me, is only open 4 days a week, and charged my insurance about $320/visit, plus the $600/year 24-visit treatment plan (or $50/visit for the cash plan).
As you see, the cost difference is huge--I wish I had done my homework before going to see Dr. Eastwood. Also, The Joint offered the best adjustments I've ever had in a chiropractic office. (Dr. Will is great.)
All in all, I would rather be out of pain, not spending a ton of money, and not going to see a doctor every week!
Good intentions, bad value.
While Mary Beth is kind and her intentions are lovely, I walked away with a very bad feeling about the money I spent here. The 24-session "treatment plan" locks you into frequent visits, but the adjustments are extremely short (a few minutes) ... it is an assembly line model, with minimal personal attention.
My neck was somewhat better after each adjustment here, but back to normal within hours or days. She tells you she herself still gets adjusted several times a week, so this is to be expected; you'll be going to her forever if you take this advice.
I went to a different chiropractor after finishing treatment; in one (more expensive, longer) adjustment my neck has now stayed better for a month. He did some muscle work, which Triangle does not do. He told me adjusting the bones alone is typically not effective.
Mary Beth is a lovely person, but her treatment model should be avoided.
Chiropractic at its BEST!. Before working for Dr. Eastwood I was a patient. I had a pain in my right middle back for 3 years. I went to my PCP for this pain several times and he ordered everything you could imagine. Still with no result my PCP referred me to see a Pain Specialist when I could no longer move, yet there was nothing he could explain about my condition except that is was muscle related at this point. I then decided to try chiropractic. I couldn't tell her much all I knew is that I was in EXTREME PAIN. She took a x-ray in her office and assessed the problem. Within 3 days I was feeling results and now I am pain free. With chiropractic you have to remember that it is not a quick fix. Just like braces for example. You get braces to have your teeth nice and straight. You wear a retainer after to keep in line and you go for check ups after to make sure all is still straight. It's just like braces for your spine. You have many days, weeks, months, and even years of untreated problems. Initially you have to go frequently to get to the root of the problem. Then it is preferred to go back for maintenance care, which helps you stay in line and has several health benefits related to your spine and overall health. I am so grateful that I found Dr. Eastwood and the benefits of chiropractic.
I thought it was awesome..
I went to this office b/c of my numbness and tingling in my right arm and hand. I am a fan of chiropractors so this wasn't my first experience. The exam was really thorough and I didn't feel rushed. She asked all the pertinent questions and took xrays which I liked. Her explanation was to the point and I didn't feel like she was trying to sell me anything. (which by the way, she doesn't sell anything which is even better) - I sold myself. Her adjustment was gentle and my arm and hand no longer ache from that weird numbness.
I read the reviews and was surprised to see any negative ones because everyone I've seen coming in or going out has a smile on their face and seem very happy.
Not a good adjustment. I had high hopes when I went to see her for the first time. She had great reviews, seemed thorough in her evaluation and was pleasant to talk to. I have been going to chiropractors for 20 years and can honestly say she gave me one of the worst adjustments I have ever had. I went to see her for a general "tune up" adjustment because I had been feeling tight and felt it was about that time to take care of myself. I felt much worse for days than before I walked into her office. She was really nice so I almost feel bad for writing this, but feel I should be honest for the benefit of others considering her for chiropractic care.
The usual chiropractic spiel.
When everyone gives her 5* ratings, you got a wonder....
Anyway, my experience has been so-so. She puts you on a "plan", and encourages you to pay her in advance.
The treatment seems to be a little hokey. A few minutes on a roller bed followed by a few minutes of "treatment" is all there is to it. Maybe it works for the others, but it did not do zilch for me.
Chiropractic - How It Is Helping Me. Following an automobile accident Oct, 2009, I suffered constant hip & lower back pain for months. I was shocked by the damage to my spine, back and hips shown in the x-rays. Within the first week of treatment, I began to experience a reduction in the pain and as I have continued with Dr. Eastwood's prescribed treatment, I can say quite happily that my quality of life is much improved. Not only has my pain lessened. I feel better overall. In fact, I believe that chiropractic has great long term benefit for anyone. Even my son has noticed the difference in me. That being said, I really want to thank Dr Eastwood for providing me with an exceptional quality of care. It is simply a joy to walk into the office and be greated by Dr Eastwood and her assistant, Pricilla. You really need to check out chiropractic. As I long term skeptic, I am convinced!
Surprised and relieved!!.
I am a photographer and am always carrying around a huge heavy bag.I had visited a chiropractic office on Oltorf and congress after suffering a pinched nerve. It was so bad I couldn't drive because I couldn't look left or right. The first chiropractic office wouldn't even treat me because they said I was too severe a case...well as soon as I walked into Triangle Chiropractic it was completely different. They were compassionate, courteous and professional. Dr. Eastwood was honest with me and told me it wasn't a quick fix but in about 2 days I was DRASTICALLY improved.
I was so happy to be able to sleep and move normally again. I would recommend Dr. Eastwood to anyone!!
Got allergies? Go to Triangle Chiropractic!.
I have nothing but the best to say about Triangle Chiropractic - apparently, like everyone else on Citysearch!
I have had horrible allergies since birth...you name it, I'm allergic to it! Dr. Eastwood began treating me for allergies two weeks ago, and I have had a significant decrease in sinus pain, nasal drip, sneezing, itchiness, etc. On days when everyone in Austin is congested, I feel great!
Everything about Triangle Chiropractic is fabulous! Brittany greets me with a smile the moment I walk in the door. She is always willing to work with my schedule, and I often just walk in for treatment. If I've forgotten to come in lately (it happens - everyone's busy!), she gives me a reminder call - yet, there is never the pressure to come in that you receive from some doctor's offices. Dr. Eastwood is always in a great mood! I always leave feeling re-energized.
The office (between Flying Saucer/Galaxy Cafe and Mama Fu's) is in a convenient location. There's a parking garage nearby, and during the day there are often spots open throughout the Triangle.
Former skeptic. I started going to Dr. Eastwood over a year ago. I had a lower back/disc issue which would flare up regularly. After seeing Dr. Eastwood, not only do I no longer get flare ups in my back, I feel great all around after each adjustment. Also, I don't suffer from central Texas allergies like I used to. I had heard chiropractic can help with allergies, but thought it was voodoo. But it seems to be helping me. Thanks Mary Beth!
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