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How to Eat Your Inflammation Away!

Inflammation is the body’s best defense for healing, however when it becomes long-standing and chronic, disease and pain occur. It has been speculated to be the underlying cause of many chronic diseases, including heart disease, strokes, hypertension, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, disease, and even cancers. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet will slow or reverse progression of many diseases and painful conditions. It will even slow the aging process and protect against disease. ...

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CBD: Fact VS. Fiction

CBD or cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid that has recently gained popularity.  Now, everywhere you turn, CBD is in everything.  In Woodbury, you can find CBD everywhere.  With all the hype come claims of curing this and that disease.  So…does the research back up the claims? What is CBD? CBD is one of over 100 known cannabinoids with most of the current research focusing on THC and CBD.  CBD does not have any psychoactive properties. Simply put there is no potential to get “high”.  In fact, the endocannabinoid system was recently discovered as a signaling system, which is laced throughout the entire nervous...

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Who’s Ready to Run?!

It’s getting warmer in Woodbury, MN!  Who’s ready to get outside and run?   Did you know that running has become one of the most common forms of exercise? It can be a community building activity, a personal challenge, a stress reducer and most importantly a great work out. It is a sport that everyone can participate in; all you need is a good pair of shoes and a little motivation. That being said, due to the repetitive nature of the sport, running can be extremely hard on your body, especially when you are just starting out. From shin splints to rolled...

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I Woke Up With Neck Pain, What Do I Do Next?

https://youtu.be/b24q8-U3bJs Almost everyone will experience an acute episode of neck pain at some point in their lifetime. Whether it was caused by sleeping awkwardly or from checking your blind spot too quickly while driving, many of us do not know what to do next. Regardless of the cause, it is encouraged to have a medical professional perform a proper examination of any injury before self-treatment to determine the cause.  Too many times patients have waited to get care and a simple problem became much worse!  Still, it is not always possible to get an immediate appointment. The following are some simple...

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Jaw Pain? How can a Chiropractor help with that?

MN Spine and Sport offers many treatment options for those who are suffering from Jaw Pain. Before making an appointment, try eating soft foods, applying ice to the area, try to avoid eating hard or tough foods that may aggravate the pain. Also, be mindful when yawning. When altering your diet and avoiding chewing harder items is no longer effective, treatment of the TMJ may be needed. ...

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Pillow Talk! What Type of Pillow Should I Choose?

Determining the right pillow is a personal choice that can make or break a good night’s sleep!  When it comes to sleep, most people focus on the mattress. The mattress is one of the most important sleep equipment you will buy, but when it comes to sleep quality, pillows are just as important! Pillows, not only impact the quality of sleep, but can prevent any neck discomfort and soreness in the morning. These can be essential when suffering from neck pain, disc herniation or headaches. The right pillow selection will complement your chiropractic and rehabilitation treatment plan!...

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What is the Best Mattress for Low Back Pain in Woodbury, MN?

Buying a mattress can be quite a daunting task. With an endless amount of options, materials, and features available it can be difficult to determine which mattress is right for you.  The average adult sleeps for eight hours a night; this means that you spend up to a third of your life lying on your mattress, making this purchase all the more important!   Do I Need a New Mattress?   The average lifespan of a mattress is 5-10 years. Many manufacturers will have warranties that extend beyond the 10-year range, but for most the 8-year mark is when it is time to look...

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Are You Having Pain While Working? Time to Look Beyond Ergonomics!

In the past several months, our work environment has completely changed! Many of are putting in long hours working from a home office that may or may not be ergonomically correct.  We all know that prolonged sitting can be detrimental to your health, but what can you do to stay healthy if you have a desk job in the middle of a pandemic?   Part 1: Education Training and Understanding Pain/Injuries   The first step of preventing pain and injury, especially repetitive use, is first understanding how pain, injury and poor health occurs in the body. If we understand the downstream effects of sustained...

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Protecting Our Patients – COVID-19 Update

From the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, MN Spine and Sport has committed to going above and beyond to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff. Providing exceptional care remains our top priority, and right now that also means keeping our patients safe from COVID-19, which will continue to be part of our lives until we reach a widespread state of immunity. As we learn to live with the coronavirus in the community, MN Spine and Sport remains responsive to the needs of our patients and staff.   Here are a few precautions and processes MN Spine and Sport has in...

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COVID-19 Update

Our obligation is to care for our patients, even when it may be easier to stay home. As this crisis unfolds, we are being challenged as health professionals who want to make the best decisions based on the best evidence and information available.   We are actively, and hourly, weighing the risks of our staff and patients against the moral and ethical values of remaining a safe harbor for patients who may not have other places to turn. In some cases, it's the patient who is a paramedic, firefighter, nurse or physician. People who we all need in this fight. In others,...

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