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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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Do You Have Lower Back Pain or Sciatica?

The visual that comes to mind when thinking of low back pain is a person half-bent over with a hand on their back.  Many Minnesotans have experienced low back pain, and you may recall feeling severely limited or even helpless during the acute phase of your last episode.  From experience, it can be absolutely miserable! Feelings of pain and helplessness are very common and are some of the reasons why low back pain is one of the most common causes for patients to seek emergency care!1 In fact, over 80% of people have experienced at least one episode of low...

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Evaluate, Fix, Prevent

Far too often in today’s healthcare system, patients are being let down by their healthcare providers. As the patient, you deserve to be guided back from injury appropriately and efficiently. Too many injured and ailing people are not  thoroughly evaluated, therefore not receiving appropriate  care, nor are they given a game plan to prevent the pain or injury from returning in the future. There are 3 fundamental aspects of care that YOU deserve and expect as a patient. Comprehensive Evaluation and Assessment Conservative Treatment Options Prevention Training   Comprehensive Evaluation and Assessment   Too often a patient presents to their primary care physician...

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What are the benefits of having a family chiropractor?

What do you when a loved one is involved in a car accident?  When your child sprains their ankle playing sports or spouse injures their back moving furniture, who do call?  What about those nagging sport injuries or headaches that will not budge?  By building a relationship with a chiropractor for your family, you can be assured that you and your family’s musculoskeletal health is in good hands! Not only are chiropractors great at treating sports injuries, car wrecks, and sore necks, but also educate your family members on healthy eating, discuss and treat postural concerns, keep a watchful eye for...

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