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Really…I’m Deficient

Vitamin deficiencies are prevalent, some even reaching epidemic status in the United States. Deficiencies that are common in developing countries are appearing en masse from much the same reasons: (1) Dietary consumption of nutrients are inadequate due to overconsumption of meat, processed, and convenience foods and (2) under consumption of fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Many Americans underestimate the importance and impact of nutrient deficiencies on health. Below are five common nutrient deficiencies and how to correct them....

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Uncovering the Facts of Different Types of Muscle Strains

A muscle strain is an uncomfortable injury or trauma to the belly of a muscle. Minor strains often result in a stretch to the muscle, like pulling a rubber band. More severe strains can overstretch the muscle to the point where the muscle can have a partial or even complete tear. Strains often occur in the low back or hamstring muscles1, but any muscle in the body is vulnerable to a strain injury! ...

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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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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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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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