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Carpal Tunnel: Hands-On!

Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome can come on suddenly or gradually1,4, depending on the cause. Acute injuries can damage or tear ligaments and tendons, fracture bones, create inflammation, cause swelling, and compress or pinch the nerve directly.  Repetitive injuries, such as working an assembly line, grasping a steering wheel to drive, or typing on a keyboard, can cause injury to the wrist tendons.  This causes swelling and other mechanical problems in the wrist, including carpal tunnel syndrome....

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Vitamin D: The Truth

Vitamin D is an essential fat soluble vitamin that is essential for bone and immune health. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated commonly with rickets, but recent research suggests that deficiency is prevalent in other disease states. These include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, falls among the elderly, overall mortality, cancer, multiple sclerosis, cognition, and chronic pain. Most citizens of Westernized countries are deficient in Vitamin D, making it a pandemic!...

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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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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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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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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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