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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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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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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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