Benefits of Chiropractic Care
The biggest benefit is being able to do what you want.
Common problems. Not-so-ordinary results.
- Spinal Manipulation
- Auto Accidents
- Work Injuries
- Neck Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Sports Related Injuries
Chiropractic spinal manipulation is the most rapidly expanding form of spinal rehabilitative treatment in the United States. Recently, a federally commissioned task force found spinal manipulation to be the most effective form of treatment for acute lower back pain. Spinal manipulation is also effectively used for the treatment of neck pain and headaches, as well as aiding in the recovery of injured spinal joints commonly resulting from car accidents, sports, and work injuries.
Individuals who suffer from spinal pain and restricted range of motion routinely achieve dramatic improvement with spinal manipulation under our care. Our Doctors of Chiropractic in central MN have over 50 years of combined experience in several types of spinal adjusting techniques including those techniques which are gentle enough to safely treat the aged, the acutely injured, post-surgical patients, and infants. Chiropractic care in conjunction with physical therapy has been found to be a powerful combination of treatment, providing results superior to chiropractic care or physical therapy alone.
Injuries resulting from an auto collision can be devastating. Most injuries involve a variety of systems in the body. Our precise group of specialists are there to diagnose and treat your injuries. We have access to a referral network of neurologists, orthopedics, neurosurgeons, and other specialists to assist if needed. Over 87 percent of accidents never need surgery or interventions that we are not able to provide. We have handled over 2,000 separate injury cases over our combined careers. If you have had an accident, give us a call, we can help.
A little known fact is that injuries can occur other than when two cars collide, and your auto insurance may be responsible for and pay for the care you receive. In layman's terms the no-fault law reads, the care received for any injury which occurs in the normal use and maintenance of your car should be paid for by your auto insurance carrier. In short, if you hurt yourself changing a tire or the oil, cleaning your car or anything else that may cause an injury while using or maintaining your car, you have a claim that may be paid by your auto insurance.
In today's work environments there are many activities which could cause an injury. The Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) has a set of guidelines for specific injuries. If you are unfortunate enough to get injured at work, there are three things to remember:
- You have the right to choose the doctor of your choice - either medical or chiropractic.
- You do not have to go to the company doctor other than for one exam. Make sure you choose the doctor who has your health and recovery as their primary concern.
- The doctor and clinic you choose is required to know and understand the Workers' Compensation rules established by DOLI. In order to stay current and knowledgeable, we have taken several seminars given by DOLI.
Neck pain can be debilitating. The neck (cervical spine) consists of the upper seven vertebra of the spine and is the most complicated area of the spine. It works with the brain and the neurology that travels into the arms. This sensitive area can be the cause of headaches and arm pain. A complete exam by one of our St. Cloud providers who knows the anatomy and its function is the first step to recovery. If you have neck pain, arm pain, headaches, and upper back pain, give us a call; we can help.
Low Back Pain
Low back pain is the number one disabling condition of the musculoskeletal system. The conditions that cause low back pain are many and varied so it is important to discuss any degree of back pain with your doctor to find the right solution for you. If you have any pain located in the lower back, hips, groin, or legs, then a thorough history and exam are needed. Differential diagnosis for determining the cause of low back pain can run from a simple strain to cancer. If you have a dull ache that lingers over 2 days or if you have sharp pain in your back, these could be signs of a problem; call immediately to set up an appointment.
Headaches are caused by a variety of reasons, from a simple sinus headache to a serious medical condition. Any unexplained headaches need a thorough exam including the neck, eyes, throat, head, ears, speech, and a complete family history. Our central MN clinic utilizes the latest diagnostics to determine the accurate diagnosis of your headache, including MRIs and PET exams. If you are suffering from more serious or life-threatening headaches, our close work with major clinics in the Twin Cities will ensure that you receive the best treatment possible. Call today to have all your questions answered or to setup an appointment.
Sports Related Injuries
Sport related injuries happen to both young athletes and the weekend warrior athletes who try to push themselves beyond their limits. We encourage all ages to participate wisely in all kinds of athletic events. Our team of St. Cloud doctors range from skilled mountain climbers to ex-college baseball and hockey players who today participate in soccer, volleyball, inline skate marathons, and a variety of sports to keep in shape. Across-the-board we have the experts from medicine, chiropractic, and physical therapy to aid in an athlete's recovery.