Lower Back Pain Causes and Non Surgical Help…Dr. Dennis Lenselink Bloomington MN

Lower back pain is the #1 debilitating condition in the country.  It is the biggest reason of lost work productivity. When you can’t work, you can’t make money. Not only is lower back pain an issue for North America, it is a problem worldwide. Here at AdvaCare Clinics, we excel in lower back pain procedures and therapies. We have many natural remedies and therapies you can even use at home as well.

What causes low back pain?

Let’s face it America: most of us are out of shape, too fat, and we don’t have the right muscle balance. One cause of lower back pain is Upper & Lower Cross Syndromes. They are syndromes with various complications that can cause detrimental issues to your body. A person can experience strength, flexibility, range of motion issues and lead further to degenerative process (corrosion of the body- arthritis, etc.). Upper cross syndrome refers to the upper part of the body (neck/upper back/chest/shoulders) while the lower cross syndrome focuses the lower part of the body (pelvis/low back/ abdominal/ upper thighs). Both syndromes consist of various tightened and weak muscles. Muscles are supposed to be working in a certain firing order but they refuse to communicate. So you make the smaller and weaker muscles pick up the slack of the bigger muscles that aren’t working correctly.

Muscle spasm, tightness, and stiffness can all cause lower back pain. But the #1 cause of back pain is the joints of the back. If the joints get irritated, they send a signal to the back muscles that say “stop me from moving”. A herniated disc causes back pain as well, but it does not just pop up over night. Herniated discs usually have been developing for over months or years. Then comes that one day where you bend over or start the lawn mower. Your lower back screams as you throw it out.

With a combination of factors, the sciatica is another symptom associated with lower back pain. The big nerve off the lower back is being choked or entrapped through the buttocks, low back, or legs.

What Can Be Done To Help Lower Back Pain

The WORST thing you can do is to come in for back pain and go right into surgery. You want to avoid surgery at all cost. A good surgeon will tell you that too. There was a study done where they had 82 cases for lower back pain scheduled for surgery in Florida at an HMO back in the 1980’s. Not one of those patients went to surgery. Although they were scheduled for surgery, all the patients went to chiropractic clinics instead. After the average treatment plan, about 6-8 weeks, every single patient had solved their lower back problems.

Testing the sciatic region is the most common place to start. It pinpoints how severe your condition may be and whether the pain stops at your buttocks, hip, knee or foot. This can open up the door to numerous treatment plans offered at AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington.

Out of all the testing done on which therapies are the best for low back pain, (chiropractic care, physical therapy, and medical procedures) chiropractic care came out on top. It is the best care you can do for your body. Tie medical procedures and physical therapy in the mix, and you got the ultimate trifecta of therapies and procedures. Your body will love you!

If you’ve never considered chiropractic care, you really owe yourself to do it. We combine Chiropractic care, physical therapy, and medical procedures to help you on your way to feeling better.

Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about any of our therapies or to schedule a complimentary screening today. Our screenings have the ability to determine what treatments would be the most beneficial for you. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess that are quick, easy and pain free.


Detox your body in 20 Minutes…Dr Dennis Lenselink Bloomington MN

When you wake up, before you even get out of bed, you have already been exposed to toxins. Toxins are everywhere we go. Today, we are exposed to the greatest toxic load in the history of our planet. The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat all have many toxins that are slowly crippling our bodies. We have to do something to get rid of all of these toxins stored dormant in our bodies before they take over and cause diseases. There are over 80 thousand man made chemicals the human body cannot break down. There are 210 chemicals in a persons body. 40-60 neurological defects that cause cancer. Here at AdvaCare Clinics, we use a detoxifying foot bath that can help you drain those toxins in just 20 minutes. Coming in to the clinic to use the detox foot bath on a regular basis while living a healthy and low-stress lifestyle, can help you battle those toxins and stay healthy! Toxins In the last several decades, our air, soil, drinking water, and our food supply are filled with toxic chemicals. The human body is not built to deal with such a massive amount of foreign substances that enter. The amount of toxins around us are so great, the body simply cannot metabolize and eliminate them. Paired with a fast-food diet, caffeine, alcohol, prescription medications, and other foreign drugs, toxins take over the body and it cannot fight back. People who are exposed to so many of these toxins have increasing symptoms that physicians are starting to pick up on. Some of these symptoms include chronic fatigue, migraine headaches, and sinus congestion. Some people even find themselves being much more susceptible to colds or the “bug” that’s been going around the office. Other symptoms that are more serious are increasing cases of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus. Some people are generally much more vulnerable to toxins than others depending on factors such as the amount and frequency of toxin exposure, the state of their elimination and filtering organs, and how tolerant one is to this substance. Symptoms of Toxicity It’s simple: the healthier you are, the less vulnerable you will be when it comes to viruses and diseases. Your health is on a balance beam between work, lifestyle choices, stress, house/family, and leisure. All of these incoming stimuli can affect your overall emotional state and possible constitutional/genetic weaknesses as well. Here are some of the obvious symptoms of toxicity:
  • Drowsiness/Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Rashes
  • Nausea
  • Join Aches
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Swollen glands
  • Sudden hair loss or hair falling out in clumps
  • Unusual difficulty concentrating
  • Dizziness or General restlessness or irritability
  • Overall system degeneration
  • Hormonal imbalances

The human body is a self-detoxification power-house. Anything foreign or harmful to the body can compromise it, causing an increase of toxic backup. The majority of detox and elimination is carried out by four systems in the body: Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, and Dermal (skin). The detoxifying foot bath helps speed up the process of getting rid of those damaging toxins. People Are More Toxic Than We Ever Believed In a recent study led by Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York researchers found after testing for 210 toxic chemicals, the average test subject had 91 industrial compounds, pollutants, and other chemicals in their blood and urine Even the least toxic subject studies had 77 pollutants in their body. Like most of us, the people tested in this study do not work with chemicals on the job and do not live near an industrial facility. Results Summary: The nine subjects carried an average age toxic burden of:

  • 53 chemicals linked to cancer
  • 62 chemicals that are toxic to the brain & nervous system
  • 58 chemicals that interfere with the hormone system
  • 55 chemicals associated with birth defects or abnormal development
  • 55 chemicals toxic to the reproductive system
  • 53 chemicals toxic to the immune system

The laboratory also found 48 different PCB’s in the nine subjects even through PCB’s were banned in the United States over 25 years ago. It is evident by this report that no matter how diligent we are with a clean diet, we cannot escape the toxins in our environment. It is clear that one of the mail focal points of health and healing is detoxifying the body, for the chronically ill may be suffering from a toxic load that they cannot overcome. How the Detoxifying Foot Bath Works

 An   is a charged atom that has gained or lost an electron, and creates a magnetic field capable of neutralizing charged particles. These particles are pulled out of the body through the skin (osmosis).  This process means that particles are trying to move from a lower concentration to a higher concentration. In the case of the detox foot bath and water: the higher concentration is the ion field set up by the array in the water. The array goes into the water with the feet and the control unit delivers a small direct current into the array, which causes the metals within the array (also with the help of salt and water) to create positive and negative charged ions by separating the water into oxygen and hydrogen. What this means is that the ions created pulse through your body and stick themselves onto the damaging toxins. After they attach, they neutralize their positive or negative charges. The toxins are then seeped out of your body through your feet.
Depending on your chemical imbalances in your body and how hard each organ is working for you, the water may appear in different colors. Water, metal and salt will combine to make the color and objects in the water even without feet in the container. The detoxifying foot bath will neutralize toxins in the water the same way it does inside of your body.
It sounds complicated right? Not at all, especially when you come visit AdvaCare Clinics. All you need to worry about when you come in is dipping your feet into some warm water and reading a magazine for 20 minutes. Let the detox foot bath do the rest! Once we hook you up to the pain-free detox foot bath, we add a little bit of salt, and you are on your way to detoxifying your body. The treatment solution is fast, affordable, and simple. As a general rule, the maximum session frequency for patients under 50 years of age is once every other day for 14 sessions, with a three-week break before beginning the next sequence of 14 sessions.

What to Expect From a Session Healthy patients can expect to feel lighter and experience a greater feeling of homeostasis and balance after their very first session. Other patients who have had pain, edema, and/or swollen joints have reported relief from those symptoms. First Time Detoxification:

  •  Raises your body’s PH
  • Alkalizes your body
  • Pulls out  harmful toxins that your body is unable to cleanse through it’s own natural processes
  • Improves nervous system function

Your First Time Detoxification  ONLY $20! (normally a $40 charger per session) Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 to schedule an appointment and get on the road to feeling better and detoxifying your body today!

Carpal Tunnel: Non Surgical Relief…Dr Dennis Lenselink Bloomington MN

Carpal Tunnel, or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, can be helped through the use of physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, laser, deep tissue massage, and medical surgery. At AdvaCare Clinics of Bloomington, Minnesota the techniques and therapies needed to aid in carpal tunnel are readily available.

In this video Dr. Dennis Lenselink describes Carpal Tunnel as an entrapment of the nerve. He describes the entrapment as a “choke”. For example, imagine water running through a garden hose. When you crimp a portion of the hose the flow of the water decreases, if you continue to ignore the original crimp you can easily create more crimps in your hose until you have absolutely no water flowing through your hose.

The concept of the garden hose and the crimps throughout the hose is the same concept in carpal tunnel. The crimp starts in a person’s neck, or a vertebra in the spine, and if ignored the symptoms can work their way down the arm. If a person’s job involves typing, hammering, involvement in an assembly line or anything that involves a repetitive movement that person can develop tension in the forearm, which could lead to Carpal Tunnel.

Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel can range from tingling in the hand and fingers, shooting pain throughout the fingers, or pain in the wrist. Normal daily movements such as: turning your head, raising your arm up, typing on a keyboard, or even driving your car can become a challenge. If you have Carpal Tunnel or Carpal Tunnel symptoms, and they are increased do to activities while on the job you may be eligible for worker’s compensation.

If you or a loved one are dealing with Carpal Tunnel, or if you think you or a loved one has Carpal Tunnel please call AdvaCare Clinics at 952-835-6653.

Headaches and Migraines: The Benefits of Chiropractic and Physical Therapy Treatment…Dr. Dennis Lenselink, Bloomington, MN

Chiropractic and physical therapy treatment is an effective way to combat headaches and migraines.  The lives’ of people who suffer from headaches and migraines are negatively affected, and those that suffer are unable to live a normal life.  At AdvaCare Clinics, in Bloomington, Minnesota, we provide a multitude of remedies to solve headaches and migraines.

There are a few differences between headaches and migraines. A headache is when the head experiences pain in different parts of its anatomy. Migraines are more severe than headaches. This type of head pain causes different reactions of the body such as: nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light and sound, fatigue, blurry vision and a migraine can last from 4-72 hours.

The causes of headaches and migraines can vary and are different for everyone. A few examples of head pain triggers are: stress, depression, anxiety, bad posture, clenching the jaw, food allergies, and many more. Subluxations are the most recently discovered pain triggers for headaches and migraines. Subluxations are misalignments of the spine that cause discomfort and interfere with body function. These subluxations can cause muscles to tighten which can cause discomfort. When the body experiences discomfort it tries to adapt to the pain. This body adaptation can cause poor posture or poor techniques to rid the body of the pain.

There are many reasons for headache and migraine pain. One vital cause of headaches and migraines is the first 4 vertebrae of your spine. Misalignments in the neck can cause stiffness and pain that can cause interference with nerve supply in the cervical region. However, the most overlooked cause of a headache or migraine is the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. Our doctors at AdvaCare Clinics, focus on the soft tissue aspect of the TMJ and we work on the exterior and interior muscles of the jaw that stem from your TMJ. Focusing on this specific problem through the use of manual therapy and acupuncture you could see a relief in headaches and migraines in 2-4 weeks.

When a chiropractor approaches a patient with a headache or migraine problem there are many routes to take for treatment. The first thing that is requested for the patient is to keep track of what triggers the pain. A pain diagram is something that AdvaCare Clinics provides in the office. If there is a better understanding of what is causing the pain, it makes it a lot easier to treat. Relaxing the muscles is another key component to relieving headache and migraine pain. Therapies we offer to aid in relaxing the body are:

  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Massage or Myofascial Release
  • Acupuncture
  • Traction
  • Stretches

At AdvaCare Clinics, we offer the tools and resources to help patients suffering from headaches and migraines recover. In the clinic there is not only a chiropractor to structurally obtain optimum health, but also a physical therapist to strengthen your body. If you are suffering from headaches and migraines give us a call at 952-835-6653 to set up a complimentary consultation to talk with our doctors.