How Chiropractic Care and Physical Therapy can Help with Osteoporosis MN…Dr. Dennis Lenselink Bloomington, MN

Bone LossOsteoporosis is a condition that causes the bones to become weak and brittle, too brittle that a fall or even small stresses can cause a fracture-even bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis can cause a person’s life to become debilitating. Any slight movement could cause a fracture.

AdvaCare Clinics, located in Bloomington, MN , has may treatment options available for those suffering from osteoporosis. With our combined therapies, we can help you live a more comfortable life with osteoporosis. Continue reading “How Chiropractic Care and Physical Therapy can Help with Osteoporosis MN…Dr. Dennis Lenselink Bloomington, MN”

Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy can Help with Muscle Strains

Muscle StrainMuscle strain, also known as muscle pull or even a muscle tear, occurs when damage is done to a muscle or its joined tendons. During a typical day, we are constantly putting pressure on our muscles by lifting things, during sports, or while completing work tasks. When the muscle gets pulled too quickly or suddenly, the muscle becomes strained.

Muscle damage can be in the form of tearing of the muscle fibers and the tendons fused to the muscle. The tearing of the muscle can even damage small blood vessels, bruising, and cause pain. Continue reading “Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy can Help with Muscle Strains”

AdvaCare’s Class IV Laser Therapy can Help with Poison Ivy Rashes

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Poison ivy is a plant that can cause a skin rash called allergic contact dermatitis which occurs when the plant touches your skin. The red, uncomfortable, and itchy rash typically occurs in lines or streaks and is marked by fluid-filled blisters or large hives. Poison Ivy is the most common skin problem caused by plants.

Causes of Poison Ivy Rash

The rash happens when your skin contacts with an oil found in poison ivy. The oil is there in all parts of the plants, including the leaves, stems, flowers, berries, and roots. Urushiol, found in poison ivy, is an allergen, so the rash is really an allergic reaction to the oil in these plants. You can get a rash even when you touch clothing, pet fur, sporting gear, gardening tools, or other objects that have come in contact with one of these plants. Urushiol does not cause a rash on everyone who gets it on his or her skin.

Symptoms of Poison Ivy

  • Itchy skin where the plant touched your skin
  • Red streaks or redness where the plant touched the skin
  • Small bumps or hives
  • Blisters filled with fluid that can leak out

The rash typically shows itself 8 to 48 hours after your first contact with the urushiol. But it can stay there from 5 hours to 15 days after touching the plant. The rash usually takes more than a week to show up the first time you get urushiol on your skin. But the rash creates faster, within 1 to 2 days, after later contacts. The skin rash will keep developing in new areas over several days but only on the parts of your skin that had contact with the urushiol or those parts where the urushiol was spread by touching.

The rash is not contagious. You cannot catch or spread a rash after it appears, even if you touch it or the blister fluid, because the urushiol will already be absorbed or washed off the skin. The rash might seem to be spreading, but it is either still developing from contact from before or you have touched something that still has urushiol on it.

Treatments of  Poison Ivy

Poison ivy will usually start to heal on its own within a couple days.  Some treatment options may include skin creams, or ointments. They can help ease the pain of poison ivy symptoms.

At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are a clinic with advanced healthcare solutions and have been helping patients  with poison ivy. We  use our  Class IV Laser Therapy (laser acupuncture therapy) that quickens the healing time of  poison ivy rashes, big or small, making you get the pain relief you’ve been searching for.

Using laser therapy has many advantages. This little beam of light helps the healing process with superficial wounds and other complications of the body such as:

  • Skin diseases/Eczema
  • Acne
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Skin rashes/ poison ivy
  • Cold sores/Canker sores
  • Bruises
  • Insect bites
  • Scars/ cuts and scratches
  • Tissue damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Neck/shoulder/back pain

 Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions Laser Therapy, 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 if you need care and what combination of care would best work for you.



Get Rid of Wrinkles With Botox at AdvaCare Clinics…Dr. Dennis Lenselink, Bloomington MN

BotoxAs we grow older, wrinkles and other unwanted blemishes start to appear on our bodies. Every time we smile, frown, cry or laugh we create an imprint on our faces. Stress makes us contract our facial muscles and hold them in that position for long periods of time. It takes years before we can visibly see the imprint, but sooner or later the wrinkles do appear. Nobody wants to look and feel older than they really are. With the help of developing technology,  there is something you can do about the lines and wrinkles that life leaves behind. At  AdvaCare Clinics,  located in Bloomington MN, we utilize Collagen or Hyaluronic Acid injections, Acupuncture, Laser therapy, and Botox injections to help you stay wrinkle free.

Lose Wrinkles with Botox Injections

Botulinum toxin (Botox) is used for numerous cosmetic and medical procedures. Researchers discovered in the 1950s that injecting overactive muscles with minute quantities of botulinum toxin type-A would result in decreased muscle activity by clogging the release of acetylcholine. This will effectively weaken the muscle anywhere from three to six months.

Your doctor will direct a couple small injections directly into the muscles that are causing those moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows. Botox will paralyze the skin around these areas that stops them from folding or wrinkling.

Botox is a simple, nonsurgical procedure. It takes about 10 minutes to complete. Discomfort is usually minimal and is over in a few moments. No time off is necessary; it is a same day procedure.

Botox injections are popular in the entire nation; it offers real noticeable results. With no surgery and no recovery time, Millions of men and women are having Botox injections to regain a more youthful appearance. Botox is affordable and less invasive treatment compared to surgical alternatives.

Benefits of Botox injections may also include:

  • Improvement of migraine and other headache disorders

  • Excessive sweating

  • Improvement in chronic back and jaw pain

  • Relief & relaxation of muscle twitches including tremor

  •  Excessive blinking

  • Cervical dystonia

  • Joint pain disorders

  • Diabetic neuropathy

  • Healing of wounds

  • Excessive salivation

  • Vocal cord dysfunction, including spasmodic dysphonia and tremor

  • Anal fissure

  • Movement disorders associated with injury or disease of the central nervous system

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

Combination Therapy can Help with Ankle Dislocations MN

Dislocated AnkleA dislocated ankle is damage and tearing of the connective tissue around the ankle joint following the shift of the bones forming the joint so they no longer by each other. During some movements of the ankle, stretching forces are used to the ankle joint capsule. When the  forces are too much to handle, tearing of the connective tissue can happen. This may cause the ankle bones to move out of their typical position if the forces involved are too much and beyond what the connective tissue and supporting muscles can handle. Continue reading “Combination Therapy can Help with Ankle Dislocations MN”

Physical Therapy Using Balance Exercises MN

BalanceBalance exercises help you keep your balance, and confidence,  at any age. If you’re an older adult, balance exercises are really important because they can help you prevent falls and keep your independence.

Almost any activity that keeps you on your feet and moving, such as walking, help you maintain good balance. You can also add certain balance exercises in your day to day routine. Attempt to balance on one foot while waiting in line, or stand up and sit down without using your hands. Continue reading “Physical Therapy Using Balance Exercises MN”

Ease the Pain of Strains with Combination Therapy MN

Strain TreatmentA strain is the stretching or tearing of muscle or tendon. A tendon is a fibrous cord of tissue that fuses muscles to bones. Strains usually happen in the lower back and in the hamstring muscle in the back of your thigh. Strains and sprains are among the most common sports injuries.  Depending on the severity of the injury, a strain may be a simple overstretch of the muscle or tendon, or it can end in a partial or complete tear. Continue reading “Ease the Pain of Strains with Combination Therapy MN”

Preventing Sports Injuries with AdvaCare’s Combination Therapy MN

Prevent Sports InjuriesLet’s face it: if you are an athlete, that last thing you want to do is get hurt the week before a big meet. Many professional or amateur athletes throughout the world look towards chiropractic car to help car and  prevent injuries as well as optimize their performance so they are always ready for the next big game or tournament. A new study has discovered that chiropractic care is an extremely effective way to prevent sport injuries. Continue reading “Preventing Sports Injuries with AdvaCare’s Combination Therapy MN”

Inflammation: What You Need to Know MN

InflammationDid you know inflammation is the body’s effort to self-protect itself? The goal being to get rid of harmful materials, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens.  After the foreign material is rid, the body can begin the healing process.
When something harmful or irritating affects a part of our body, there is a response to try to remove it, the signs and symptoms of inflammation, mainly acute inflammation, show that the body is trying to heal itself. Inflammation does not mean infection, even when an infection causes inflammation. Infection is triggered by a bacterium, virus or fungus, while inflammation is the body’s response to it. Continue reading “Inflammation: What You Need to Know MN”