Class IV Laser Therapy can Help Heal Canker Sores

canker soresCanker Sores are small hollow ulcers that develop in the mouth and usually make eating and talking uncomfortable. There are two types of canker sores:

  1. Simple canker sores. These can develop three or four times a year and last up to a week. They usually happen in people between 10 and 20 years of age.
  2. Complex canker sores. These are not as common and happen more often in people who have previously had them.

Causes of Canker Sores

The main cause of most canker sores is still not known. Stress or tissue injury is said to be the cause of simple canker sores. Some foods, such as citrus or acidic fruits and vegetables ( like lemons, oranges, pineapples, apples, figs, tomatoes, and strawberries) can cause a canker sore or make the issue worse. Sometimes a sharp tooth surface or dental tool, such as braces or dentures not fitting correctly, can also trigger canker sores.

Some cases of complex canker sores have an onset because of an underlying health condition, such as a damaged immune system; nutritional complications, such as vitamin B-12, zinc, folic acid, or iron deficiency; and gastrointestinal (GI) tract disease, such as Celiac disease and Crohn’s disease.

Are Cold Sores and Canker Sores the Same Thing?

They are not. Although cold sores and canker sores are usually confused for each other, they are not the same. Cold sores, also called a fever blister or herpes simplex type 1, are groups of painful, fluid-filled blisters. Not to be confused with canker sores, cold sores are created by a virus and are immensely contagious. Also, cold sores usually happen outside the mouth, typically under the nose, around the lips, or under the chin, while canker sores happen inside the mouth.

Symptoms of Canker Sores

You might be experiencing a canker sore if you have:

  • A painful sore or sores inside your mouth, on the tongue,  on the back portion of the roof of your mouth, or inside your cheeks
  • A tingling or burning sensation before the appearance of the sores
  • Sores in your mouth that are round, white, or gray in color, with a red edge or border

In severe canker sore attacks, you can also have:

  • Fever
  • Physical sluggishness
  • Swollen lymph nodes

Treatment options for Canker Sores

Pain from a canker sore typically gets better in a couple of days and the sores usually heal without treatment in about a week or two.

At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are a clinic with advanced healthcare solutions and have been helping patients with canker sores. We  use our  Class IV Laser Therapy (laser acupuncture therapy) that quickens the healing time of canker sores, 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.

Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy can Help with Facial Nerve Injuries…Dr. Dennis Lenselink, Bloomington, MN

Nerve DamageOvercoming the effects of facial paralysis, or facial nerve injuries, can be a long and difficult process. AdvaCare Clinics,  located in Bloomington MN,  realizes the importance that each step along the way to facial reanimation helps with a successful recovery. Our goal is to provide a physical therapy program that will help aid facial reproduction and improve facial paralysis.

With the proper exercise and physical therapy, facial paralysis patients can recover some of their lost facial movement and regain the movement in their facial expressions. Whether your travel to facial reanimation includes surgery and physical therapy, or just the therapy itself, our staff is committed to helping with you every step of the way.

Nerve damage symptoms can vary widely across the more than 100 peripheral nerve disorders that affect the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. AdvaCare Clinics have diagnostic tools and treatment procedures to care for patients with complex nerve damage disorders in the peripheral nervous system such as:

  • m=Myotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Brachial neuritis
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Charcot Marie-Tooth disease
  • Distal muscular dystrophy
  • Facial nerve disorders
  • Facial palsy
  • Fibromuscular dysplasia
  • Ganglioneuroma

 Holistic Treatments

Our  physical therapists employ a comprehensive approach to treating facial disorders, which includes the following modalities:

  • Patient education
  • Pain management
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Therapeutic stretching exercises
  • Facial muscle coordination training
  • Neuromuscular reeducation
  • Functional training

 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 if you need care and what combination of care would best work for you.

Soft Tissue Mobilization: A Physical Therapy Technique That can Help with Pain Reduction MN

AdvaCare ClinicsSoft Tissue ,  located in Bloomington MN, offers a rehabilitation approach that focuses on helping patients understand the condition and treatment  you are experiencing. Based on the needs of the patient, our physical therapists and chiropractors will work with other members of the rehabilitation team to create a retraining program tailored to your  needs to restore maximum function and mobility to the body. Continue reading “Soft Tissue Mobilization: A Physical Therapy Technique That can Help with Pain Reduction MN”

Menopause: How Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy can Help MN

Menopause SymptomsMenopause is the time in a woman’s life when her period stops. It typically happens naturally, most often after age 45. Menopause occurs because the woman’s ovaries stop the production of certain hormones (estrogen and progesterone). The transition into menopause is referred to perimenopause, and it can start several years before your last menstrual period. After a full year without a period, you have been “through menopause.”

The average age of a woman having her last period is 51, but some women experience their last period in their 40s, and some have it later in their 50s.

Perimenopausal and menopause symptoms include:

  • Change in period duration – shorter or longer, lighter or heavier, with difference of time between them
  • Hot flashes and/or night sweats
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood swings
  • Trouble focusing
  • Less hair on head, more hair on face

Even though these symptoms are not life-threatening, they can be so irritating that they interfere with day to day activities. Discuss with your care providers about how to best manage menopause. Make sure they know your medical history and your family medical history, including whether you are at risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, or breast cancer.

At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are a clinic with advanced healthcare solutions and have been helping patients with menopause and educating  about  its symptoms and conditions. We combine physical therapy, chiropractic care,  and medical procedures for best results all under one roof. We offer many holistic treatments that can help you with your menopause and gain symptom relief.

Holistic Treatments for Menopause Symptoms in Bloomington MN

When looking at a holistic perspective, menopause is not an illness, but a life transition through which all women go through. However, that does not deny that there are not-so-great symptoms sometimes.

Integrative therapies for menopause seek to ease the difficulties of uncomfortable symptoms. The use of integrative therapies for menopause symptoms is very common. Women who practice them generally find them to be extremely helpful. While  herbal medicine or acupuncture can ease a discomfort like hot flashes, more treatment is needed in order to fulfill full-body restoration. Integrated approaches focus on bringing the body into optimal balance, which will naturally get rid of physical discomfort. This includes mental, emotional, and spiritual balance as well, which is a healthy goal for any phase of life, including menopause.

AdvaCare Clinics offers a rehabilitation approach that focuses on helping patients understand menopause. Based on the needs of the patient, our physical therapists and chiropractors will work with other members of the rehabilitation team to create a  retraining program tailored to your  needs to restore maximum function and mobility to the body.

The therapist may use other holistic treatments to help menopause symptoms including:

  • Massage therapy
  • Heat/ice therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutrition planning
  • Laser Therapy
  • Manual adjustments
  • Exercise
  • and many more…

 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 if you need care and what combination of care would best work for you.

 

AdvaCare Offers Therapies for Patients suffering from Shoulder Pain After a Car Accident

Shoulder Pain ReliefShoulder pain is a condition experienced by multiple auto injury patients. In fact, about 1 out of 4 people report having shoulder pain after a car accident. Shoulder pain is quite common, and the pain can range from mild to severe. If you leave shoulder injuries unattended for too long, you can develop chronic symptoms and pain. Seek attention as soon as possible to prevent any further damage to your shoulder.

Causes of Shoulder Pain After an Auto Accident

There are two common causes of shoulder pain after a car accident:

The first is direct trauma to the shoulder during a crash. If your shoulder hits something directly, it can cause damage to the joint capsule. If you are gripping the steering wheel  tightly when a rear-end collision occurs, your body can lag behind the car putting stress on the wrists and shoulders.

The second cause of shoulder pain after an auto accident is not as obvious and not as easy to diagnose. Injury to the neck or back can develop pressure on the nerves that travel from the spine to your shoulders, arms, and hands.  These symptoms can be confusing because the pain and numbness can be felt in one area of the body while the issues is actually in your spine.

Holistic Treatments for Shoulder Pain After a Car Accident at AdvaCare Clinics

If you have developed shoulder pain after a car accident, chiropractic care can help. At AdvaCare Clinics, we are a clinic with advanced healthcare solutions. As a patient at AdvaCare, you will have access to an integrated environment using a combination of medical care, chiropractic, and physical therapy.

New therapies combined with old-fashioned care; which combines physical therapy, medical, chiropractic, acupuncture, laser, preventive care, wellness and massage in a harmonious approach to healthcare. We believe that you must focus on both the emotional and physical aspects of your body for complete wellness.

Contact AdvaCare Clinics today at 952-835-6653 if you have any questions about shoulder pain after an auto accident or to make an appointment for a complimentary screening. Screenings take about 5 to 10 minutes to complete, and give our team the information we need to get you back on track with your health.

We offer therapies and treatments in many regions in the metro area including:

Richfield
Hopkins
Edina
Eden Prairie
Burnsville
Bloomington
And many more…

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Advanced Healthcare Solutions for Neck pain at AdvaCare Clinics

Neck Pain ReliefPatients seek treatment for neck pain every day in the United States because it is such a common condition. Neck muscles can be disturbed because of poor posture . It can be caused by leaning into your computer at work or hunching over your workbench at home. Wear-and-tear arthritis is also known to cause neck pain.

Sometimes, but rarely, neck pain can be a symptom of a more serious underlying issue. Seek medical help if your neck pain follows with numbness or weakness in your arms or hands or if you’ve developed shooting pain into your shoulder or down your arm.

At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are an Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (ORF) with advanced healthcare solutions and combine physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof. We regulate the pace and intensity of your therapies depending on your symptoms and conditions.  Our goal is to find a treatment plan that best fits you.

Causes of Neck Pain

Neck pain can develop in many different forms and for very different reasons. Some common causes include:

  • Muscle strains
  •  Worn joints
  •  Nerve compression
  •  Injuries.
  • Diseases

Important Symptoms of Neck Pain

Let your doctor know the full run-down due to the signs and symptoms, include the location and severity of pain . This way, he/she will be able to break down your symptoms and give you specific treatment plans.

Treatments for Neck Pain

At AdvaCare Clinics , we are a team of specialized health care professionals whose passion is help combat symptoms and conditions, and improve function. Our knowledge is how we combine each modality with multiple layers of medical disciplines to reeducate the nervous system.

Treatments we offer are:

  • Trigger point injections
  • Condition Education
  • Acupuncture
  • Detox
  • Ultrasound
  • Massage and myofascial release
  • Light Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • EMS (electrical muscle stimulation)
  • Laser Therapy
  • Nutrition
  • And many more…

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 in-clinic 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.

We offer therapies and treatments in many regions in the metro area including:

Richfield

Hopkins

Edina

Eden Prairie

Burnsville

Bloomington

And many more…

 

 

Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy can Help Your Child with Cerebral Palsy…Dr. Dennis Lenselink Bloomington, MN

InfantCerebral palsy is a disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture that is caused by an insult to the immature, still developing brain. Usually this happens most often before the child is born. Signs and symptoms come about during infancy or at a very young age. Cerebral palsy causes impaired or difficult movement dealing with exaggerated reflexes, floppiness or rigidity of the limbs and trunk, abnormal posture, involuntary movements, unsteadiness of walking, or some combination of these. Physical therapy can help patients who are suffering from cerebral palsy. The goal of physical therapy is to maximize functional control of the body, or increase gross motor function.

At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are a clinic with advanced healthcare solutions and have been working with patients who have been suffering with from cerebral palsy. We combine physical therapy, chiropractic care,  and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof. We offer many holistic treatments that can help you.

 What Causes Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is caused by an abnormality or disruption in brain development, typically before a child is born. In many cases, the exact trigger of this abnormality is not known. Some things that may lead to problems with brain development include:

  • Random Mutations in genes that control brain development
  • Maternal Infections that affect the developing fetus
  • Fetal Stroke a lack or blockage of blood supply to the developing brain
  • Lack of oxygen to the brain  related to difficult labor or delivery. (This cause is very rare)
  • Infant infections that cause inflammation in or around the brain
  • Traumatic head injury to an infant from a motor vehicle accident or fall

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy?

Signs and symptoms may vary tremendously depending from situation to situation. Movement and coordination problems identified with cerebral palsy may include:

  • Difference in muscle tone, such as being either too stiff or too floppy
  • Stiff muscles and exaggerated reflexes
  • Stiff muscles with normal reflexes
  • Loss of muscle coordination
  • Tremors or involuntary movements
  • Slow  movements
  • Setback in achieving motor skills milestones, such as pushing up on arms, sitting up alone or crawling
  • Preferring to complete tasks using one side of the body rather than the other, such as reaching with only one hand or dragging a leg while crawling
  • Trouble walking, such as walking on toes, a crouched gait, a scissors-like gait with knees crossing
  • Abundant drooling or issues with swallowing
  • Trouble with sucking or eating
  • Delays in speech development or trouble speaking
  • Trouble with precise motions, such as picking up a crayon or spoon

A physical therapist can help your child improve strength and walking skills, and stretch muscles. Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about cerebral palsy,  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. We have many screenings that take about 5 to 10 minutes to assess that are quick, easy and pain free.

 

 

How Chiropractic Care & Physical Therapy can Help with Lupus

Lupus PainLupus, is an autoimmune disease which happens when the immune system targets and attacks its tissues, causing the body inflammation, swelling, pain, and damage. Lupus symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, fever, and a lupus rash. When your body is functioning normally, the immune system creates proteins called antibodies in order to protect and fight against antigens such as viruses and bacteria. Lupus causes the immune system unable to tell the difference between antigens and healthy tissue. This makes the immune system focus antibodies against the healthy tissue not just antigens creating swelling, pain, and tissue damage.

At AdvaCare Clinics in Bloomington, MN we are a clinic with advanced healthcare solutions and have been helping patients  with Lupus  and educating how to manage it. We combine physical therapy, chiropractic care,  and medical procedures for best results and recovery all under one roof. We offer many holistic treatments that can help you with your lupus symptoms.

Cause of Lupus

Doctors are not sure what exactly causes lupus and other autoimmune diseases, but most think that lupus happens from both genetic and environmental motivation.

Since lupus is known to happen within families, doctors think that it is probable to inherit a genetic inclination to lupus. However, there are no known genes that directly cause the illness. It is likely that having an inherited predisposition for lupus makes the disease more likely only after coming into contact with some environmental factor.

Studies have shown that women are more susceptible lupus than men. Men might have the reasoning behind what the disease can be triggered by certain hormones. Physicians think  that hormones such as estrogen helps with the regulation of the progression of the disease because symptoms are more likely to flare before menstrual periods and/or during pregnancy.

Certain environmental factors have been known to cause lupus symptoms such as:

  • Extreme stress
  • Exposure to ultraviolet light, usually from sunlight
  • Smoking
  • Some medications and antibiotics, especially those in the sulfa and penicillin groups
  • Some infections, such as hepatitis C infections
  • Chemical exposure to certain mixtures such dust and elements in well water

Symptoms of Lupus

Lupus symptoms vary from person to person depending on certain elements and genes. Sometimes symptoms happen slowly or happen quickly; they can be mild, severe, temporary, or permanent. Numerous people with lupus have symptoms in only a few organs, but more serious cases can lead to issues with kidneys, the heart, the lungs, blood, or the nervous system.

Some common symptoms of lupus, or a flare up include:

  • Achy joints
  • Swelling of the hands and feet because of kidney issues
  • Fever
  • Long cases of debilitating fatigue
  • Skin rashes
  • Anemia
  • Pain in the chest on deep breathing
  • shortness of breath
  • Sun or light sensitivity
  • Hair loss
  • Abnormal blood clotting issues
  • Seizure
  • Mouth or nose ulcers
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Dry eyes
  • Easy bruising
  • Anxiety, depression, headaches, and memory loss

Therapies for Lupus Symptoms

Rehabilitation is key to keeping lupus symptoms at a manageable level.  Physical and occupational therapists can help you to strengthen muscles, exercise, lower stress, and recommend assistive devices.

Although researchers are not clear on what causes lupus, there are some holistic remedies to help relieve pain. Remember, taking a pain-killer or drug to aid with pain will only mask what is really causing your lupus symptoms. It is best to pin-point the main area what’s causing your tension headache and relieve it naturally for overall health and performance of your body.

Some therapeutic therapies we offer to relieve lupus symptoms are:

  • Exercise
  • Physical therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Nutrition changes
  • Trigger point injections
  • Manual adjustments
  • EMS
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Physical therapy
  •  And many more…

 Call AdvaCare Clinics (952) 835-6653 today if you have any questions about lupus, 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.