Hoop Jumping for Medical Cannabis in Minnesota

When someone is suffering chronic pain it affects every aspect of their life. Medical cannabis could significantly improve the quality of life and provide pain relief.  It is a far safer treatment option than many that are used today.  According to a recent study by researchers at the University of Georgia, states that have approved medical cannabis laws saw a dramatic reduction in opioid use.  (Ashley C. Bradford, W. David Bradford, Amanda Abraham, Grace Bagwell Adams. Association Between US State Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Prescribing in the Medicare Part D Population.  JAMA Internal Medicine, 2018; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.0266).

However, frankly put, Minnesota has one of the most restrictive medical marijuana programs in the United States.   There are several hoops to jump through before you can purchase it. Certify. Register. Receive. In the hoop jumping process, we are the first hoop – the certification program.

AdvaCare Clinics offers certification for those in pain, who qualify to use medical cannabis under the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program. We provide these services at both our Bloomington location and our Medical Cannabis Satellite Clinics, which will service Detroit Lakes, East Grand Forks, Bemidji, Brainerd, Park Rapids and Alexandria. To find out more, view our Medical Cannabis page.

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This month is Chiropractic Health Month with efforts to raise public awareness of the value of a conservative approach to pain management. Chiropractic services are an important “first line of defense” against musculoskeletal pain and in some cases may lessen or eliminate the need for over-the-counter and prescription painkillers.

We know that inadequate pain management coupled with the epidemic of prescription opioid overuse and abuse has taken a severe toll on the lives of tens of thousands of people in the United States.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as one in four patients who receive prescription opioids long term for non-cancer pain in primary care settings struggles with addiction.  Every day, more than 1,000 people are treated in the ER for misusing prescription opioids.

There is a growing body of research that validates the effectiveness of chiropractic services. The American Chiropractic Association encourages patients to first exhaust conservative forms of pain management, when appropriate.  Contact us, we’re here to help.

Regenerative Therapies for Arthritis Edina

Edina Arthritis Pain ManagementCommonly, Americans do not realize how many people suffer from arthritis. In fact, arthritis is currently the number one cause of disability. To show this in numbers, research has shown that approximately 53 million adults have been diagnosed with arthritis. Although not as frequently, arthritis can even affect children. Nearly 300,000 young children suffer from arthritis as well. Signs point to this condition rising over the years, so it is important that we know about regenerative therapy options that can help you minimize your symptoms and keep arthritis under control. Living in Edina, MN, you are in luck because AdvaCare Clinics Advanced Healthcare Solutions is right around the corner. Specializing in regenerative therapies that help with pain management, our diverse team is sure to find a holistic solution to make sure that your health is in tact long term. Continue reading “Regenerative Therapies for Arthritis Edina”

Edina Chiropractor For Arthritis Relief

Edina Arthritis Pain ManagementArthritis is a common disability that most people have at least heard about, but it can’t affect that many people, right? Well, it is actually quite the opposite. Research has determined that arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the United States, affecting nearly 50 million Americans. These statistics are not showing any sign of decreasing anytime soon. This disability is so difficult to manage because there are over 100 different types of arthritis. Some individuals resort to pain medication to try and reduce the chronic pain from arthritis. Although this may temporarily help, it is not the best long term solution. If you live in Edina, MN, AdvaCare Clinics Advanced Healthcare Solutions offers a holistic alternative to relying on pain medicine for your arthritis management. Serving as an Edina chiropractor, our team can help you control your arthritis pain through pain relieving chiropractic adjustments. Continue reading “Edina Chiropractor For Arthritis Relief”

Bloomington Chiropractor for Arthritis Relief

Bloomington Natural Arthritis ReliefIf you asked the Centers for Disease Control, arthritis would be at the top for our nation’s most common cause of disability. The National Health Interview Survey estimated that 46 million adults have self-reported doctor-diagnosed arthritis from 2003-2005 data. Of those 46 million, 19 million of those surveyed had limitations due to arthritis! WOW. Arthritis can affect everyone! Fortunately in Bloomington, natural arthritis relief is possible. There is a licensed doctor of Chiropractic near Bloomington and they are here to relieve your arthritis pain. At AdvaCare Clinics, we serve those that need pain relieving chiropractic adjustments to alleviate the pains that arthritis can cause. Continue reading “Bloomington Chiropractor for Arthritis Relief”