The “One”

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The One…
Every Chiropractor, every doctor, every nurse, every healthcare professional has “the one”. The one patient who:

  • inspired us to go into medicine.
  • reminds us why we continue to treat.
  • comes prepared with the list of medication and symptoms.
  • is surprised that we can name what medication they were put on first, then what medication
  • was added to combat the symptoms created by the original medication.
  • shows astonishment when we tell them that if they go off all the medication they be back to their first complaint.

The Drugs…
The first thing that happens when someone goes into the doctor with complaints of pain is to be put on prescribed drugs. According to a federal survey:

  • 5 million Americans 12 and over have used pain relievers
  • 3 million Americans used tranquilizers
  • 2 million Americans used stimulants
  • 6 million Americans used sedatives

The Domino Effect…
Patients are prescribed drugs to treat the side effects caused by their prescribed drugs. The closer we look at this domino effect, we see that both over-the-counter and prescriptions are responsible for the sky rocketing number of suffering patients from ailments unrelated to the condition they were first seeking medical attention.

Stopping the Domino Effect….
We are stopping the domino effect! At Advacare Clinics we offer integrated approaches to your issues. Yes, you want to get out of pain and we will do everything possible to accomplish that, but we are always looking for “the cause” not stopping at the symptom. Let our combination of health care professionals find out the cause of your “IT”, the pain stopping you from enjoying life. You are unique and your health care should not be a recipe approved by an accountant or the typical managed care “Doc in the Box” approach; Pain pills, Opioids, Steroids, Surgery (POSS), then wash rinse repeat with no option or consideration of proven effective options.

We offer health care choices for ”the ones” who want a unique experience than mainstream medicine and the domino effect of POSS. We can incorporate an assortment of practices that will produce a more natural outcome without creating other issues that lead to drug dependence. Call today for a free consultation.

We have helped so many experience a better level of health, wellness and a pain-free life. We believe we offer the widest selection of treatment options for you the consumer to choose from. We feel you should have options and have the choice of regenerative therapies, nutrition therapies, oral and IV to help you heal and repair. We also offer Medical Cannabis certification for your ability to have this option.

We integrate your care with our skilled Healthcare Team of Chiropractic, Physical Therapist, Acupuncture Specialists, Massage Therapists and Medical providers. Call for a free consultation to see how are care could help you when others have not: 952-835-6653.

The Opioid Epidemic

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Opioids are drugs that act on the nervous system to relieve pain. Continued use and abuse can lead to physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms. Despite literally decades of research, pharmaceutical companies have not been able to design opioid ligands that retain high analgesic potency with reduced abuse potential.

The majority of drug overdose deaths (more than 60 percent) involve an opioid, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Deaths from prescription opioids—drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone—have more than quadrupled since 1999. What has also nearly quadrupled is the amount of prescription opioids sold in the United States. Overdoses from prescription opioids are a driving factor in the 15-year (2000 to 2015) increase in opioid overdose deaths of more than half a million people.

The search is on by federal and state officials, insurers, patients and healthcare providers for less-invasive pain therapies that can be used. Non-pharmaceutical treatments may include chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation, physical therapy, therapeutic massage, acupuncture, meditation, yoga and cognitive behavioral therapy. Insurance coverage for many of these alternative therapies may be limited, which can create a roadblock to care. This is a significant reason that individuals with musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) or injuries can find themselves caught up in the opioid epidemic.

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD)

Individuals with musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) or injuries can find themselves caught up in the opioid epidemic. As reported by “The Impact of Musculoskeletal Disorders on Americans” Opportunities for Action, an estimated 126.6 Americans and costing $213 billion in annual treatment, care and lost wages.

Anyone and everyone can experience musculoskeletal pain. Most often it is caused by an injury to the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves.  Some of the causes: jerking movements, car accidents, falls, fractures, overuse, sprains, dislocations, and direct blows to the muscle. Lower back pain is the most common type of musculoskeletal pain.

As published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (Feb. 2017), the American College of Physicians recommendations include:

  • For patients with low-back pain, ACP recommends that physicians and patients should treat acute or subacute low back pain with non-drug therapies such as superficial heat, massage, acupuncture, or spinal manipulation and for chronic back pain, initially select non-drug therapy with exercise, multidisciplinary rehabilitation, acupuncture, etc.
  • Physicians should consider opioids as a last option for treatment and only in patients who have failed other therapies.

Non-Opioid Pain Management.

We have helped so many experience a better level of health, wellness and a pain-free life.  We integrate your care with our skilled Healthcare Team of Chiropractor, Physical Therapists, Acupuncture Specialists, Massage Therapists and Medical Doctors.  Call for a free consultation:  952-835-6653.

Ice or Heat?

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Living in Minnesota, you know it feels so good to be outside in the warm weather!  Maybe you are visiting one of the beautiful State or National Parks (http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/index.html), walking one of the many trails or touring Minneapolis by bike (http://minneapolisbybike.com). Regardless of the activity, what if you “overdo it” and the result is pain.  For relief, do you ice it or use heat?

Here are a few basics:

  • ICE – When you stress a muscle there are micro tears that occur which create inflammation. Ice will slow and minimize the inflammation. Athletes may crawl in a large whirlpool after hard workouts IF the whirlpool is filled with cold water and ice!  We suggest no longer than 20 minute intervals with 30-40 minutes between icing sessions.
  • HEAT – Heat is great before exercise to loosen up muscles and tendons but never after exercise. Heat may feel good after aches and pains from physical activity but will always increase inflammation, resulting in greater pain.

If pain persists, make an appointment to see us. Our chiropractic care, physical therapy, medical and massage options ensure that we are able to provide you with the care you need to get your health back.

Massage = Stress Relief!

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The holiday season is in full swing – a joyful time that presents opportunity for connection with family and friends. However, the holidays can be stressful. Massage is the best tool to use against stress.  Stress has a tendency to manifest itself in the shoulders, neck and lower back.  We’ll combat the painful effects of stress and help your body and mind to relax.   We’re here to help you find your comfort zone and are focused on giving you a retreat to rejuvenate.

Let our Professionals be your Guide
Whether you’re interested in a Swedish massage, Deep massage, Sports massage or trigger point massage, we can do it all.  You may not know which type of massage you might need, we’ll help with that too. In fact, we can give you the results of a deep tissue massage without the side effects this type often brings.

Benefits of Massage
Besides stress-relief, there are several benefits of receiving regular massages, we’ve listed some below:

  • Massage can help reduce pain from exercise.
  • Massage can lower blood pressure.
  • Massage can help cut down on painful migraines.
  • Massage can increase circulation.
  • Massage can keep your face looking healthy and younger.
  • Massage can help relieve chronic soft tissue pain.
  • Massage can decrease anxiety.
  • Massage can lessen symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
  • Massage can reduce fatigue and allow better sleep.

The best way to ensure you get the most out of you massages is to make regular appointments. Studies have shown that you can benefit from massage even in small doses. Until the end of the year, we are running a few specials to make massage available to everyone.

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