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.

Try Chiropractic1st



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.

Physical Therapy Bloomington

Auto Injury Physical Therapy BloomingtonLet’s get physical! Have you been in an accident that has completely debilitated you and has possibly even decreased your quality of life? If this is you, then it’s time to get physical. No, we aren’t talking about Olivia Newton-John, but if it helps, go ahead and put on that headband and bring in your spandex. At AdvaCare Clinics Advanced Healthcare Solutions, we are dedicated to lifting you up and providing you the care you need to get your health back. Located in the heart of Bloomington, MN, we are leading the healthcare industry for wellness after car accident injuries. Continue reading “Physical Therapy Bloomington”

Chronic Pain Management Edina

Bloomington Natural Back Pain ReliefResearch has found that people have more issues with pain than they do diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Chronic pain affects more than 100 million adults in the United States, and that number is likely to rise. Whether your chronic pain comes from playing sports growing up, an automobile accident you were involved in, or a physical condition that you are dealing with, it is important to manage your pain before it gets out of control. Living in Edina, MN, you can count on AdvaCare Clinics Advanced Healthcare Solutions to help you build a detailed plan around managing your chronic pain through our diverse holistic approach. Relying on medication to help you manage your chronic pain is only temporary and can lead to larger issues down the road. Continue reading “Chronic Pain Management Edina”

Natural Headache Relief Bloomington MN

Bloomington Natural Headache Relief MNHave you experienced headaches for most of your life? If so, you’ve likely seen countless doctors, most of which have simply tried to prescribe various powerful prescription drugs that only mask the symptoms of your headaches. The problem with this approach is that it isn’t a form of corrective care. At AdvaCare Clinic, in Bloomington, MN we offer a full suite of wellness services including chiropractic care, massage therapy and acupuncture, all focused on provided drug free headache relief. Continue reading “Natural Headache Relief Bloomington MN”

Edina Pain Relief

Physical Therapy Bloomington MNEvery year, thousands of Americans suffer from both acute and chronic pain. Unfortunately, if those suffering from pain don’t take the proper steps to alleviate those ailments, it can be very hard to remedy them later on. Fortunately, Edina, MN has AdvaCare Clinics Advanced Healthcare Solutions. At AdvaCare, we focus on finding natural pain relief through chiropractic care, physical therapy, and laser therapy. With our talented staff of professionals, we have a combined experience of 85 years in the medical treatment arena. We are best known at combining revolutionary solutions with traditional care options that work! Our services include: Continue reading “Edina Pain Relief”

Alternative Medical Care VS Traditional Medical Care

Back Pain Management MNThroughout life, there is a constant battle between traditional and alternative. Whether you are deciding how to plan your wedding or how you will treat your pain, there is always a traditional and alternative method. When you are experiencing pain, the normal thing to do is go to your doctor. The only real question is, which doctor is going to help you achieve your long term health goals? For example, if you visit your regular primary care doctor, there is only so much they can do for that nagging back pain of yours. They may give you a couple exercises to try at home, give you some pain pills that make you groggy, and then ultimately, when those interventions don’t work, refer you to a surgeon to “fix” the problem. Not happy with that solution? Neither are we! AdvaCare Clinics Advanced Healthcare Solutions recognized that problem within Bloomington Healthcare clinics and decided to find a better alternative. Continue reading “Alternative Medical Care VS Traditional Medical Care”

Chronic Pain Treatment

Holistic Pain Management MNPain is an issue that Americans deal with on a daily basis. In fact, pain affects more individuals than heart disease, diabetes and cancer put together. A study in 2011 showed that more than 100 million adult aged Americans are dealing with chronic pain issues. Everyone that struggles with pain knows that medication may be able to solve your issues temporarily, but they do not provide long term solutions. If you are sick of relying on medication to limit your symptoms, consider taking a more holistic approach to your pain management. Continue reading “Chronic Pain Treatment”

Herniated Disk

Bloomington Herniated Disk TreatmentSome people with a Herniated Disk in the neck or spine do not have any symptoms. For others, symptoms such as Pain, Numbness and Tingling can be very troublesome. The wrong move can result in the soft center of a cartilage disk leaking out between vertebrae and causing stress on a nerve. This Nerve Pain is referred to as Radicular Pain. Depending on where the Ruptured Disk or Slipped Disk has occurred, nerve symptoms can be felt in either the upper or lower body extremities. Nerve pain that radiates down the leg is commonly called Sciatica. Non-surgical relief for herniated disks can be found at AdvaCare Health Clinics in Bloomington, MN. Continue reading “Herniated Disk”

Take Charge of your Health with Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine Choose by YouAre you tired of everyone making the decisions for you? Too many times in a structured hospital setting, patients are being told what to do instead of asked. At AdvaCare Clinics Advanced Healthcare Solutions, we are excited to watch you take charge of your health through our integrative medicine. Serving patients throughout Minnesota, AdvaCare Clinics Advanced Healthcare Solutions has a unique healthcare approach that involves holistic care. We are leading the healthcare industry by offering outpatient wellness solutions for car accident injuries, injuries on the job, acute injuries, chronic pain and so many other types of common health related problems that people are going through. Continue reading “Take Charge of your Health with Integrative Medicine”