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Treating Acute and Overuse Injuries

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As I was driving around Savage this morning, I noticed a group of young people out for a run. It looks like the cross country runners from the Prior Lake High School are getting a jump-start on the upcoming season. It got me wondering how many of those athletes are, or soon would be, suffering from a sports-related injury. Unfortunately, …

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Stay Healthy, Stay Cool

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Everyone is talking about, and suffering through, the recent heat wave. It’s no different here in Savage Minnesota! Can chiropractic care help keep you cool in the summer heat? As much as I’d like to say it does, there isn’t any evidence that shows that chiropractic adjustments help you keep cool!  However, we do realize that the heat can definitely …

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Celebrating Freedom – From Pain!

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The Memorial Day weekend, the “official” start of summer, is almost here. Families all over the country will be gathering together to enjoy barbecues, the beautiful weather, a day off from work and school, and just being together. It’s also a day remember those that have given their lives for our freedom. The freedom we all enjoy today did not …

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Will Insurance Cover My Chiropractic Care?

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When meeting new and potential patients I’m frequently asked, “Will my insurance cover my chiropractic treatments?”  Most of the time, the answer is, “Yes.”  As companies and insurance carriers search for ways to promote preventative care and wellness programs, more and more are covering chiropractic care in their health plans. Employees increasingly request chiropractic care benefits as a part of …

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Seeking Treatment for Auto Accident Injuries

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At Watkins Family Chiropractic, we treat many patients with injuries sustained in auto accidents. These injuries can include whiplash, neck pain, headaches, upper back pain, low back pain, and pain in the extremities. Injuries that are obvious – cuts, bruises, broken bones, etc.  – are treated right away. Neck and back injuries are usually not treated at the emergency room …

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Alternative Arthritis Treatment

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A study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicinehas found that 63% of people who visited a rheumatologist for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia conditions also sought some form of “complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).” Chiropractic was not only the most sought after form of CAM for those patients, but it was also among those found to be most …

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Backpacks and Back Pain

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Back packs can be a leading cause of back and shoulder pain for millions of children. The American Spine Foundation and the Minnesota Chiropractic Association published a report on backpack safety. Here are their tips to preventing unnecessary wear and tear on a child’s growing spine.

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What exactly is scoliosis and is there anything that can be done to help?

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While the spine naturally has a front-to-back curve that produces the normal rounding of the shoulders and the sway of the lower back, some people suffer from an abnormal curvature of the spine called “scoliosis”. Simply put, scoliosis is generally associated with a side-to-side twisting of the spine that renders an “S” shaped or corkscrew appearance.

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Treating TMJ and Jaw Pain with Chiropractic Care

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Occasionally a patient will mention that they suffer from pain in their jaw or TMJ. They would like to know what is causing it, and what can be done to alleviate it. The causes of jaw pain and TMJ pain are generally divided into 2 groups: primary and secondary. In the primary group, the causes include conditions which specifically involve …

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Are My Flip-Flops Causing My Back Pain?

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Could Flip Flops Cause Back Pain? A team of researchers from Auburn University found that when people walk in flip-flops, they alter their gait, which oftentimes results in pain from the foot up into the hips and lower back.

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