Many St Paul, MN chiropractic patients we treat first come to us with some type of personal injury that is causing neck pain, back pain or other discomfort. For example, a sports injury can include muscle strains and sprains, as well as joint damage, muscle stiffness and subluxations throughout the spine. Often, our sports injury patients will combine chiropractic with other types of natural therapies, such as massage therapy or physical therapy, to accelerate healing and better manage pain.
We also see a lot of car accident injury patients here at our chiropractic clinic. A car accident injury-even those that cause just a little neck pain-can be very severe. Unfortunately, when left untreated, a car accident injury can develop into a chronic condition that causes a lifetime of pain and a limited range of motion. Whiplash, for example, is a common car accident injury that may be remedied with regular chiropractic treatments.
Some of the patients at our clinic suffer from symptoms that may not necessarily be the result of injury, but instead of lifestyle habits. Headaches and migraines, for example, can be caused by a number of lifestyle factors, including poor posture, lack of sleep, repetitive motions and dietary components. Dairy and caffeine are examples of foods that can cause headaches in migraines in some individuals. Stress can also cause headaches and migraines, for which our chiropractor may recommend a combination of chiropractic and massage therapy.
Acupuncture is finally gaining the recognition it deserves in Western medicine. Many health conditions can be effectively treated and managed with acupuncture. The principle behind acupuncture is based on balance and “qi.” Qi (pronounced “chee”) is regarded in Eastern medicine as the measurable electromagnetic life force. Think of it as life-giving energy that flows through your body. In a sense, an analogy could be made with respect to blood flow through the body and the consequential oxygenation of tissue and release of energy into our cells. Qi passes through channels called meridians and it is necessary for the balance between yin & yang and for energizing different areas of the body.
If you are experiencing neck pain or back pain, or simply need a chiropractor in Minnesota to keep your family healthy and well, we hope you will make an appointment to visit us soon. We look forward to the opportunity to care for you and your family for years to come.
Dr. Robert Slater provides quality chiropractic care to patients in St. Paul, MN. If you suffer from back pain, neck pain, headache, sciatica or have been in an auto collision, Healing Hands Wellness Center can get you back on the road to health.
Call our office today at (651) 699-3366 for an appointment.