When Scoliosis Surgery Fails

Some people need surgery for their scoliosis. However, it should always be a last resort. This blogpost does not attempt to dissuade someone from a recommended scoliosis surgery, assuming that your provider has performed a thorough examination of your spine and you have consulted with trusted individuals upon making your decision. As a scoliosis sufferer […]

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Wellness Care

According to the top Google search, wellness is defined as the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal. Here, we believe that there is a direct relationship between the resilience of one’s spine and their potential for true wellness. When the spine is in alignment, there is better mobility in […]

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How We Help with Scoliosis Pain

Scoliosis is a condition that is very near and dear to me. If it weren’t for my own scoliosis, I wouldn’t be a chiropractor. Because of the pain relief and improved function I received thanks to the NUCCA chiropractic method, I chose to make NUCCA my life’s work. Most cases of Scoliosis are said to […]

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How We Help with Neck & Shoulder Pain

If you’re suffering from neck and/or shoulder pain, the cause may be due to a misalignment in the top of your spine. Playing sports, car accidents and sitting at a desk all day is enough to misalign the top vertebra (also known as the atlas or C1) in the spine. The upper neck, in comparison […]

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How We Help with Lower Back/Leg Pain

Even though our work is primarily done from the top of the neck, we actually see more people lower back pain than neck pain and I think I know why… The lower back is very strong. It has to be, it supports 2/3 of your body weight. But just think, all of those nerves in […]

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How We Help with Headaches

Whether you’re suffering from chronic tension headaches, cluster headaches or migraine headaches these problems often times can be structurally related to a misalignment in the top of the spinal column. Let’s talk a little bit about some of the anatomy involved in headaches. There are a couple small muscles that attach the base of the […]

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How We Help with Fibromyalgia

According to the American College of Rheumatology, Fibromyalgia sufferers’ symptoms of Fibromyalgia usually start within five years of an injury to the upper neck. When Fibromyalgia is diagnosed, it is based on a thorough physical exam in which several pre determined tender points are palpated/touched by the examiner. If 11 of the 18 pre-determined points […]

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Resilience and Integration: Your keys to Success at Prior Lake Spinal Care

Tonight is game 7 in the final round of the Stanley Cup playoffs between the Edmonton Oilers and Florida Panthers. The Oilers have shown incredible resilience, coming back from three games down. Not only does resilience mean the ability to bounce back after a deficit, it ALSO means YOUR (spine's) ability to come back toward […]

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Idiopathic Scoliosis Treatment in Minnesota

When it comes to Idiopathic Scoliosis Treatment in Minnesota, there are a lot of opinions on how to best approach the matter. I’m Dr. James Pietrek with Prior Lake Spinal Care and I want to share a story with you about a Scoliosis case, which started about 30 years ago.   When this boy was in […]

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Is Yoga a Good Option for Scoliosis Treatment in Prior Lake?

When considering whether Yoga is a good option for scoliosis treatment in Prior Lake, it's important to remember that all should be done as conservatively as possible. However, just because something is conservative and safe DOESN'T mean that it cannot be incredibly effective. Yoga is meant to develop strength and flexibility in the body, and […]

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