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Chiropractor in Prior Lake Talks about the Smoke Alarm and Our Health

Symptoms are a lot like the piercing sound made by a smoke alarm. The smoke is an indication of the presence of something far more serious: fire. The same thing goes with headaches and lower back pain. The aches and pains are not the problem, they’re a sign of a far more serious problem.  People […]

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Chiropractor in Prior Lake Talks about Why We Recommend Keeping a Standing Appointment

We always recommend, regardless of how you feel, to keep a standing appointment. As we know, and as the captain of the Titanic learned that fateful evening about 110 years ago, most of the iceberg is actually below the surface of the water.  Your symptoms, just like the visible part of the ice berg, merely […]

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Prior Lake Chiropractor Talks about The Overdrawn Health Checking Account

If we make deposits into our “health checking account” we can make withdrawals as we need them. If you can make deposits (good nutrition, exercise, proper rest, chiropractic adjustments, etc.) then you can make withdrawals (neglect, stress, pepperoni pizza, over doing it, etc.).  Like your checking account, if you make more withdrawals than deposits, you […]

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Prior Lake Chiropractor Discusses the Safety Pin Cycle

The top of the safety pin on the right (below) represents your brain, which generates nerve impulses to control and regulate your entire body, from your nose to your toes. Nerve impulses are sent down the spinal cord (one side of the safety pin) and out to every organ and tissue of your body. So […]

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Prior Lake Chiropractic Exercises: Self-Myofascial Release (Plus Breathing "Pacer" Bonus)

Read this first!! Myofascial release is about releasing the adhesions or sticky areas between the muscles and fascia in your body.  Fascia is a connective tissue that lines your cells, muscles and organs.  When the spine goes out of balance and subluxates, it can bend, stretch and compress. This creates tension and torsion in the […]

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Lower Back Pain Relief in Prior Lake l A Dog's Tale

When people seek lower back pain relief in Prior Lake, they're looking to solve the cause of their problem and not merely cover over the symptoms. Dr. Pietrek is often asked why he adjusts the upper neck when the pain is coming from the lower back. Dr. Pietrek often sees that many low back problems […]

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Prior Lake Chiropractor Discusses Symptoms and Warning Signs

Symptoms and Warning Signs in our health are much like the check engine light on your vehicle's dashboard. That's why we often observe that pain is rarely a problem by itself. It's merely an indication that some limit has been reached or that a change is needed. Medications mask the symptom. They're like putting a […]

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Chiropractic X-rays in Prior Lake, MN

Are X-rays Safe? Chiropractic X-rays are used at several Prior Lake clinics. While there is public concern over the safety of X-rays, most people are surprised to know how little X-radiation is actually used. In one way, air travel and cell phone usage are not safe because they give off radiation. X-rays for spinal diagnostics […]

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Integrative Chiropractic Healthcare in Prior Lake, MN

Most integrative chiropractic healthcare centers in Minnesota emphasize various treatment modalities for each individual. They may use hot/cold, electrical muscle stimulation, massage, herbs and other treatments to assist their clients' progress toward health. Prior Lake Spinal Care's approach to integrative healthcare is different. Oftentimes in Medicine, the more specialized the practitioner is, the less regard […]

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Prior Lake Chiropractor Talks about Migraine Headaches

Prior Lake Chiropractor, Dr. James Pietrek, says that the main condition people consult his office for is migraine 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 […]

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