With the exception of trauma, which causes visible signs like bruising, the body breaks down on the inside before it breaks down on the outside. This means that a lot of our everyday aches and pains stem from the inside of the body. Simple assessment tools and testing can give an accurate picture of what the internal environment of the body looks like. Functional Health Testing at Minser Chiropractic utilizes functional biomarkers to assess the overall health of your body's systems.
This testing uses two scientifically grounded principles. First, add what is lacking in the body to nudge it back to a state of optimal functioning. Second, remove anything that prevents the body from moving toward its optimal state of function. Physical assessments and a history, along with urine and saliva testing, performed and evaluated at Minser Chiropractic, are used to help identify underlying dysfunction or imbalance of bodily systems. This information is then reviewed with you by the doctors of chiropractic to determine what can be done to improve your body's health and performance. The doctor of chiropractic will develop a custom nutrition plan to effectively address your health goals.
Functional Health Testing involves understanding and finding the underlying cause of an illness, evaluating the whole person...not just a body part. This allows us to use natural, effective, evidence based therapies whenever possible. Functional Health Testing plays an important role in health care and continues to gain popularity. Our society is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness and arthritis. This test is for anyone wanting to improve their health, athletic performance, or find the underlying cause of their health problems.
Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a revolutionary new technology used primarily to treat disc injuries in the neck and in the low back. It is very effective at treating bulging discs, herniated discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, radiating arm pain, degenerative disc disease, leg pain, and facet syndromes. The treatment option is very safe and utilizes FDA cleared equipment to apply distraction forces to spinal structures in a precise and graduated manner. Distraction is offset by cycles of partial relaxation. This technique of spinal decompression therapy has shown the ability to gently separate the vertebrae from each other, creating a vacuum inside the discs that we are targeting. This "vacuum effect" is also known as negative intra-discal pressure.
The cycles of decompression and partial relaxation, over a series of visits, promote the diffusion of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids from the outside of the discs to the inside. These nutrients enable the torn and degenerated disc fibers to begin to heal.
For the low back, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back on the decompression table, with a set of nicely padded straps snug around the waist and another set around the lower chest. For the neck, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back with a pair of soft rubber pads behind the neck. Many patients enjoy the treatment, as it is usually quite comfortable and well tolerated.
Minser Chiropractic Clinic has certified massage therapists on staff. The massage therapists provide deep tissue work, myofascial release techniques, hot rock therapy, and more techniques to those patients who feel they need more substantial muscle work or stress relief. Ear candling is also available.
Our doctors are nationally certified to perform DOT physicals and random drug screening services through the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. They offer very flexible scheduling, including Saturday mornings and same day appointments.
Want one of our doctors to speak to a group of people about a specific topic? Our doctors can come to your location and speak about chiropractic, acupuncture, nutrition, and more! Minimum of a group of 25 people is required. Give the clinic a call to schedule your next health lecture! 320-253-5650
Complete chiropractic care should start shortly after birth. During the birthing process, the newborn baby's spine can become misaligned causing alterations in the flow of the nervous system. This can manifest itself as a many different conditions seen in newborns, including colic, spitting up, problems with suck reflex and more. When they learn to crawl and walk they take many spills and falls that can cause spinal misalignments. Chiropractic care should continue through elementary and high school as children become active in sports and other school activities. Our doctors specialize in child care and are able to treat a variety of conditions.
Minser Chiropractic Clinic offers physiotherapy including ultrasound therapy, soft tissue techniques, interferential therapy, and paraffin wax to aid in the chiropractic adjustment. We also offer bone density testing, school physicals, scoliosis screenings and x-ray imaging.
The doctors at Minser Chiropractic are trained in low force manual techniques, but can also use activator methods as well, depending on the patient’s condition and preference. The doctors focus on women’s and children’s health issues, but treat men and women of all ages. We pride ourselves as a family practice.
All of the doctors at Minser Chiropractic are certified in acupuncture. Acupuncture is based on the theory that there is an energy that flows through the body along meridians or channels. The energy is called Qi and flows along 12 main channels throughout the body. These channels form a network connecting the superficial and interior portions of the human body, regulating the function of the whole body. It is believed that when the energy is not flowing correctly along these meridians or channels disease develops. In acupuncture, it is believed that the mind, body, and environment are all intimately connected and an imbalance in any one of these areas can also upset the balance of Qi in the body. Acupuncture uses small, disposable needles, inserted at specific points along these channels to help restore proper energy flow to the body.
The doctors offer more extensive nutritional counseling, exercise and rehabilitation instruction to focus on restoring health to the whole person.