Chiropractic Health & Wellness Blog
Active Release Technique - Lyn Lake Chiropractic
May 4, 2013
is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
How do overuse conditions occur?
Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:
- acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc),
- accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
- not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia).
Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, [more...]
Whiplash Commonly occurs - Chiropractor
May 31, 2012
Whiplash commonly occurs as a result of a motor vehicle collision when (typically) there is a sudden stop or slow down that occurs so fast a person cannot adequately brace himself or herself, even when aware of the impending collision. This is because the “whiplash” effect is over in about second and we cannot voluntarily contract a muscle quicker. The injury effect is worsened by several other factors including: 1. Small target / large “bullet” vehicle; 2. Too much seat inclination; 3. Improper headrest position; 4. A “springy” seat back; 5. A tall slender neck (females > males); and 6. Head rotation at the time of impact. Suffice it to say, in many cases, there is little one can do to avoid injury. So, how do x-rays help?
Let’s use a classic “rear-end collision” as our example. The driver (female) is seat-belted, in a small compact car, and her car [more...]
Injured Workers Back To Work FAST
May 26, 2012
Injured Workers get back to work fast with chiropractic care.
Many workers’ compensation studies have shown chiropractic care to be superior to medical care in the treatment of on the job back injuries. Chiropractors have been able to get their patients out of pain and back to work faster and with lower treatment costs. For employers, this means that increased use of chiropractic care can reduce premium costs for benefits and contribute to improved productivity.
Injury in the workplace, following an auto accident or at home can be a serious matter. For your health and well-being, do not assume that immediate freedom from back pain or neck pain after an accident means you are fine. Too often, auto accident victims suffer ongoing symptoms years after the auto accident injury and insurance claims have been settled.
Employees may choose their health care provider for treatment of a work [more...]
Another Happy Chiropractic Patient
March 6, 2012
Thanks for another round of outstanding services. When I walked in on Monday morning I was experiencing significant neck pain and dramatic decrease in flexibility (couldn't turn my head). One treatment put me 85% of the way back. It's now Tuesday and I feel even better. Looking forward to my treatment on Thursday. I expect that will do it.
John Farrell wrote:
3/6/2012 3:11 PM
I'm 51 years old and still quite active. The aches and pains from running, strength training, and dance send me to Lyn Lake Chiropractic 2-3 times per year. The treatment is always first rate, professional, and effective. If you want to feel better, do yourself a favor and come to Lyn Lake Chiropractic!
Patient satisfaction rate was 94%
March 5, 2012
Acute Neck Pain (Torticollis), Disability
"Acute neck pain means immediate neck pain. Neck pain that just started. This type of pain comes on suddenly and affects the ability to properly move your head in its proper range of motion. One serious type of acute neck pain is whiplash - the sudden jarring motion of your head going backwards and forward. This often occurs with a rear end collision. Acute neck pain can also be the result of a fall, sleeping awkwardly, a trauma or even a fall.. Often times when someone has just strained or irritated their neck in some way the pain is [more...]
Patient Satisfaction Results
The overall patient satisfaction rate was 94%
Mark Studin DC, FASBE (C), DAAPM, DAAMLP
William J. Owens DC, DAAMLP
Neck Pain and Chiropractic Treatment
November 13, 2011
Female patient presented with neck pain that had been present for 2 months. The pain came on gradually and without a specific cause. Her vocation is answering the phone for a busy mail order store. She works 40 hours a week, 5 days per week and never weekends. Pain worsens with work, especially by the end of the 8 hour shift. Other pain producers include driving more than 30 minutes, reading more than 30 minutes, and washing hair with the head back. Pain improves with resting the head on a chair or pillow, moving the head in circles, 600 mg of Ibuprofen (repeated 3x/day), and a hot shower. She describes the pain as an ache with intermittent sharp pain that is becoming more frequent, “…when I move the wrong way.” There is no shooting pain into the arms or hands.
Sound familiar? This is a “typical” neck pain patient that [more...]
Whiplash Minneapolis - Lyn Lake Chiropractic
May 24, 2011
Did you know Lyn Lake Chiropractic Specializes in treating whiplash injuries
. Due to Lyn Lake Chiropractic chiropractors are the Official Chiropractors of The Twin Cities Marathon and specialize in treating running injuries.
People don't know we do Specialize in treating car accident injuries, whiplash injuries and bicycle accidents. Whiplash Injuries Minneapolis
- Auto Accidents MN. Our Chiropractors are Here to Give You Pain Relief!
Whiplash injury occurs when the body reacts to a deceleration or acceleration force by hyperflexion or hyperextension of the neck. Lyn Lake Chiropractic Clinic specializes in treating whiplash injuries, auto accident injuries and bicycle accident injuries. Whiplash injuries are very common in car accidents. Whiplash injuries occur, in part, due to the fact that the muscles do not have enough time to brace themselves.
If you have been involved in a car accident, whiplash injuries [more...]
Kare 11 News Snow adding injury to insult
February 21, 2011
Snow adding injury to insult in Twin Cities
Kare 11 News: Report on 2/21/2011
MINNEAPOLIS -- Through all the snow that started Sunday morning, the accidents aren't just happening on the roads.
One hospital alone reported treating some 75 patients since Sunday due to snow-related mishaps. Those in the emergency room at Regions Hospital are seeing back injuries, heart attacks, frosbite and a whole lot more.
If you found yourself digging out, you're in good company, and a lot of company as well.
Shoveling can be an exhausting task, and considering the density of the snow, a back-breaking one at that. While every inch means that much more to shovel, it also means more weather related injuries.
"We've seen about 60 patients in the last 24 hours. Since the snowstorm started, we've seen a lot of injuries to the extremities, we've seen fractures, dislocations. Sprains is the majority of what we're seeing," said Andrew Zinkel, a [more...]
My Fox News - ASK THE EXPERTS - Chiropractor
March 3, 2010
Chiropractors at Lyn Lake Chiropractic Clinic Provide Minneapolis, MN, Resource As Official MyFoxTwinCities.com ASK THE EXPERTS Sponsor
Lyn Lake Chiropractic, located in Minneapolis, MN, has become an official sponsor of myFOX9.com’s ASK THE EXPERTS Online consumer resource. Their chiropractors now provide information and answer questions about common chiropractic topics ranging from back and neck pain to massage therapy and sports injuries for residents of Hennepin and Ramsey Counties.
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) February 4, 2010 -- Lyn Lake Chiropractic clinic has become an official sponsor of www.myfoxtwincities.com 's ASK THE EXPERTS, providing people in the Minneapolis, MN, and surrounding twin cities metro area with valuable information on common chiropractic topics and questions.
We are proud to be able to partner with such a respected media outlet as Fox to provide people in the Minneapolis area with the information they need to make informed decisions regarding their health and wellness ASK THE EXPERT was [more...]
Headaches helped by Chiropractic
January 3, 2010
Most people with headaches treat themselves with over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), acetaminophen (Tylenol) and naproxen (Aleve). If these fail to provide more than short-term relief (which they often do), other supportive treatments are available. It is important to remember that OTC medications may have side effects and potential interactions with prescription medications. This can lead to a whole host of problems and emphasizes the value of alternatives to drugs. Here are some of the most important (and effective) nonpharmaceutical options for dealing with headaches:
A Minneapolis Chiropractor: I have never seen a headache patient who did not have some type of misalignment of the bones of the neck (cervical spine). It is amazing how much muscle spasm and tension can be caused by misaligned bones. When bones are even slightly out of alignment, the muscles attached to them become stressed, so they become tight. Tight [more...]
Whiplash, auto injury - minneapolis chiropractic
November 11, 2009
According to the Insurance Research Council, nearly 1/3 of all claimants injured in motor vehicle accidents (MVA's) seek treatment from doctors of chiropractic. This is an impressive number given that the National Safety Council (NSC) has determined there to be more than 12 million MVA's annually involving
more than 20 million vehicles.
The reason individuals like yourself choose chiropractic care for treatment of injuries sustained in MVA's is simple - chiropractic care is exceptional in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, especially of the spine. Since the most common injuries associated with MVA's are sprains and strains of the spinal muscles and ligaments, it's only natural that chiropractic be the treatment of choice.
Many studies have also found individuals injured in MVA's prefer chiropractic care for the treatment of their injuries. One such study evaluated 190 whiplash injury victims and found those who received chiropractic care reported treatment satisfaction of 100%.
Minneapolis Chiropractor- Pain Relief for whiplash
October 27, 2009
Minneapolis Chiropractor Provides Pain Relief for Whiplash & Other; Car Accident Injuries
WEBWIRE – Monday, October 26, 2009
Citizens of Minnesota no longer have to live with the pain of whiplash symptoms. Lyn Lake Chiropractic, a state-of-the-art Minneapolis Chiropractic clinic, has over the years developed highly-specialized knowledge and experience in healing patients of whiplash.
With a staff of professional and experienced Minneapolis chiropractors led by Dr. Kevin Schreifels and Dr. Jill Field, Lyn Lake Chiropractic operates on the notion that life is motion and that you cannot let things like whiplash injuries hinder you from going ahead and doing what you love.
Whiplash injuries, which are commonly caused by car accidents, are different from other types of injuries. Whiplash symptoms usually take some time before they begin to manifest themselves and when they do appear they usually take the form of neck pain, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, headaches, upper back and shoulder pain, lower back [more...]
Lyn Lake Chiropractic - Torticollis, Neck Pain
October 26, 2009
Neck pain comes from a variety of sources. We will go into the most commonly seen problems here:
Acute Torticollis ( sore neck ): You and I have both had the problem at least once in our lives. You know it when you get it, too! You didn't sleep very well and you woke up to realize you can't move your head because your neck is so stiff and painful. You may even have to hold onto your head to lift it off the pillow. Wow, talk about waking up on the wrong side of the bed! Well, as I said, you are not alone, and we can help. Torticollis is the fancy word for my head doesn't want to move. It is caused by the tightening of the muscles of the neck and, in the acute case, oftentimes associated with misalignment of the spine. Torticollis usually lasts up to two [more...]
Here's a few questions you must ask before choosing a doctor of chiropractic:
"What techniques do you practice?"
The correct answer is: It depends on what is wrong with you. Some chiropractors are proficient in only one technique. The problem with this is that not every condition that chiropractic care can help responds to just one technique. You need to know that there are many wonderful chiropractic techniques that can be used to successfully treat, and relieve your condition. For example, Our Lyn Lake Chiropractic Chiropractors have training in 6 different techniques, and will use any one or all of them, depending on the patient's specific condition. I have many natural ways to relieve our patients' pain…and restore their optimal range of motion, flexibility, and function not only with your back pain and neck pain but knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, ankle pain, Foot pain, elbow and writs pain and more! [more...]
Neck Pain, whiplash, Lyn Lake Chiropractic
October 9, 2009
Neck Pain, whiplash and Chiropractic: Conservative Care of Cervical Pain, Injury and treatment at Lyn Lake Chiropractic
Your neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. Incredibly, the cervical spine supports the full weight of your head, which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.
The neck's susceptibility to injury is due in part to biomechanics. Activities and events that affect cervical biomechanics include extended sitting, repetitive movement, accidents, falls and blows to the body or head, normal aging, and everyday wear and tear. Neck pain can be very bothersome, and it can have a variety of causes.
Here are some of the most typical causes of neck pain:
Injury and whiplash due to Auto Accident Injury: A sudden forced movement [more...]
Neck pain - Lyn Lake Chiropractic
September 8, 2009
I just want to say how great of a day we had at Lyn Lake Chiropractic. We had many new patients thanks to patients telling their friends and family about our caring clinic.
We had someone come in with severe neck pain, she went to another minneapolis chiropractor this morning but he decided to take x-rays and gave her an ice pack and said to return tomorrow?
I know this was a pitch to hook the patient. But why in the world would you not want to help this person in severe neck pain at present time ??- for petes sake. She came in for help. I just want to say I'm sorry about people out there that feel it more important for the patient with severe neck pain to send them through more pain by telling them to go home and come back the next day so they can [more...]