Is Your Cell Phone Causing Tech Neck?

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: Staying connected to friends and family is easier than ever with social media. The tradeoff is that your daily screen time may be 1, 2, 3 hours or more. And let’s face it, a lot of those hours online are spent in an awkward forward head posture that experts have begun to call “tech neck.” It can result …

Ladies Night 2019!!

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

You are invited to join us at Marty Chiropractic for LADIES NIGHT! Thursday, June 13th from 5pm-7pm 2424 E. 117th St, Burnsville, MN 55337 **We will be having light food, drinks, complimentary chair massages and door prizes ** Featuring chair massage by Marty Chiropractic, R3 Weight Loss Plan, Organo Coffee, LuLaRoe, Beauty Counter, Young Living Essential Oils, Norwex, Jewelry, Picture …

May Day!

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

I remember as a child making baskets and secretly putting them on the front step of our neighbors or friends homes. I can’t remember where that tradition began. I could look it up but how about if you share what some of your traditions are/were surrounding May Day and let us all know how they got started!

How to Prevent Spinal Disc Injuries

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. I often wonder if the author of that quote happened to have a disc herniation. By investing in a pro-active approach to your spinal health now, you may be able to avoid suffering from a disc injury later in life. And, while there is no specific protocol to …

Hot Spinal Discs: Can an Inflamed Disc Heal?

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: It’s called a “hot” disc for a reason. Disc herniations cause a tremendous amount of inflammation that can irritate nearby nerves and cause pain. But, did you know that inflammation is actually…a good thing? In fact, inflammation suggests a high likelihood of relief with conservative care. Confused? Well, the inflammatory process is the first step of the healing …

Finding Lasting Relief from Disc Herniations

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: So, you’ve suffered a disc herniation, and it’s causing severe pain. Do you need an injection or surgery? What type of doctor should you see? Can a Chiropractor make it…worse? These are all common thoughts that may race through your mind after you’ve experienced a spinal injury. First, take a deep breath and relax. Leading research journals have …

A Spinal Disc Bulge or Herniation: What’s the Difference?

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: The bones, discs, ligaments, and muscles of your spine are designed to help you maintain proper spinal alignment, posture, and movement. Between each set of bones or vertebrae is a small rubbery disc. These discs act as small shock absorbers for your spinal bones and nerves. They have a tough, rubber-like outer layer called the annulus fibrosis and …

Dynamic Stretching: A New Way to Feel Better

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: You’ve probably been told many times that you should stretch before and after a workout. Most people never do because static stretching is boring and takes so much extra time at the gym. However, there is a way to combine stretching with your workout. It’s called dynamic stretching, and not only is it more fun, but researchers have …

Tape: All Hype or Scientifically Sound?

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: It’s difficult to find a single sporting event where you won’t see an athlete wearing colorful tape somewhere on their body. You may have wondered what it is, and more importantly what it’s used for. The tape is called kinesio tape and was initially developed by a Chiropractor about 40 years ago. It works by stimulating proprioception, which …

Moving Kids Toward Better Health

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: Life is motion. Moving every day is crucially important to your overall health and wellness. Everything from cardiovascular disease to depression has been tied to a lack of physical activity. And this isn’t something that only adults need to be aware of. Getting enough physical activity as a child is an important step in reducing the risk of …