The Low Back: Your Foundational Core

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: Your core is made up of the groups of muscles that provide stability in the abdominal and lower back regions. It includes your abs and the deep muscles that surround and support your spine. These muscles also coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and spine. Ideally, your core and low back work together in a balance of …

Fixing Low Back Pain

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: Restrictions and limited mobility of your lower back may be causing your pain. If your low back doesn’t have a full range of motion, then you are setting it up for future injuries. Bending forward and back (flexion/extension), side bending (lateral bend), and turning side to side (rotation) are the three movements that make up a full range …

November Ladies Night Event!

Dr. Kristina Fruechtl Blog

Please join us for our next Ladies Night event! Thursday, November 14th from 5 pm – 7 pm at Marty Chiropractic in Burnsville. No need to RSVP. Just show up…and bring your friends! We’ll have WINE, light appetizers and vendors for early holiday shopping… and free chair massage! Hope you will join us for this festive event! Some of the …

The Top Causes of Low Back Pain

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: It’s been estimated that over 90% of us will deal with low back pain at some point in our life. So, you may be wondering why. What causes most of us to deal with lower back pain? How we move our body, previous injuries, and the habits we do (or don’t do) each day can play a huge …

What is Sciatica?

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: Nearly everyone will have back pain at some point in their life, but with sciatica, you’ll know something is different right away. Pain that begins in your back travels down to your buttocks, and shoots down your leg is a classic sign of sciatica. The shooting pain down your leg is caused by compression on one of the …

Feed My Starving Children Event

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Don’t forget we are accepting donations for services tomorrow 8am-noon! We still have spots open. Call (952) 894-5108 to reserve a time. All the massage times are filled but Chiropractic treatment has some openings.

Natural Nutrition: Do Supplements Help You Live a Better Life?

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: Supplements are everywhere. Vitamins, minerals, bone broths, and protein powders are no longer only available at the health food store, you can find them nearly everywhere you shop. For those of us with diet’s that aren’t exactly pitch-perfect, dietary supplements can provide an additional way to gain the essential daily nutrients. Not only are supplements a way to …

Exercise is the Best Medicine

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: We’ve all heard about how exercise if good for you. But did you know how powerful that statement really is? Nearly every major risk factor for chronic disease can be lower with as little as 15 minutes of moderate exercise per day. As you age, the cells in your body can become damaged, your metabolism slows down, and …

Feed My Starving Children!

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Help feed starving children worldwide with Marty Chiropractic! Saturday, October 5th,  8am-12pm RECEIVE TREATMENTS AND NEW PATIENT EXAMS FOR A CHARITABLE DONATION Our doctors, massage therapists and staff invite you,your family members and friends to make a donation directly to FMSC.For more information and to schedule your appointments,please call us at 952-894-5108 FMSC is an Eagan non-profit organizationrun completely by volunteers …

Spinal Traction: Reducing Pain Through Movement

Dr. Thomas Anderson Blog

Bottom Line: At a glance, spinal traction may look like a form of medieval torture. But, while at first, it may seem strange, the relief it can help provide is remarkable. Spinal traction offers relief from neck and back pain by reducing the pressure on spinal discs and nerves. Many people use spinal traction as a way to enhance the …