31108 Government Drive
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Our Wellness Center is designed to make sure that your visits are both comfortable and productive. We offer the latest healthcare technology and treatments while taking a non-invasive, holistic approach to providing you with your individually tailored plan that promotes healing, restores health and helps maintain wellness. We work with your medical doctor to coordinate the right care regimen for you.
Our patient advocates will work closely with you and your insurance company, handling all the paperwork, to ensure that you receive your full benefits. We accept most health insurance plans, including auto and workers compensation. No health insurance? We offer a number of alternatives. We are "flex plan" and "medical savings account" qualified and offer affordable cash payment plans that can be customized to meet your particular needs.
When you are ready to take positive steps toward improving your quality of life, contact us. We stand ready, willing and able to guide you on your way.
Eighty percent of Americans experience one form of back pain or another during the course of their lives. More men over the age of 45 are disabled by back pain than any other condition. It is the third most common reason for surgeries. Because of this, people complaining of back pain cannot be easily diagnosed. This is because the spine is such an incredibly complex structure of bones, muscles, nerves, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Injury or disease affecting any one or more of these structures can often trigger an episode of pain.
Lower back pain is often caused by a muscle strain. The erector spinae, or large paired muscles in the lower back that help keep your spine erect, can become inflamed and spasm. In more serious cases, the pain may be caused by a degenerative condition, such as arthritis, disc disease, or disc herniation.
A degenerative disc condition can sometimes cause a chain reaction of other events in your spine. When a disc is not in its proper place, or is malformed from disease or some other condition, it can allow additional undue pressure on other healthy structures, such as neighboring discs, nerves, muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons.
Rest, ice or heat therapy, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine, such as aspirin, are often the first course of treatment for mild lower back pain. This allows your muscles to return to their normal position and begin to heal.
Because the thoracic spine is the sturdiest part of the spine, it is less prone to injury. That said, upper back pain, while less common than lower back pain, is often caused by irritation of the muscles or a problem with a joint. Other less common causes of upper back pain include herniated or degenerative discs.
However, rest for a sore back should be kept to no more than two weeks. Otherwise, the muscles in the lower back begin to atrophy and can become significantly weak, leaving you open to further undue pain and injury.