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.
Osteoporosis is a gradual disintegration of bone and it can have a devastating impact on the joints and vertebrae of your spine.
Osteoporosis causes the loss of mass and density in bones, making them highly susceptible to fractures. If the bones in your spine become weak and spongy, your spine gradually compresses, sometimes impinging nerves and causing pain and other problems. Additionally, the spinal compression affects internal organs, leading to other problems. People with advanced osteoporosis sometimes take on a hunchback shape.
Osteoporosis is caused by a deficiency of calcium in the body. Smoking and alcohol consumption both interfere with calcium absorption. Other factors, such as stress, diabetes, menopause, lack of exercise, and even overuse of laxatives, have been associated with osteoporosis.
Women who smoke are at a significantly higher risk of having osteoporosis than any other demographic because long-term smoking causes a decrease in the body's estrogen levels.
Spinal osteoporosis is hard to spot in its early stages. In advanced stages, people complain of chronic pain, loss of mobility, and shorter or humped-over stature.