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  • Sep 13 / 2018
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Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Side View Pregnant Woman with Back Pain

Zumbrota Chiropractic has just received a Belloost pregnancy pillow that allows a very comfortable way to receive chiropractic care throughout pregnancy. There are many reasons to chiropractic adjustments while you are pregnant and here are a number of important points considering the changes that occur to the spine and pelvis that you should consider during pregnancy:

  • Forward head posture often leads to:
    • headaches
    • neck pain
    • thoracic outlet syndrome
    • carpal tunnel symptoms
    • mid back pain
    • pain between your shoulder blades
    • arm pain, numbness, and/or tingling
  • Increased thoracic kyphosis (curvature) is also a leading cause of:
    • headaches
    • neck pain
  • Accentuation of the lumbar lordosis (curvature) frequently causes:
    • lower back pain
    • constipation
    • back stiffness
  • Forward tilt of the pelvis leads to:
    • lower back pain
    • hip pain
    • sciatica/leg pain
    • pubic pain
  • Flattening of the arches of your feet can cause:
    • ankle pain
    • heel pain
    • foot pain
    • plantar fasciitis
    •  Changes to your normal way of walking (modified gait) can irritate the sacro-iliac (SI) joints, hips, and knees

Chiropractic care is not only extremely beneficial for athletes, the general population, children, and the elderly but is also of paramount importance for women who are pregnant. Here is a short, but significant list of the benefits of chiropractic care during pregnancy:

  • Relief of aches and pains from the list above
  • Reduction of labor and delivery time
  • Controlling symptoms of nausea
  • Reduces interference to the mother’s nervous system which is vitally important for coordinating all body systems and fuctions
  • Generally maintains a healthier pregnancy and deceases the risk caused by restricted space in the uterus due to misalignments of the pelvis
  • The literature has shown that women who undergo chiropractic care throughout their pregnancy undergo a significantly lower rate of cesarean sections (C-sections)

Using a specially designed “pregnancy” pillow allows for an very easy and comfortable way to be adjusted throughout your whole pregnancy.

  • Aug 29 / 2017
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Activator V – Now at Zumbrota Chiropractic

Activator 5 at Zumbrota MN

Activator V now at Zumbrota Chiropractic – Serving the residents of Zumbrota, MN and surrounding areas.

Finally, the latest and most effective instrument adjusting is now available at Zumbrota Chiropractic. This instrument is the result of over 40 years of research, testing and bringing what doctors requested into reality. It produces a specialized force wave (or thrust) which penetrates deeper into the body than ever before, plus, provides greater force than any other previous generation – up to 41 pounds.

Using this instrument will help Dr. Post be able to continue to adjust patients for years to come. There has been too much wear and tear on the body using the Activator IV so this is a change that I have been looking forward to. Everything else will be the same including comprehensive adjustments (from head to toe) like always.

The Activator 5 will also make adjustments much more comfortable for patients. You will notice a considerable difference between the two.

To make an appointment or check my schedule, please call: (507)732-7246. Thank you!

  • Apr 15 / 2015
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New Borns / Infants – Decreasing Allergies & Asthma

Finally, there has recently been an important study that came out that confirms what I’ve been saying for years. Research presented at the European Respiratory Society’s International Congress in Munich, Germany reports that germs in the hides and fur actually primes the immune system so that it does not trigger allergies. What this research study reveals is that sleeping on animal skin an fur reduces a baby’s risk of developing asthma and allergies later in life.

Over 2,440 healthy German infants were observed during this study and their progress was monitored until the age of 10 years. More than half of these infants slept on animal fur during their first three months of life. Get this – these children were seventy-nine percent (79%) LESS LIKELY TO DEVELOP ASTHMA by six years of age than the children not exposed to animal skin and fur.

This is telling us that too much cleanliness early in life can increase the chances of developing allergies. In medicine, the hygiene hypothesis is a hypothesis that states that a lack of early childhood exposure to infectious agents, symbiotic microorganisms (e.g. gut flora or probiotics), and parasites increases susceptibility to allergic diseases by suppressing the natural development of the immune system. In particular, the lack of exposure is thought to lead to defects in the establishment of immune tolerance.

Baby Sleeping on Animal Skin/Fur

Baby Sleeping on Animal Skin/Fur

I’ve seen parents that, at the first sign of any sort of dirt, grabs one of those cleaning wipes or liquid hand sanitizers that have flooded the marketplace. The makers of these products know how to push your buttons and have trained most people to think that any germs are terrible, potentially lethal, agents that could harm your kid(s). Whenever I see that, it makes me a little sick to my stomach because that parent, without knowing it, is stealing a chance for their child to develop a normal immune system.

Have you noticed that there are so many kids that have so many problems? Many of these problems are directly linked to the immune system and how it functions or responds to what’s in the environment. There are way too many allergies, asthma and a whole host of other ‘sensitivities’ especially food sensitivities so parents and kids have to watch what they eat.

It isn’t your fault if you’ve robbed your children of a normal immune system, you’ve been tricked by companies such as Johnson & Johnson or Purell into thinking that your child is going to die due to some germs. On the label of one of these products it states that it “Kills more than 99.99% of most common germs that may make you sick.” The problem is that also kills all of the other germs that won’t make you or your child sick too. Without giving your immune system recognition of different germs early on, it much more than likely kills any chance of your child having a normal life. I personally hold responsible these manufacturers who have lied to you and threatened you into believing that all germs are bad and make you think that if you don’t use thier products to keep your child clean, they will die. Nothing could be further from the truth!

I love this research, in fact, an animal skin with fur should be given to each baby born within every country throughout the world. Will that happen? Probably not, but I suggest that if you are about to have a new baby, strongly consider it. These hides with fur actually help the new baby stay warm and helps them to naturally regulate the body temperature.

In fact, as your child is growing and playing outside let them get dirty. Give them a fighting chance at a normal life by allowing their immune system to develop like it should. When I was younger I played in the dirt, some days I would get so dirty you couldn’t see some of my skin, the dirt and mud was so thick. I thank my parents for letting my immune system develop normally and because of it I have no known allergies at all. Why won’t you give your children the same opportunity?



1.) “Sleeping on Animal Fur in Infancy Found to Reduce Risk of Asthma.” ERS International Congress. European Respiratory Society, n.d. Web. 15 Apr. 2015. <http://www.erscongress.org/media-centre/press-releases/47-press-releases/216-sleeping-on-animal-fur-in-infancy-found-to-reduce-risk-of-asthma.html>.

2.) “Hygiene Hypothesis.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 15 Apr. 2015.


  • Feb 12 / 2014
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RecoveryRx™ – Heal Faster

Pain Relief and Healing

The RecoveryRx Device

Accelerate Healing – Alleviates Pain

What is RecoveryRx?

RecoveryRx is a very small medical device that delivers continuous electromagnetic therapy to restore damaged cells and decrease pain. Applied post-surgically or to a wound, RecoveryRx quickly relieves edema (swelling), inflammation and pain to provide the patient comfort while reducing bruising and accelerating the onset of natural healing.

Long Lasting Real Pain Relief

Clinically Established Therapy

This clinically established and effective therapy has been used for decades and was only available in clinics and hospitals. Now, this safe and effective therapy is available for home and personal extended use.

Safe & Effective

Is it Safe?

RecoveryRx is extremely safe and comfortable to wear. The low level current that is pulsed gently into the damaged tissue is not noticeable, even though the RecoveryRx device is continuously working to help you heal, regain function and feel better.

Helps Regain Active Living

Benefits of RecoveryRx

  • Reduces pain, swelling and bruising
  • Speeds up the body’s natural healing process so you heal more quickly
  • Safe to use over open chronic wounds
  • Safe for diabetics, the elderly and those with arthritis

“I had a knot in my upper shoulder that was causing me great pain, to the point where I could not turn around. I tried ibuprofen and other OTC pain relievers to no avail. I applied RecoveryRx and 24 hours later the pain was gone!” – Patrick H.

Dr. OZ called Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy “The Revolutionary Cure for Pain”.

How to use RecoveryRx

Simply activate the device and apply to the area of your body that needs pain relief. The RecoveryRx is very easy to wear and is sensation, odor and heat free so you don’t even know that it is there. Just put it on and go about your day!

RecoveryRx is Available at Zumbrota Chiropractic

Dr. Post has a small number of samples of this device available at the office. Every day, more Chiropractors across the US, are adopting RecoveryRx™ as their “standard of care“ for pain, inflammation and swelling and are achieving amazing success, improving outcomes for their patients with:

  •  Chronic and Acute Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and Strains (Ankles, Knees, Elbows, Shoulders, Neck, Low Back, etc.)
  • Painful Bulging Discs
  • Neuropathy
  • Post Surgical Swelling/Bruising and Incision Healing
  • Arthritic Pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Menstrual Cramping

Come in today to see if this might be something that can help you feel better more quickly. Pain relief has never been easier!

“Wearing the RecoveryRx gives me such relief and now I am so improved! My friend wears the RecoveryRx for the wrist and said that she experienced much pain and swelling to be very little. RecoveryRx is a very remarkable pain aid and I am amazed by its effectiveness.” – Sheila M.

  • Jan 14 / 2014
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Headache Relief, Including Migraines

Headaches are not fun. Almost every one of us have had them. Some of us are also plagued with migraine headaches. I’ve never had a migraine headache and never hope to have one. It is probably one of the most disruptive types of headaches there are. They can cause you to miss out of work for a day or two at a time. Generally, when someone has a headache they immediately reach for Aspirin, Tylenol, Ibuprofen or another over-the-counter pain reliever.

Pain, in any form is not really bad. What??? You might ask. Pain is actually a good thing! Pain is trying to tell you that there is something wrong. It is trying to tell you that you need some help. Think about a heart attack for a moment. There is usually ‘crushing chest pain’ and it is trying to tell you that there is a problem in that area of the body. That’s the same sort of thing with a headache or any other type of pain.

Headaches respond very well to chiropractic treatment, specifically, chiropractic adjustments. Plus, the specific adjustments that are generally invloved with headaches, including migraine headaches, are C2, C1 and the occiput which is usually an inferior or posterior occiput on either or both sides. You don’t need to be concerned with all the little details, that is where the chiropractor, like myself, comes in and we are the ones that need to deal with those details for you. Generally, when these small misalignments of the bones occur, it tends to cause the muscles to tighten up, and even affects the muscles of arteries in the head. No wonder why these problems can cause migraine headaches too!

I know I need an adjustment when I begin having headaches. That’s the first thing I have done! After a easy, comfortable adjustments the pain disappears immediately. I can focus better, work better and feel a whole lot better too. If you  have general headaches or migraine headaches I suggest you come in to see me. The techniques that I uses find these problem areas and the adjustments provided are comfortable and lead to relief of headaches almost immediately. Chiropractic adjustments are not limited to back pain. Adjustments can lead to many physiological improvements and even lead to impacting the health of your internal organs in a very positive way.

Give it a try! You’ll be glad you did. As always, check out my website at: http://www.zumbrotachiropractic.com/ where you can learn more and conctact me. Thank you for your time. I’ll be back again soon with even more information.

  • Jan 06 / 2014
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TMJ Pain & Clicking – Rapid Relief

TMJ Pain Clicking Popping

Temporal Mandibular Joint Illustration

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (sometimes abbreviated to TMD, TMJD, or TMJ and also termed temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome, temporomandibular disorder or many other names), is an umbrella term covering pain and dysfunction of the muscles of mastication (the muscles that move the jaw) and the temporomandibular joints (the joints which connect the mandible to the skull). The most important feature is pain, followed by restricted mandibular movement, and clicking of one or both of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) during jaw movement. Although TMD is not life threatening, it can be detrimental to quality of life, because the symptoms can become chronic and difficult to manage. TMD is thought to be very common, with 20-30% or more of the adult population affected to some degree. Most people affected by TMD are between 20 and 40 years of age, although any age can be affected and it is more common in females than males to some degree. TMD is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain (i.e. toothache).

TMD is a symptom complex rather than a single condition, and it is thought to be caused by multiple factors. However, these factors are poorly understood, and there is disagreement as to the relative importance of these factors with each other. Even daily life stresses can cause TMJ issues to appear and return after treatments have provided some temporary relief.

Temporal mandibular joint disorder started bothering me about 20 years ago too. When I first noticed there was a problem, I could only open my mouth approximately 1/4 inch. There wasn’t a lot of pain but it made eating almost impossible and did have a negative impact on the quality of life. I ended up seeing an orthodontist which did help me. I am very thankful for that, however, it was very expensive with treatment including braces and everything that goes along with them. Plus, after the treatment ended there was still occasional clicking or popping of the TMJ on my right side, sometimes with pain. I wasn’t going to die from it but is was very annoying.

Great News!

Chiropractic adjustments do wonders for TMJ issues. Adjusting this joint is not painful and has an immediate beneficial effect with increased range of motion so you can open your mouth normally and the pain is decreased or eliminated very quickly. That is all well and good, however, most chiropractors will  adjust it and send you on your way telling you to come back again when it starts bothering you. I do agree that adjustments should be done to help correct the misalignment of the two bones forming that joint when things get worse.

HOWEVER, what if the chiropractor gave you a very powerful tip that you could use to easily manage this condition on your own and stop the clicking and associated pain very easily in between normally scheduled visits? Wouldn’t that be great? Well, at Zumbrota Chiropractic that is what I offer because I want you to feel as good as you can all of the time. The powerful tip that I share with TMJ patients works wonders – I know, I use this when my jaw starts to click or pop too. NO, it is NOT an exercise or a set of exercises that all the other websites offer like moving you jaw back and forth, forward and backward. I’ve tried that and it never worked for me and I won’t put you through that same disappointment of a set of useless exercises.

If you have TMJ pain, otherwise known as temporal mandibular joint disorder CLICK HERE to schedule a visit, get a very effective treatment and learn the key secret to managing this condition on your own. The value of the information is priceless and will serve you very well. It is almost impossible to get rid of the stresses in life that can lead to TMJ issues, so you should have the tools to reclaim your life and live with comfort in your daily activities.

See you soon…

  • Dec 31 / 2013
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Zumbrota Chiropractic Now Open

Zumbrota Chiropractic is the most recent addition providing effective health care in Zumbrota, MN. I grew up here, worked here, moved away to go to school and have returned to provide you with the amazing techniques that I have learned to help get you feeling better quickly. It doesn’t matter what you suffer from: headaches, carpal tunnel, lower back pain, knee pain, hip stiffness or pain, sciatica, lumbar disc displacement, muscle spasms, neck pain, etc. Whatever the condition that you suffer from, chiropractic care can help you.

I’ll let you in on a little secret. Back in 1996, I was suffering too. I had heartburn every day for over six months. It was terrible, I had to take Rolaids everyday just to get by and function. Had I gone to the medical doctor I knew that they would just put me on some sort of medication, probably for life to decrease the acid production. Sure it would have worked, but that wasn’t going to actually solve the problem.

My mother suggested that I go see the chiropractor that she and my dad had been seeing over in Lake City, MN. I agreed but had no idea what a chiropractor was or what they did. After Dr. Kari took a detailed history about my heartburn problem that had been ongoing over the last six months and did a physical examination I received my first chiropractic treatment which consisted of a few different adjustments of my neck, middle and lower back regions. It was different than any other sort of treatment that I ever had before…it was interesting. I then layed down on a “roller table” (aka intersegmental traction table) which felt good too. After that I left to go back home.

I noticed a little later that day that I no longer needed to take the Rolaids that I had been depending on each and every day. WOW! That, to me, was totally amazing. What had happened was one of the vertebra in the middle of my back was “out of place” and putting pressure on the nerves going to my stomach. The nerve was irritated causing the acid producing cells in my stomach to produce too much acid causing the heartburn symptoms. The chiropractic treatment corrected the malpositioned vertebra and relieved the pressure on the nerve causing the return to normal function.

It has been 17 years and I never needed another Rolaids again. I was so impressed that a chiropractic adjustment could change my life so drastically in such a positive way and I continued care as Dr. Kari suggested. I soon decided to obtain my Doctor of Chiropractic degree as well, graduating from Logan College of Chiropractic in 2002. I’ve never looked back and I have also helped several hundred people also obtain positive results with chiropractic adjustments.

If you suffer from anything that you would rather get rid of visit http://www.ZumbrotaChiropractic.com/ and call me to set up a free consultation or an examination.

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