Dr. Parrish Skrien is a licensed Chiropractor serving the North Mankato and Mankato area community.
With a holistic approach to wellness, Dr. Skrien is committed to optimizing your health and well-being. Specializing in the renowned Gonstead Technique and serving patients of all ages, he can help you achieve your personal best.
Click below to learn more about Dr. Skrien's expertise and begin your journey to optimal health.
Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in our Contact page.
This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Parrish Skrien to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options.
This initial visit is designed for Dr. Parrish Skrien to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. Parrish Skrien will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing for any nerve interference in your spine and take any x-rays that may be needed for your care in the office.
Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions.
Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. Parrish Skrien will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. Parrish Skrien will discuss his recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers.
Dr. Parrish Skrien will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment.
This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Many people go to a chiropractor because they are in pain. They may have headaches, migraines, low back pain, arm pain, leg pain
ear pain, along with other health concerns. Their pain has finally caused them to seek some care. Most people are may think that if they don't feel any pain that thy are healthy. The truth is that pain is a very poor indicator of health.
Pain is the last thing to appear in many cases and the 1st thing to disappear after chiropractic care begins.
Once you have completed Phase 1 you will probably have less pain and feeling better. But this is when the true healing can occur. If you are to stop care after the pain has stopped I tell my patients that its like quitting care after taking an expensive pain killer. The chances of the same pain coming back is high and usually will take longer to get the pain to go away when coming back in for care. In order to prevent a rapid recurrence of symptoms, it is necessary to continue receiving care and allow your body to go through the Corrective Care Phase.
During the correction phase of your care your treatments in the office will be decreased from the 1st phase of care. The swelling, muscle spasming, and muscle memory will be decreasing and the adjustments will be holding longer.
During this phase you still may some bad days with your symptoms flaring up every now and then. But this can be normal and you should not be discouraged.
Depending on the severity of your injury or condition and how long you have been suffering from it, this phase of your care may last anywhere from a few weeks to months.
During this phase of care you should be feeling good most days. This phase of care is similar to having braces on your teeth. After your teeth are in the correct position they may leave your braces on for a period of time to allow you body strengthen where your teeth are now and not allow them to go back to the old position. During this phase of care your care in the office will decrease in frequency. Dr. Skrien may send you home with specific exercises to do and may refer you to other health care specialist to team up in strengthen your spine to aid in your health care goals.
Wellness care is maybe the most important part of your personal health care goal. Now that gone through the three phases of care your wellness care may allow you to maintain your optimal health. Wellness care is like changing oil in your car. You can drive your car without doing it but it will break down and coast you more then bringing it in for regular oil changes. Your body is the same thing. With Wellness care you can help prevent your body from breaking down to soon.
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