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Aligning health with modern practices

Health & Wellness Chiropractic and Little Missouri Chiropractic are key beneficials with chiropractic care.

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Health & Wellness Chiropractic, located in Dickinson, is one of the best places to go in when in need of a chiropractor. (Matthew Curry/The Dickinson Press)

This week marks one year since COVID-19 took over our world. No question, the healthcare industry has felt the blunt impact of the illness and all that comes with it.

Among the many sectors of health impacted by the virus was chiropractic services which is an alternative medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine.

Luckily, the Health & Wellness Chiropractic and Little Missouri Chiropractic, located in Dickinson and Medora, N.D., have remained strong and aligned with the state and national guidelines — keeping southwestern North Dakotans healthy.

Founded in 2003 by Dr. Todd Dorval and Tyler Leintz, the clinics are run by both doctors along with Dr. Eric Seiler.

Dorval explained what their chiropractic company does, and why it is beneficial to see a chiropractitioner — especially during the heightened stressors brought on by the ever changing paradigms gifted by the coronavirus.

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“We assess what’s wrong with you, figure out what joints are not moving, what nerves are being pinched, get them all adjusted, get you feeling better,” he said. “The bone crunching is what a lot of people think of, most people get stuck on the spine and neck. But we do all the joints. Ankles, knees, wrists, elbows, we do a lot of stuff with nutrition, if you’re just feeling sluggish or something like that it could be a vitamin deficiency so we deal with that quite a bit.”

Doval added that the Health & Wellness Chiropractic clinic also does blood testing in cholesterol testing as well as rehab treatment. Such as if an individual were to sprain an ankle, the clinic would be highly beneficial in terms of rehabbing and helping with exercise, thus allowing the bones to heal properly.

Deep tissue laser therapy is also available for patrons if needed. Other services include helping heal migraines, women will be able to get more comfortable while in the midst of pregnancy, ultrasound therapy to help with chronic injuries. Intersegmental traction will help loosen up tense muscles.

Acupuncture and cupping is also available for those that seek the treatment.

“We get people as good as we can, as fast as we can,” Dorval said. “It’s not just spine and neck as what most people talk about.”

Prior to 2020, the local chiropractic business was crunching its way to success by becoming one of the most well-known and popular places to go in terms of chiropractic therapy. Sadly, as with everything in 2020, things took a toll leading into spring.

“Last year started off strong, and then April rolled around,” Dorval said. “Then we slowed way down and understandably so, nobody wanted to go out when COVID was rampant and nobody knew anything about it.”

“We had a few really slow months, but with good ole North Dakota we have the oil fields and we have farmers,” he added. “Those guys are still working and doing their thing and obtaining injuries in the process so we wanted to make sure they were treated so they could do their job.”

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Eventually, as the leaves began to change and fall from the trees, the number of patients began to rise yet again and business seemed to be right back on track.

“We just kind of sprung back up, I don’t know if people just kind of got tired of being stuck in the house, but we picked back up and everybody just started to come back in again,” Dorval said.

Since then, 2021 has brought a high amount of success to the clinic with the numbers now challenging all of 2019’s numbers, in just only a few months into the new year.

“We’re seeing numbers back where we were back in 2019, and we’re actually a little bit bigger than that,” Dorval said. “It’s really great, Dickinson is a great community. They’re loyal, they’re generous … to keep growing is amazing.”

As for Little Missouri Chiropractic and Kasian, the chiropractitioner is typically stationed in Medora, N.D. but does make a weekly appearance at Health & Wellness Chiropractic to help those that may not be able to make the trip to Medora.

Kasian is motivated to help improve a person’s life any which way she can. Kasian is known for taking a “whole person” approach to truly find the exact location where discomfort is coming from in a person’s body and knowing how to heal it.

Along with phenomenal chiropractic care, Kasian is known for helping give beneficial lifestyle and nutrition advice along with giving massages that is sure to leave anyone feeling more relaxed, balanced and truly happy to be alive.

Health & Wellness Chiropractic is located at 448 21st W, Dickinson and is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 a.m. - noon followed by 1:30 - 5 p.m, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. - noon, 1:30-5 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. - noon, 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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For more information regarding Health & Wellness Chiropractic, or to make an appointment, call 701-483-6325. For Little Missouri Chiropractic, call 701-872-6688.

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Matthew Curry is a sports reporter and photographer for the West Central Tribune.
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