Full Life Chiropractic

Full Life Chiropractic


Spinal manipulation is a manual treatment provided in our office that can improve mobility in stiff joints. Research has found that it’s helpful for many conditions - including low back pain!

If you or someone you know is experiencing back pain, share this post to help spread awareness of the causes & solutions for low back pain. ▶️ https://www.youtube.com/embed/d0fEPL_Ptj8?rel=0

Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35633383/
Pain and injury can make us wary of specific tasks or movements. But did you know that avoiding too many daily functions can make recovery more difficult? Low back pain patients who have developed an abnormal fear of exercise are more than 3x more likely to experience severe pain. Check out these low back pain myths and facts to learn more. ✅ https://bit.ly/36LuxKJ

Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1413355522000211
Early bird gets the worm 🐛 – that’s true for pain management! If you’re living in pain, you must address it with a solution sooner rather than later.

A new study found that manual therapy, like the type provided in our office, can help. Don’t delay; give our office a call today! 📲

Source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12998-022-00431-7
Abnormal breathing can impact neck pain 💨The good news is that you can train yourself to breathe better. Breathing re-education has been shown to normalize neck muscle tension, reduce pain, and even improve lung capacity in people with chronic neck pain. Check out one of our favorite exercises to improve breathing patterns! ▶️ https://bit.ly/3OpmJlI

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9082229/
Chronic low back pain is a shared burden in our society. 👎 Here’s what can help: 👍

New research tells us that meditation-based therapies are a safe and effective approach for chronic low back pain management. Check out this infographic for more information on meditation-based therapies. https://bit.ly/3ey26Et

Source: https://academic.oup.com/painmedicine/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/pm/pnac037/6539774
A recent study has concluded that hands-on therapy (like the type we provide) is more effective than exercise for managing the most common cause of knee pain. If you or someone you care about suffers from knee pain, check out this video, then call our office to start feeling better today. ▶️ https://youtube.com/embed/bwZE7V5UyJM?rel=0

Source: https://bmcmusculoskeletdisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12891-021-04310-9
Did you know that a woman’s center of gravity moves forward by approximately 3 inches during pregnancy?🤰The changes that come along with pregnancy can, unfortunately, create new pain and discomfort. Chiropractic care can be a safe and effective option!

If you or someone you know is pregnant, schedule an appointment with our office today! Let’s work together to reduce pain & discomfort during your pregnancy. 💚 https://bit.ly/3xSerLd

Source: https://bit.ly/3tE7ays
A new study found that runners with Achilles tendon injuries (a tendon at the back of your heel) had more weakness in their calf than those without Achilles tendon injuries. 🏃‍♀️If you have been having some heel pain lately, schedule an appointment for a customized approach to recovery. 🙌

Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1466853X22000633
Did you know that exercise benefits both your body AND mind? 🧠A new study has shown that exercise can improve your brain’s ability to process information quickly!

It’s another reason to make exercise a part of your weekly routine. 💪If you’re considering starting an exercise program, check out these exercise guidelines. https://bit.ly/3kbu22X

Source: https://www.jssm.org/jssm-20-618.xml%3Eabst
Aging leads to rotator cuff degeneration. In other words, the older you are, the more likely you are to have a loss of function in your shoulder. Take a look at this rotator cuff explainer video for more information about rotator cuff conditions and how chiropractic can help. https://www.youtube.com/embed/ktLPQJ0SHoE?rel=0 ▶️

Source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11845-022-03012-y
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According to recent research, healthier diets, meal regularity, and weight loss are associated with decreased migraine headaches. 💪

Chiropractic care is another proven solution if diet alone is not enough to manage your headaches. Check out this infographic for more information! https://bit.ly/3PZHQwy

Source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11910-022-01195-6
Headaches are a common symptom in pregnant women. Medical options are limited during pregnancy, but chiropractic care is not and can help with many aches and pains that are common with pregnancy, including some causes of headaches. Watch this short video to learn more about headaches and what we can do to help. ✅ https://www.youtube.com/embed/nM2oVP0Y3W0?rel=0

Source: https://www.oto.theclinics.com/article/S0030-6665(22)00021-4/abstract
Multiple studies have shown that providers who continually review and apply research in their care have better results. You can be sure that our office stays on top of emerging research because we invest in the time and resources to deliver the BEST possible care to our patients.

If you’re ready for a tune-up, give us a call today to live more comfortably as quickly & efficiently as possible. 😎

Source: https://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/10/6/1230
Neurology and Neuroscience Reports recently released an update regarding migraines and diets. They report that the following can help to prevent migraines:

✔ Meal Regularity
✔ Weight Loss
✔ Healthier Diets - specifically the DASH diet

We like the sustainability and ease of the DASH diet. Take a look at this graphic for more information. Then, set up an appointment to see what we can do in-office to help with your migraine headaches. ✅ https://bit.ly/31YHp1y

Source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11910-022-01195-6
According to recent research, there is a significant relationship between sleep and chronic pain. Our office is rooting for your good night’s sleep! Check out our top tips for healthy sleep that you can apply today. ✅ https://bit.ly/3zTXvVS

Source: https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/sjpain-2020-0155/html

Ryan Schroeder D.C. Samantha Duffield D.C. www.fulllifefargo.com

Located in the heart of Fargo, ND, the leading health professionals at Full Life Chiropractic are dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives -- combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum. Our doctors are committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life by teaching and practicing the true principles of chiropractic wellness care.

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Laptop use is associated with an increased risk of strain and injury, resulting in headaches, neck pain, and even dizziness. Proper computer setup is essential to reduce stress on your neck and back. Check out this infographic for tips on setting up your laptop to work more comfortably. 👩‍💻 https://bit.ly/3rmdqsv

Source: Rubine et al. IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors. 2022 Oct 28.


Swing by the office and get a tune up before the weekend!


Patellofemoral pain syndrome is the most common cause of knee pain. And new research has found that this problem makes us walk dysfunctionally slower. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or just want to be able to chase your grandkids, we can all agree optimizing knee function and limiting pain is essential. 👍 Take a look at this video for more information about the most common cause of knee pain and what we can do to help. ▶️ https://youtube.com/embed/bwZE7V5UyJM?rel=0

Source: Bazett-Jones et al. Sports Medicine. 2022 Nov 5.


People with arthritis pain often turn to NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) such as ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen. 💊 A new study found that NSAIDs provided no long-term structural benefit to the joints. Our advice? Try conservative care first, like what we provide in our office. Take a look at this infographic for more information. ✅ https://bit.ly/3aNlkak

Source: Radiologic Society of North America Press Release. NSAIDs May Worsen Arthritis Inflammation. 2021 Nov 21.


Happy National Compliment Day! We can't thank you enough for your support and for choosing us as your chiropractic care provider. You are the reason we exist. Your referrals to family and friends are the greatest compliment you can give us. We look forward to continuing to provide you with the highest quality chiropractic care for many years to come.🤍


Did you know that chiropractors use many other tools in addition to spinal manipulation? And a new review confirmed that those tools are very good at reducing problems like neck and shoulder pain. 🙌 Take a look at this handout for more information about our chiropractic toolbox. ✅ https://bit.ly/3GZfzR0

Source: Guo et al. Clinical Rehabilitation. 2022 Oct 27.


Falling is a significant issue for seniors, as it can lead to serious injuries. A new study has found that chronic pain is associated with an increased risk of falling in older adults. So, if you know a senior living with chronic pain, it's important to encourage them to seek help and get the treatment they need to manage their pain. And check out this graphic for other tips and tricks to help prevent falls. 👍 https://bit.ly/3xSeExZ

Source: Honda et al. Physiotherapy theory and practice. 2022 Nov 6.


Are you looking for a healthy snack to keep your New Year’s resolution on track? We got you covered! Here are a few “good carb” snacks you can consider next time you feel a little hungry.

✔️ Rice cakes with cottage cheese
✔️ Hummus and fresh veggies
✔️ Whole-grain crackers and cheddar cheese
✔️ Whole-grain waffles with peanut butter

These snacks taste good and will help you with your eating habits and goals for the year. Keep it up! 💪


New research has shown that 20-25% of retired Olympians have arthritis, which is not significantly different from the general population. How did they keep their joints healthy despite such a heavy workload? For many, it was chiropractic care! Take a look at this infographic to learn how the top athletes utilize chiropractic to stay at their best. 🙌 https://bit.ly/36HSfro

Source: Palmer D et al. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2022 Oct 1.


Yesterday, January 16th, was Blue Monday. So why is the third Monday in January such a bummer for so many people? Well, it could be the low sunlight levels, the colder temperatures, the holiday credit card bills, or the abandoned New Year's resolutions. But here's the good news: research has shown that exercise can significantly reduce depressive symptoms. Take a look at this healthy exercise infographic to improve your mood and help you feel your best. 🙌 https://bit.ly/3kbu22X

Source: Dowell CP et al. JAMA psychiatry. 2018 Jun 1.


Did you know that ankle sprains can lead to instability and an increased risk of other problems, like knee ACL ligament tears? But there's good news: research has shown that strengthening the hip muscles after an ankle injury can help improve function and reduce the risk of future trouble. So if you've recently suffered an ankle injury, take a look at one of our favorite hip exercises: the advanced clam. ▶️ https://bit.ly/3hxms20

Source: Negahban et al. Clinical Rehabilitation. 2022 Nov 4.


Are you dealing with lumbar spinal stenosis and feeling limited in your activities? Here are our top tips for staying active and managing your symptoms:

1. Be sure to listen to your body and stop if you experience severe pain or radiating symptoms.

2. Consider using a recumbent bike - it can help minimize nerve compression and make it easier to stay active.

3. Don't hesitate to see us - we have tools to help assess and manage your challenging problems.

Source: Torstensson et al. International Journal of Spine Surgery. 2022 Sep 1.


Are you constantly looking down at your phone, laptop, or tablet and feeling pain in your neck? Handheld electronic devices have been linked to neck pain and the condition known as "text neck." But here's the good news: new research has found that improving your posture can help. So if you're tired of dealing with sore neck muscles and want to learn more about preventing text neck, check out this infographic. ✅ https://bit.ly/2WU5q7n

Source: Tsantili et al. Acta Medica Academica. 2022 Aug 1.


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Research has shown that a whopping 97% of disc problems can be resolved with conservative care. That's pretty impressive, right? So if you're dealing with a lumbar disc injury and wondering what to do, take a look at this video to see how chiropractic care can help. 🙌 https://www.youtube.com/embed/HzeWQYQcIts?rel=0

Source: Yang et al. The Bone & Joint Journal. 2022 Nov 16.


Are you among many people struggling to get a good night's sleep? You're not alone! Approximately one-third of US adults report having difficulty sleeping, which can lead to various health issues. So what can you do to improve your sleep? Experts recommend cutting back on caffeine, alcohol, and screens before bedtime. But that's not all! Check out this sleep infographic for even more tips on how to get your best sleep ever. https://bit.ly/3zTXvVS

Source: Di H et al. JAMA Network Open. 2022 Nov 1.


Attention all runners! Are you tired of dealing with frustrating injuries that keep you sidelined? You're not alone. But not to worry - there are things you can do to prevent these problems from occurring. Take a look at this infographic for our top tips on healthy running. It's time to get back out there and hit the pavement with confidence. Happy running! 🏃‍♂️ https://bit.ly/3zh6YFJ

Source: Harper-Hanigan et al. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2022 Oct.


You might be surprised to learn that almost a quarter of Americans suffer from arthritis. 🤯 And for many of them, the pain and stiffness can be so severe that it limits their ability to be active, especially during colder months when arthritis seems to be worse. But don't despair; check out this infographic for some helpful tips and tricks to help you to take control of your arthritis, no matter what the weather has in store. https://bit.ly/3Ab9IWf

Source: Theis KA et al. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2021 Oct 10.


Have you ever had a backache and wished there was a way to make it go away? Well, a new study has some good news for you! It turns out that deep soft tissue manipulation, like what we provide in our office, can help relieve back pain better than a light massage. So, if you're feeling achy, call us to book your appointment today! 📞

Source: Chen et al. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022 Oct 13.


Feeling stressed out after the holiday season? You're not alone! Stress isn't just unpleasant; it can also be harmful to our health. That's why it's so important to find ways to reduce stress in our lives. Check out this infographic with top tips to help you reduce stress today and all year round. ✅ https://bit.ly/3GSGvlF


If you're experiencing pain on the bottom of your foot, it could be something called plantar fasciitis. 🦶But don't worry, we've got your back (or rather, your feet). We can help resolve that pesky heel pain and get you back on your feet in no time. Want to learn more about how we can help? Check out this video and discover the secrets to banishing plantar fasciitis for good. ▶️ https://www.youtube.com/embed/lkPJARZB0qs?rel=0


Did you know about 90% of people who lose a lot of weight eventually gain it back? 👎 This new year, you can make your weight loss goals a reality by taking a slow and sustainable approach. Check out this infographic for some tips and tricks to help you succeed. 🙌 https://bit.ly/3iQm27G

Source: Runge. Michigan Health. 2017 Apr 12.


As this year ends, we just want to say how thankful we are for you! We hope you have a safe New Year’s Eve tomorrow, and we will see you all in 2023! 🎉


A new study found that those with chronic jaw pain (TMD) are more likely to suffer from depression. 👎 This data is an important reminder to consider the physical and mental components of any chronic pain.

Don’t neglect either aspect of your health. If depression is a concern, realize it is a NORMAL response to chronic pain and consider contacting a counselor or mental health professional today. And for the physical part, our office has many potent tools to treat chronic pain, including TMD. Give us a call today to see how we can help! 📞

Source: Felin et al. The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. 2022 Sep 13.


As we age, our spine naturally develops some amount of degeneration. The flexible discs in our backs “dry out” and become thinner over time, which is known as arthritis. New research has found that smoking is a direct contributor to spinal degeneration. 🚬 If your New Year’s resolutions include quitting smoking or va**ng, then check out this smoking cessation handout for help. Your body will thank you. ✅ http://bit.ly/3X8ipww

Source: Rajesh et al. Brain and Spine. 2022 Aug 7.


New research has found that too much sitting can lead to increased depression and anxiety in chronic pain patients. Increasing activity can help. As we often tell our patients - sit less, move more, and don’t be afraid to nudge your discomfort. Give our office a call for guidance and treatment to help increase your pain-free activity. 📞

Source: Gavilán-Carrera et al. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2022 Oct 6.


A new study found that obesity leads to increased low back pain plus an almost 5-fold increase in degeneration, i.e., arthritis! 🤯 Staying active is one thing that can help with back pain, degeneration, and obesity. If the holidays have moved your scale in the wrong direction, check out these healthy exercise recommendations for more information. ✅ ​​https://bit.ly/3kbu22X

Source: Goode et al. Arthritis Care & Research. 2021 May 10.


Need a tune up after the holidays?? We’ve still got a few appointments available this afternoon!


Shoulder impingement is a common cause of shoulder pain and dysfunction, where your tendons are pinched and irritated. 👎 Conservative care and exercise have been shown to ease pain and improve function. Take a look at this video to learn more. ▶️ https://www.youtube.com/embed/ktLPQJ0SHoE?rel=0

Source: Singh et al. Cureus. 2022 Aug 25.


Plantar fasciitis involves pain on the bottom of the foot that can be debilitating, especially upon arising in the morning. 🦶Fortunately, home-based stretching exercises can improve pain and function. So if you suffer from plantar fasciitis, we can prescribe just what you need! Give us a call today for more information. 📞

Source: Boonchum et al. Physical Therapy in Sport. 2022 Oct 3.


The holidays can bring plenty of stressful opportunities to get mad. But did you know that your degree of anger can influence your intensity of pain and disability? Yes, staying cool can help ease your pain.

Here are our top tips for controlling your anger next time something gets your goat:

✔️ Pause to formulate a healthy response
✔️ Pause again to refine your response
✔️ If your response will harm the people or situation- skip it
✔️ If your response will help the people or situation- deliver it with respect

Staying calm under pressure can take practice, but you got this!

Source: Adachi et al. Scandinavian Journal of Pain. 2022 Jan 1.


Staying active during pregnancy is extremely important to help the health of the mom and the baby.🤰However, it can be difficult to know where to start. The following guidelines, combined with your birth-providers recommendations, should move you in the right direction. 🙌 http://bit.ly/3UPRzY0

Source: Selman et al. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 2022 Oct 1.


We will be closed this Friday, December 23rd for the holiday weekend. Be sure to get on the schedule before then!


The holidays are a time for celebration, gathering with loved ones, and enjoying food and drinks. During such a busy time of year surrounded by tasty foods, it may be challenging for you to stick to your healthy habits. Here are our top tips:

✔ Eat and drink in moderation
✔ Add more vegetables to your plate
✔ Drink plenty of water
✔ Avoid going to a party hungry
✔ Volunteer to bring a healthy dish

We hope you have a safe & healthy holiday season!


Problems with walking, balance, or low back pain? Research shows that your sacroiliac joint could be the culprit. 👎 We treat patients with sacroiliac joint (or SI joint) problems every day. Take a look at this video for more information. ✅ https://www.youtube.com/embed/ObOI6lvuaNI

Source: Hermans et al. Clinical Biomechanics. 2022 Sep 28.

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3212 14th Avenue S, Ste 2
Fargo, ND

Opening Hours

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Tuesday 12pm - 5:15pm
Wednesday 8am - 5:15pm
Thursday 7am - 12pm
Friday 8am - 4:15pm

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