Chiropractic Care Specialist

Axness Integrative Medicine

Integrated Medical Clinic located in Baxter, MN

Chiropractic care uses noninvasive, pain-free adjustments to treat and prevent chronic pain caused by your nervous system and musculoskeletal conditions. At Axness Integrative Medicine, leading chiropractor, Dr. Arik Axness and Curran Dougherty, DC provide this gentle treatment to patients living in the Baxter, Minnesota area. Book an appointment online or call today to get started.

Chiropractic Care Q & A

What is chiropractic care?

Chiropractic care uses noninvasive, natural, and gentle adjustments to align your body and treat symptoms caused by your nervous system and musculoskeletal conditions. Chiropractic care is a highly effective treatment to prevent future injuries while also enhancing your overall health and wellness. Chiropractic care can treat multiple conditions to reduce pain in various sections of your body, such as:

  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Back (lower and upper)
  • Hips
  • Pelvis

What conditions does chiropractic care treat?

Musculoskeletal and nervous system conditions may be treatable with chiropractic care. The treatment reduces pain in your neck, shoulder, and back while helping to manage pain caused by headaches and joint problems. Chiropractic care treats existing conditions, but it works best as a preventative treatment before symptoms or pain develop. Dr. Axness and Dr. Dougherty offer comprehensive evaluations to identify potential areas of concern on your body.

What are the best chiropractic treatment options?

Dr. Axness and Dr. Dougherty offer several chiropractic care treatment options to improve spinal biomechanics and reduce nervous system disorders effectively and naturally, including:

Activator Methods®

The Activator Methods adjusting instrument is one of the most popular “low-force techniques to decreases your body’s chances of resisting adjustment treatment. It’s a small, hand-held device providing a low-force, high-speed thrust, and it’s much faster than manual adjustments.


Diversified is an adjusting style to improve spinal biomechanics. Following a thorough analysis of your spine, your Axness Integrative Medicine provider identifies the malpositioned bones and administer one or more manual thrusts. You may hear a “popping” sound as the gas and fluids of the joint shift into alignment. The direction, speed, and depth of thrusts are chosen based on the team’s years of expertise.


The Thompson technique is a comprehensive analysis taken to adjust your full spine. You’re lowered into a horizontal position using a drop table to accurately measure leg length inequality. Meanwhile, the table offers “drop” pieces, support for each aspect of the spine. When the thrust is delivered to align your spine, each drop piece gives way to reduce the energy necessary for each particular spinal alignment.

Axness Integrative Medicine provides top-quality treatment after analyzing your body and discussing your symptoms. You’re in expert hands when you book an appointment online or call the office today to start chiropractic treatments.