Restore Movement to Your Spine


Chiropractic manipulation works by restoring motion to fixated and sticky joints.

When patients come to us for pain, they all want one thing: to be free of it. We understand that, but we know that concentrating on the pain alone will not get you the results you need. 

Muscle relaxants, pain medication, and aggressive solutions can cause their own problems, so we use safe, natural, noninvasive chiropractic adjustments to remedy many spine and musculoskeletal dysfunctions that are causing your symptoms. 

Chiropractic adjustments, also called chiropractic manipulations and spinal manipulations, work to re-establish structure and function and promote strength, flexibility, and range of motion as movement impairments are remedied. 

Stiff joints are one of the most common reasons for pain. A simple chiropractic manipulation may be all you need to find comfort. Working with your local chiropractor can help you achieve the long-term effects you want and help prevent re-injury because chiropractic care doesn’t mask pain; it treats the source of it.

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What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Chiropractic adjustments are natural methods that remove joint restrictions and relax the surrounding muscles to restore proper motion patterns and nurture comfort. 

Because of the connectivity within the body, when one area of your spine or musculoskeletal system lacks motion, a different section has to carry more weight, which makes you vulnerable to further pain and injury. 

For example, when your upper and middle back are stiff, the spinal segments in your neck must move more to maintain a full range of motion. Over time, this compensation and excess neck motion can cause instability, resulting in dysfunction and discomfort.

Chiropractic adjustments are used to safely restore the body’s full function, ensuring each area is working efficiently. 

How Are Chiropractic Adjustments Performed?

Chiropractic adjustments apply gentle and precise pressure on affected joints and vertebrae to restore correct movement patterns and function. Manipulations can be delivered manually or with the help of specially designed chiropractic tools and tables.

Dr. Skare will go over all adjusting options and let you know which will work best for you, making sure you feel comfortable with the treatment. Most adjustments are performed as the patient lies on a table, where we then provide a quick, controlled thrust to the area in need. 

By applying pressure to targeted areas, we can naturally rehabilitate joints, soft tissues, and the spine, promote the healthy circulation of oxygen, blood, and nutrients, and provide overall balance as the spine, joints, and tissues heal. 

Are Chiropractic Adjustments Safe? 

Chiropractic care is one of the safest forms of medical treatment, and it has a proven track record for natural healing without intrusive procedures. While adjustments are conservative, they are highly effective, stimulating the body’s natural response to healing. 

We offer three kinds of adjustments, including:

  • A manual or hands-only approach
  • Instruments that deliver faster, more intense pressure
  • A sectioned drop table that allows us to use gravity to control areas of the body


All three of these modalities are trusted techniques that are safe and painless. We’ve seen firsthand how chiropractic adjustments get real, lasting results, enriching and empowering the patient so they can confidently return to their active lifestyle. 

Common benefits of chiropractic adjustments include:

  • Improved spine, joint, and soft tissue health and function
  • Restored comfort and mobility
  • Increased flexibility and range of motion
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced inflammation and scar tissue
  • Faster recovery process with little to no downtime
  • Increased energy, focus, productivity, and physical performance
  • Reduced mental stress and anxiety
  • Improved sleep quality 
  • And more


Each of our adjustments is gentle, effective, and comfortable, safe enough to benefit children, adults, athletes, and the mature population. No matter who you are or how old you are, it’s not too late to start living comfortably. 

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Our Chiropractic Adjusting Methods

Chiropractic adjustments are conservative solutions that differ from traditional healthcare because they work with the body’s natural resources and never rely on surgery, medication, or treatments that focus solely on symptoms. Our Rochester chiropractic clinic offers an array of adjusting modalities.

Some of the organic adjusting services we use to relieve pain and remove restrictions include:

  • Diversified adjusting: Traditional hands-on manipulation 
  • Flexion distraction: Using a segmented table that allows us to drop specific sections to enhance manipulation effects
  • Motion Palpation: Used to manually discover how joints are moving and positioned
  • McKenzie Method: Patients are asked to perform exercises that detail where dysfunction is so the right adjusting plan can be designed


In addition to chiropractic manipulation, we also offer the following services to restore function and comfort and improve performance:


Dr. Skare is well-versed in creating and implementing the optimal healing plan so you can quickly return to your activities. Whether you need adjusting in your spine or extremities, we’re devoted to getting you back in action. 

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Chiropractic Adjustments to Relieve Pain

Most people associate chiropractors with back pain, and rightly so. However, they do much more than adjust the spine. While neck and back pain are common complaints, joint dysfunction can occur anywhere. 

Our team offers evidence-based chiropractic care that focuses on disorders in the spine, joints, and soft tissues throughout the body. We combine our resources to nurture balance, strength, flexibility, and overall wellness. 

Chiropractic manipulation and our other services can treat patients with various symptoms and injuries, including:

Why Choose Us as Your Chiropractor

Dr. Skare is trained in many adjusting styles and Motion Palpation, a technique for restoring motion in all joints. This includes adjustments for your foot, ankle, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, and wrist joints.

Our Rochester chiropractic clinic is the only one in the area that uses chiropractic adjustments, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, McKenzie Method, soft tissue release therapies, and dry needling. These holistic services complement each other and allow exceptional and streamlined healing, recovery, and strengthening. 

If you want a team dedicated to your success, Skare Spine & Performance is the team for you. Let’s get started today.

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What our patients say

Dr. Skare helped me with nagging back pain I have had for a few years. After a few treatments, I can do exercises that I have been avoiding for many years because they were hurting my back. I would highly recommend getting treatment with Dr. Skare.

- Alex N., Rochester, MN


My 13 year old daughter and I both recommend Skare Spine and Performance! He was very informative and thorough. We felt better right away and were given tips and exercises to keep us feeling our best and to increase her sports performance.

-Kelly M. Rochester, MN