Patient Testimonials

"After years of unpersonalized chiropractic care, I was so pleased to find Skare Spine & Performance. I appreciate Dr. Skare’s expertise and his ability to explain what he is doing and why. I left with practical next steps and a deeper understanding of the causes of my back issues. I highly recommend scheduling an appointment with Dr. Skare!"

Audrey P. Rochester, MN

"I came to Dr. Skare because of sciatica nerve pain. He took time to listen to me, was very personable & thorough in his is assessment. My treatment plan was comprehensive in treating my whole body. Dr. Skare shared knowledge, care & time in helping me heal. I really appreciate that & would highly recommend Dr. Skare Spine & Performance."

Rachel F., Plainview, MN

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Remick battled neck and shoulder blade pain for the past 2 years. His hyper-mobility made it essential to address the stability of his neck and shoulder stabilizers. We worked on loosening up the soft tissues and creating stability, as he is now pain-free and back in the gym.

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What does your first visit look like?

We typically schedule a 30-45 minute appointment.

Depending on your exact condition, your first visit will include some or all of the following:

  • A detailed history
  • Neurological Assessment 
  • Biomechanical Assessment
  • Orthopedic Assessment
  • Joint Palpation
  • Assessment of soft-tissue tone, tension, and trigger points
  • McKenzie Assessment
  • Your goals for care
  • Same Day Treatment 


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I’ve had a lot of shoulder and heal pain from work, what a difference one visit made! Highly recommend going and seeing Nate!!

-Chris H, Rochester, MN

How long does it take for my pain to go away?

There can be several different factors that determine how long it takes for your back pain to go away.

  • Age
  • Lifestyle (obesity, smoking, diet, etc.)
  • Stress
  • Activity level
  • Duration of dysfunction
  • Health and family history
  • Prior imaging
  • Our exam findings 

Our goal is to take all of your factors into consideration when putting together a plan that works best for you. Most patients find relief in the first few visits.

Experience Expert Chiropractic Care in Rochester, MN for Optimal Wellness and Pain Relief!

By addressing dysfunction and not only pain, we can create lasting changes to help you move and feel your best.

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Family Chiropractic Care in Rochester, MN

Skare Spine and Performance in Rochester is dedicated to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals, regardless of age or background. Let us help you achieve optimal health and function at every stage of life. As a leading chiropractic clinic in Rochester, MN, we understand the unique needs of each member of your family and offer specialized care tailored to all ages and stages of life. Our family chiropractic services encompass a comprehensive range of treatments aimed at promoting optimal health and function for every member of your household.

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Our treatments are safe, gentle, and effective during pregnancy

During pregnancy, a woman's body undergoes significant changes, second only to the first year of life. Musculoskeletal health is crucial during this period, as it is essential to maintain good mobility and balance.

Low back pain is a common issue, affecting 50-70% of pregnant women. However, studies have shown that those receiving chiropractic care experience less pain and have shorter labor times by up to 31%. Additionally, chiropractic adjustments can relax the pelvic floor muscles during pregnancy. Finding the right exercise routine during pregnancy is important to support the overall pregnancy, delivery, and recovery process.

Labor is a demanding physical activity, and our goal is to help prepare you to handle it effectively.

Borggren CL. Pregnancy and chiropractic: a narrative review of the literature. J Chiropr Med. 2007;6(2):70-74. doi:10.1016/j.jcme.2007.04.004

Sciatica During Pregnancy

Sciatica is common during pregnancy as the mother is going through many biomechanical changes that can cause low back pain and pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica during pregnancy can cause shooting pain, tingling, or numbness that radiates from the lower back down the leg. Our gentle and safe chiropractic adjustments, along with other non-invasive techniques tailored for pregnancy, can help relieve the pressure on the sciatic nerve, reduce inflammation, and improve overall comfort.


"Dr. Skare helped me a lot throughout my pregnancy before and after. I always leave Skare Spine and Performance pain free. Great chiropractor in Rochester!"

-Sidney S., Chatfield, MN

Chiropractic Care for Children

Chiropractic care for infants and children can have numerous benefits. Dr. Nate Skare has completed specialized training through the Prague School of Rehabilitation in their Pediatric Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) course. DNS is based on developmental kinesiology and can help ensure proper development in children by evaluating reflexes, movements, and stabilization patterns. In addition, the evaluation of spinal joint restrictions and gentle adjustments, if needed, can help address any potential issues and promote optimal health and function in children.

Postpartum Chiropractic Care

Postpartum recovery is a crucial time for women, yet many are advised to simply rest for six weeks and resume their daily routine. While rest is necessary, it should not be the only recovery method before returning to everyday activities. Often, new mothers are left with lingering aches and pains and have not fully recovered. Therefore, it is important to prioritize regaining pelvic floor health during this period. Our goal is to guide you through a gradual recovery process that will help you become pain-free and functioning well again. 


"Wonderful experience! I had been dealing with back pain for months and was struggling to find a permanent solution. After a few visits with Dr. Skare my back is feeling better than ever! He took the time to find the root cause of my pain and made a treatment plan specific for me. He is very knowledgeable and explains everything that he is doing. I would highly recommend booking an appointment with Dr. Skare!"

-Kourtney C., Rochester, MN

Chiropractic Care for Seniors

Arthritis is like getting gray hair; we're all going to get it.

You may feel that aches and pains related to aging are normal in life, but you don't have to live with them. Different conditions we experience with aging are spinal stenosis, arthritis and degenerative joint disease, hip and knee pain, and adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). Most of these conditions are related to arthritis. However, just because you have it doesn't mean it will cause pain. Getting the joints moving well and creating strength in the proper muscles can benefit and improve your quality of life.

Chiropractic Care for Scoliosis

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis is the most common form of scoliosis and develops during adolescence. While the cause of it is usually unknown, once diagnosed, aggressive therapy can help slow the curve and even help correct it.

Therapy at Skare Spine and Performance consists of specific manipulation and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization to help coordinate and strengthen spinal and back muscles. Adolescents may also be referred for a brace to help slow the curve's progression. Early detection is important in scoliosis. Spinal curvatures can progress with just "waiting and seeing."