Dr. Justin Hejny is the owner of Hejny Chiropractic in Spring Lake Park, Minnesota. He is a board-certified chiropractor in Atlas Orthogonal Technique. He finished his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire. Dr. Hejny took a Biology major and minor in Pre-Professional Sciences. After four years of studying and training, he graduated Cum Laude as a Doctor of Chiropractic at Palmer Chiropractic College. His mother had a whiplash injury from a car accident and improved her symptoms after receiving specific Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic care. Her recovery made him decide to pursue specific chiropractic care. Dr. Hejny earned extensive post-doctoral studies of the upper cervical spine. He was taught by Dr. Roy Sweat, founder of the Atlas Orthogonal Technique.

Technique/s: Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic

Blogs by Dr. Hejny, D.C., B.C.A.O.

Got Severe Springtime Migraines? Try These 3 Tips

Have you been looking forward to traveling this Spring season but fear that your migraines will force you to make several cancellations? Do you have a lot of activities lined up but also feel concerned that one or two of them would expose you to migraine triggers?  Unfortunately, springtime migraines are quite common, and they can most certainly cause significant disruptions to your life. If you're one of the millions of migraineurs who suffer from these headaches, you know how painful and debilitating they can be. The throbbing headaches, sensitivity to light and sound, and nausea can make it impossible [...]

Safety Tips for Motorbikers Prone to Vertigo Episodes

Do you used to love the feeling the wind on your skin and seeing the vibrant colors of the scenery around you while you’re on your motorbike? Do you miss the adrenaline rush when you twist your wrist to speed up? Are you dying to get back on the road but feel anxious that your spinning sensations will get you into a serious accident?  Some motorbike riders fall victim to vertigo-causing disorders because of the numerous head and neck trauma sustained during their trips. Other causes of vertigo while on the road, like the sun's intense heat and dehydration, can [...]

Meditation For Back Pain Relief: Is It Effective?

There has been a rise in people seeking natural methods to help ease their pain and discomfort. One common condition wherein people seek natural relief is back pain, whether heat or ice therapy, massage, upper cervical care, or even meditation and breathwork exercises. Some patients want to steer clear and be less dependent on over-the-counter and prescription medications to ease their pain. Fortunately for them, there are different methods they can try to find the best option that works, whether for temporary relief or lasting relief. One technique that's gaining popularity is meditation. In some cases, mindfulness meditation has shown [...]

Are Migraineurs At Risk for Developing Heart Problems?

Many people with migraines are unaware they are at risk for heart disease. That is because there is a correlation between migraine and heart problems, which can lead to stroke and other cardiovascular issues if not addressed right away. Understanding how this problem in your upper cervical spine develops and make way to any form of a heart problem – and vice versa – and what you can do about it will allow you to live a healthier life with fewer migraines.   The Rationale A migraine is a brain disorder, while a heart disease is a cardiovascular disorder. However, [...]

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A Holistic Approach to Light Sensitivity and Vertigo

If you have been dealing with light sensitivity and vertigo, there is hope—a holistic care that can help you get back to your life as it was before these symptoms started. If you’re wondering what it is, then, read on! This post aims to shed light on these sensitivities and the best way to address them.   Light Sensitivity Overview Also known as photophobia or photosensitivity, it is a condition that causes a person to react strongly to light. People with light sensitivity may have a difficult time functioning in the daytime and are more comfortable in dimmer lighting. Light [...]

Upper Cervical Chiropractic and 8 Other Practical Ways to Stop Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common health problems of people seeking medical attention. Some causes may be simple and can go away on their own, while some may be a sign of something more severe and require more serious attention. Back pain can happen because your spine is made up of bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments that are pretty vulnerable to injury for several reasons. These parts of your back can all be sources of pain that can originate close to your spine. Strained muscles, weak joints, sprained ligaments, or ruptured spinal discs can all trigger back pains.  [...]

Understanding the Mental and Physical Effects of Migraine

Over 30 million Americans experience a migraine at least once a year. While the primary symptoms can cause extreme pain, a migraine attack can also cause debilitating effects on a patient's emotional, mental, and physical health. As your go-to chiropractor for migraines, we decided to tackle the overall impacts of migraine to help you understand what you must do to cope better.   Physical Challenges Migraine pain is a physical symptom that doesn't just cause a headache. It has genuine effects, demonstrated in the form of head, neck, face, or back pains. It can just be on one or both [...]

The Power of Upper Cervical Care: 4 Vertigo Recovery Stories

A chiropractic atlas adjustment is widely known as a source of vertigo relief. But, not many people have a full grasp of how it works and why it provides effective vertigo relief. With that in mind, we thought of focusing our discussion on upper cervical chiropractic care and providing four concrete pieces of evidence to show its effectiveness as a natural and holistic remedy.  Case Study #1 – 52-year-old with Meniere's Improved His Symptoms With The Help of NUCCA Are you familiar with Meniere's disease? According to the latest numbers, only 0.2 percent of the US population have Meniere's – [...]

8 Sciatica Exercises to Avoid and Why They’re Bad For You

Keeping a physically active lifestyle is one of the secrets to eliminating pain in your life. However, this might be the case if you have sciatica. Notably, some exercises can aggravate the symptoms and impact your ability to move around. Others can even increase your risk for worse injuries that might worsen your condition. That’s why it pays to know what sort of movements you should avoid and how they can potentially affect your sciatic nerve. Keep reading to know the top 8 sciatica exercises to avoid. #1. Hurdler stretch Professional athletes in the early days are no stranger to [...]

Plant-based Diet for Migraineurs: Does it Work?

Many people, especially those who experience chronic episodes several times a month, prefer tapping into natural remedies for migraine and neck pain. After all, these options are more sustainable and lessen the chances of developing additional problems such as rebound headaches. Most recently, The Guardian, a UK-based news site, published a story about a man who claims to have eliminated migraines by switching to a plant-based diet. But does it really work? What does migraine research say about it? Let’s take a deeper dive into a plant-based diet and how it might or might not help with migraineurs.   The [...]

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