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Relieve pain, restore normal function, and rejuvenate the body.

Although chronic pain is common among men and women of all ages, the correct treatment for one person may not be suitable for the next. At Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of Minnesota, we offer a variety of treatment options, including traditional medical approaches and interventional options, as well as alternative treatments and therapies including functional medicine.

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Matthew G. Thorson, MD

Matthew G. Thorson, MD

Mark A. Janiga, MD

Mark A. Janiga, MD

Kristen Bleninger, APRN, CNP

Kristen Bleninger, APRN, CNP

Patrick W. Dixon, DNP, APNP

Patrick W. Dixon, DNP, APNP


Brendan Holloway

“Dr. Thorson and the staff at Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of MN have collectively created the most supportive and forward-thinking clinical practice I’ve attended in the last decade. If you are willing to work for yourself and with his team I can almost guarantee a positive result. He’s provided stellar care I can’t compare with any other clinician.”

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Conditions Treated

Low Back Pain

Many conditions cause lower back pain, including disc herniation, spinal stenosis, compression fractures due to osteoporosis, and more. Treatments include epidural injections, facet radiofrequency ablation, kyphoplasty, spinal cord stimulation, and other minimally invasive and non-surgical treatment options. Spinal stenosis is a condition of the spine caused by a narrowing of the spinal column. It can lead to back pain in the neck or low back, as well as numbness in the back or legs. Because stenosis impacts the spinal nerves, quick treatment is essential to prevent permanent damage.

Neck Pain

Causes include whiplash, disc herniation, facet arthritis and more. We offer a wide range of non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments for neck pain. Cervical radiculopathy is a condition that affects the nerves in the cervical (neck) region of the spine. At its most mild, cervical radiculopathy causes neck pain; in severe cases, a patient can lose feeling in the neck and experience decreased mobility. Learn more about cervical radiculopathy and the options for treating its symptoms.

Knee Pain/OA

Knee pain can prevent a person from exercising, doing their job, and even completing simple daily tasks. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of knee pain, especially in older people. Some common treatments include hyaluronic acid, radiofrequency ablation, peripheral nerve stimulation, and non-surgical injections.


The peripheral nervous system is responsible for sending signals from your brain and spine (the central nervous system) to and from the rest of your body. Peripheral neuropathy occurs when the peripheral nerves are affected. The condition can cause pain, numbness, paralysis and other potential issues.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a rare condition that causes severe chronic pain in one or more areas of the body. Its cause is not fully understood, but its symptoms are quite real – intense, consistent pain that’s often coupled with anxiety or depression.


Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal condition that is often difficult to diagnose and treat. That being said, there are options available to help patients relieve pain associated with the condition. Patients suffering from fibromyalgia often feel like they will have to live with their pain forever. But there are ways to combat your pain and get you back to your normal self.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common work-related condition that causes pain and numbness in the hands and forearms. Over time, it can lead to serious nerve damage. For that reason alone, the condition should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible if you exhibit any symptoms.

Herniated Discs

A herniated disc is one of the leading causes of back pain. When a disc pops out of place, it can decrease mobility and cause intense pain. Fortunately, a wide range of treatment options is available for patients suffering from herniated disc pain.

Tennis Elbow & Golfer’s Elbow

Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow (known in the medical world as lateral epicondylitis and medial epicondylitis, respectively) are repetitive stress injuries that typically develop over time. These conditions can be quite painful and prevent a person from engaging in day-to-day activities. Fortunately, there are ways to effectively treat the pain they cause.


Whiplash, also known as cervical acceleration/deceleration (CAD) syndrome, is perhaps the most common neck injury. It can be caused by any type of trauma to the head or neck. Patients with whiplash experience pain when moving their head and notice a decreased range of motion, which can be detrimental to even the most normal daily activities.

Other conditions we treat:

  • Cancer pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Spinal compression fractures