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Sarah K.

“I have been a client of Advanced Spine and Pain Clinic for several months now. Every part of this clinic has been a positive experience, from the friendly staff to the very personable doctors and nurses. 

Recently I went in and had the PRP Facial, otherwise known as the Vampire Facial. To be honest, I was nervous. But the staff made me feel comfortable and at ease, they talked me through each step. 

The reason that I wanted to have this facial done was because of all the benefits I was hearing about it. It is said to increase collagen, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, enhance skin tone and texture, shrink pore size, and many other benefits. I am 44 years old and my age is starting to show on my face. The biggest positive for me was that it is using only the best parts of my blood for the procedure. There are no outside chemicals or toxins being used on my face.

The procedure itself was not bad. I was informed that I would have a red face for several days, so I planned ahead. I had it done on a Friday. By Monday, I was fine and able to go to work. Right after I left the clinic after the procedure, I had a very red face. It looked like I had a windburn. I was given a syringe of my PRP to use for the next few days. I used it after washing my face, morning and night for 4 days. Each day, my face looked better and better. My skin was not as red and I noticed right away that my skin was firmer and glowing.

I would highly recommend having a PRP Facial. It has made a huge difference in my skin’s texture, and all those stubborn age spots and acne scars seem to have diminished. I plan on getting another facial soon. They recommend having 3 to 4 treatments within a year for best results. They say the results get better every time and will last up to 2 years. That is longer than any fillers or botox injections.

I can not tell you what a positive experience this has been for me. I highly recommend going to Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics, not only to have this facial but for any procedure, because the atmosphere is very welcoming and friendly. ”

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person

Sarah K Day 1

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(immediately after procedure)

Sarah K Day 2

Day 2

Sarah K Day 3

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Sarah K Day 4

Day 4

Melissa F.

Melissa F.

“Been with the clinic for 4 years, absolutely love the staff and my doctors. This is the only clinic that I feel really cares about my pain. They were able to get my pain under control, so I am able to function on a daily basis. Advanced Spine and Pain has so many options for pain management.”

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person

Ken L.

“I’ve been a chronic pain patient for over 20 years. Dr. Thorson is bright, innovative, on top of new treatments, and won’t perform unnecessary procedures just for profit.”

Condition: Chronic Pain

What was your initial medical issue?

I’ve been a chronic pain patient for over 20 years.

What did this issue prevent you from doing?

I could barely function. I had no quality of life until I meet Dr. Thorson and his outstanding staff.

What made you decide to seek treatment?

I needed to get my life back.

Why did you choose Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of MN?

I started my pain clinic experience with Mayo, who more or less told me to live with my pain. I then moved on to my local doctor who told me I was beyond his range of expertise and referred me to a St. Paul hospital. The staff there did not treat me well and the facility was old dirty and dysfunctional.

I then moved on to a major Minneapolis hospital and found the exact same problems with the addition of inept doctors who administered steroid injections. I had a personality clash with the nurse practitioner in charge of my meds and felt very uncomfortable going there. I tried a St. Paul Midway clinic who thought my medications were too much and would not see me after a 3-hour wait.

After all that, I visited Dr. Thorson’s office and I knew when I went for my first visit I had finally found the right clinic.

What was your initial impression of Dr. Thorson?

I instantly noted that he had done his homework pertaining to my case. He knew my needs and once he found out my goals, we went forward. He is bright, innovative, on top of new treatments, and won’t perform unnecessary procedures just for profit.

What treatment/procedure did you have done?

Some new and cutting edge treatments and some tried and true procedures.

What can you do now that you couldn’t do before treatment?

I feel confident they will be there for me and treat me with respect.

What advice would you give other patients in a similar situation to you?

Give Dr. Thorson and his great team a chance to give you your life back. I have multiple pain issues and 90% of my body hurts 99% of the time. Dr. Thorson and staff help cut those numbers.

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person

Brendan H.

“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.

They are easy to reach, and always courteous and candid, but most importantly, they provided me with answers that led to a plan and protocols. I no longer feel as though I’m circling the drain, searching for a fix that isn’t available. Dr. Thorson’s innate intelligence, coupled with his ongoing education and clinical studies provide exactly the type of unconventional and progressive treatment plan I needed.

I can walk again. I have hope again. My family has a father figure and husband again. I’ve been able to cease narcotic medications not delivered through my pump implant and I’m walking without a cane.

If you are willing to work for yourself and with his team, I can almost guarantee a positive result. I would hug him right now if I could. He’s provided stellar care I can’t compare with any other clinician.”

*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person