Success Stories

Active Life Chiropractic in Edina, MN

Here are just a few of Dr. Michael Lamppa's many success stories:

Dr. Lamppa: Thank you so much for testing Brooklyn, Ashton and Me! We have had no bouts of sickness since! Brooklyn wanted to know yesterday where we took her to get healthy in Minneapolis......I said Dr. Lamppa! Tara R.

When I first came to Dr. Lamppa, I was experiencing chronic pain in my neck, shoulder and upper back. I have been a dental assistant for over 35 years and have experienced a car accident some 38 years ago. I was tired of constant pain and looking for some kind of relief. After my x-ray was taken, I could see that much to my surprise my pain was from year and years of my body trying to compensate for the old whiplash injury from the car accident. Dr. Lamppa suggested therapy for my neck, shoulder and upper back that included coming in for consecutive visits which became less frequent over time. I now come in once a month to maintain the work and progress that we have achieved over the past few months.

I found this wonderful office by way of a personal referral from a good friend. She referred me to him because she had so much success with his treatment process. I would have to recommend this type of therapy for those of you who have new or older injuries that are compromising the ability for you to enjoy, without pain, a certain quality of life. If you are anything like I was, you may just be exhausted trying to find some kind of physical relief from that nagging and irritating pain. Those of us who deal with constant discomfort are usually irritable and unhappy. Which means that those around us have to deal with it too!!

I have to tell you that chiropractic therapy is worth the time, effort and investment in your long term health and well-being. I would highly recommend it to those of you who may be considering your options for health and comfort.

Thank you, Dr. Lamppa!

Kind regards,


For a week I suffered with spasms and cramps in my left lower back, leg, and foot. At times the leg went numb or tingled with pins and needles. I was diagnosed on Nov. 28, 2007 with a congenital narrowing of the sciatic nerve between L4-L5. The spinal surgeon gave me an epidural cortisone injection. There were pain medications and physical therapy for 6 weeks. The end result with all these treatments was no relief. the pain was the same as before they had started. Nothing had helped. After all that, the surgeon had one last message to deliver "Live with it or have surgery". Previous to November 28, 2007, I had very seldom minor muscle spasms that were easily resolved with anti-inflammatory medication or muscle relaxants. I started treatments with Dr. Mike Lamppa on December 26, 2007. After just a few treatments my symptoms began to improve. Currently, I am 90% improved without surgery or medications. God has blessed me with Great improvement through the skills and work of Dr. Lamppa. I am leading a very normal life. I would recommend Dr. Lamppa very highly.

James Thune

My name is Susan Metzger, and I have been a patient since Nov. 2008. I had fallen off my deck when I was 6 months pregnant in Jan 2007. I had lived with pain in my back everyday until I decided that I could not deal with it anymore. I had always been skeptical of chiropractic care because of all the things I had heard and the snap cracking. I looked on -line and found Active Life and gave them a call. I started seeing Dr. Lamppa Nov. 08. He discovered where my pain was coming from and performed treatments. My pain gradually disappeared within three months and I remain pain-free to this day July 2009. I feel such trust with Dr. Lamppa that Jan. 2009 I decided to share a personal problem I was having...I was depressed. I've always been a happy person and did not understand why this was happening to me. I told Dr. Lamppa that I did not want to go to the family physician and be put on medication and wondered if he had any suggestions. Dr. Lamppa asked if I would consider doing an allergy test? I agreed and the results we discovered: my body was reacting badly to preservatives. I stopped eating as many preservatives as I could and felt better within no time. I literally went from one end of the scale to the other. Dr. Lamppa has really opened my mind in regards to chiropractic care: the removal of pain and the healing process of the body and mind. If I have a medical problem, I will ask Dr. Lamppa his opinion before I contact the family physician. thank you.


I, Robb T. was born and raised in Minnesota. I grew up in a western suburb. I was very active in sports in my youth. I am in the sales profession and find myself traveling all over the country. I enjoy golfing, softball, music, movies and Gopher Hockey.

I came into Active Life Chiropractic in Bloomington, MN after I injured myself on the golf course. I was barely able to walk or stand up straight. After only a few visits my back was feeling fantastic. Dr. Lamppa started me on a program to give my back strangth. I found this to be very beneficial. My back and leg numbness have not returned and I continue to do, as best I can, the excercises that were recommended. I continue treatments on a weekly basis simply because I do not want to go through the pain I went through after my injury. I was skeptical about chiropractic care for a long time. I am now convinced that it is the best treatment for my problems.

I find that I can be very active with minimal stiffness or pain. I will continue chiropractic care for as long as I am instructed. I am so grateful to have found a doctor to help me help myself.


My name is Daniel O. and I have low back pain from a bulging disc. I had mild pain for seven to eight years which grew into more debilitating pain just before I started treatment.

I had several office visits to a doctor's office and he ordered bed rest. I made no progress. I also took ibuprofen and pain pills but that was only short-term relief.

Since I started my chiropractic treatments with Dr. Lamppa, I have noticed a better posture, little or no pain, less flair ups when they do occur. I have improved movement in my left knee and my hay fever allergies have also improved. Overall, I am feeling a lot better!

I found Dr. Lamppa's office in the Bloomington Telephone Directory. When I needed emergency care, I was able to get an appointment on the same day. Dr. Lamppa would always answer all my questions thoroughly.


Mike K. is a 48 year old machinist who has worked for nearly 30 years on manual equipment. He began to develop chronic pain in both wrists as well as his right elbow. This was followed by persistent numbness in both hands at night, disrupting his sleep and causing greater concern. Treatment by medical doctors using anti-inflammatory drugs and physical therapy was both ineffective and unencouraging. After little improvement, Mike pursued chiropratic treatment with Dr. Lamppa, whose methods and advise produced significant results in a very short time.


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  • "Dr. Lamppa: Thank you so much for testing Brooklyn, Ashton and Me! We have had no bouts of sickness since! Brooklyn wanted to know yesterday where we took her to get healthy in Minneapolis I said Dr. Lamppa!"
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