Patient Testimonials for Dr. Seth Nelson

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-Linda Moriccal

Dr. Nelson goes above and beyond for his patients! He searches for answers and looks into all possibilities to find the cause of his patient’s pain and problems. He takes joy in continuing his path to becoming better and better. You’d be hard pressed to find another chiropractor like him. đź™‚

-Matt Behrens

I have been to chiropractor’s in the past and have been very disappointed, because they make adjustments and never care to help you improve. He cares more about your health and seeing you improve, than any other chiropractor I have met. I would recommend Dr. Nelson for helping heal all your back and body pains.

-Holly Taylor

Honestly, I have been to a few other Chiropractors before but never like this one. Very friendly and caring office and easy to get in for appointments. 
Dr. Nelson was very positive in my situation, professional, gentle and easy to work with. 
I highly recommend going here if you’re in need of some relief. 
Thank you for helping me get better Dr. Nelson!!

-Holly Jean

As I looked back on my Facebook memories today, I was reminded of a very scary time. I thought I was going to have to put my Furbaby Akasha down due to the tremendous amount of pain she was in. I had brought her to the vet(whom I really like and still go to). She was put on meds, but nothing was helping, and there was nothing else he could do. She couldn’t even move, had to be hand fed, carried out to take care of her business, and shook and cried in pain. THANKFULLY, a friend told me about Rising Sun Chiropractic!! They were so kind and turned her right around. After the very first adjustment she could walk normal again and the pain, I though was going to be the death of her, was gone just like that! We continued her adjustments until she was 100%, and I will be forever grateful toward them!! Thank you so much!! She is my worldďż˝ And she’s running around without a care in the world at this very momentďż˝

-Will Bruce

I went to see Dr. Nelson about my chronic lower back pain. He discussed with me the causes and solutions, not just to fix my current problem but to prevent any further injury. He taught me exercises to do at home to strengthen my back and stay in good shape. Always punctual, Dr. Nelson and his staff never kept me waiting, and they also helped me fit the expense to my budget. Cannot recommend Rising Sun more.
And he saw me without a referral from a GP, which also saved me money.

-Chasity Senesac

Dr. Seth Nelson in my eyes is a God send. So thankful that we have crossed paths and that he has and continues to help me get back to me instead of dealing with chronic low back pain as a norm and just dealing with it. Happy to say in just a little over 5 months together we have accomplished what others where not able to accomplish in a little over seven years. If you value your quality of life and truely want to treat your body as the vessel that god made and are sick and tired of feeling that chroinc pain is okay and you just have to deal well all I have to say is you should see Dr. Seth Nelson. Thanks for all that you do and continue to do Dr. Seth Nelson.

Katie Schlangen

“When I first went to Dr. Nelson I could barely move my neck because of a car accident. I had tried physical therapy, and a back rehab program, which led me to a stomach ulcer because of pain medications I was prescribed. He really worked with me, my schedule, and my insurance as a college student to ensure that I could move my neck and be without pain. He is phenomenal, and I would highly recommend anyone to him. Thank you, Seth!”

-Margie Forst

I liked to take time thank Seth. I am so glad that I have found him. I have seen quite a few chiropractors over the years, he has helped me the most. I always feel better after a treatment. He has a good feel for what needs to be adjusted. I appreciate his knowledge and advice.

Jill Cousins

Dr. Seth is very thorough and I am so glad I made the decision to start coming here!!

-Stacey Dioquino

“Definitely one of the best chiropractors I have ever been to. He is so caring and really listens and follows up with you even if you haven’t been in for awhile. I recently moved away now and I hate that I can no longer go to him. Great job Seth.”

 –Kevin Gilbert
“I was really impressed by the standard of care that Seth provides. He took time to explain everything he did and became a friend in the time I was under his care for a back issue. He was extremely through and pleasure to have treat me. I highly recommend his service to anyone as he looks to solve the underlying issue rather than just make you feel better a temporary fix.”
-Luke Rudberg
“If you’re in the saint peter mankato area go see Dr. Seth Nelson at the Rising Sun Chiropractic! As an athlete he is the reason my body isn’t falling apart and that I am able to continue competing and training. 5 stars because he is the best at what he does and I always see progress/feel better. He wants you to feel better, not to take all of your money.
Chiropractic, nutrition, wellness, weight loss, detox, orthotics, animal chiropractic they do it all!”
-Deb Peters Johnson
“Thank you Seth for all you have done for me so far!! With your treatment I am able to function better every day. It is ridiculous to think of all the Doctors I had to see before I came to you for care. Thank you.”

-Rob Thomas

Dr. Nelson was extremely thorough and helpful when I was in pain. St. Peter is so lucky to have such a caring Dr. as a part of our community.


Dr. Nelson does a great job with my dog, Artemis, he makes her feel better after every adjustment and she is always excited to come to the clinic and see him. He does a great job communicating and answering my questions as well.
Pat Nelson
I have a 6 year old, yorkie-silkie mix dog who weighs in at 4.4 pounds. About a month ago, out of the blue… her(Bailey’s) back legs became paralyzed. We took her to the vet and we were told she had a pinched nerve in her back. The options to correct this were not all that great and so with heavy hearts, we went home wondering what we should do. Then a friend of mine asked me if I had thought about a chiropractor for her. I had not, but I called the vet and he gave me Dr. Seth Nelson’s name! I cannot express how at ease Dr. Nelson made me feel! He made me believe there was some hope for Bailey!! I am happy to say after the third treatment, Bailey started to be able to use her back legs again! By the time we saw him at the fourth appointment, she was using them a lot more and was able to do her “business” on her own too!! Besides the care she received from Dr. Nelson, he referred us to an accupunturist in Mankato, (Pam Gallagher), who was also wonderful and helped us out too! Words cannot express the gratitude I have for Dr. Nelson!! He was not only there to help out with our dog but he listened to our concerns and he was so patient and caring! You would not regret choosing Dr. Nelson for whatever care you or your animal may need!! Thank you, Dr. Nelson!!
Sherri and Jeff Nauman
I’m grateful for Dr. Seth’s amazing adjustments on Sadie, my 9 year-old Brittany. As a “senior/veteran” dog, he is helping Sadie continue the sport she loves – lure coursing. I also love how Sadie bounces around the house like a puppy for weeks after an adjustment.
Tammi Lorch
“Willie is an 11 year old Yellow Lab that has a lot of hunting miles on her but she has enjoyed every one of those miles as hunting is her passion.  I noticed late this summer that she didn’t have her normal pep and that her back legs were not working properly.  As the hunting season approached Willie was getting worst and could hardly get up after very little activity.  I was very concerned that if she continued her downward slide, well I was not sure if she would make it through the winter.  I have used chiropractic healing for my aches and pains and have had great results so when I heard that doctors offered that same care for animals, I called Dr. Seth and made an appointment for Willie.  Dr. Seth was great with her and after 2 adjustments Willie is back to her old self.  She has a bounce in her step again is playing with our other 4 year old lab.  She has gone on 4 hunts and has shown no stiffness or pain afterwards.  It really has been amazing to see the transformation from a dog that was in pain and could hardly get around to what she is doing now.  For the sceptics out there about Chiropractic healing I will just say that the proof is in the pudding.  A dog does not think like you and I they just know when they are feeling good.  Willie is a new dog since her visits I could not be happier with the results.   
Thanks Seth for all your help.”
-Bill Goebel, St. Peter, Minnesota
“When Seth met Pep he was sore, tired and nervous. He never wanted to see another saddle again. Nine months later pep is moving like a young horse again and having fun. Seth has been so respectful of his nervousness and treated him excellently. Thank you Seth.”
-Emma Campbell


“My four year old Tennessee Walker developed a bad habbit of kicking when he was being cinched. It was strange because this did not seem to fit with his easy going personality. After about three or four visits with Dr. Seth, Kirby now stands still while the saddle is being put on and tightening the cinch. His overall tolerance for being worked with has improved as well. Dr. Seth was great to work with and I encourage others to try chiropractic care also.”

-Megan and Kathy, St. Peter, Minnesota

Referred by Dr. Jeff Paasch DVM, Nicollet Veterinary Clinic, 1020 3rd St., Nicollet, MN, 507 225 3401



“Siren is a 7 year-old Afghan hound. He is active and runs competitively in straight line and oval track racing. A little over a year ago, Siren started acting subdued. He wasn’t moving well and he didn’t seem happy. He wouldn’t run around the yard with the other dogs and he didn’t want to race. I soon realized that Siren was in pain. I talked with friends that are knowledgeable about dogs and was advised to take Siren to Dr. Seth.

Dr. Seth identified several areas of the neck, back and hips were causing the pain. After receiving treatment to those areas, Siren has returned to his old self. He’s happy and playful again. His confidence is back, and he’s racing again like the champion he is. I am very impressed not only by the tremendous results from Dr. Seth’s treatment, but also by Dr. Seth’s kind, gentle and genuinely caring manner. On our occasional trips back to Dr. Seth for aftercare, Siren can’t wait to see Dr. Seth. Siren is Dr. Seth’s biggest fan.”



“SeeYa is a 7 year-old Afghan hound. (She is Siren’s sister). She’s an active dog, and a champion racer and lure courser. For years SeeYa suffered from pain in one of her wrists. I had taken her to the vet for this, and she was on pain medication. When I learned about Dr. Seth, I immediately made an appointment with him for SeeYa.

SeeYa has a soft temperament, so I was worried at first that she might be too shy and wary to accept treatment. But Dr. Seth’s kind and gentle manner won SeeYa over immediately. He gained her trust, and she recognized that he was there to help her. After 2 sessions with Dr. Seth, SeeYa’s chronic wrist pain was completely gone, and has not returned. She feels well. She’s happy and more outgoing and confident. She’s playful and eager to run. It is a joy to see her performing well again. SeeYa adores Dr. Seth and I am so grateful to Dr. Seth for changing SeeYa’s life.”

Vickie Fagre, Stacy, MN



“My champion Saluki, Gator was playing in the yard and came up lame. As a person who has benefited greatly from chiropractic treatment, I called Dr. Seth and set up a visit. He came over and adjusted him, which Gator loved.  Dr. Seth gave me some stretching exercises to do with him. After two visits, Gator is back to himself, on the show circuit and competing as the number one Saluki in the country. I could not be happier with the results. Thank you Dr. Seth!”

Lisa and Gator, Mankato, Minnesota



“Here is Zip’s story in a nutshell. Zip had a chronic limp when I bought him. I felt certain that with the proper care he would be sound and happy once again. He had a history of poor hoof care. His heels were too long and sometimes he had shoes left on for months at a time. In addition, he had what some called a “clubby” right front hoof. This is most often the result of an injury causing a horse to favor the opposite side leaving the injured side under developed. This was very noticeable in Zip’s shoulder area as well as his hoof.  My first step was to get his shoes off and begin the transition to barefoot. With the help of my farrier, Janet Hagen, after six weeks with barefoot trimming, Zip stopped limping! A great day. Janet kept his feet in awesome condition and occasionally still he limped on and off. We now needed to move elsewhere on his body. Sharon Stokesbary provided Equine Touch therapy and Zoe Barta gave Zip massage therapy, focusing on the right shoulder area. It was clear that we were on the right track. I also added Chinese herbal therapy, which had a profound effect in helping enable Zip to race around just like the other horses. Adequate movement all year long played an important part in this whole recovery period.Since we had not addressed the original injury, I decided that chiropractic care was the answer and tried to get a reference. My first attempt was disappointing but fortunately, I kept asking and was lead to Dr. Seth Nelson.  With Janet in the picture, we were able to give Zip the perfect trim just before Seth started to work on him. Since we have started, Zip just keeps getting better and better. Old restrictions and adhesions in his neck and shoulders have been treated successfully and with each visit, Zip requires fewer adjustments.  If your horses need adjusting, Dr. Seth is the person you want to care for your herd.  I am grateful for his help in getting Zip back on all 4 feet!”

Betsy van der Hagen, Vernon Center, MN



“Daisy put her lower back out just trying to jump up onto our laps. She had trouble jumping up on the couch and even walking straight. She is a very active lil’ dog and was not herself at all. We tried a cortisone injection but it did not help her. So we heard of Seth’s chiropractic services that he does on animals. We called him and he came to our house (which was nice because it would have been hard for Daisy to try to ride anywhere).Seth examined her and gave her a treatment. We could see immediate improvement in Daisy; more flexible and able to run some. Seth came back a couple more times and we have our fun loving, active Daisy back to normal!  We recommend him and his services to anyone with an animal in pain. He is a very patient young man and his love for animals shows in his handling of our dog.”

Bill & Shellee Daley from Madelia MN



“Prior to my four year old Paint gelding, Harry, being treated by Dr. Seth, he had difficulty flexing his neck, to the point of falling down with his trainer when asked to flex laterally.  When saddled, Harry would attempt to bite.   When ridden, it was noticed that Harry’s stride was shorter on his left side and he appeared tense, stiff and unable to relax.   When in the pasture, Harry rarely played with the other horses or rolled.  Changes were noticed in Harry’s demeanor following his first treatment.  He appeared much more relaxed, carried his head lower (almost level with his withers) and the range of motion in his neck improved. With each treatment improvements were noted and Harry seemed to look forward to Dr. Seth’s visits.  Following approximately four treatments, Harry is now able to flex his neck with ease and has become very supple and light in the bridle.  His stride has improved and he is very relaxed when ridden.  Harry can now be seen cantering and bucking with the other horses in the pasture and doesn’t hesitate to roll!  Dr. Seth was very flexible in scheduling appointments around my work schedule and very willing to answer any questions I had.  For anyone noticing unexplained behavior changes in their horse, I would highly recommend considering chiropractic care and Dr. Seth.”

Lorie Pregler, New Ulm, MN

Referred by S. Lynn Kittleson DVM, Goldmount Veterinary Center, 865 20th St., Sherburn,MN, 507-695-2341



Abby is a Yorkie that was dealing with some bad low back pain.  She was unable to do stairs and was no longer playing or interested in going outside.  I had the pleasure of treating Abby over the span of 2 months and treated her about 5 times.  I recently recieved a letter from her owner and would like to post it. -Dr. Seth

Dr. Nelson,

“I would like to thank you for the excellent care you provided for Abby.  When you first came to see her she was barely able to walk and was completely unable to navigate a single stair.  After a few treatments she was showing remarkable improvements.  She is now doing very well.  She now walks, runs and is able to go up and down stairs without any trouble.  The exercises you suggested were very helpful and we continue with those.  The nutritional recommendations you suggested have also been a big help.  I continue with those also.  We are grateful to have found you and for your excellent care.  It was a very rewarding experience.  Thank you.”


Mary Krippner and Abby Rose.



Following is my testimonial of Tasha’s experience with your wonderful animal chiropractic care:

“We brought Tasha to you for a general wellness evaluation, because she had been experiencing right shoulder bursitis and rearend weakness for approximately the past year. We had been treating her for these conditions holistically with Chinese herbs, with pretty good success. She doesn’t have a very strong constitution, in general, and wanted to use every means possible of treating her shoulder bursitis, hip/pelvic issue, strengthening her immune system and general health. While her primary care giver is a holistic veterinarian, this was her first chiropractic visit. We thought a chiropractic evaluation couldn’t hurt. I find chiropractic treatment to be very beneficial for myself.

During our first evaluation, we found it very surprising that Tasha went to you right away and was comfortable with you. She is a shy Sheltie, especially around men. She was immediately comfortable with you and allowed you to touch and handle her. I think she innately knew you wanted to help her and wouldn’t hurt her. Your approach with Tasha is loving, caring and respectful of her.

After we returned home following the initial visit, Tasha appeared to be a new dog. She was far more active, limber and agile, jumping, running and playing like we hadn’t seen for at least a year. Her demeanor and behavior changed, appearing to be pain free. She no longer got up from a sit slowly and stiffly like a little old lady. She sprang up, running and jumping. Her eyes were brighter, she had a happier attitude and a lighter spirit. She wasn’t experiencing pain any more. She’s behaving more like the 3 and a half-year old dog she is, rather than a 15-year old senior citizen. The transformation in our beloved Tasha has been amazing, thanks to your animal chiropractic care!

I plan to continue her active treatment and transition her to maintenance care when the time is right. I strongly believe in the importance of investing in our good health and animal chiropractic care with you is critical for Tasha’s health, happiness and quality of life. We want to have her with us for as many years as possible. I know your care of her is helping to make that possible!

God bless you, Dr. Seth!”



“My name is Victoria Meurer and I have a 6 yr. old Rough Collie named Chance that has had problems with what I thought was his hip for the past 4 years. I have taken him to vet many times and had x-rays taken a few times but they could never find anything wrong with him. I was told he probably pulled a muscle while playing. A year ago I saw that a doctor was having a class on chiropractic care for animals at our local community center and just had to go. I was very impressed with his talk and wondered if he might be able to help my dog. Since this limping thing would come and go and I was told by my vet that it was from a old injury I just kept putting off going to see him. This past winter Chance slipped on some ice and he was getting worse as far as it being very hard for him to get up and not putting any weight on his leg and limping. The least amount of playing would have him limping again. I was sure he had arthritis but once the test came back that he did not have it I made an appointment to see Dr. Nelson. I like the idea that he will come to your house if your pet has a problem with going places but since my dog loves to go out I took him to his office. Chance was not limping when I took him to see Dr. Nelson and I was very impressed at what he picked up on just by watching my dog walk and shake out his beautiful Collie fur. I like the fact that he did not try to put Chance up on a table but instead got down on the floor with him. Chance thought he was just getting a big hug and did not even know he was getting adjusted. He did find one bad spot on his back and I then realized it was the same spot that when I would be scratching or massaging Chance, he would pull away from me when I touched that area. The result of just that one adjustment was like a miracle. I notice right away how much easier Chance got into the car. Dr. Nelson gave me instructions on things for me to do and not to do until I took Chance back again. I thought the first adjustment was great but the second time was even better. I can tell how much better Chance feels and can see it in his eyes. No more limping or having problems getting up.

The sad thing is I had heard about this for animals but didn’t know there was a chiropractor in our area that did this. And the most horrible fact is that when I did find out there was someone like Dr. Nelson I did not take my dog to him right away. Don’t just listen to your veterinarian. If you have gut feeling that something like this could help your companion, don’t wait like I did. Dr. Nelson will check your pet over and tell you if he can help or not. I feel so guilty for putting it off because I know how bad it is to live with a sore back.

Psst !! he does work on people too and I was very impressed with my first visit. After years of going to the same chiropractor he told me and showed me things that no one else had ever done before. Now Chance and I will be seeing the same doctor.”

Victoria Muerer, St. Peter, MN

Cathy Berg

Frosty is my 13 year old gaming horse. In the summer we go just about every weekend to the shows and we play hard. This winter I noticed that Frosty didn’t want to pick up his left lead and he was off at the lope. He just wasn’t happy. After an eveluation from Dr. Seth, he suggested Frosty could benefit from a few teatments. It didn’t take long before you could see a difference in Frosty. He will now pick up his left lead, doesn’t drop his hip going around the barrel, and he is alot smoother in his gates. Most of all he seems more comfortable, relaxed, and happy again. Thanks to Dr. Seth for making Frosty feel so much better.


“Bella is wonderful, sweet spirited Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that came into our home after 2 years in a puppy mill and then 2 stays in a humane society. For many years, my desire had been to have a dog that could be used for Pet Therapy, and she seemed perfect for the job. So, home we came.

Bella completed her Therapy Dog International certification in December, 2009-just 3 days short of 10 months after I brought her home. So, off we went to learn our craft.

Bella loves most everybody and enjoys being held and cuddled on our visits. She wiggles constantly. Until one day when she wouldn’t go down the steps, didn’t wag her tail, wouldn’t jump into our lap. Our vet felt she had a back problem and prescribed 2 baby aspirin twice a day until she felt better-and this worked. But occasionally she would show the same symptoms, and the aspirin always relieved them. Then one day, we visited an institution where several adults held Bella and although she didn’t resist, she didn’t show her usual exuberant personality. Back on the aspirin twice a day.

When I discovered Dr Seth on the internet and spoke with him, he felt we could achieve having her both pain free, and aspirin free. So off we went to St Peter.

And she is!!!! Both pain free and aspirin free!!!! She is feeling the greatest I’ve ever seen her! She plays with the cat, rolls around on the grass, wags her tail, bounces when she walks, jumps onto our laps, runs up and down the stairs,and once again is enjoying being picked-up and held-after just 2 adjustments. She is a happy girl, and I am a happy mom!

I’m not sure exactly what Dr Seth did (ever though he did explain it to me) but I am forever grateful to him and his gentle ways with Bella. I would wholeheartedly recommend him if you have a pet that is in pain or on medication for that pain. He is the greatest!

Thank you, Dr. Seth!”

Joyce Jacobson and Bella-Truman, MN

“P.S.  Bella absolutely adores him!!”