“Work your glutes!” If you’ve ever been treated for low back, sacroiliac or pelvic problems at Ascent Chiropractic, you’re probably sick of hearing me talk about the importance of glute strength.
“Work your glutes!” If you’ve ever been treated for low back, sacroiliac or pelvic problems at Ascent Chiropractic, you’re probably sick of hearing me talk about the importance of glute strength.
Are you carrying your baby’s car seat correctly? Lugging around a baby in a car seat is a pain – they’re heavy and awkward, and it’s surprisingly common to see new parents come into my office with shoulder and upper back problems as a result. You can try to hold it in front of you […]
“Foot Levelers are literally the best purchase I’ve ever made!” That’s something a patient told me last week about his Foot Levelers custom orthotics. It’s not the first time, and there’s a reason they’re the only orthotics maker I trust for my patients.
So you woke up and suddenly can’t move your neck? Sound familiar? I had a patient who was home from college on break call in last week because she had woken up that morning with severe neck pain. She had experienced literally zero neck problems since her last adjustment 6 months ago, and as an […]
Stiff neck? With so many of us staring at our computer screens or stuck looking down at our phones for hours on end, it’s no wonder that the CDC reports that nearly 20% of Americans have complained of neck pain within the past three months.
Feeling dizzy? You get out of bed and it feels as if the whole room is spinning, day after day. That’s what life can be like for people with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, more commonly referred to as positional vertigo. It’s a condition I see and treat at least weekly at Ascent Chiropractic.
From all of us at Ascent – we’re proud of you. Whether you’re a patient at Ascent Chiropractic in Brookfield, a newsletter subscriber, or are simply one of the thousands who read this blog online every week, we want to give a shout out to everyone making progress that no one else recognizes. You’ve been […]
What the science says about regular chiropractic care – even if you’re not in pain! It’s no surprise that most of the patients I see at Ascent Chiropractic come in because they’re in pain, and their main priority is getting back to feeling good.
The Hyperice Hypervolt – Now At Ascent Chiropractic! It’s no secret that my patients love the Hypervolt – it may just be the best method of relaxing tight muscles before an adjustment or recovering from a tough workout.
What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the thick band of soft tissue on the bottom of your foot known as the plantar fascia. Also known as “heel pain syndrome” (some super creative naming going on there), plantar fasciitis is by far the most common foot problem I see at Ascent Chiropractic in […]
Improving sleep quality – naturally! If you’re someone who can’t ever seem to get a good night’s sleep, you’re not alone (shout out to the new parents out there – we’ll commiserate together).
Workouts: Should You Lift or Do Cardio First? I get it: we’re all insanely busy and it’s a miracle that we can get to the gym at all. So when we work out, most of us try to get in both strength training and cardio exercise in a single session. But should you do weights […]
Big League Chiropractic Care The 2010’s have been a decade of extraordinary achievement for Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals: He has more wins and strikeouts this decade than any other pitcher in the majors, plus three Cy Young Awards. So what happens when one of the most durable pitchers in baseball wakes up the […]
What does being ‘double-jointed’ mean? When superstar Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes went down with a patella (knee cap) dislocation following a QB sneak two weeks ago, it looked like a major setback to the dynamic playmaker’s repeat-MVP campaign.
What the heck is Mulligan Day? That workout routine you let lapse, the chinchilla you brought home in high school, basically everything you did in your early 20’s – all of us have made decisions we regret. That’s why National Mulligan Day, celebrated in mid-October, is the perfect time for a do-over, especially when it […]
What Actually Works and What’s Just Hype? If you’ve walked through the aisles of any health food store lately, you’ve no doubt seen the shelves upon shelves of supplements that promise to boost, tune, support or enhance your immune system. Every new-age health blog is starting their yearly deluge of articles explaining how drinking hot […]
“The baby is head-down! Thank Dr. Grant for helping us!” That was the text message we got last week from a patient right after a follow-up ultrasound confirmed her baby was no longer in breech position. She’d been told by her OBGYN that she had three weeks to get her breech-positioned baby to flip on […]
Fix your posture, grow your delts & heal your shoulders! What the heck are face pulls? If you’ve ever been treated for a shoulder injury at Ascent Chiropractic there’s a good chance you know all about them. But if you’ve never done them before, face pulls just might be one of the best-kept workout secrets.
Be Smarter About Your Health In 10 Minutes! 1. Lifting To Failure Is Actually Counterproductive No pain, no gain. Sweat is weakness leaving the body. We’ve all heard the mantras, but while they might help you push through the last reps of a shake-inducing set, new research from Strength & Conditioning Journal suggests we shouldn’t […]
It’s Not Just Low Back Pain Relief! Whether you are an elite athlete, weekend warrior, battling back from an injury, or just looking to live your best life – research has shown that chiropractic care provides a wealth of benefits that can improve your quality of life.
Is it ok to crack your joints? Say you’ve been working at your computer for a while and you’re feeling a little stiff. So you roll your head around until you get a satisfying “pop!”, your neck feels a bit looser, and you get back to work. Only to realize that you need to do […]
Gym Fundamentals: Do You Have A Plan? At Ascent Chiropractic, we’re serious about the belief that everyone can — and must — work out. Seriously, I’ll often literally give my patients a prescription for it and help them develop a lifting program specifically for what’s going on in their bodies.
5 Reasons To See Your Chiropractor During Pregnancy. While pregnancy is one of the most joyous, exciting times in an expectant mom’s life, the whirlwind of changes that happen during pregnancy can wreak havoc on a mom-to-be’s body. Weight-bearing joints and regions of the spine, specifically the lower back and neck, tend to be the […]
Suffering From A Herniated Disc? Disc degeneration is a natural part of the aging process. As gravity pulls you down, you continue to age, and injuries catch up to you, degenerative processes begin. As a matter of fact, degeneration of the spine often begins before you’re even 30 years old! And when back pain appears […]
What’s Better For Your Back: Barbell or Hex Bar Deadlifts? The deadlift is one of the gold standard lifts in the gym. It’s pretty simple, really: You load a barbell up with weight, grab it with a shoulder-width grip, plant your feet on the floor and pull until the weights come off the floor.
“My jaw has popped for the last 15 years and in one adjustment it’s totally gone?!” This was the reaction from a patient at Ascent Chiropractic last week who didn’t even realize we could help with TMJ problems. She had actually come in because of a stiff and painful neck and just happened to mention […]
Let’s Be Honest: Dieting Sucks. Any nutritionist worth their salt will tell you that the best diet is the one you stick with. Unfortunately, over and over and over I see my patients at Ascent jump on diets that require religiously tracking calories, restricting carbs or going ‘keto’ – and then burn out a few […]
Everyone is exhausted – and it’s killing us. I’m going to start this week’s blog by talking about testicles. Didn’t expect to be reading about that from your chiropractor on a Monday morning, did you?
See The Difference? Most of my patients know that in my practice I’m all about evidence-based practice. Everything I do is backed up by stacks of studies supporting it’s effectiveness. That being said, while it’s nice to know the science is behind what we do at Ascent Chiropractic, sometimes pictures say much more than a […]
Cheat Your Way to More Muscle? I get this question from my athletes often: When it comes to weightlifting, are ‘cheat’ repetitions worth it? You’re probably not surprised to know my short answer is ‘no.’ The long answer, however, is that not all cheating is created equal.
What Actually Is Muscle Memory? Muscle memory is a fascinating topic that’s essential to understanding what’s going on with your musculoskeletal system. And it’s for more reasons than simply making your muscles look good now that summer’s finally arrived (although I’m plenty aware that that’s important to my patients too).
Should You Worry About ‘Popping’ Your Neck? Last week it seemed like every other patient at Ascent Chiropractic was asking if they should be worried about causing a stroke by cracking their neck.
There’s no excuse for not exercising – your life depends on it! Sure, some of us live for the “workout high” — that intoxicating feeling derived from getting your heart rate up and pushing your body’s limits, while for others exercise is a chore, an item to be checked off their to-do list.
Are You Missing Out? If you’ve never experienced chiropractic care, you’re probably not totally aware of the health benefits – in addition to getting out of pain – that come with regularly seeing a chiropractor.
Should you ditch your running shoes? Spring is in the air and everyone is itching to get outside and back in running shape. And with the subculture of barefoot runners and the products catering to them growing daily, I’m frequently asked about my opinion regarding barefoot running.
The Truth About “Coming Rains Mean Aches & Pains” Grandma could predict an approaching storm when her joints ached, and she actually might have been onto something. It’s true that many people with back pain, neck pain or other joint complaints are often suprisingly accurate in predicting when storms are approaching. However, the weather by […]
Feeling especially sore after a workout? Whether it’s a nagging sore shoulder or a stiff and painful lower back, there are a couple warning signs to look out for to determine if it’s a normal post-exercise ache or something you should seek medical attention for. Before you test a minor ache and turn it into […]
Workout Harder and Smarter! Rounding up the most important health and fitness studies of Q1 2019 that you can put to use right now!
Sugar or Fat: The real villain behind weight gain. Can’t shake your fear of eating fat — think it’s worse than eating sugar? It’s true that fat has more calories per gram than either carbs or protein. So why doesn’t eating less fat – and therefore (theoretically) fewer calories – help you lose weight? It […]
Ignored your mom when she told you to stand up straight? You should have listened to her. If you’ve been slouching all your life, your stiff neck, painful shoulders and aching back can probably be traced right back to your bad posture. Not paying attention to your postural habits affects your overall health and sets […]
Your muscles are made of protein, so if you’re building muscle you need to eat up. But how much protein do you really need? More than a couch potato, but less than many self-proclaimed internet 'coaches' would have you believe. A huge systematic metastudy recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine puts the debate to rest. Here’s how to quickly calculate the real answer.
Chiropractic Helping IBS? Everyone at one time or another has experienced the discomfort of bloating, gas, irritable bowel, constipation, diarrhea and other digestive disorders, and over $80 billion is spent every year on controlling these symptoms. And because your bowels have such an important impact on your health, wouldn’t it be nice to know if […]
The Best Core Strengthening Exercises that Won’t Harm Your Back! THE CORE. We hear about the core and the importance of strengthening the core all the time, and if you’re a patient at Ascent Chiropractic, you’re probably sick of hearing me talk about why you need to be working on your core musculature.
Avoid Back and Shoulder Pain When Shoveling Snow! Every winter – including this past weekend – I see patients with the same shoveling-induced back injuries and pain at Ascent Chiropractic. It’s no secret that shoveling snow is exhausting. It can be tough on your body, especially when it’s wet and icy. Research shows low back […]
Got back pain? And if so, have you been told that your back pain is being caused by an annular tear to the spinal discs? You’re not alone – studies have shown that the prevalence of disk bulges in the general population is over 70%, even in those who are totally symptom-free! Let’s explore what […]
Crack! What’s that sound? Going to a chiropractor for the first time is intimidating! It’s true – most people don’t know what to expect, and may even be a little scared of getting adjusted.
What Are Free Radicals? Imagine a giant ballroom filled with couples waltzing to music, whirling about in a finely choreographed dance until a single dancer without a partner enters the ballroom. He cuts in on dancing couples, leaving one of the original dancers without a partner. This odd-man-out scenario disrupts everything, creating chaos, as the […]
Rounding up the most important research of the year! 1. Reducing your risk of diabetes could be as simple as taking vitamin D and fish oil. The number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes is expected to rise by 20% in the next 12 years, but consuming a diet rich in vitamin D and fish oil […]
The Case For Chiropractic! If you’ve recently visited a medical doctor for low back pain, research says you definitely want to consider seeing a chiropractor as well.
Diclofenac vs. Chiropractic Care For Back Pain Researchers from Spine Journal recently concluded a ground-breaking study that showed astounding results when comparing chiropractic adjustments against Diclofenac, one of the most popular and commonly-prescribed anti-inflammatory medications available.
Need some gym motivation for this week? I get it – temperatures are dropping, days are getting shorter and it’s getting tougher and tougher to drag yourself to the gym to lift weights. But there’s good reason to keep with it, and it’s more than for just the muscle-building and bone health benefits that we’re […]
Protect Your Shoulders & Back In The Gym! When it comes to proper lifting form, trainers and fitness gurus tend to harp on making sure your lower body lifts are performed properly. A lot of people end up underestimating how technical upper body exercises actually are, and reserve all that technique work for the big […]
The Case For Chiropractic As research supporting the clinical effectiveness of chiropractic continues to grow, the greater community of health care providers is increasingly seeing chiropractic care as a a cost-effective alternative to traditional medical care for back pain and neck pain.
Get Spine-Friendly Zzz’s! There’s no shortage of advice out there on sleep hygiene – habits that we can adopt to get better, more restful sleep. We’ve all heard about the benefits turning off sources of blue light an hour before bed and avoiding caffeine and exercise at night, but how does our sleeping position affect […]
Building strength vs. bulking up! You can get stronger without getting bigger, and you can get bigger without necessarily getting stronger. How you should approach your workouts, then, depends on exactly what you want to achieve.
Fix your pushup mistakes! Most of us (including me!) learned how to do pushups in grade school. Ever seen a grade schooler try to do a pushup? It’s not pretty, and unfortunately, few people ever get better.
Four Reasons To Use Chiropractic FIRST! At Ascent Chiropractic, we’re constantly reminding our Brookfield-area patients that the order of priority for treating back and neck problems should be chiropractic first, drugs second, and surgery only as a last resort.
Does sitting on an exercise ball actually do anything? About a decade ago, the Swiss ball (the giant inflatable rubber stability balls you’ll find in any well-equipped gym) moved from fitness centers to the office in a big way. Desk jockeys rolled them into their cubicles en masse, convinced that sitting for eight hours straight […]
Want an all-natural solution to decrease pain, improve your mood, protect your brain from age-related decline, and enhance your memory? Sound too good to be true? It’s not, but unfortunately, even though we’d all love a miracle drug that we could take in the morning and go on with our everyday lives, it’s not as […]
Studies Show: Chiropractic Improves Healthcare Outcomes! For years progressive doctors have been fighting to effect one of the worst epidemics ever: addiction to prescription pain medications. But it’s an uphill battle, thanks to a pharmaceutical industry that has billions of dollars to spend on lobbying and advertising. In the United States alone, over 300 million […]
Bad posture can be a real pain. Ergonomics is the study of your body’s posture and position. Sound boring? Sure, its not the most exciting topic ever, but consider that literally millions of Americans suffer every day from headaches that are directly related to their posture! Whether it’s on your phone, your tablet, your laptop, […]
Backpack Misuse in Children Can Lead to Chronic Back Pain With the new school year starting last week for Brookfield students, it’s a good time to talk about backpacks and the disturbing back pain trend that’s emerging among U.S. kids. There’s been a marked increase in the number of children visiting chiropractors for back, neck […]
“My foot is killing me!” “Can you heal my aching heel?” It’s a question I hear at least weekly from new patients coming into my office looking for relief from the pain in their feet. Many of those dealing with plantar fasciitis begin every morning with wincing and a few choice words as they suffer […]
Why Are We Still Doing Sit-ups and Crunches? Myths (especially myths concerned with health and fitness) take a long time to die. As a sports chiropractor, over the past ten years I’ve seen many ridiculous fitness trends come and go, and it’s finally time for sit-ups and crunches – mainstays of core and abdominal training […]
Chiropractic In The NFL “Performing at my best is important to me and should be to everyone. I am blessed that my dad is a chiropractor. Getting adjusted regularly – along with practicing other good health habits that my mom helped me to establish – are all part of my goal to win in life […]
How to correct anterior pelvic tilt (SIT happens!) Your pelvis is essential in allowing you walk, run, and lift weights. It’s also incredibly important for proper posture. Anterior pelvic tilt (in which your “hip” bones tip forward and your tailbone tilts up and back) is by far the most common posture problem I see at […]
Chiropractic Is Your First Line Of Defense Against Back Pain. Harvard Medical School’s (yes, that Harvard) new spinal care guidelines reinforce the importance of chiropractic care as the first line of treatment for low back pain. They’re just the latest to join a long line of mainstream medicine organizations that includes the National Institutes of […]
Feed Your Brain! Well before brain-boosting ‘bulletproof’ coffee, nootropics and MCT oil became popular trends, Dr. Roger Sperry (a neurobiologist and Nobel award winner) had a staggering conclusion regarding human neurological performance. Through studies he and his team conducted throughout his career, their findings were able to determine that: 90% of stimulation and nutrition to […]
Not Your Average Vitamin! Vitamin E (aka tocopherol) was the Vitamin D of the 90’s – it was basically touted as the cure to whatever ailed you. While more research in the world of nutrition eventually led to it taking a backseat to other supplements, Vitamin E is still one of the best antioxidants available […]
Live Smarter – Get Adjusted! Every day over a million Americans get adjusted, and chiropractors consistently have the highest rated patient satisfaction out of all healthcare professionals, so it’s no surprise that the number of those benefitting from chiropractic care continues to rise year after year. If you’re a patient at Ascent Chiropractic, you probably […]
What You Need To Know About Spinal Injections You probably know someone whose medical doctor has recommended a spinal injection for their pain – they’re not alone. Over the past decade, epidural steroid injections have exploded in popularity, with over 9 million injections given every year for spinal pain!
Tylenol & Back Pain The 160 million Americans who suffer from low back pain every year, especially those whose go-to for relief is acetominophen (aka Tylenol/Paracetamol), might be surprised to find out that the medications they’re taking are causing more problems than they’re fixing.
Is Vaping Safe? At Ascent Chiropractic our goal from the beginning has been to work with our patients to maximize the way their body works, and that means implementing suggestions on what to do as much as what not to do. And when it comes to smoking, I’m not breaking any new ground when I […]
Squats have long been a staple of lifting programs. It’s easy to see why: it’s hands-down the most effective exercise for building strength, speed, and size, and has a remarkable carryover to everything from the vertical jump to Olympic lifts. When you squat you use pretty much every muscle from the waist down. The big […]
The End of a Trend? The average age of retirement in the US is rising, but that increase in working years isn’t necessarily translating to a more fulfilling retirement. New data on retired Americans released by the Society of Actuaries suggests our overall health is declining and individuals working today can expect shorter, less active […]
The Truth About Mucus Did you know that your sinuses can produce up to 1.5 quarts of mucus every single day?
“Just Brush & Floss What You Want To Keep!” When dentists are asked about the importance of brushing and flossing, many recommend, “just brush and floss what you want to keep!”
Why is rear-facing safer than forward-facing? Parents are often tempted to “graduate” their kids from rear-facing to forward-facing car seats as soon as they can – often when they outgrow their infant carrier – but new research says that children’s spines aren’t ready for a major (forward-facing) impact and are safest riding in rear-facing seats […]
There’s a Reason Hypertension is Called the “Silent Killer” 70 million Americans, about a third of the US population, have high blood pressure (hypertension). In addition, 1 in 3 Americans has prehypertension, which means higher than normal blood pressure numbers. Even more alarming? 20% of hypertensive individuals don’t even know they have it, because there […]
Fighting The War On The Opioid Epidemic. Opioid prescriptions have nearly quadrupled over the past 20 years, despite the fact that the amount of pain Americans report hasn’t changed. Unsurprisingly, the number of prescription opioid overdose deaths have increased similarly – opioid use claimed the lives of 64,000 people last year.
Why Do We Care So Much About Testosterone? There are very few factors more important than testosterone when it comes to overall health and function in men. Of course, we all know about testosterone’s ability to increase muscle mass and strength by increasing muscle protein synthesis. But studies also show the major benefits of testosterone in […]
The Chiropractor You Choose Does Make A Difference. Chiropractors aren’t all the same. In fact, there’s probably no other healthcare field where the difference between one practitioner and the next is as wide as it is in chiropractic. And like many of our patients know, the results they get will vary from one chiropractor to […]
There’s A Reason NSAIDs Are Designed For Short-Term Use. Is anything good in excess? Sure, you can make the argument that excess has its place in things like love, art, and sports. But for everything else – especially when it comes to medicine – excess usually ends up causing more harm than help.
Leaning Back For a Healthier Spine. The longstanding conventional wisdom that sitting up straight is best for your back isn’t all its cracked up to be. Now that advice has been turned on its head by a new study that suggests leaning back while sitting at a desk is actually much more spine-friendly. Back pain […]
Minimizing the Negative Effects of Digital Devices. March is National Save Your Vision Month and this year’s focus is on digital eyestrain, specifically on blue light’s impact on your overall health. It’s no secret that we’re in front of screens more than ever before – the average American spends seven hours per day using digital […]
Pain is your body’s way of signaling to you that something needs your attention. Think of it as your body saying ‘Pay Attention!’ When a problem occurs in our body, whether due to stress, spinal misalignment, or degenerative changes, our body uses pain as a signal for us to pay attention and take action. But […]
Our Brains Were Wired To Move. For millions of years, our ancestors moved – walking, running, climbing – as an integral part of daily life. Today, most of the modern world doesn’t move nearly as much as we were designed to, and new research suggests that it’s one of the major factors contributing to the […]
Face it: you’re probably a little hard on your body. At least you are if you’re like most of the patients we see at Ascent Sports & Wellness Chiropractic. You’re hiking in the summers, skiing in the winters, riding your bike to work, and running all year to keep in shape for your seasonal activities. […]
Off-Label Medicine: What You Need To Know. Remember the most recent drug commercial you watched? The list of possible side-effects and complications probably included everything from diarrhea to death.
Improving Depression By Curbing The Inflammation Cycle. Depression is a physical illness caused by inflammation, scientists now believe, after unexpected results from clinical trials have shown that treating inflammation seems to alleviate depression. Over 18 million Americans, around 6.7 percent of the U.S. population, suffer from depression in a given year. It’s a condition that affects […]
Want To Keep Closer Tabs On What’s Going On Inside Your Body? Let’s face it, most of us don’t give much thought to our pee before we flush it down. But if you take a peek at the bowl after going number 1, the basic details of your urine – the color, smell and how […]
Youth Sports: The Chiropractic Connection. We love our kids and always encourage them to be their very best. Well, if your children get adjusted, science now says your kids are getting physically stronger. And when it comes to kids and sports, stronger usually means better… Participation in youth sports is not only booming – 30 […]
Are Spinal Injections Worth The Risks? Did you know that recent research says that spinal injections can dramatically increase your risk of a vertebral fracture? The scary part? Over the past decade, epidural steroid injections have exploded in popularity, with over 9 million injections given every year for spinal pain! Corticosteroid injections tend to be […]
One Serving Of Leafy Greens Per Day Slows Cognitive Decline While it’s normal for cognitive abilities to decline naturally as we age, a new study from the American Academy of Neurology shows that eating just one serving of leafy greens every day can significantly help with preserving memory and thinking skills as we grow older. […]
A Response To Joe Rogan’s Rant On Chiropractic. If you’re a fan of the Joe Rogan Experience, which has grown to become one of, if not the, world’s most popular podcasts since it launched in 2009, you probably caught his less-than-glowing, expletive-filled rant about chiropractic. A reality TV host, UFC commentator, and conspiracy theorist, Joe’s […]
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is one of the biggest buzzwords in the fitness industry. The basic idea to do short periods of all-out work followed by short periods of active rest to make the body work harder (and burn more calories) than it might during extended steady-state cardio.
You’re Stronger With Chiropractic Care. Did you know that a chiropractic adjustment doesn’t just help reduce pain but actually makes you stronger? It’s not hyperbole – an extraordinary study released this month in the European Journal of Applied Physiology is one of the first to take a look at the role chiropractic plays as a performance […]
Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin. Think of Vitamin D as the MVP of the micronutrient game. It’s easily the most researched and talked-about supplement of this decade, and it’s increasingly becoming recognized as one of, if not the, most important micronutrients for overall health. It’s also becoming more and more obvious that a huge part […]
We’ve Got a Bone To Pick 24 of them, to be exact, because when it comes to treating spine pain most individuals aren’t getting the whole story on treatment options.
The Physiology of Chiropractic Care The study of the relationship between sensorimotor integration and chiropractic adjustments is helping chiropractors to explain the exact mechanisms that make chiropractic adjustments effect such positive changes in their patients.
Dealing With Migraine or Tension Headaches? After back and neck pain, headaches are one of the most common reasons that patients seek out chiropractic care. It’s no surprise, as 90% of Americans suffer from tension headaches or migraine headaches at some point in their lives.
Surgery Doesn’t Come Without Risks! Traumatic injuries, the aging process, poor biomechanics and the normal wear and tear of daily life can all take a toll on your spine. Damage to any part of your spine or pressure on the nerves exiting it can lead to back pain, something that 80% of all Americans will […]
What Is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain and hypersensitivity throughout the entire musculoskeletal system. The term comes from the greek words “fibro” (fibers), “myo” (muscle) and “algia” (pain); literally, “pain in the muscle fibers”.
There’s a reason we do what we do. A recent scientific study demonstrated that 73% of the people experiencing acute low back pain and used both standard medical care AND recommended chiropractic care experienced either significant improvement or complete relief vs. 17% of people who just used standard medical care. That’s a remarkable discovery.
Good Spinal Health On The Golf Course Chronic back pain is a common complaint among golfers, but a little effort in keeping good habits can go a long way in ensuring you’re not one of them.
In the medical world, chiropractic and other forms of nontraditional treatment are often under fire. But when the massive costs associated with the healthcare system are considered, it’s no surprise that many are looking for answers and ways to cut costs. Despite criticisms, a recent study has found chiropractic treatment to be one of the […]
Alignment & The Human Body As a chiropractor, I often talk about how important posture and alignment are in regard to your body’s state of overall health and wellbeing. But what does it mean to have “good alignment”, and why is poor posture so dangerous to our bodies? Let’s take a look.
Bottom Line: Wake up. Go to Work. Suffer with a stiff neck. End the night with a headache. Repeat. Hopefully, this doesn’t sound familiar. But for millions of people this is their daily cycle. The good news? It doesn’t need to be that way. Studies have shown that people who utilize chiropractic care can improve […]
Pregnancy & Chiropractic We frequently receive calls from moms-to-be seeking a Brookfield chiropractor specializing in care for pregnant patients. The most common questions are about the different chiropractic techniques that can be used to help facilitate proper prenatal positioning of the baby or whether we can help resolve some type of spine or pelvic pain […]
Treating The Cause Instead Of The Effects Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker Chiropractic University, recently appeared on an episode of the popular daytime tv show The Doctors to discuss how “that pain might not be what you think,” emphasizing the chiropractic philosophy of treating the cause, not just the symptoms. What happens one part […]
My Bag Is Killing Me! Your purse is stylish, your laptop bag is professional, that diaper bag is practical and your backpack is the epitome of cool. But carrying the wrong kind of bag, or even carrying the right kind of bag in the wrong way, could also be the source of your neck, back […]
Preventing Back Pain Working At A Desk We’ve talked before on this blog about how long periods spent sitting can destroy your body by contributing to spinal degeneration, heart disease, and other health problems. But for many of our patients in Brookfield, Wauwatosa and New Berlin, sitting at desk for eight hours every day at […]
Save Your Back When Lifting! Anyone who has ever injured their back from lifting can tell you how important practicing safe lifting techniques are to prevent low back sprains and strains. Poor lifting technique can lead to subluxated (misaligned) vertebra, back pain, damaged muscles and ligaments, or herniated intervertebral discs or worse. Safe lifting is […]
Maximizing The Results of Your Treatment Every patient who walks into our office looking for a chiropractor has their own idea of what they hope to achieve with chiropractic care. Some want a quick fix, others are seeking rehabilitation and management of a longer-term problem. Many patients we see in our office are not dealing […]
What Is TMJ Dysfunction? Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD), also known as TMJ syndrome, is a complex musculoskeletal condition involving the teeth and mandible in conjunction with the surrounding nerves, ligaments, connective tissue, and the 68 pairs of muscles that control the joint. TMJ syndrome symptoms can vary from case to case but those with […]
Chiropractic: Not Just For Injury Rehabilitation! It’s no secret that chiropractic treatment has been shown to be effective at relieving back pain, neck pain and other musculoskeletal disorders, but many Brookfield athletes don’t realize that proactive visits to a sports chiropractor can help prevent those injuries from occurring in the first place. In 2010, a […]
Jerry Rice Speaks Out About Chiropractic One of the greatest (if not the greatest) receivers to ever play in the NFL is now carrying the ball for chiropractic, revealing that “chiropractic care was key to keeping me in the game.” It’s no secret that football is one of the most physically demanding sports, and Rice […]
Chiropractic Improves Structural Posture and Enhances Life It’s often said that first impressions are the most important. Whether it’s in your personal or business life, your posture can speak volumes before you even utter a word. The improved posture that comes with regular chiropractic care can make a dramatic difference in self-confidence.
Spring is here, and for millions of Americans that signals the start of cycling season. While cycling is an excellent cardiovascular exercise and a great excuse to get outside, its easy to forget about structural health when you finally hit the road (or the trail).
Put More Years In Your Life & Life In Your Years Most of us wish to have a long and healthy life span. Most importantly, we all wish to remain healthy and active for as long as we’re alive. However, with human life changing dramatically over the last century, never before has the risk of […]