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.
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 […]
The 8 Best Arm-Sculpting Exercises. We all love doing compound exercises with heavy weights at the gym. But bench presses, squats and deadlifts alone aren’t going to get you sculpted arms because they aren’t sufficiently targeting and isolating the muscles of the triceps, biceps, forearms and shoulders. To maximize arm strength and size gains, we’ll […]
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”.
Bottom Line: 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 […]
Bottom Line In a world of dangerous medications, risky surgeries, and the cost of healthcare being the number one cause of personal bankruptcy, doing what you can to get well soon and stay well for as long as you can is what can we say, simply genius. Many of the most respected healthcare organizations in […]
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 His Experience With 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 […]
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 […]
Did we just hear a doctor sharing the importance of chiropractic adjustments on national tv? Yes, we did.
Beat Your Bad Mood It’s happened to all of us: something annoying or frustrating happens and we end up spending the rest of the day in a bad mood. Worse, it often leads to extra muscle tension that can affect the position of your spine and exacerbate headaches, neck pain and back pain. It’s not […]
Research Shows Chiropractic Care Saves Healthcare Costs In the medical world, chiropractic and other forms of nontraditional treatment are often under fire. 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 […]
Osteoarthritis affects 27 million Americans One of the most common joint disorders and the leading cause of disability in adults is osteoarthritis. Studies have found that weight loss can decrease the frequency of knee dysfunction and disability in individuals with osteoarthritis, but until recently there has been limited research on the effectiveness of regular exercise […]
Are You A Weekend Warrior? Planning on getting together with the guys for a game of football this weekend? Shooting some hoops or running a 5K? If so, are you sure your body is prepared for this kind of intense physical activity?
Pain During Pregnancy Isn’t “Normal” It’s surprisingly common for pregnant patients suffering from back pain to not seek help because it’s seen as a “normal” part of pregnancy, but it’s important to know that dealing with debilitating pain that affects your ability to perform day-to-day activities is anything but normal, even when you’re pregnant. One […]
Starting A New Exercise Plan: Sound Familiar? You splurge on new workout clothes and equipment, sign up for the most exciting fitness classes, and hit the gym like an addict for two weeks. But it starts with just one missed workout, progresses to a couple absences per week, and then you’ve completely fallen off the […]
What Should You Do Before & After Visiting Your Chiropractor? In doctor’s offices across the United States, back pain is the second-most common complaint brought in by patients. The causes of back pain are numerous and vary depending on age, lifestyle, and genetic makeup. Similarly, the right solution for resolving back issues depends on the […]
Common sense tells us that a good night’s sleep contributes to good health. How does care at Ascent Chiropractic help? Chiropractic treatment helps to reduce the pain and associated anxiety of spinal misalignments which often interfere with sleep patterns. Improved sleep, in turn, has been shown to enhance immunity and your ability to fight illness.
Avoid Back Pain On Vacation! Travel, whether in a car or airplane, can be stressful on the body and especially the spine. Long hours driving or sitting on an airplane has the potential to leave you stiff and sore, but following these tips can help make sure you don’t suffer the summer vacation back pain […]
Put Your Smartphone To Good Use In today’s digital age, we spend more time on our tablets and smartphones than ever before. Some health experts might say that our technology habits are preventing us from living a healthier lifestyle (something that we at Ascent Chiropractic in Brookfield know far too well), but with a little […]
Everyone wants the greatest return on the time spent exercising, and it’s natural to believe that exercising faster and longer with lead to bigger, faster results. However, doing so without preparing adequately can easily lead to injury. The time spent recovery, possibly even in rehabilition, can easily put you right back where you started in […]
Happiness Is… Not Having A Migraine Many migraine sufferers need pain-killers to manage their pain, but those drugs might actually cause more headaches that they prevent. Recent research suggests that overusing medication causes extra headaches in 1 out of every 4 migraine sufferers. The good news is that there are natural solutions that won’t cause […]
The Science Behind Soft Tissue Release Techniques The use of targeted massage treatment can significantly improve many soft tissue and nerve damage injuries. Whether you are a long-distance runner, or sit at a desk all day, soft tissue release therapy can help alleviate pain in problem areas. The soft-tissue system and movement-based massage technique we […]
Improving Your Golf Game With Chiropractic Care There’s a reason Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer have all relied on chiropractic care throughout their careers, and it’s not just for relief from their aches and pains.
Move Better, Feel Better, Live Better When we’re young, we tend to take our extensive range of motion and mobility for granted. But as we get older, the cumulative effect of wear and tear on our spines often causes altered biomechanics that affect our flexibility. Sometimes this loss of mobility is accompanied by pain and […]
Preparing Your Body For Golfing In any sport getting your warm up right is vital to preventing injury and enjoying your fitness program. A key part of any warm-up routine is dynamic stretching, something a lot of people forget to do before they exercise.
The Global Burden of Disease Study A recent series of studies spearheaded by the World Health Organization present a disappointing irony: while we’ve done a tremendous job battling fatal illnesses, we are now living with more health problems that cause permanent pain, impair our mobility, and decrease our quality of life. According to the Global […]
A Better Solution To Treating Sciatica The debilitating condition known as sciatica is the result of compression or irritation on the major nerve that originates in the low back and supplies each leg with innervation. This nerve interference is most often triggered by an injury or misalignment in the spine, either putting direct compression on […]
What Is Otitis Media? Otitis media, more commonly known as ear infections, are one of the top reasons for children’s visits to the doctor. Due to the overuse of antibiotics for this condition, however, the rate of antibiotic-resistant infections has increased in recent years. As a result, recommendations released recently by the American Academy of […]
After months inside, it’s easy to disregard spinal health when you finally head out to the garden. The best preparation for safe summer gardening is a body properly conditioned and supported by exercise, good posture, and chiropractic care all year round, but you can incorporate the following tips into your routine to help ensure a […]
Get Off The Computer! Kids are spending more time now than ever before sitting in front of computer screens as they work on homework, check social media, surf the internet and watch videos on YouTube. However, all that computer usage is taking a toll on teens’ spines, as recent studies show that children and teenagers […]
Pro-Active Pediatric Chiropractic Care One of the greatest rewards of serving the Brookfield, New Berlin & Wauwatosa communities at Ascent Chiropractic is seeing our pediatric patients grow and develop into healthy, optimally-functioning kids. Ascent Chiropractic was opened with the goal of not only serving the sick and suffering, but to see to it that our […]
The Bottom Line: Chiropractic care relaxes muscles and reduces pain thresholds. At Ascent Chiropractic we frequently use chiropractic manipulation to treat patients’ lumbar spine conditions. Many studies have shown that lumbar spine adjustments are one of the most effective treatment options for those suffering with pain in their low back. But how do chiropractic adjustments […]
Maximizing the Benefits of Chiropractic Care We believe that nutrition plays a vital role for a complete lifetime of health and wellness, which also incorporates chiropractic care, fitness and the food choices you make for you and your family. Chiropractic care is primarily focused on two major body systems – the musculoskeletal system and the […]
Dr. Oz Explains Why Chiropractic Is A Better Option Than Medication For decades, chiropractic therapy, also called spinal manipulation, has been considered an “alternative” treatment for back pain. But as Dr. Oz explains in the video above, recent research has shown that chiropractic can be even more effective than pain medication for the 80% of […]
What Is Myofascial Pain? Myofascial tissue is the layer of tissue that surrounds and separates the layers of muscle in your body. Pain in these layers of tissue is caused by concentrated areas of hypersensitivity (trigger points) that can develop as a result of trauma, poor posture, overuse, stress, or immobility. Myofascial pain can occur […]
Whiplash: What Is It? Whiplash is the term applied to injuries where the neck is rapidly jolted into flexion and then extension, creating a whip-like movement. Whiplash is most commonly seen in people involved in auto accidents, but it can also result from sports injuries, falls, workplace accidents, and other traumatic incidents. It’s a condition […]
Comparing The Effectiveness of Surgery & Chiropractic Care Sciatica is a catch-all term that generally refers to a sharp, burning pain radiating from the lower back down the leg resulting from irritation to the sciatic nerve. In many cases, the source of the irritation is a disc herniation (or bulge) that causes compression of nerves […]
What Is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow, medically known as lateral epicondylitis, happens if the muscles and tendons in the forearm are pushed to their limits. Sufferers from this condition will have discomfort on the outside of the upper forearm (just below the bend of your elbow), when lifting or bending the arm, gripping small objects […]
At some point 4 out of every 5 Americans will suffer from low back pain! Back pain is second only to upper-respiratory infections as most common medical reason for visits to the doctor’s office. The good news is that over 95% of all low back pain cases are caused by biomechanical dysfunction that can be […]
Preventing Whiplash From Becoming a Chronic Problem Most people have heard of whiplash, a medical complaint caused when one’s neck is rapidly flexed and then overextended. While the majority of whiplash sufferers will find that their pain resolves with conservative treatment within three months, in some cases without treatment the symptoms of a whiplash injury […]
Chiropractic Treatment For Brookfield Car Accident Victims The Wisconsin DOT reported nearly 120,000 Wisconsin auto accidents in 2013, and unfortunately two thirds of these car accidents resulted in some type of injury to the drivers and passengers. Even a minor fender bender can cause injury, although many victims often don’t begin to experience symptoms until […]
Brookfield Pediatric Chiropractic Care It’s a common misconception that chiropractic care is only for adults with bad backs, but as many Brookfield parents who bring their kids to Ascent Chiropractic know, pediatric chiropractic care can provide plenty of benefits for children as well.
What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome? Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a neurovascular condition in which the thoracic outlet, the space between the collar bone and rib cage through which blood vessels and nerves pass through, becomes compressed. This often results in symptoms including pain in the neck and shoulder, finger and hand numbness and hand weakness. […]
Check The Object’s Weight Before You Lift It • Test the weight of the load you’re about to lift by seeing how easily it moves with a slight push from your hands or your feet. • A small size doesn’t always mean a light weight! Make Sure The Load Is Balanced & Packed Correctly • […]
A Turning Point in the Treatment of Back Pain For decades following the inception of the chiropractic profession in 1895, Doctors of Chiropractic and Medical Doctors were often at odds with each other. It culminated in a ruling by a federal judge that the American Medical Association had engaged in an unlawful conspiracy “to contain […]
Chiropractic Helps Prevent Disability In Older Adults Healthcare seems to be something that American seniors are more engaged in today than ever before. Much of it has to do with changes to the Affordable Care Act, as many are re-evaluating how they go about managing their health.
According to Data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Nearly 50% of Americans are currently taking at least one prescription drug, up 5% from just 10 years ago. 1 out of every 5 Americans are on at least three prescription drugs simultaneously. There are about 700,000 emergency room visits every year caused […]
Can Chiropractic Improve Your Game? The demands athletes place on their bodies require them to work like finely tuned, well-oiled machines. Especially for professional athletes, there’s little time for injuries in their intense training and competition schedules, which is why virtually every American professional sports team has a sports chiropractor on staff to care for […]
An Alternative Approach To Healthcare Millions of people every year explore complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to help alleviate a wide range of ailments, usually electing to try some combination of conventional and alternative medicine. In this case the alternative treatment (one which is outside the realm of treatments typically suggested by doctors) would be […]
Avoiding Back Pain As we age and our bodies become more susceptible to damage from every day activities, back pain can become increasingly problematic. Minor aches and pains can progress to long-term damage if we are not careful how we carry out certain activities. Consider these tips when engaging in daily activities to keep your back […]
Chiropractic Workplace Wellness Programs Doctors and healthcare professionals are in serious deliberations about the cost value of chiropractic care. The main point of debate is whether chiropractic care helps to reduce or adds to the cumulative cost of care. Recent studies suggest that chiropractic care not only reduces the cost of immediate care, but also […]
Brookfield Chiropractor For Car Accidents Car accidents are one of those things that everyone thinks will never happen to them until it does. Nearly 18,000 auto accidents happen every day in the US and like many patients who come to us seeking a chiropractor after a auto accident will tell you, they can ruin your […]
What Is A Herniated Disc? Herniated discs occur when tears in the fibrous, exterior rings of spinal vertebrate discs are severe enough to permit the fleshy, inner portion of these discs (the nucleus pulposus) to bulge and extend past the injured, outer rings. Sometimes called a “bulged” or “slipped” disc, a herniated disc involves damage […]
Stay Safe This Winter Snow is lovely and can effectively make an old brick house look like it came straight from a Thomas Kinkade painting. However, the below freezing temperatures do not make for safe roads and sidewalks; every twist and turn may be a potential slippery situation that can cause serious personal injury. Whether […]