Did we just hear a doctor sharing the importance of chiropractic adjustments on national tv? Yes, we did.
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 […]
Make the most of your time in the gym! Everyone wants the greatest return on the time spent exercising, and it’s natural to believe that exercising faster and longer will lead to bigger, faster results. However, doing so without preparing adequately can easily lead to injury. The time spent recovering and rehabbing can easily put […]
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 in Milwaukee 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 […]
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: Chiropractic Before 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 Americans with bad backs. Twenty-two million […]
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 […]
Is Your Spring Stuck? As the leader of the Australian children’s music group The Wiggles, Anthony Field performs in concerts for over a million audience members each year. Since 1991, the group has earned 17 gold, 12 platinum, three double-platinum, and ten multi-platinum awards for sales of over 17 million DVDs and 4 million […]
“My Physician Diagnosed Me With A Disc Herniation. Can You Help?” I hear the same question from patients suffering from disc herniations every week. They’re dealing with sharp, debilitating back pain, perhaps even with sciatic pain down the leg, and their MRI came back with the diagnosis of a bulged or herniated disc. Fortunately, the […]
Brookfield Auto Accident Chiropractor It’s not uncommon to experience back pain or neck pain following a car accident. In fact, the majority of motor vehicle accident victims tend to report at least some degree of pain and discomfort within the first few days after the accident. Auto accidents and the whiplash and spinal injuries that […]
What Is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is an abnormal, lateral (side-to-side) curvature of the spine. It leads to muscle fatigue and intense pain in sufferers. At its worst, it can even interfere with breathing and lead to spinal arthritis, or spondylosis. Treatment for scoliosis can vary, but commonly, body braces and surgical procedures are explored. Many people […]
Are You Missing Out? If you’re not already a patient at Ascent Chiropractic, you’re probably not aware of the huge benefits (beyond just pain relief) that come from regular proactive chiropractic care. It’s good news, though, because whether you’re experiencing a specific problem or just want to improve your overall health and well-being, when you’re […]
What Do We Mean By Dizziness? At Ascent Chiropractic, “dizziness” is a common complaint listed on new patients’ intake forms. It’s a catch-all term that can describe a number of symptoms which may be present in any combination in a patient complaining of dizziness. There are four general symptoms to differentiate between: Lightheadedness: The feeling […]
The Posture Question When I discuss posture with my adolescent patients I often think back to my childhood and being reprimanded by my elders to “stand up straight!” or “quit slouching!” or “sit up and tighten your core!” But as annoying as it was then, I hope that parents here in Brookfield, Brookfield and New […]
Chiropractic Named The Top Choice For Back Treatment It’s no secret that back pain is one of the most prevalent and costly health conditions in the US and has also proven to be one of the most difficult to treat. The good news is that a new Consumer Reports survey ranks manual therapy, in particular […]
Stressing Out? Have you ever seen the “Stress Reduction Kit” poster that directs the stressed-out user to place the kit on a firm surface, BANG HEAD HERE, and repeat as necessary (or until unconscious)? Unfortunately, stress is a fact of nature, but dealing with it doesn’t have to be as painful as the Stress Reduction […]
Chiropractic & Scoliosis Learning that your child has scoliosis can be frightening despite the fact that it is a condition that affects between five and seven million people in the United States alone. Suddenly being faced with the prospects of corrective treatments and talks of bracing or even surgery can have any parent on edge, […]