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 who spend too much time sitting are at increased risk of developing neck and back pain. What’s more, studies suggest that children who experience back pain often develop chronic problems. Read more
Get Off The Computer!
At Wellness Way 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 create these effects?
Recently a research team provided a better understanding of how chiropractic adjustments decrease lumbar pain by looking at symptom-free subjects. The researchers measured chiropractic’s effect on the low back by specifically investigating changes in basal electromyographic activity (abbreviated as BEA) and pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) in study participants who didn’t suffer from back pain symptoms. Many have hypothesized that chiropractic adjustments help decrease lumbalgia by improving muscle tone at rest (monitored via electromyography) and reducing pressure pain levels. Read more
Research Shows Chiropractic Is Most Effective Option For Migraines
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 migraine sufferers. The good news is that there are natural solutions that won’t cause worsening of your headache symptoms.
Although many individual case studies have suggested that chiropractic care is effective for treating migraines, a 2000 study was one of the first randomized, clinically controlled trials for chiropractic treatment.
127 adult participants who experienced at least one migraine per month were recruited for the study. Chiropractic care was provided to half of the participants while the other half were used as a control group. The participants were treated over a period of two months, with a maximum of 16 chiropractic treatments given. The patients kept track of the severity, duration, frequency, disability level, associated symptoms, and use of medication in a diary during the study. Read more
One of the most common joint disorders and the leading cause of disability in adults is osteoarthritis, a disease that affects an estimated 27 million Americans. Previous 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 or weight loss as a method of treatment for hip OA. A new research initiative, involving 35 adults diagnosed with hip osteoarthritis, has been gathering evidence for the effectiveness of exercise and weight loss for overweight or obese patients with hip OA. Read more
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 Milwaukee 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 group of researchers tested the efficacy of preventative chiropractic treatments on 60 semi-pro Australian football players. The participants were split into two groups; both groups had sports science and medical care but the test group received chiropractic treatments in addition. Chiropractic care was defined as manipulative therapy, soft-tissue therapies, and mobilization applied to the spine and extremities. Read more