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 in any muscle and may be experienced in the the neck, shoulders, back, pelvis, and the upper and lower extremities. Persistent myofascial pain that is not treated can lead to muscle weakness, lack of energy, depression, difficulty sleeping, TMJ dysfunction, and even fibromyalgia in some individuals. Read more
What Is Myofascial Pain?
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?
It’s no secret that many Milwaukee residents are crunched for time in today’s world, leading many to cram all their exercise and physical activity into the 48 hours of the weekend. But after a sedentary 40-hour workweek, 18 holes of golf or a intense weight-lifting session can take a toll on the body. We call them weekend warriors, and the rationale for their behavior is usually “some exercise is better than none.” Unfortunately, this attitude usually increases risk for injury and research has shown that it actually does little to improve overall fitness levels. Read more
Get your shoulders and upper back stretched by holding a club behind your neck with both arms and rotating your torso. Stretch the hips by lying on your back and pulling your knees one at a time to the opposite shoulder. Stretch the hamstrings by standing and flexing to touch your toes.
2. Warm Up
Taking gentle practice swings prepares the muscles and ligaments in your back for the torque created by swinging a golf club. Begin with the lighter irons and work your way up to the heavier woods.
3. Keep Balanced
Practice proper balance by keeping your knees slightly bent and your spine straight. Bend forward from the hips, not the back. Your feet should be kept approximately shoulder width apart and the your weight distributed evenly on the balls of your feet. Read more
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 we see often in our office from patients seeking a Milwaukee chiropractor.
Due to their complex nature and extensive impact on peoples’ daily lives, few topics in health care are discussed as frequently as whiplash injuries. Unlike broken bones or other traumatic injuries, whiplash injuries usually involve an unpredictable combination of nervous system, muscle, joint and connective tissue disorders. Because of this, whiplash is commonly misunderstood and can be confusing for patients. Read more
What Do We Mean By Dizziness?
At Wellness Way 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 of being “not right in the head”.
- Presyncope: The feeling of impending fainting.
- Disequilibrium: The sensation of being off-balance; a feeling that you are about to fall.
- Vertigo: The illusion of movement; often a spinning sensation.
These dizziness symptoms can have many causes, which is why it’s necessary for your chiropractor to perform a thorough examination before prescribing treatment to rule out diseases of the inner ear, infections, strokes, tumors or neurological diseases, though only rarely does dizziness or vertigo signal a serious or life-threatening problem. Read more