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 discomfort; other times we just begin to gradually notice that our bodies don’t move with as much ease as they once did.
It’s easy to see how a loss of motion in your neck or back can negatively affect a person’s quality of life. Even an activity as simple as picking up a child or checking your blindspot while driving can become a challenge when your movement is restricted. Read more
Jerry Rice Speaks Out About His Experience With Chiropractic Care
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 took more than his fair share of hits while carrying the 49ers to three Super Bowl championships. “I took vicious hits from players nearly twice my size,” Rice says. While playing with San Francisco, he was listed at a height of 6’2” and a weight of 200 pounds; definitely not the biggest player on the field. “Thankfully, I had the durability to withstand those tackles or I would never have succeeded in lasting as long as I did.” Read more
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 the Affordable Care Act coming into effect earlier this year, as many are re-evaluating how they go about managing their health. With such a diverse range of options for health care, including chiropractors, physical therapists, family practice physicians and orthopedists, it’s easy to become confused about which treatment methods are the most cost- and results-effective. Read more
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 workout wagon again. Sound familiar? As a chiropractor in Milwaukee who’s constantly working with patients who struggle to stick to their exercise routines, I can tell you you’re not alone. Even the best intentions to stick to your exercise schedule can be thwarted by excuses. “I have too much to get done today,” or “I’m too exhausted,” or even “The weather’s not nice enough to be outside.” It’s happened to all of us, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
A National Center for Health Statistics study reported that only 19% of Americans regularly engage in “high levels of physical activity (a minimum of three intense 20-minute workouts per week).” Another 63% said they believe that exercising regularly would lead to a longer, healthier life, a leaner body and less stress, but don’t do it. What’s more, over 50% of Americans who start an exercise program drop out within six months. The problem is motivation, or a lack thereof.
Chiropractic Treatment For Milwaukee 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 several days after a collision. In fact, the seriousness of auto accidents are oftentimes not immediately obvious because the structural changes that can occur don’t cause problems until weeks or even years down the road.
For this reason, we recommend that drivers and occupants involved in a motor vehicle accident be examined as soon as possible after the accident to determine how their bodies have been impacted by the collision, no matter the severity of their symptoms. As a Milwaukee car accident chiropractor, Dr. Way is specially trained in identifying and treating injuries before complications appear. By seeking prompt chiropractic treatment following an auto accident, patients can reduce their rehabilitation time and improve the likelihood of making a complete recovery. Read more