Back Pain

Cycling: Preventing Back, Neck and Joint Pain With Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care & Cycling Go Hand-In-Hand Spring is here, and for millions of Americans that signals the start of cycling Read more

Reasons To See A Chiropractor: Chiropractic Care Improves Quality of Sleep

Chiropractic Care Improves Quality of Sleep Common sense tells us that a good night's sleep contributes to good health. How Read more

Consumer Reports Ranks Chiropractic #1 for Back Pain

Chiropractic Named The Top Choice For Back Treatment It's no secret that back pain is one of the most prevalent Read more

9 Reasons To See A Chiropractor: #1

#1: Chiropractic Improves Structural Posture and Enhances Life It's often said that first impressions are the most important. Whether it's Read more

Consumer Reports Ranks Chiropractic #1 for Back Pain

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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 chiropractic adjustments, as the top choice for effective relief of many types of back pain, especially lower back pain. Read more

Facts About Spine Treatments

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Milwaukee Chiropractor Spine Treatment FactsBack pain is second only to upper-respiratory infections as most common medical reason for visits to the doctor’s office. In fact, at some point 4 out of every 5 Americans will suffer from low back pain!

The good news is that over 95% of all low back pain cases are caused by biomechanical dysfunction that can be treated effectively with chiropractic care. Fewer than 5% have more insidious explanations. A multidisciplinary panel of experts appointed by the US Agency for Health Care Policy and Research recently reviewed nearly 4,000 studies on treatment for cases of acute low back pain. The panel reported that decompression surgery, bed rest, corticosteroids, and prescription pain-killers, anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxers were all less desirable treatment options than chiropractic adjustments, which they noted can indeed be beneficial for patients with acute low back problems.

Doesn’t preventative chiropractic care make more sense? Gentle, precise chiropractic care by Dr. Linsay Way at Wellness Way Chiropractic in Burlington offers an effective means of preventing, decreasing, and in many cases eliminating the cause of your back pain without medication or surgery.

Source: Bigos S, Bowyer O, Braen G, et al. Acute Low Back Problems in Adults. Clinical Practice Guideline No.14. AHCPR Publication No. 95-0642. Rockville, MD: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, December, 1994. Read more

Too Much Time On Twitter & Facebook Can Cause Back Pain

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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

New Research Shows Why Chiropractic Helps Back Pain

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backpaintowelAt 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

Do Weather Changes Cause My Back Pain?

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The Truth About “Coming Rains Mean Aches & Pains”
This is a question we get often at Wellness Way Chiropractic. It’s true that many people with back pain, neck pain or other joint complaints are often suprisingly accurate in predicting when storms are approaching. However, the weather by itself is not the cause of their symptoms.  An underlying condition must exist first. Read more