Alignment & The Human Body
As a chiropractor, I often talk about how important posture and alignment are in regard to your body’s state of overall health and wellbeing. But what does it mean to have “good alignment”, and why is poor posture so dangerous to our bodies? Let’s take a look.
Viewing a healthy spine from the front, the 24 vertebrae should stack on top of each other in a straight vertical line. However, if you look at a healthy spine from the side, you’ll notice that it’s shaped like a spring and has an anterior (forward) curve in the neck, a posterior curve in the mid back and another anterior curve in the lower back. When the spine maintains these proper curves, the body is able to absorb and react properly to the forces placed on it. Problems occur when the vertebrae in the spine become misaligned and these curves are changed. Read more
Treating The Cause Instead Of The Effects
Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker Chiropractic University, recently appeared on an episode of the popular daytime tv show The Doctors to discuss how “that pain might not be what you think,” emphasizing the chiropractic philosophy of treating the cause, not just the symptoms. What happens one part of the body can affect other parts of the body, and pain in one area can actually be caused by a problem somewhere else. Read more
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 treatment to be a cost-effective healthcare option. Read more
The Case For Chiropractic
As research supporting the clinical effectiveness of chiropractic continues to grow, the greater community of health care providers is increasingly seeing chiropractic care as a a cost-effective alternative to traditional medical care for back pain and neck pain.
In theory, it’s easy to see why chiropractic care can help patients find more complete relief from pain faster and at a better cost than traditional medical care, but it’s always nice to have evidence to back it up. Fortunately, a number of recently-published studies from several established medical journals provide just that. Read more
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 individual.
Many who suffer from back pain turn to a chiropractor for help. In the United States, over 18 million adults each year receive chiropractic treatment. For those who are thinking about visiting a chiropractor such as Dr. Way at Wellness Way Chiropractic in Milwaukee or are already undergoing treatment, there are quite a few behavioral modifications that can ultimately help the healing process and prevent re-injury. Read more