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Emotional Causes of Pain

According to the Washington University School of Medicine, “Negative emotional states and physical pain are intimately connected. Numerous people who suffer from chronic, persistent pain also deal with negative emotions and loss of motivation.” Psychogenic pain is used to describe this relationship between emotions and pain. Psychogenic pain is defined as a pain that doesn’t…

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Concussions

According to the CDC, “experts estimate 1.6 to 3.8 million sports and recreation-related TBI’s occur each year in the U.S.”  TBI is short for traumatic brain injuries, these are considered if there was “a bump or blow to the head that disrupts the way the brain normally works.” A concussion is considered a type of…

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Headaches: Common but Not Normal

Headaches can affect anyone at any age and even though they are very common, they aren’t considered normal. Headaches can actually be an indication or an alert to you something is wrong within your body. Johns Hopkins Medical considers a headache to be “pain or discomfort in the head or face.” Each headache can vary…

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Text Neck

In today’s world, millions of people are dependent on their technology. It is becoming a growing health concern for not only adults but younger generations as well. “Text Neck” is a term or phrase to describe the damage or pain caused to the neck from the overuse of a wireless device, tablet, or cell phone…

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Dr. Jackson Joins Local 5 Live to Discuss Chronic Pain Solutions

Watch segment: wearegreenbay.com/local5live/get-rid-of-pain-with-midwest-pain-solutions/   Dr. Jackson joined Local 5 Live on August 1st to discuss alternatives to surgeries, injections, and medications. At Midwest Pain Solutions, we specialize in high-intensity laser therapy, extracorporeal shockwave therapy, and chiropractic manipulation.    Our high-intensity laser therapy (HILT) was pioneered by Dr. Jackson’s father, Dr. Curt, and penetrates 4-8 inches…

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Degenerative Disc Disease

What is Degenerative Disc Disease? Degenerative Disc Disease, also known as DDD,  is when the rubbery cushion (discs) between the vertebrates in your spine begins to wear down. Your discs are what allows you to bend, twist, and move comfortably by absorbing any sort of impact. Spinal degeneration is common and normal with aging in…

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Is Your Posture Causing Back Pain?

What is poor posture?  Poor posture is any non-neutral body position. Improper postures can cause and create strain and stress on your muscles, joints, tissues, the discs and your spine. This in turn causes the opposing muscles to become weak and overstretched. Repeating this poor posture overtime can increase your risk of back pain.   …

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Our Favorite Summer Activities in the Fox Valley

Sweet summertime in Wisconsin is our favorite! There are so many activities to do around the Fox Valley area, but here are some of the Draeger’s favorites:   Visit the NEW Zoo in Suamico   Go to the Farmers Market   Visit High Cliff State Park   Enjoy rides at Bay Beach Amusement Park  …

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The Chronic Pain Cycle & How to Escape

What is Chronic Pain?  Chronic pain is pain that lasts weeks, months, or even several years and can happen in any part of the body. This type of pain can also be debilitating and a fierce cycle. Lack of sleep, stress, reduced mobility, restricted daily activities, and reduced quality of life are just a few…

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All About Arthritis

What is Arthritis? Arthritis is the swelling, inflammation, and breakdown of one or more joints in the body. There are many types of arthritis and each may have their own set of symptoms. Anyone at any age is capable of developing arthritis, but it is typically more common in older adults. Arthritis is also the…

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