Healthy Breakfasts

By Alexis Draeger / January 24, 2024

What does a healthy breakfast look like?   Studies have shown that a healthy breakfast should consist of 50% protein, 30% carbohydrate, and 20% good fats. This ratio has been reported to have positive benefits on mood, alertness, and attentiveness.    Literature also suggests that our diets play a large role in managing chronic pain…

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Importance of Exercising with Aging

By Alexis Draeger / January 18, 2024

As you age, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. By exercising regularly, it may delay or diminish health problems that typically come with growing older. Physical activity has many benefits, including building body strength, improving mental health, enhancing mobility, increasing flexibility, and combating fatigue.   …

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Healthier Choices Decrease Chronic Pain

By Alexis Draeger / January 9, 2024

Small habits can make a big difference when you have chronic pain. Basic things like how you eat, exercise, sleep, stretch, and even think can limit or decrease your chronic pain!    Did you know that many chronic health issues are caused by inflammation that can directly correlate to what we are feeding our bodies?…

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Let 2023 Be Your Last Year of Pain

By Alexis Draeger / December 7, 2023

2023 is coming to an end, don’t let your chronic pain hold you back any longer! At Midwest Pain Solutions, we specialize in FDA-cleared, non-invasive treatments that will eliminate your pain.   Chronic pain is a common condition that over 50 million people in the U.S. deal with on a daily basis that can be…

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Dr. Jackson Discusses All About Midwest Pain Solutions on Local 5 Live

By Alexis Draeger / November 8, 2023

Local 5 Live segment:     Dr. Jackson joined Local 5 Live Tuesday morning to talk all about Midwest Pain Solutions and our therapies. Over 50 million people in the United States are affected by chronic pain everyday. At Midwest Pain Solutions, we offer chronic pain solutions as an alternative to surgery, injections, and…

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Movement with Arthritis

By Alexis Draeger / October 16, 2023

Exercise and movement is the most important thing you can do for your physical, mental, and emotional health when you are dealing with arthritis. Other benefits include managing the onset of arthritis, as well as other chronic conditions like heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. The reason this is so important when dealing with arthritis is…

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Importance of Sleep with Chronic Pain

By Alexis Draeger / September 20, 2023

According to a peer-reviewed study on The Importance of Sleep for People With Chronic Pain: there are “between 67% and 88% of individuals with chronic pain who experience sleep disruption and insomnia, and at least 50% of people with insomnia report chronic pain.”    The link between sleep and chronic pain is unquestionable when you…

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Healthy Habits to Avoid Chronic Pain

By Alexis Draeger / September 13, 2023

There are many unavoidable and unpreventable factors that can contribute to someone’s pain such as aging, accidents, and degenerative conditions from wear and tear. This, however, does not mean that you can’t minimize or control the pain you are experiencing with a few simple fixes.    Eating right > numerous chronic health problems are caused…

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Emotional Causes of Pain

By Alexis Draeger / September 7, 2023

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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By Alexis Draeger / August 28, 2023

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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