Headaches: Common but Not Normal

By Alexis Draeger / August 14, 2023

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

By Alexis Draeger / August 7, 2023

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

By Alexis Draeger / August 2, 2023

Watch segment:   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

By Alexis Draeger / July 26, 2023

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?

By Alexis Draeger / July 13, 2023

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

By Alexis Draeger / June 22, 2023

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

By Alexis Draeger / June 5, 2023

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

By Alexis Draeger / May 8, 2023

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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Dr. Jackson Discusses Chronic Pain on Local 5 Live

By Alexis Draeger / April 28, 2023

Watch the Local 5 Live segment:    On Tuesday, April 25th, Dr. Jackson Draeger, D.C. joined Local 5 Live to discuss chronic pain and its effects. Here is what WFRV had to say when interviewing with Dr. Jackson:   “If you are in search of a solution to chronic pain, there might be a…

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alternatives to back surgery

Spinal Stenosis

By Alexis Draeger / April 21, 2023

What Is Spinal Stenosis?  Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of spaces within the spine. When there isn’t enough space within the spine, the ability for the nerves to branch out from the spinal cord reduces. Additionally, the area is too small and tight for the spinal cord and nerves that they can become irritated, compressed,…

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