High Intensity Laser Therapy

The Pros and Cons of Hip/Knee Replacements

By Alexis Draeger / October 13, 2022

Hip and knee replacements involve installing materials to allow movement of the joints with few limitations or pain. Artificial hips and knees are often made of metal, plastic, and ceramic.   Hip and knee pain is a common ailment in the Green Bay area, most often prompted by injury, age, arthritis, or the buildup of…

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Living A Healthy Lifestyle

By Alexis Draeger / September 7, 2022

At Midwest Pain Solutions, we treat many patients who have chronic pain. Their lives are flipped upside down because of the pain they experience daily. Many don’t see the barriers that come with chronic pain: low energy levels, depression, restricted movement, and more. We do our absolute best to get patients back to feeling themselves…

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Reasons to Get a Second Opinion

By Molly Behnke / July 11, 2022

When faced with a medical issue, getting a second opinion can save money, time, and your overall health. There are many instances where surgery is highly suggested, but not necessary. At Midwest Pain Solutions, we have many patients who are told they need surgery — knee, hip, shoulder, etc. — when, in reality, they don’t…

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Treating a Pinched Nerve

By Molly Behnke / June 3, 2022

Causes Pinched nerves occur when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by tissue, bones, cartilage, or muscles surrounding it. The compression of nerves can be caused by many different factors: injury, arthritis, stress, obesity, diabetes, overuse, excessive bed rest, and much more. Pinched nerves are fairly common, and although people of any age…

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Is My Pain From Arthritis or Bursitis?

By Molly Behnke / May 18, 2022

You may be wondering what the difference is between arthritis and bursitis as they are very similar. Bursitis is often mistaken for arthritis. However, arthritis is a chronic condition that damages bone, joints, and cartilage. Whereas bursitis is a temporary condition where the bursae is inflamed for a period of time. Bursae are fluid-filled sacs…

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What Are Bone Spurs?

By Molly Behnke / May 4, 2022

Bone spurs are excess bone placed at an area of great wear and tear or an area where tendons are constantly pulling on their attachment/insertion points. They are most commonly formed where two bones meet, known as joints. Bone spurs may cause pain and stiffness if they rub against other bones or press on nerves. …

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What is Failed Back Surgery Syndrome?

By Molly Behnke / April 29, 2022

Surgery may seem like the only solution to find relief from a debilitating condition, but any invasive operation presents a host of potential complications. Beyond that, it can take months for a patient to recover, and the procedure may end up unsuccessful. A review conducted in 2016 found nearly 75% of back surgeries did not…

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How to Combat Scar Tissue

By Molly Behnke / March 24, 2022

We often find scar tissue is a major contributor to the chronic conditions we treat at Midwest Pain Solutions. There are several ways in which patients develop chronic scar tissue: major accidents, major surgeries, and joint replacement therapies. The common cause of them all was damage done to the body that required repair and rehab.…

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High Intensity Laser Therapy: How It Works

By Molly Behnke / February 15, 2022

In every consultation, I am asked questions about high intensity laser therapy, such as how it works as a treatment and the science that makes high intensity lasers possible. LASER is an acronym that stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emissions of Radiation. LASER is a concentrated narrow beam of light. Light can be described…

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Dr. Jackson Visits Local 5 Live to Discuss Post-Surgical Pain

By Molly Behnke / December 13, 2021

Dr. Jackson Draeger, DC joined Local 5 Live on WFRV-TV on Monday, December 13th to discuss post-surgical pain.     Dr. Jackson explains how although surgery is sometimes inevitable, it comes with recovery time, scar tissue, pain and potentially failed surgical outcomes. With joint replacement surgery drastically on the rise over the last decade and…

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