Milwaukee Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist writes:
Our daily lives can often be filled with stress—and not just emotional stress. A lifetime of sitting at a computer, driving long distances, or repetitive bending and lifting at work are all normal daily activities that over time place tremendous physical stress on the neck and spine. Even eating food laden with artificial chemicals while breathing in polluted air can be a major stress on the body.
Physical, chemical and emotional stressors combine to amplify each other: A nagging headache makes us irritable; a tough day at work leaves our bodies feeling tense and uncomfortable. An accumulation of stress can deteriorate our spinal alignment and posture, which we feel in our bodies as back and neck pain, headaches, and fatigue. This can progress over time and lead to serious degenerative conditions of the spine which may become disabling.
Our StandUpRight Structural Pain Solution Programs are based on a proven spine and posture correction methodology that, along with providing pain relief, increased energy and strength also restores normal spinal form and function. You play an integral role in this correction by strengthening the weak areas that allowed your condition to develop. We offer a complete rehabilitation program that works toward ensuring permanent correction at all stages of life.
Medical care for back problems has been based on the idea that if you cover up the pain for a few weeks the problem will go away just like a cold or some other disease process. When that doesn’t work the cycle of drugs, therapy, epidurals and more pain begins. It continues while the surgeon waits for you to tell him you’ve had enough and are demanding that whatever the problem is be cut out or screwed together. Unfortunately what has been missing is an understanding of the process by which these spine problems develop and how to fix them.
Spinal problems are not just events that occur randomly like an infection might. They are a part of a process of degeneration that is progressive through life until it is slowed, stopped and reversed.
Our focus is to provide you with the tools you need to strengthen and correct yourself. This permits us to achieve great changes in the body’s upright posture, increases in disc height and health, and reduction of nerve irritation in a relatively short period of time. We incorporate The Pettibon System™ which is a proven spine and posture correction methodology that, along with providing pain relief, restores normal spinal form and function. It is an extensively researched, viable alternative to physical therapy and in many cases surgery.
Through meticulous evaluation and comparison to researched biomechanical norms, a global postural and spinal strengthening care plan is tailor-made for each patient, and is designed to restore, as closely as possible, your optimal spinal form and function. This ensures a decrease in related pain and symptoms, as well as a greater ability to prevent spine, disc and nerve related issues.
Our goal is achieved when you need to see us as little as possible. Donaldson Neck and Back Pain Center is the only practice in the Milwaukee metropolitan area offering the complete Pettibon System™ for the past twenty-five years. Dr. Donaldson is one of just two Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedists in Milwaukee.