Proper Walking Techniques

Walking is such a great form of exercise for people of all ages. Walking is low impact and can provide the most health and longevity benefits. Over 80 million Americans consider themselves walkers. We see people walking day and night – indoors at malls, at parks and around our neighborhoods. Walking is second nature to […]

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Be Proactive For Better Health

The number of people experiencing some sort of chronic pain every day of their lives is alarming. In fact, many Americans have resigned themselves to pain because they simply feel it’s a normal condition. According to a recent survey by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), close to one in two Americans say pain is part of […]

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Stretch Every Day And Avoid Low Back Pain

Low back pain is a common complaint among so many people today. For many, it is ‘normal’ to have low back pain on a daily basis – chronic low back pain. Chronic pain is often defined as pain lasting more than 12 weeks. A National Institute of Health Statistics survey indicates that at 27%, low […]

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Healthy Living Habits

The start of a new season brings awareness of the things that you may like to do in the coming months. Along with the goals you set and plans you make this fall, take time for yourself and make HEALTH part of your every day for the upcoming months. We are faced with so many […]

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Do Not Ignore Scoliosis

It is estimated that 5 to 7 million people in the United States are affected by scoliosis. Although there are many common back conditions, scoliosis has the most potential to create a great amount of discomfort and immobility. Luckily, chiropractors can provide relief for patients and getting proper care for this issue is vital for […]

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Upper Cervical Chiropractic vs. Traditional Techniques

Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a unique, extremely precise and gentle technique designed to take pressure off the brainstem and the nerves to allow proper body function. What parts of the body are included in the upper cervical area? Dr. F.J. Schofield: Upper cervical means upper neck. What you’re actually looking at is you’re looking at […]

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Boost Your Immunity With Chiropractic Care

Studies have shown that chiropractic care can have a positive effect on the immune system. A study found that people under chiropractic care had a 200% greater immune competence than those without! Another study conducted at Life University took a group of HIV positive patients and applied chiropractic care on them for six months. After […]

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Neuropathy and Fibromyalgia

Chiropractic care supports the nervous system and helps restore structure. It is in this way, that neuropathy and fibromyalgia patients can see relief through our care as nerve pain and muscle pain is removed. What is neuropathy and the common symptoms associated with it? Dr. F.J. Schofield: Neuropathy is, if you break the word down, […]

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Treating Neuropathy and Fibromyalgia Pain Naturally

There are natural and drug-free ways to treat the pain associated with neuropathy and fibromyalgia. These conditions can be treated with the combination of adjustments and proper nutrition. Neuropathy and fibromyalgia are both nervous system issues. Neuropathy means nerve disorder. The nerves that leave the spinal cord and go to every cell tissue and organ […]

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#1 Reason to Try Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

The number one reason to try Upper Cervical Chiropractic care may be that you’ve tried everything else. On our website westbendchiropractor.com you can watch a video of Sam, a patient of mine. She had been everywhere – doctors, chiropractors, neurologists, TMJ specialists, and others with no results. We were able to help her. If you’ve […]

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Anxiety and Depression

Upper cervical chiropractic care can restore proper blood and spinal fluid flow to the brain which controls moods. Adding probiotics and vitamin D to your diet will also help with mood control allowing the body to fight off feelings of anxiety and depression. What are the differences between anxiety and depression? Dr. F.J. Schofield: That’s a […]

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Upper Cervical Chiropractic Helps Anxiety and Depression

Upper Cervical Chiropractic checks the alignment of the upper neck. When the upper neck goes out of alignment, it can negatively affect the brain and the spinal cord in three main ways. One is it prevents proper blood drainage from the brain so you’re getting bad blood in the blood. When that happens, we have […]

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Asthma and Allergies

Upper Cervical Chiropractic care improves the function of the nervous system and helps improve the immune system. We see great improvement in many patients who come to us suffering with allergies and asthma. People may not realize that chiropractic care can improve asthma. How does it help? Dr. F.J. Schofield: Well, you want to understand […]

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Practice Smarter, Not Harder

People of all ages are heeding the advice to get active for the many benefits that exercise offers. It’s always great to get the heart pumping and the endorphins flowing. Being active and physically fit can seem like the healthiest thing for someone to do. However, being physically active increases the risk for injury and the […]

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Allergy & Asthma Relief With Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

Inside your upper cervical spine is your spinal cord and your brain stem. The place for the central nervous system, your brain and spinal cord. Your upper cervical spine is designed to protect that area. When the spine goes out of alignment, it effects blood flow to the brain, cervical spinal fluid flow to the […]

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ADHD

Chiropractic care is effective in helping kids manage the effects of ADHD by improving the upper neck alignment which restores the nerve and spinal fluid flow to the brain which helps brain function and nerve function. Can you tell the difference between a child with ADHD and a child with just a ton of energy? […]

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Helping Kids with ADHD

Ideally, I would recommend every kid, when they’re born, come in and get an upper cervical chiropractic adjustment – get their neck in alignment. Now with ADHD, the first thing I would recommend is, let’s get their breakfast sorted out. Let’s look at this kid’s breakfast. What are we giving them? Are we giving them […]

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Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis

Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis are disorders caused by brain cells breaking down. Upper Cervical chiropractic care along with a diet rich in probiotics, good fats like Omega-3s and Vitamin D can help improve the symptoms and quality of life. Can you give us an understanding of Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis? Dr. F.J. Schofield: Yes. […]

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Chiropractic for Whiplash

Whiplash damages soft tissue and forces bones to shift out of alignment causing inflammation, pinched nerves and other problems in the future. Seeking chiropractic care after an auto accident is crucial because chiropractors can get the spine and neck back in alignment and prevent long term damage. What are the most common injuries sustained in […]

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Auto Accident Victims Should Seek Chiropractic Treatment

It’s really important for auto accident victims to seek chiropractic treatment for a couple of reasons. You can be out of alignment and not know it after a car accident. Yale has done studies that a 2.8 mph car accident can injure soft tissues. Many times you can be knocked out of alignment and not […]

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Chiropractic for Migraine Headaches

Chiropractors can help people suffering from migraines by adjusting the neck and head to get the body in alignment. This normalizes nerve function thus releasing nerve pressure in the head. What are the main causes of headaches? Dr. F.J. Schofield: By far, the number one cause of headache is misalignments in the neck, so your […]

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Migraine Relief with Upper Cervical Chiropractic

The number one thing you see with a migraine sufferer is their neck is out of alignment. We call that a subluxation in chiropractic. In my West Bend practice we see that all the time. Their neck is out of alignment. It affects blood drainage from the brain. It affects cerebrospinal fluid flow to the […]

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Chiropractic for a Healthier Pregnancy

Chiropractic care can help pregnant women by reducing back pain, pressure and muscle tension. Chiropractors get the body in the best alignment to ensure good baby position and an easier delivery. Please explain why pregnant women can benefit from chiropractic care. Dr. F.J. Schofield: First off, a lot of times with pregnancy, you just see […]

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Benefits of Chiropractic Care During and After Pregnancy

Chiropractic care can help during pregnancy by getting the mother’s body in the best alignment possible. That is going minimize joint, nerve, and muscular tension, so it is going to minimize and reduce the amount of pain Mom is in. Another side benefit we have noticed is that it helps the baby get in the […]

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High Blood Pressure

There are natural ways to help lower blood pressure including losing weight, eating a diet rich in greens and healthy oils and fats, and receiving chiropractic care. Upper Cervical chiropractic can lower blood pressure by aligning the lower part of the brain stem and taking pressure off the nerves and blood vessels. What is happening […]

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Lower High Blood Pressure with Upper Cervical Chiropractic

With high blood pressure, essentially, your heart is working harder than it should. When you are exercising, working out or working in the yard, your heart rate increases to pump blood throughout your body so your blood pressure increases.  And it should, because you need more blood to feed your muscles. Now, what happens with […]

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Bell’s Palsy and Trigeminal Neuralgia

Bell’s Palsy and Trigeminal Neuralgia are serious conditions that include facial numbness or facial pain. Upper cervical chiropractic care can help people suffering with these conditions by adjusting the head, neck and spine to get them in alignment and release pressure off the facial nerve. What are Bell’s Palsy and Trigeminal Neuralgia, and what causes these […]

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Upper Cervical Chiropractic Helps Bell’s Palsy and Trigeminal Neuralgia

Bell’s palsy is typically face numbness. Half your face goes severely numb, so you lose all control of the muscles in your face. You will see when people smile, only half their face smiles, when they talk only half their face talks. Many times the eyelid also will droop. That is Bell’s palsy. Trigeminal neuralgia […]

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Don’t Irritate Your Nerves

The word “pinch” doesn’t usually bring a smile to our faces. In fact, it probably makes us think “ouch!” A pinched nerve is caused by too much pressure from surrounding tissues. The compression irritates the nerve and interrupts its ability to function properly. Pinched nerves most commonly occur in the neck or back (sciatica) and […]

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Ways to Prevent Ear and Sinus Infections

With ear and sinus infections, what is happening is virus bacteria have gotten into those areas – you have a foreign invader. So how does that happen? Well, one way that can happen is that your neck is out of alignment and creating nerve pressure, so the nerve doesn’t work right and the area of […]

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Ear and Sinus Infections

Upper cervical chiropractic care gets the upper neck in alignment which takes pressure off the nerves and allows the body to function properly. This helps the sinuses and the ears to drain fluids properly, preventing infection. Can you describe what occurs in the body when someone has a sinus infection? Dr. F.J. Schofield: Sure. A […]

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