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Dr. Gary Donaldson
Milwaukee, WI
Practicing Chiropractic in Northwest Milwaukee since 1984
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If you sit for a living like many of the people we see, or even if you just sit at your computer watching cat videos for hours at night, your spinal discs aren't getting enough movement. Regular exercise does not focus on the discs in a way that effectively moves them through their ranges of motion every day. Exercising the discs requires a very isolated motion. We use the Pettibon Wobble Chairs for this in our office. This series of videos by Dr. Burl Pettibon explains the why and how of the Wobble Chairs that are scattered about our office. The videos are short and a bit geeky but I guarantee you will learn something. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at StandUpRight News
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Milwaukee Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist and Herniated Disc Doctor writes: The answer is ... maybe. But the reason may not be as obvious as it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at StandUpRight News
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Milwaukee Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist and Herniated Disc Doctor writes: Over the thirty years that I have been practicing chiropractic I have seen some pretty... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2012 at StandUpRight News
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Milwaukee Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist and Herniated Disc Doctor writes: Summertime. Seems like everybody is going on vacation.... somewhere. It should be fun. Well, it... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2012 at StandUpRight News
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There are certain circumstances when wearing a rigid belt is not only helpful but important. When the trunk musculature has been weakened to the point that it is unable to support the weight of the upper body, even normal motion can be damaging to the healing tissue. Immobilizing the spine becomes necessary until the muscles can regain enough strength and coordination to resume their normal role. We sometimes recommend the use of a rigid lumbar brace during the recovery period for people with herniated discs, degenerative discs or spinal stenosis in their lower spine. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2011 at StandUpRight News
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Milwaukee Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist and Herniated Disc Doctor writes: Living too fast? Try this with a friend. Get a watch with a second hand.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at StandUpRight News
Milwaukee Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist and Herniated Disc Doctor writes: Next to "Will it work?" it seems like the biggest concern of people starting care... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at StandUpRight News
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Milwaukee Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist and Herniated Disc Doctor writes: We hear this question a lot? Especially when people first come in. Some think that... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2011 at StandUpRight News
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Milwaukee Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist and Herniated Disc Doctor writes: So your back starts to hurt. First thing you might do is take some ibuprofen... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2010 at StandUpRight News
Dr. Gary Donaldson is now following bageant
Aug 7, 2010
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Milwaukee Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist and Herniated Disc Doctor writes: Sometimes back pain seems like it goes on forever. It can be pretty scary wondering... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2010 at StandUpRight News
Dr. Gary Donaldson is now following Larry Benz
Jul 23, 2010
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Milwaukee Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist and Sciatica Doctor writes: Finally. A day without leg pain! So you've overcome that nasty sciatica. No more shooting pain... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2009 at StandUpRight News
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Dr. Gary Donaldson is now following The Typepad Team
Oct 1, 2009
Thanks for your comment. If you have not received the outcome you expect you might want to discuss your concern with the doctor. You should expect either a sensible explanation of the reason why your expectation does not match the reality or you should receive some help in finding a sensible explanation, maybe a referral for more testing or further care. Because of the cost involved, it is not commmon to repeat an MRI following a successful treatment, even though it would be helpful for determining when the job is complete. It may, however, be justified in case of an unexpected treatment failure. But again the barrier is the cost. I have written about treatment outcome and expectations here. http://drdonaldson.typepad.com/standupright_for_spinal_h/2009/03/will-nonsurgical-spinal-disc-decompression-help-me.html Maybe that will answer some questions.
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