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Brookfield Chiropractic’s Non-Invasive Therapies for Today’s Lifestyles

Oct 01, 2022 12:00AM ● By Sheila Julson
Brookfield Chiropractic is a family practice that serves everyone from newborns to the elderly. Through customized care plans for each patient, Doctor of Chiropractic Matt Christiansen integrates nutritional therapy with chiropractic adjustments to help patients heal and recover from sustained injuries.

Christiansen received his Doctor of Chiropractic from Northwestern College of Chiropractic and has extensive training in extremity and spinal injuries. He regularly attends continuing education courses and seminars to learn about developments in the world of chiropractic and how to optimize his treatment plans for patients.

As a holder of a brown belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu, Christiansen has worked closely with mixed martial arts patients, helping them get into alignment before and after fights. He works with many athletes and has refined his practice to specialize in sports rehabilitation.

How Chiropractic Works

Today’s lifestyles can be taxing on the spine and musculoskeletal system. People spend hour after hour hunched over a computer keyboard or a smartphone, resulting in poor posture, back pain and neck pain—also known as “text neck”. Children often lug around heavy backpacks. Infants are prone to torticollis, digestion, sinus, reflux, colic and ear infections.

Christiansen explains how chiropractic can help alleviate pain for people of all ages. “Chiropractic eases or eliminates the pain many people have due to subluxations that impair the nervous system from optimal function,” he says. “It restores communication within the nervous system and physical function of the joints in the musculoskeletal system. This, in turn, allows patients to resume the activities they enjoy most without pain or impingement.”

In addition, chiropractic can help alleviate pain that stems from various conditions such as disc degeneration, herniation, whiplash, joint dysfunction, neck pain, back pain, headaches, sciatica, pinched nerves and carpal tunnel, along with improving balance and promoting quality sleep.

He notes chiropractic is also an affordable care option and has a shorter treatment duration than an average post-op surgery would typically entail.

Customizing Care for Each Patient

Christiansen creates customized care plans that are unique for each patient. After a thorough examination, X-rays and a treatment evaluation, patients begin actively getting adjustments. Treatment plans may include additional therapies to enrich the outcome of their treatments. Brookfield Chiropractic offers electrical muscle stimulation, cold laser therapy, ice pack cryotherapy, intersegmental traction and spinal decompression.

Because decreasing inflammation helps aid recovery, Christiansen guides patients on nutritional supplementation and how to build a diet of anti-inflammatory foods. “Your body has an intuitive ability to heal itself when the conditions are conducive to restoring you back to a state of health. We are here to help patients on their journeys,” he says.

As a practicing chiropractor of 20 years, he’s become well-versed in manual manipulation techniques such as motion palpation, a light pressure that checks movement of the joints; diversified, in which the chiropractor manually places pressure through the affected vertebral segment to help restore proper movement; and Cox flexion-distraction, which decompresses the spine by applying gentle stretching or traction to the lower spine. The manual manipulation techniques can be used to help build a comprehensive treatment protocol for each patient.

“If you’re looking for a drug-free solution to pain, we welcome everyone to try chiropractic. It is minimally invasive, affordable and yields positive results,” Christiansen says.

Brookfield Chiropractic is located at 15010 W. Greenfield Ave., Brookfield. For more information, call 262-754-5500 or visit