Beyond Neck Pain: How Whiplash Affects Your Whole Body

If you’ve ever been in an auto accident, there’s a good chance you’ve suffered whiplash to some degree. Even a minor fender bender where the airbags don’t deploy is enough to cause rapid extension of the neck, resulting in whiplash. And while your neck stiffness and soreness may fade
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Heading Off Seasonal Depression with the Help of Chiropractic

If you experience seasonal depression, you know it’s more than just the winter blues. The consistent feeling of being down, combined with a lack of interest in the things you usually love, can be devastating. You dread the coming winter because you know what’s going to happen, and it
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Osteoarthritis vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis and How They Affect Spine Health

Often, the term “arthritis” is used as a catch-all. People generally associate it with any sort of joint pain or stiffness. It’s important to understand that within this general umbrella term, there are actually different types of arthritis. Just like there’s a difference between the
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Seek Chiropractic for Relief from Seasonal Joint Pain

It’s people’s natural tendency to blame the weather for a wide range of health problems. Sinus headaches, sluggishness, even gastrointestinal distress – they all seem to “flare up” under certain weather conditions. In fact, one of the most common instances is when people attribute joi
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More Than a ‘Back Crack’: Demystifying Chiropractic Adjustments

If you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, the prospect of going to one might be a bit scary. Won’t your back make lots of noises during chiropractic adjustments – cracks, pops, that kind of thing? Hearing your spine and neck make the same sound your knuckles do when you crack the
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Healthy Approaches to Living with Spinal Osteoarthritis

Millions of Americans suffer from the pain and discomfort of spinal osteoarthritis. This degenerative condition results in the weakening of cartilage in the spine. This is problematic because the spinal column plays a critical role in your overall health. Bone spurs develop to compens
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Giving Your Lungs a Break by Giving Your Spine Proper Curvature

If you’re one of the millions suffering from asthma or other respiratory conditions, you may think the only treatment available is medication. Inhalers and aero chambers are the common prescription for asthmatics. And while these products are essential for treating shortness of breath
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Stress and Spinal Subluxations: A Vicious Cycle that Needs to be Broken

Our bodies are complex instruments and the connections between different parts of the body aren’t what you’d expect. In fact, the interconnectedness of the body is often hard to believe if you haven’t experienced it firsthand. For example, stress levels can be impacted by subluxations
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Sedentary Lifestyle can lead to Disuse Syndrome - Seattle Chiropractor

Your Sedentary Lifestyle Could be Leading to a Bout of Disuse Syndrome

Let’s face facts: modern lifestyles are typically bad for your health. Sitting behind a computer all day or looking down at your phone isn’t good for your back, your joints, or your muscles. We tend to put physical activity on the back burner for sedentary gratification, which trends
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How to Keep the Symptoms of Text Neck from Ruining Your Workday

Suffering from text neck?! Soreness and stiffness in the upper back and neck are familiar feelings for many Americans. Maybe you work too many hours hunched over a laptop? Possibly you spend a lot of time on your phone? The fact is, technology often involves looking down for sustained
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