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The Importance of Good Posture

The Importance of Good Posture

Have you ever felt like your mother was nagging you when she kept reminding you to stand up straight? Mom was right. Standing up straight helps promote good posture, and good posture is actually good for you. Let’s first take a look at the word “posture.” What’s it mean exactly? You might think of it as simply how you stand,…

Be Careful This Season! Avoid These Common Winter Injuries

Be Careful This Season! Avoid These Common Winter Injuries

Wintertime can conjure up a lot of warm and fuzzy memories for many. Unfortunately, for some, winter injuries can put a damper on the spirit of the season! As temperatures drop and merrymaking festivities begin, there accidents just waiting to happen. The good news is, we’ll identify common injuries and how to prevent them! Decorating How dangerous does decorating sound?…

The Diabetes Link to Spinal Fractures

The Diabetes Link to Spinal Fractures

More than 30 million people in the United States has type 2 diabetes. This disease is caused by the way your body metabolizes sugar–it either resists the effects of insulin or does not produce enough of it to maintain normal sugar (glucose) levels (MayoClinic). The symptoms of type 2 diabetes include: increased hunger and thirst, tiredness, blurry vision, increase urination…

6 Ways to Ease Your Back Pain

6 Ways to Ease Your Back Pain

Lower back pain is a persistent throbbing ailment that will limit quality of life, especially after mid life. You’ve either experienced this and can attest, or you will at some point in life. According to health.harvard.edu, lower back pain affects about 80% of the population, usually in older age. It is a natural progression of living life as the bone…

6 Benefits of Chiropractic Care

6 Benefits of Chiropractic Care

If you’ve never tried chiropractic care, you may simply be unaware of the benefits it can provide. The term “chiropractor” is derived from the Greek word for hand (“cheir”) and “praktos” which means “done.” From that description, one can glean that chiropractor medicine is one that is done by hands. More specifically, chiropractors utilize spinal manipulation and adjustments to the…

What is Work Conditioning and Why Do I Need It?

What is Work Conditioning and Why Do I Need It?

Accidents happen, whether they’re at home or at work. When you get hurt on the job, the last thing on your mind is getting back to work. You want to relieve your pain and heal. However, depending on your injury, healing time and getting “back to normal” will vary. If you’ve suffered from a fall at work, for example, the…

Highly Rated Chiropractic Center in Everett

Highly Rated Chiropractic Center in Everett

  Everett Spine & Rehab is grateful to serve its patients and proud to have wonderful feedback and reviews from these very people. As of September 29, 2019, our center has an outstanding 5/5 rating on Facebook, 4.8 stars Google rating, and 5 star Yelp rating. Read Milaina W.‘s review of Everett Spine & Rehab on Yelp Read Dawn Z.‘s…

Why Do My Joints Hurt When It’s Cold or Hot Outside?

Why Do My Joints Hurt When It’s Cold or Hot Outside?

  Have you ever noticed that when the temperature outside changes (like when the season changes or there is a significant temperature shift), you begin to feel a bit more pain (or achiness) in your joints? Osteoarthritis (commonly referred to as a “wear-and-tear” arthritis) sufferers seem to lament on this specific issue. In a study of European osteoarthritis sufferers, approximately…

Is Stretching Beneficial to Your Health?

Is Stretching Beneficial to Your Health?

To stretch, or not to stretch? Does stretching provide any benefits? The short answer? Absolutely! In fact, the American Heart Association recommends inlcuding strengthing and stretching exercise as part of your moderate and intense aerobic activities for maximum benefit. The American College of Sports Medicine includes flexibility exercises under their exercise recommendations. Specifically, that “Adults should do flexibility exercises at…

Does Yoga Really Help for Back Pain?

Does Yoga Really Help for Back Pain?

The practice of yoga is an ancient one—the earliest form dates back to approximately 3,000 BC. Today, yoga is synonymous with exercise and healthy living. You may have heard it’s great for building flexibility and strength (and a whole host of other health benefits). But you’ve got back pain and you want to know will it help?     The good news is that studies have evidence that yoga…