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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…

Back to School Shouldn’t Mean Back Pain

Back to School Shouldn’t Mean Back Pain

The summer months are winding down…and just like that, school is almost back in session! While you glaze over your child’s school supplies list, you’ll notice the usual–pens, paper, pencils, binder, etc. But one thing that probably isn’t on that list is a backpack. We want to take this opportunity to give a few tips on shopping for backpacks and…

What is a Back Adjustment and Why Do I Need One?

Back adjustments. You’ve come across this term several times, but what exactly is one? When someone refers to a back adjustment, what they are specifically describing is what’s called a “chiropractic adjustment” (or spinal adjustment). This is a kind of spinal manipulation that chiropractors perform on patients in order to treat various spine-related ailments. A trained chiropractor will use their hands or a tool to physically…

What is the Spine?

When one mentions or describes chiropractic health, the spine will always be mentioned. But what exactly is the spine and what is its purpose? The spine (also referred to as the “backbone”) is our body’s support structure, which allows us to stand upright and move freely and be flexible. It is made up of 33 vertebrae (small bones) stacked on…

Do I Need Physical Therapy?

Do I Need Physical Therapy?

When is physical therapy actually required? First, let’s take a look at what physical therapy means and what it entails. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, physical therapists: “… help individuals maintain, restore, and improve movement, activity, and functioning, thereby enabling optimal performance and enhancing health, well-being, and quality of life. Their services prevent, minimize, or eliminate impairments of…

How to Find the Best Chiropractor

You have finally decided that you’re ready to see a chiropractor–great! But how do you choose one that’s right for you? After all, your health is at stake. So there is no reason to take this type of decision lightly. It may seem like a daunting task at first, but if we outline a few simple steps that will make…

Be Kind to Your Spine: Sitting Tips

Want to be kind to your spine? Would you like to reduce the chances of back pain? Exert less stress on your spine by fixing the way you sit! Your posture matters. In today’s world, we often are sitting for hours in front of a computer screen with very minimal breaks in-between. Whether you’re at the office or at home,…

Common Workplace Injuries

As much as an employer tries to prevent workplace injuries (or perhaps not in all cases, unfortunately), accidents still happen. A workplace injury is simply any injury that occurs while you’re on the job. Injuries can be minor (cuts and scrapes), to severe (head and back injuries, broken bones etc.). They can happen suddenly or slowly over time. Common scenarios/work…

Rear-End Collision Injuries

According to the Washington State Department of Transportation 2015 Annual Collision report, a crash occurred every 4.5 minutes; a person was injured in a crash every 11 minutes; a motorcyclist was in a crash every 4 hours. These statistics are eye-opening. It’s no wonder we often see patients who have suffered from car accident injuries and are who are seeking pain…

Suffering from Knee Pain?

Knee pain can be as mysterious as it is debilitating. Even if you don’t recall actually twisting or wrenching your knee, you may still be suffering from the long-term effects of subtle musculoskeletal imbalances that have placed your knee under unnatural stress. Let’s take a basic “guided tour” of your knee pain’s possible causes and how our Everett WA chiropractic…