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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…

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…

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?

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…

What is the Spine?

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…