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Specialized Care for Whiplash Injuries in Seattle

Specialized Care For Whiplash Injuries In Seattle
Have you been involved in a motor vehicle accident recently and are experiencing pain? One of the most common injuries sustained as a result of a car accident is that of whiplash. The sudden jarring movement of whiplash can cause severe pain in the spine as well as neck and shoulder pain, blurred vision, headaches, arm pain, low back pain, neck stiffness, dizziness, and reduced range of motion in the neck. Because of this wide range of potential injuries, and especially the severe effects of whiplash, seeking the treatment of a chiropractor immediately after your accident is extremely important and beneficial. Allowing the effects of whiplash to go untreated will ultimately result in long-term pain. As is the case with all automobile accidents, the presence of injuries and the extent of damage they present with typically go unnoticed for the first few days. In some cases it can actually take...
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A Dose of Vitamin D

A Dose of Vitamin D
The season of gloomy and sunless days are upon us in Seattle. You may be feeling a little “blue” but passing it off as seasonal depression... or you could be feeling, tired or sick and spend your time counting down the minutes until sunny days are back. But before you go and blame it on the rain, your body may just need a dose of vitamin D. Despite its name, vitamin D is not your every day vitamin. Actually, it is a hormone that your body makes by itself designed for you to obtain vitamin D mostly through sun exposure, not though your diet. It helps fight infections, including colds and the common flu and will help regulate the expression of genes that influence your immune system to attack and destroy bacteria and viruses. However, here lies one the the biggest problems for people in northern climates like Seattle: the...
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Poor Posture Side Effects

Poor Posture Side Effects
Have you ever looked in the mirror and find yourself having to force yourself to stand up straight. It’s almost like your slouching is creating a hump in your back. Your poor posture side effects are starting to show and  you may wonder if your next job will be ringing the bells at Norte Dome.  Poor Posture Side Effects Your upper back is at the same level of your shoulders and supports your head and neck. Poor posture, stress, gravity, injuries and sedentary lifestyles create increased stresses on your spine causing you to look like your slouching. Posture is how we stand and sit day in and day out, which is the most common cause to develop this spinal condition. The increased rounding of the back can be acquired gradually through improper sitting, sleeping and daily activities. For example, working on your laptop or excessive texting may over time contribute...
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Nerve Stress: The Silent Killer

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The nervous system is responsible for every function in our body. From waking up in the morning to walking, talking, breathing, digestion, immune function and going to bed. Your nerves travel from the brain, down into the spinal cord, branching out into organs and limbs throughout the body to every tissue and cell. Misalignments in your spine due to injuries, poor postural, sleeping and sitting improperly, can place abnormal stresses that can shift the vertebrae out of place. These shifts and imbalances can pull on these delicate nerves and exert pressure reducing energy from reaching its intended destination. Chiropractors call this “Nerve Interference," a dangerous and usually silent condition with health altering side effects if it is left uncorrected.  Over time if organs don’t receive proper nerve supply they are prone to weakness and disease. Most organs don’t have pain receptors as sensitive like the skin and muscles, so usually...
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Path to Loving Your True Body Image

Path to Loving Your True Body Image
Society emphasizes the journey to pursue unattainable body image standards og beauty and perfection. Countless individuals struggle with coming to terms with accepting and loving their own bodies. After all, it can seem like an unconquerable challenge to find self-peace. Mainstream media’s constant messages that describe a consumer lacking in the type of beauty that their products can perhaps achieve. However, instead of listening to the false ideals, read these tips to find your path to self-love. Talk back to Media Don’t be silent after hearing or viewing an advertisement or program that lowers your sense of security. The media is not a reflection of reality, so remember to remind yourself that these qualities that are making you uncomfortable only require your permission to do so. De-emphasize Numbers Remember that eating habits and exercise habits are more important than calories or BMI. Try not to spend too much time on...
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Why You Should Consider Acupuncture

Why Consider Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine.   Commonly used for pain relief though it is also used to treat a wide range of conditions. The majority of people who seek out acupuncture do so for musculoskeletal problems, including low back pain, shoulder stiffness, and knee pain. Acupuncture is rarely used alone but rather as an adjunct to other treatment modalities. Why Consider Acupuncture Immune System Acupuncture can stimulate the activity of immunity cells that seek out to destroy infections in the body. Heart Regular sessions of acupuncture can promote heart health by lowering blood pressure. Sleep Acupuncture catalyzes the production of neurotransmitters associated with relaxation and sleep, which aids in helping insomniacs to be able to rest. Throat Sessions of acupuncture can soothe acid reflux disease and heartburn by speeding up the digestive system and regulating acid secretion. Weight Acupuncture can help obese adults to shed pounds by stimulating and...
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