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Avoiding Common Autumn and Winter Injuries

Avoiding Common Autumn and Winter Injuries
Injuries often occur during the year’s coldest months since the season brings adverse weather, holiday decorating, and winter sports. In particular, falls are a major cause of the season’s injuries. Some falls are more serious than others. For example, if you slip or trip and fall forward, then you may scratch up your hands and knees while breaking the fall.However, if you fall backward you may cause muscle strains or sprains. Here are some tips to help you avoid common autumn and winter injuries that can cause back pain.Holiday Décor The arrival of autumn and winter may inspire you to decorate your home. Unfortunately, hanging decorations could lead to injury if hanging heavy items or items high on the roof. For instance, putting up Christmas lights are a big culprit for unintended injuries.Next time you put up Christmas lights consider using an A-Frame ladder instead of one that leans on the side...
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Corrective Chiropractic: The Safer Alternative to the Flu Shot

Corrective Chiropractic: The Safer Alternative to the Flu Shot
Right around this time of the year, medical doctors urge their patients to vaccinate against the flu. While some patients immediately roll up their sleeves and watch the nurse administer a small dose of virus into their bodies in hopes of avoiding disease, others question if vaccination is really safe and effective; and if not, what is the safest alternative.Chiropractic care has long been shown to strengthen the immune system, and allow the body’s own defense mechanism to fight diseases. During the 1918 flu pandemic for example, millions of people lost their lives to the H1N1 influenza virus. Data gathered a few months later pointed to one interesting statistic; those who sought chiropractic care had a dramatically lesser chance of becoming sick, staying sick, or dying from the flu than those treated medically.Why Chiropractic Care WorksThe nervous system is responsible for every function in the body; from blinking, breathing, digestion and...
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Back Pain During Pregnancy

Back Pain During Pregnancy
Women often experience back pain during pregnancy as a result of weight gain and hormonal changes that relax the ligaments in the pelvis. However, being pregnant doesn’t mean you have to put up with an aching back. These simple steps can help you to maintain a healthy life while you’re expecting.Maintain proper postureThis is a practice that’s always good to follow, but becomes even more critical when you’re pregnant. “Good posture” means that you’re standing with your back straight, your shoulders squared, your chin up, your chest out, and your stomach in, which will create a straight line from your ear to your ankle and that’s ideal posture. This can be difficult at first, if your body has gotten used to resting in a bad posture. Pretend that an invisible cord is attached to your head, pulling it up into alignment with your spine.Sleep on your sideSleeping on your back while...
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Corrective Chiropractic: Poor Posture and Disease Go Hand in Hand

Seattle Corrective Chiropractic: Poor Posture and Disease Go Hand in Hand
More and more young adults are complaining of back pain brought on by poor posture than ever before. Their complaints are directly attributed to their constant use of mobile phones, handheld gaming gadgets, and laptops.In England, a recent study showed that 84% of young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 have started experiencing back pain as a result of poor posture.Back pain in young adults often doesn’t go away by itself especially if healthy lifestyle and postural habits aren’t implemented. Unfortunately with the rise in the popularity of virtual social communities, virtual friends, and even virtual schools and workplaces, the next generation is on pace to have the highest rate of disease than any other generation in the modern era.Aside from muscular pain, poor posture and spinal misalignments put unnecessary and dangerous pressure on the delicate nerves that run from the brain to the rest of the body. Nerve...
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Good Posture Helps Back Related Health Problems

Good Posture Helps Back Related Health Problems
Your mother was right (but we won’t tell if you won’t). Standing up straight is important. Posture can affect more than the way you look to the world – it can affect the overall function and health of your body! In fact, good posture can help back related health problems.Your spinal column not only provides the framework which holds your body upright, but also acts as protection for your nervous system’s super highway. Nerves travel down from your brain, through your spinal column, and then throughout the rest of your body, delivering important information and orders to your organs and muscles. Nerves exit the column in specific areas and poor posture may lead to pinched nerves that may hinder your brain’s ability to communicate with the rest of your body.The additional pressure on the nerves also may put pressure on your body’s regulatory systems, suppressing your lungs and restricting circulation, which...
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How Spinal Decompression Therapy Can Treat Back Pain

  How Spinal Decompression Therapy Can Treat Back Pain
Did you know that 85% of Americans suffer from back pain at some point? Every day, back pain is preventing millions of people from enjoying the simplest activities such as walking, bike riding, or gardening. In fact, according to studies cited by the American Academy of Pain Medicine, back pain is the leading cause of disability in Americans under 45 years old and more than 26 million Americans between the ages of 20-64 experience frequent back pain!Are you one of those people who experience pain from sitting in front of a computer or driving a car? If so, Spinal Decompression Therapy can treat back pain and may be the answer for you.Belltown Spine & Wellness’ Seattle chiropractors have successfully treated thousands of patients with a range of both pain and non-pain related symptoms. In many cases, patients who are experiencing pain have what is known in chiropractic as a subluxation, or simply...
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