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Headache and Migraine Relief is Possible

Headache and Migraine Relief is Possible
Living in Seattle means we are obligated to talk about the weather first and foremost. With the days beginning to dry out and the sun peeking out from behind the clouds on most day, for me, the worst feeling is not being able to get outside and enjoy the beauty of the city because of a headache or migraine.Well luckily now, headache and migraine relief is possible so I can get out and enjoy those sunny days.Headaches take a variety of forms. Most of us have experienced a tension headache - that one you get after a long day of conference calls and meetings. Some have experienced debilitating migraines that leave you feeling helpless until they pass.Has the pain from your headaches ever wished you could drill a hole in your head and lift the pain out?Surprisingly, 3,000 years ago, this was the remedy of choice. It was once believed that...
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Chiropractic

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Have you been suffering from depression which just won’t go away? Are you tired no matter how long you sleep? Do you have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)? You are not alone. It’s estimated  that more than 1 million Americans suffer from CFS. Many people often accept their fate and throw in the towel. But you can control your own well-being.Chiropractic can help treat your chronic fatigue by aligning your spine and restoring full function to your central nervous system.We know CFS can be scary. It can be painful and often debilitating. With no known cause, doctors rarely have answers. Patients are frequently subjected to any number of drug cocktails which often treat only symptoms and not the root cause.Chiropractic approaches CFS in a different way. It provides you a natural, non-invasive option. It allows you to take ownership over your own health and wellness. Chiropractic as a whole focus wholly on...
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What is chronic fatigue?

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 A few years ago, one of my good friends was diagnosed with chronic fatigue. It took me a long time to wrap my head around his sickness because it wasn’t something I could see. Initially, it felt like he was faking it. Boy was I wrong! Beyond the extreme exhaustion he experienced, chronic fatigue caused problems with his concentration and short-term memory. He had trouble holding normal conversations, being around large groups of people and accomplishing every day tasks such as grocery shopping.Occasionally, we went on walks together. After one block, I watched him become exhausted. My friend, the former Division I athlete, became exhausted after a one block walk. There was no faking. He was miserable. He was tired. And no matter how much he slept, it didn’t do any good. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) makes you so tired you can’t complete normal, daily tasks. This extremely debilitating disorder can affect your brain...
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What are the Effects of Stress?

What are the Effects of Stress?
“I’m stressed out all the time. What can this do to me?” A little bit of stress is normal. It is your body’s natural way of responding to scary or unfamiliar situations. However, the effects of stress over prolonged periods with no relief or relaxation can cause serious mental and physical problems. Some of these issues include chronic fatigue, depression, digestive issues such as an upset stomach, headaches and back pain.If you remain in stressful situations these are a few of the things which may be happening to your body:Your Immune SystemWhile short bursts of stress may boost your immune system, long-term stress can leave you more susceptible to infection and worsen skin conditions such as eczema, hives and acne.Your HeartLong-term stress can cause your arteries to narrow and elevate your cholesterol levels. This increases your chances of having heart disease, a heart attack and a stroke.Your Nervous SystemWhen your brain senses...
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Will my insurance cover my chiropractic appointment?

Will my insurance cover my chiropractic appointment?
Will my insurance cover my chiropractic appointments? Yep! It sure does, most of the time. Chiropractic care is included in most US healthcare plans.What about your chiropractic care at Belltown Spine & Wellness? I’m so glad you asked. We accept:AetnaBlueCross Blue ShieldCignaFirst Choice HealthRegenceUnited HealthcareIf you don’t see your provider listed, feel free to give us a call to hear about other options.How does it work?As far as insurance is concerned, visiting the Belltown Spine & Wellness clinic is a lot like visiting your traditional doctor. (We’re very different in many other ways, but we’ll save that for another post.)Unlike many clinics, which leave the insurance paperwork to you, we bill your insurance directly. Just show up with your current insurance card on your first visit and we’ll walk you through the steps.Will I have a co-pay?You might. A co-pay is a small fee some patients are required to pay when visiting a...
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Does chiropractic care work?

Does chiropractic care work?
Does chiropractic care work? Yes, chiropractic care works. The miracles of chiropractic care happen every day. What kind of miracles? Great question.Debilitating migraines, which in some cases have lasted for years, suddenly disappear. Lost mobility that’s kept patients from doing the things they love returns. The bodily stress of working a cubicle desk job is alleviated. Children with back issues discover a pain free life. Adults with chronic illness learn getting sick during the winter isn’t the norm.It’s the magic of a healthy, properly aligned spine. Does chiropractic care benefit every single patient? We’d be fools to say yes. But for most, it does.Why does chiropractic care work?Your body is this amazing, self-healing machine. That’s right folks, your well-being starts from within. It starts with a healthy spine. We know, this is big. It’s exciting. And it can be a little bit daunting when you don’t know how it all works. So, let’s break...
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