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Can Chiropractic Improve Your Sleep? | Seattle Chiropractic Center

Man sleeping on a bus with headphones

Many of us don’t get enough sleep at night. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, about 40 million people in the United States suffer from chronic long-term sleep disorders each year. Furthermore, 20 million people experience occasional sleep problems. The benefits of sleep go far beyond feeling refreshed in the morning. Sleep… Read more »

Five Misconceptions of Chiropractic Care | Renton Chiropractic Clinic

Chiropractic care misconceptions

We often hear misconceptions about chiropractic care and what chiropractors do. While there’s a lot information floating around, our team at Petett Chiropractic hear to set the record straight. For example, did you know that in order to become a medical doctor you’re required to have 2,756 class hours in education whereas a chiropractor is… Read more »

Is Your Health Being Affected by Poor Posture? | Renton Chiropractic Clinic

Correcting bad posture with Petett Chiropractic

Having poor posture is a common yet negative habit that can affect a person’s health and wellbeing. It usually develops at any early age and follow us through adulthood. While many of us recognize that poor posture is an issue, few people truly understand the importance and necessity of having good posture. First off, what… Read more »

Chiropractic Care for Fibromyalgia | Renton Chiropractic Clinic

Woman's back and shoulders

May is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month. During this month, your Renton chiropractic team at Petett Chiropractic commit to helping raise awareness of fibromyalgia and its potentially debilitating symptoms. According to the NIMAS, 5 million Americans 18 or older are estimated have fibromyalgia. While 80 and 90 percent of people diagnosed are women, it also occurs in men and… Read more »

Is it Safe to Crack Your Own Back? | Renton Chiropractors

Woman with tattoo on back, touching shoulder

Sometimes when you’re experiencing physical discomfort, cracking your own back or neck can provide instant relief, albeit for a few seconds. However, are self-adjustments bad for you? This is a common question we receive at Petett Chiropractic. The short answer is … it depends. Self-Adjustments vs. Proper Chiropractic Adjustments While the occasional self-adjustment is not harmful, repeatedly… Read more »

4 Signs that You Need a Chiropractor after a Car Accident | Renton Chiropractic

Car driving into the sunset

You’re driving on your normal commute home from work, sitting in traffic. Suddenly, your body jerks forward and you hear the sound of crunching metal. Before you know it, you are pulled over to the side of the road, exchanging insurance information with another driver. You were involved in a dreaded car accident. Car Accidents… Read more »

Why Chiropractic Care for Work-Related Injuries | Renton Chiropractic

Firefighter sitting due to injury

Millions of Americans suffer from injuries in the workplace each year. Work-related injuries can be emotionally, physically and financially damaging. While they can range in severity, work-related injuries can often impact a person’s ability to perform the responsibilities of their job, as well as participate in everyday activities. Work-related injuries can be caused by sudden or… Read more »

Petett Chiropractic’s Expert Guide on Neck Pain | Seattle Chiropractors

Petett chiropractic neck treatment

The neck, also called the cervical spine, has the incredibly important role of supplying blood to the brain and supporting the weight and mobility of the head, which on average weighs 12 pounds! The neck is a fragile body part, prone to injury or pain. Many people experience neck pain at least once in their… Read more »