Category: Back Pain

Keeping Your Back Loose During Cold Weather

If you’re one of millions of Americans, or living in Seattle suffering from back pain, cold winter weather can be a brutal adjustment. Being out in the cold, or in the wet, can speed up the tightening process of already tense muscles, leading to more dull aches and shooting pains. Winter can also be difficult… Read more »

Pain Awareness Month: How Chiropractic Care Can Help With Back Pain

September marks Pain Awareness Month, the annual awareness event for issues regarding pain and pain management. Pain Awareness Month began in 2001, and is designed to help the over 100 million Americans who experience chronic pain confront the problem head on, by understanding the roots of their pain, and how treatment can stop their suffering…. Read more »

Is Chiropractic Care Safe for Older Adults | Renton Chiropractic Clinic

Older woman preparing to ride bike

As we age, we often notice unwelcome changes in our body that affect our ability to enjoy daily activities. Back pain and decreased range of motion is a common problem among older adults. The good news is that chiropractic care offers several benefits to seniors. Our doctors at Petett Chiropractic provide a range of services… Read more »

Happy National Chiropractic Health Month from Petett Chiropractic

National Chiropractic Health Month graphic

October brings upon fall colors, the smell of cider and pumpkin all around and everyone begins to feel the swing of the holidays coming right around the corner. However, what most people don’t know is that October is also National Chiropractic Health Month. This year’s theme is Back to Basics. Here at Petett Chiropractic, we… 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 »

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 »