Category: Blog Posts

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 »

Chiropractic Care & Your Immune System | Seattle Chiropractors

Man climbing a scenic mountain

From preventing injuries to relieving chronic pain, many of us are aware of the health benefits that regular chiropractic care offers. But did you know that chiropractic care can help boost the immune system function? The immune system is the body’s line of defense. Like every other system in the body, the immune system is… Read more »

Choosing a Mattress to Prevent Back Pain | Seattle Chiropractors

Bed with a plant on the bedside table

We spend an estimated one third of our lives sleeping—that’s about 26 years of our life in bed! It goes without saying that the mattress we sleep on plays an incredibly important role in our sleep quality and physical health. According to the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study, low back pain is the leading… Read more »

New Year, New You: Your Health Resolutions for 2017 | Renton Chiropractors

Woman rockclimbing in a national forest

Every time January rolls around, many of us make New Year’s resolutions in hopes of improving an area of our life or lifestyle. Statistic Brain estimates that 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Year after year, the most common reported resolutions relate to improving health. At Petett Chiropractic, we want to help you achieve your… Read more »

Petett Chiropractic’s Expert Guide on Leg Pain | Renton Chiropractors

Legs on a scenic hike

There are few things in life that are as frustrating as experiencing pain in your legs. Our legs take us where we need to go. When they are causing us pain or not performing properly, it’s easy to feel immobile as a result. Leg pain can be experienced in different forms, through a variety of… Read more »