Category: pain

Reducing Back and Neck Pain While at Your Desk

With the spread of computers as one of the main tools for many jobs, people are sitting at desks for longer than ever, and this is having a negative effect on many people’s backs and necks. Anywhere from 10-20% of people in the United States complain about back or neck pain, making it one of… Read more »

Is Your Young Child Wrecking Your Back?

Back Pain From Lifting Child

Having a young child in your life is an exhilarating time. The possibilities for the future, the excitement of a new addition, the world is your oyster in these moments. For these reasons, it can be easy to forget to take care of yourself, when the majority of your attention is going towards caring for… Read more »

What Else Can Chiropractic Care Help With?

Most people are familiar with some of the primary benefits of chiropractic care. We know how it can help out with your spinal health and posture, how it can handle nerve pain and sciatica, and how it can help release muscle tension. However, what many people aren’t aware of is some of the other benefits… Read more »

Keeping Yourself Safe and Pain-Free at Work

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We spend about a third of our time at work, so this makes staying safe at work a vital part of living a healthy and pain-free life. It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, there are going to be occupational hazards that can lead to injury or worse. Whether from absent-mindedness, repetitive movement,… Read more »

What Causes Headaches, and How To Prevent Them

Headaches are one of the most pervasive and stubborn medical conditions going. The number of possible causes is maddeningly large, so pinning down the source of your headache, and finding relief from it, can be very stressful. As a general rule, a headache is the result of your brain recognizing that something is wrong in… Read more »

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 »

Chiropractic Care To Fix Shoulder Pain

While back pain is the most common type of ailment associated with chiropractic care, shoulder pain is close behind in both scope and amount of damage inflicted. This may come as a shock to the unafflicted 60 percent, but around 40 percent of Americans deal with chronic shoulder pain. What is the root of this… Read more »

How Chiropractic Care Can Help Headaches

Headaches are so common that we consider them a normal side effect of life. But they’re just like any other form of pain: a signal that something is off and should be investigated. Common headache causes or triggers include food and environmental sensitivities, light, noise, lack of sleep, caffeine withdrawal, extreme exercise, nutrition and stress…. Read more »

How Chiropractic Treats Hiatal Hernias: National Hernia Awareness Month

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June is National Hernia Awareness Month. At Petett Chiropractic, we understand that hernias can be uncomfortable and debilitating to your everyday life. In addition, hernias can be potentially harmful to your overall health and wellbeing. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, nearly five million Americans suffer from some type of hernia, but only… Read more »

Healthy Alternatives to Opioids for Chronic Pain | Renton Chiropractors

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Chronic pain, defined as any pain that lasts longer than three months, is currently the leading cause of long-term disability. One of the most common treatments for chronic pain is opioid prescriptions. However, opioids can do more harm than good. As evident in the increasing opioid epidemic in United States, opioid prescriptions can lead to… Read more »