Category: 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 »

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 »

Chiropractic Care for Fibromyalgia | Renton Chiropractic Clinic

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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 »

Why Chiropractic Care for Work-Related Injuries | Renton Chiropractic

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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 »

Choosing a Mattress to Prevent Back Pain | Seattle Chiropractors

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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 »

Joint Pain from the Change in Weather? | Renton Chiropractors

Making the transition from summer to fall is tough for most people. Not only do we go from high temperatures & clear skies to cold & rainy days, but the amount of daylight available throughout the day diminishes as well. Although these may seem like minor changes as we move from season to season, the colder weather can… Read more »