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I have dedicated my life to studying and applying the best that natural health care has to offer. I am dedicated to patient education and my primary goal is to help my chiropractic patients in enjoying good health and balance in life.

Derrick Rose Attributes Return to Basketball Court to Chiropractic

 

Derick Rose is one of the many athletes who utilize regular chiropractic care to stay at the top of their sport. It is no coincidence that the finest athletes in the world choose chiropractic. They know something that many others still don’t… chiropractic works!

 

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Death by Medicine – Could You Be a (Prescription) Drug Addict?

Modern medicine and big Pharma have failed to make us well. Instead, they have turned us into a nation of prescription drug addicts.

Before you take another prescription pill, think carefully. Accidental death from prescription drugs is now the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and more people die from prescription pain killer overdose, than from heroin and cocaine use combined!

Dr. Devine is a Seattle Chiropractor who uses natural and effective chiropractic adjustments and other drug-free therapies to help his patients obtain optimal health.  At his Seattle chiropractic clinic, Dr. Devine  specializes in spinal injuries, as well as injuries to the shoulder, knee, wrist, and ankles. Whether it’s pain relief, improved mobility and function, or enhancing your athletic performance, Seattle Chiropractor, James A Devine D.C. will work with you to reach your goals.

 

 

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Yard Work – What a Pain! Preventing Back Pain from Gardening.

Spring is here and the sun has been shining; so predictably, I have been treating lot of back injuries and muscle strains caused by improper twisting, turning, bending and heavy lifting from yard work.

Avoiding Injuries While Doing Yard Work

Here are the best ways to prevent injuries while gardening:

Warm up before working in your yard. Go for a walk and stretch before weeding or doing other strenuous yard work. A few easy stretches like trunk rotations to stretch your back, bringing your knee up to your chest to stretch your lower back and legs, and reaching above your head with hands locked to stretch your arms and shoulders will get you properly warmed up.

Use Proper Body Mechanics. Be aware of your body position when raking, bending or picking up debris in the yard. Remember to bend from your knees and keep your back straight. Use a cart or wheelbarrow to move heavy items. When using a hoe, place one foot in front of the other and switch to the other foot forward after 10 minutes. When carrying heavy items, hold them close to your body, and use your body weight to push the lawn mower, as opposed to your arms.

Don’t twist when digging. Keep your feet shoulder-width apart with one foot forward, alternating which foot you put in the front.

Change Tasks Often. Changing positions will help you avoid repetitive motions, which are hard on your body and can lead to injury. Stand up after 10 minutes of pulling weeds to stretch and change position, or better yet, take a short walk, have a drink of water and re-fuel. Staying hydrated and eating a nutritious snack will help you stay energized and be less likely to injure yourself.

Use Ergonomic Tools. Tools with larger, padded or curved handles are less strenuous to use over long periods of time. Look for protective gloves that have a no slip surface for a better grip and to help prevent blisters. When using ladders, have someone you, go slow, and touch each step as you ascend and descend.

Lift with your legs, not your back. Bend at your knees when picking up heavy objects instead of bending over at the waist, and don’t twist your back as you lift. If you have to turn, rotate your entire body.

Wear supportive shoes. You will be on your feet for a while, so wear shoes that will absorb some of the shock of walking and standing all day and have less of an impact on your back. Flip-flops and sandals are not adequately supportive for yard work.

Take your time. Most likely, you have more yard work to do than should be done in a single weekend, so break the work into easily manageable chunks and do a little at a time.

If you are sore and stiff the next day, use ice to soothe the discomfort. If there is no improvement in your aches and pains, see your Seattle Chiropractor.

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