2016 November Issue

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2016 November Issue

3 Habits for a Healthy Back

Are your bad habits to blame for back pain? Incorporate these three ideas into your daily life to keep your back happy for years to come.

1. Maintain Good Posture: Just as looking both ways before crossing the street was engrained in our minds at a young age, so should proper posture. Good posture reduces the stress to the supporting muscles and ligaments of your spine.

2. Choose Your Fun Wisely: Some sports and popular activities have been aptly dubbed “disc risks.” While we aren’t trying to impede on your fun, be conscious of how things like roller coasters, water sports and jarring bounces can affect the covering of your spinal cord.

3. Stand More than You Sit: Let’s face it—most of us sit a lot. We sit at home, at work, and even during social events. Give your spine the best shot at health by staying active and walking each hour.

How to Heighten Your Immune System this Holiday Season


The holiday season is fast approaching and sometimes it brings more than joy. With important work deadlines, family plans and sometimes stress, it’s also a common time of the year for our bodies to become drained leading to illness.

Here’s how you can ensure peak holiday health.

Incorporate more Vitamin C into your diet organically. This means choosing foods like oranges, red peppers and broccoli instead of popping synthetic vitamins.

Skip the sugar. We tend to lose sight of eating well over the holidays and indulge in things we usually wouldn’t, which can compromise our bodies.

Get adjusted. Chiropractic care can help keep your nervous system in balance. When your nervous system is working properly, so are other critical bodily systems important to your health. Make an appointment before you start to feel a cold or flu coming on!

Auto Accident Injuries and Your Spine: Is it Serious?

Most of us have been involved in at least a minor fender bender on the road. Though the damage to your car after an accident can be easy to spot, your injuries aren’t always so obvious. Even if you feel fine, it’s possible that the effects of a muscle strain or worse has yet to set in.

Here’s what can happen to your body:

  • Whiplash: Perhaps the most common injury associated with an accident, whiplash affects your body as the force of a collision whips your head back and then forward sharply.
  • Disc Herniation: In a more severe accident, it’s possible for a disc to become weakened or bulged.
  • Pinched Nerve: After an accident, a pinched nerve can result due to inflammation in the body. This could take anywhere from days to months to develop.

The unseen damage from the trauma of a car accident can often show up months, even years later. Encourage those you love to call us for a non-obligation evaluation.

Johnstone Chiropractic | (425) 334-1874
Proudly serving Lake Stevens and Marysville since 1997.
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