Set Up Time with a Chiropractor for Migraines in Lake Stevens

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Set Up Time with a Chiropractor for Migraines in Lake Stevens

Set Up Time with a Chiropractor for Migraines in Lake Stevens

If you are someone that deals with migraines, you already know how debilitating they can be. There is a range of statistics regarding migraines, including the fact that they are one of the more common illnesses in the world today. Instead of suffering and taking valuable time from your daily life, you can get notable relief when visiting a chiropractor for migraines in Lake Stevens.

Seeing your regular doctor, you may be prescribed medication that helps to prevent the migraines or treat the pain you are experiencing. However, there can be tremendous, unpleasant side effects from these medications; including rapid heartbeat, fatigue, or nausea. The great news is that you can seek alternative forms of treatment to help with migraine pain, such as setting up appointments for regular visits to a professional chiropractor.

Why See a Chiropractor?

Chiropractic adjustments can be a valuable tool when you want to work on quelling the pain from migraines. Many patients find that regular chiropractic care and migraine relief go hand-in-hand, with most noticing a significant difference in the number of migraine flare-ups they encounter.

If your spine is not aligned correctly, all of the nerves that run from the spinal cord out through the body are impacted dramatically. Misalignment can hinder your overall health and well-being, as well as act as a catalyst for migraine pain. Any treatments not directly addressing a misalignment does not help to keep the pain from coming back. When you work with a professional chiropractor, the overall goal should be pain relief along with wellness.

Contact Johnstone Chiropractic today if you would like to learn more about seeing a chiropractor for migraines in Lake Stevens. To set up a time for an initial consultation or to address your concerns, please call the office at (425) 334-1874.

 

 

If you are someone that deals with migraines, you already know how debilitating they can be. There is a range of statistics regarding migraines, including the fact that they are one of the more common illnesses in the world today. Instead of suffering and taking valuable time from your daily life, you can get notable […]


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Are You In Need Of A Chiropractor For Migraines In Lake Stevens?

Are You In Need Of A Chiropractor For Migraines In Lake Stevens?
Are you looking for a chiropractor for migraines in Lake Stevens? If so, Dr. Jeremy Johnstone and the team at Johnstone Chiropractic are ready to help you. We offer a variety of treatments that are safe and effective for mitigating migraine headaches without medication or invasive procedures.
 
Migraine headaches can come from a variety of sources, including:
  • Certain medications, such as sleeping pills,  hormone replacement therapy medication, and combined contraceptives

  • Environmental triggers like flickering screens, strong smells, loud noises, changes in temperature or humidity, and bright lights
  •  Certain foods, including alcohol and caffeine, chocolate, cheese, citrus fruits, and foods with the additive tyramine. Dehydration and irregular meal times may also play a part
  • Some of the most common causes of migraines come from physical posture or tension in the shoulders or neck. Physical overexertion, fatigue, and irregular or insufficient sleep schedules can also trigger a migraine
  • Hormonal changes in women during menstruation can also cause migraines

Migraine headaches can be very debilitating without the right help. Fortunately, gentle manipulations of the spine and surrounding areas can lighten the load on your nervous system and reduce migraines either in symptom severity or in the frequency of occurrences.
 
We can treat migraines with a variety of chiropractic techniques, including spinal manipulation. You can also use chiropractic care in conjunction with other types of care to manage your migraine headaches even more effectively. Because we work extensively with the nervous system, we can pinpoint the places in your body that are most affected by the alignment of your spine. From there, we can correct it and reduce symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and more.
 

When you’re ready to beat your migraines with the help of a chiropractor for migraines in Lake Stevens, Johnstone Chiropractic is prepared to provide you with natural solutions for your headaches and other symptoms. For more information about the chiropractic services that we offer, or to schedule an appointment with our team, call us today at (425) 334-1874.

Are you looking for a chiropractor for migraines in Lake Stevens? If so, Dr. Jeremy Johnstone and the team at Johnstone Chiropractic are ready to help you. We offer a variety of treatments that are safe and effective for mitigating migraine headaches without medication or invasive procedures.   Migraine headaches can come from a variety […]


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Holiday Hours

Valued patients,

Our office hours will vary slightly during the upcoming holidays. Please make note of the following changes to our normal business hours, and contact our office if you have any questions.

NOVEMBER
Tuesday, November 21st | 10:00-1:00 and 3:00-6:00
Thursday, November 23rd | Closed
Friday, November 24th | Closed

DECEMBER
Monday, December 25th | Closed
Tuesday, December 26th | Closed
Thursday, December 28th | 10:00-1:00 and 3:00-6:00

JANUARY
Monday, January 1st | Closed
Tuesday, January 2nd | Closed
Thursday, January 4th | 10:00-1:00 and 3:00-6:00

Valued patients, Our office hours will vary slightly during the upcoming holidays. Please make note of the following changes to our normal business hours, and contact our office if you have any questions. NOVEMBER Tuesday, November 21st | 10:00-1:00 and 3:00-6:00 Thursday, November 23rd | Closed Friday, November 24th | Closed DECEMBER Monday, December 25th […]


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Does Your Child Have a Bad Back?

Natural health care, including chiropractic care, isn’t just for adults! In fact, using natural healing techniques for children is every bit as beneficial for them as it is for their parents. Nevertheless, the idea that children, even newborns, would see a chiropractor to get adjusted is a stretch for some. Why would a parent bring them in? How would a child benefit? What would prompt the need for chiropractic care?

Here are a few reasons:

  • Birth trauma. Even so-called natural childbirth methods can take a toll on a baby’s spine. Cesarean Section can be even more so.
  • Colic. Lacking the ability to explain their discomfort, babies cry. And cry! Many experience extraordinary relief with chiropractic care.
  • Ear infections. Mechanical tension in the upper spine can compromise the inner ear and eustachian tubes, becoming fertile ground for infection.

Gentle, Effective Care

Children seem to enjoy their adjustments. Besides requiring a lighter touch than the ones you receive, most infants respond quickly. They rarely have the build up of scar tissue that we often see in adults with long-standing problems.

Do you know a child that could benefit from today’s safe and natural chiropractic care? Resolving these problems early can avoid problems later on.

When you think of a person with a bad back, chances are you aren’t picturing a child.


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A Sigh of Relief for Sciatica

How do you know if you have sciatica? Many patients experience:

  • Pain in the buttocks or leg that worsens when sitting
  • Burning or tingling down one or both legs
  • Weakness, numbness or difficulty using your leg or foot
  • A shooting pain that makes standing difficult

If these symptoms sound familiar, you’re likely to be in your 40’s or 50’s and have pain when coughing, sneezing or any kind of movement. Simply put, you probably have sciatica.

What Is Sciatica?

Like a large river created by smaller streams, four or five pairs of nerves exit the spine in the lower back to form the two sciatic nerves. The soft pulpy disc between each spinal bone is often involved. While a disc can’t “slip,” it can bulge, herniate or rupture. This can put direct pressure on the nearby nerves.

The result? Swelling and inflammation. Depending on where the sciatic nerve is affected, the pain may also radiate down to the foot or toes.

What You Can Do

While sciatica can be distracting, it rarely produces permanent nerve damage—especially with prompt chiropractic care. In fact, chiropractic care is so successful in providing sciatica pain relief, it’s almost considered routine.

The only challenge seems to be impatient patients who expect instant results. Unlike artificial solutions such as drugs or more drastic surgery, chiropractic care helps restore the proper relationships between bones, discs and nerves. This natural approach, relying on the healing ability of your body, moves at its own pace.

If you’re dealing with sciatic nerve pain, consider giving our practice a call.

Whether your sciatic nerve pain is mild, moderate or severe, we’re ready to help you without drugs or surgery.


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Are Your Feet Causing Back Pain?

Back pain can be a debilitating condition. When you suffer with it, there is nothing you want more than to get rid of the pain. So, what role do your feet play in the cause of your back pain? It’s all about structure.

Our technology has evolved faster than our bodies. People were not designed to walk on hard surfaces like tile, marble, wood, or concrete—instead, we were designed to walk on grass, dirt, sand, mud, and other natural terrain. These natural, softer terrains are more conforming to the shape and structure of the foot, thereby keeping the arch supported, and causing the muscles, ligaments and tendons of the foot and ankle to work in a supportive fashion.

The Connection to Low Back Pain

The three main shock absorbers of the body are the feet, knees, and lower back. It only makes sense that if the feet are flat (unsupported by the ground or shoes) they are not absorbing shock. When that happens, the knees have to work twice as hard, but that can only go on for so long. Eventually, the lower back takes the heat. It now has to make up for the extra shock, and that can wear out the parts, particularly if there is a misalignment of the lower back or pelvis. Imagine a bent axle of a car, riding off road with a tire that is underinflated, with a cracked spring for the shocks!

So what can you do? Here are a few tips:

  1. Wear good structured shoes or sneakers that support the foot and absorb shock.
  2. Wear a custom orthotic made by someone who understands the structural relationship of the foot and the body (if that is out of your budget, a generic may be sufficient, but understand that it will not be made specifically for you).
  3. Have your spine, pelvis, and lower extremities specifically adjusted at our practice.

Wondering what else you can do to combat low back pain? Ask us at your next visit.

Sure, your feet help you get from one place to another–but did you know they could be responsible for back pain?


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Stretching: Easy, Relaxing and Free!

It may be the most important and the most beneficial exercise there is. It also happens to be the cheapest and the simplest, requiring exactly no equipment or floor space and zero special clothes.

It’s stretching.

You may have known that stretching increases flexibility, allows for easier movement and better balance. But did you know it relieves low-back pain, reduces muscle soreness, promotes relaxation, improves posture, agility and athletic performance? It also reduces tension, improves circulation, reduces anxiety, stress, and fatigue, improves mental alertness, decreases the risk of injury, makes your work easier, tunes your mind into your body and flat-out makes you feel better naturally!

5 Stretching Tips

Stretching conditions the muscles for exertion and exercise, making every muscle movement more efficient. Sound interesting? Ask us for a list of stretches that can help your spine at your next visit and then apply these simple rules:

  1. Always warm up your muscles for at least five minutes prior to stretching–good warm-ups include jogging in place, slow biking and jumping jacks.
  2. When you start, never bounce or bob. Not only is this less effective than simply “holding” the stretch, but it can also be very dangerous and lead to injuries.
  3. Always perform each stretching exercise in a slow, controlled manner and hold each stretch for 20 to 30 seconds.
  4. Stretches should feel slightly uncomfortable to “feel the stretch” in the muscles, not the joints. There should be no acute pain.
  5. Always complete each stretch for both sides of your body or limb in the same way.

Wondering what else you can do to improve your health and wellness? Be sure to subscribe to our blog to catch the latest updates.

Did you know that the best workout for your body can be done just about anywhere, at any time?


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Is Back Pain Hurting Your Career?

Low back pain, more commonly associated with jobs involving physical labor, is now afflicting an increasing number of white-collar workers. Usually associated with heavy lifting, turning, bending and repetitive motions, back pain is becoming a plague among those who lift nothing heavier than a stapler.

While workplace design and employee fitness are factors in office workers developing neck and back injuries, overlooked elements are psychosocial factors:

  • How positive a person’s mental outlook is
  • How much they like their career

Improving the Psychosocial Factor

Instead of taking drugs to reduce back pain symptoms, more and more recommendations involve reducing the amount of stress and taking steps to increase job satisfaction. In fact, experts say that up to 80 percent of adults will seek treatment for work-related neck or back pain at some point in their career.

Interested in learning more about what you can do to save your back? Ask us at your next appointment.

Dealing with back pain at work? There might be more to it than you think!


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Travel Tips to Save You Stress

Travel can be stressful, especially if it’s part of your job and you do it on a regular basis. Jet lag, time away from family, unfamiliar places, job performance expectations and irregular sleeping and eating patterns can really take their toll on your nerves and health.

Add in some circumstances over which you have no control, like flight cancellations and delays, lost luggage, and last minute meeting or conference changes, and you have the makings of a massive meltdown.

So what can you do to stay calm, maintain your health naturally and deal appropriately with stressful circumstances as a frequent traveler? Consider these helpful health tips.

Health Tips for Frequent Flyers

  1. Keep a bag packed with spare toiletries, wrinkle-free clothing and items that you would normally pack for every trip. With your “travel bag” always ready, you’re less likely to forget something, and you keep packing and re-packing time and effort to a minimum.
  2. Place identification (including passport), camera, laptop and any valuables in your hand luggage. You’ll feel more secure when you know these items are always with you.
  3. Make sure you get the proper amount of sleep – sleep helps the body to rest and rejuvenate for the next day’s activity. If you’re crossing time zones, this is especially important.
  4. Make sure you take the time to eat well. Try some local cuisine. Ask business associates or hotel staff to recommend some good eateries for you to try. Refrain from overeating and drinking too much alcohol.
  5. Make use of the exercise facilities available in many hotels as a way to ease stress that can result in headaches and other physical symptoms. Don’t forget to pack some gym clothes and shoes!

Frequent travel can be stressful, but it can also provide a means to explore new people, places, cultures and foods. You might even get a bit of sightseeing in as well! Remember to come in for your chiropractic adjustments as often as possible as regular chiropractic care before and after can help you effectively deal with the stress of frequent travel.

Love to travel, but hate the stress it can bring? Consider these helpful tips to manage your health on your next trip.


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