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Belltown Spine & Wellness, an integrated health and spinal rehabilitation center, has helped thousands of people over the past 22 years regain their health and vitality through their natural, integrated approach to health and wellness in the greater Seattle area.

Physical Therapy for Whiplash

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Physical therapy is an effective treatment option for whiplash, especially when combined with other treatments, such as bracing and medications. In whiplash, the soft tissues in your neck are damaged, so a physical therapist can work with you to restore proper function and movement of those tissues. Physical therapy includes both passive and active treatments. Passive treatments help to relax you and your body. They're called passive because you don't have to actively participate. Most likely, you're experiencing acute pain because of whiplash, so you'll probably start with passive treatments as your body heals and/or adjusts to the pain. But the goal of physical therapy is to get into active treatments. These are therapeutic exercises that strengthen your body so that your spine has better support.  Passive Physical Therapy Treatments for Whiplash Deep Tissue Massage This technique targets muscle tension that can develop as a result of whiplash. The therapist uses...
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4 Myths about Chiropractic that Need to be Debunked Right Now

When considering a visit to the chiropractor, you may be asking friends and relatives for input about your options in seeking treatment. And although you may be provided with some helpful answers to your questions, beware of misinformed facts about chiropractic care that may influence your decision to look elsewhere. Like all practices, there are good and bad providers in every field, whether you go to see a medical doctor or a chiropractor. Here are 5 common myths about chiropractic, and why you should politely pass up advice from those who use them to justify skipping a trip to the clinic to see your local chiropractor.

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Belltown's Own ~ Breathe Hot Yoga

Located less than a minute’s walk from Belltown Spine & Wellness, Amber Borgomainerio’s studio, Breathe Hot Yoga, uses repetitive movement and heat as a unique and individualized way to rehabilitate and strengthen the spine. “...The style of yoga that we do here at Breathe is so complementary to chiropractic, and taking care of the spine, as all of our yoga classes are centered around working with the spine specifically.

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Oh Baby!!!

Typically, an expecting mother gains 25-30 pounds her pregnancy. This added weight can not only cause discomfort in the lower back but can cause pain throughout the entire lower body by putting pressure on the spine, specifically the sciatic nerve. This new weight can also cause the pelvis to be misaligned, which leaves less room for the baby to develop, and assume the correct position for birth.

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Athletic Performance and Chiropractic Care

The science of Chiropractic relies on the notion that the body can properly function only if the spine is unobstructed, and the nerve supply to the rest of the body remains constant. Of course, injuries from any kind of sport can cause subluxations which can create further issues, like chronic pain, with an athlete’s health later on. Even after medical treatment like surgery, a subluxation is not totally eliminated

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All You Need is Love...What Your Heart Really Needs

Worried that your diet is lacking in heart-healthy nutrients? It might be wise to do some brainstorming about adding some of these foods to your meals. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer worldwide and accounts for 1 in every 4 deaths in the United States alone. Coronary heart disease, the most commonly occurring form of cardiovascular ailments for Americans, kills more 370,000 people annually. Sodium-rich foods and processed foods can cause heart problems, as well as foods high in trans or saturated fats, which can raise LDL cholesterol, which can be an another dangerous contributor to heart disease.

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