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Chiropractic Care for Headaches Jun 12th, 2020

Regardless of your type of headache, the pain can be absolutely debilitating, disrupting your life and schedule. Chronic headaches — when you have more days with headaches than you don’t — bring your life to a screeching halt.   If you’ve never considered chiropractic care to relieve headache pain, you are...

The Best Rehabilitative Exercises After a Car Accident May 19th, 2020

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s important to get checked out by a doctor even if you feel okay. It’s a great idea to see a chiropractor who can provide the care you need and teach you rehabilitative exercises that will help speed your recovery. Make an...

How Can a Chiropracter Help my Degenerative Disk Disease? Apr 30th, 2020

The spine is made up of 24 bony vertebrae with rubbery, cushioning discs between them to prevent the bones from rubbing together and to allow for flexing and bending of the neck and back. Over time, these discs become worn from use, and they can rupture, dry out, or slip...

Adjusting for Good Health: The Top 5 Benefits of Chiropractic Care Mar 1st, 2020

Without your joints, your body doesn’t move. And like a well-tuned car, your body moves best with parts balanced and aligned. It’s not just about your bones. Blood supply and nerve response work best when joints interact as they should. This is where Dr. Jason Ablett at Pinnacle Health Chiropractic...

Overcoming Injuries With Chiropractic Care Feb 12th, 2020

At Pinnacle Health Chiropractic, we offer a whole-body form of therapy designed to help you heal naturally, without medication or surgery. The chiropractic techniques that we use are used by trained physiotherapists. Our techniques encourage healthy growth and the healing of old wounds. James Ablett, DC, leads our team in...

Why You Should Know About Maigne's Syndrome Jan 27th, 2020

Chronic pain anywhere is a difficult, life-interrupting condition. Joint pain can be devastating, but back pain can affect you more than pain in any other part or joint of your body. Back pain can show symptoms that range from headaches to pain in your knees to your feet.  Around 16...

Do I Need Chiropractic Treatment if I’m Not in Pain? Dec 9th, 2019

Chiropractic treatment focuses on disorders of the muscles, joints, bones, and nervous system and the ways these disorders affect general health. While most people seek chiropractic treatment for neck pain, back pain, joint pain, or headaches, this type of drug-free approach can also help enhance overall health and functioning. About...

7 Drug-Free Ways to Manage Headache Pain Nov 22nd, 2019

Do you frequently suffer from headaches? Are you curious about drug-free ways to treat your pain? Fortunately, there are plenty of holistic and chiropractic cures that have a good deal of success in patients who experience frequent tension headaches. At Pinnacle Health Chiropractic, Dr. Jason Ablett has worked closely with...

Is Back Pain a Normal Part of Aging? Oct 1st, 2019

Back pain is incredibly common, and it tends to escalate with age. Most people start to notice more back pain between the ages of 40 and 60, but some people will feel the effects of an aging spine as early as their 30s. An occasional twinge is normal, but if...

5 Ways Trigger Point Injections Can Alleviate Pain Sep 3rd, 2019

If you have a band of muscles that knots up and just won’t relax, it can make you miserable and even make your everyday activities difficult. Those knots, also called trigger points, aggravate nearby nerves and cause a variety of frustrating symptoms, including a constant dull ache, searing pain, a...

Managing Fibromyalgia Pain: Know Your Options Aug 18th, 2019

While we may not know what causes fibromyalgia, we have many treatment options we can use to help with the potentially debilitating pain and fatigue symptoms of this chronic condition. At Pinnacle Health Chiropractic, Jason Ablett, DC, supports patients by finding the right balance of treatments for their fibromyalgia pain....

Here's How Your Weight Affects Your Sciatica Pain Jul 24th, 2019

Do you sometimes feel a painful bolt of lightning running from your lower back or hip down into your buttocks or legs? Sciatica affects around 40% of all people at some point in their lifetime, and your risk can go up as you age or if you have other back...

Why You Should Have a Medical Evaluation After an Auto Accident Even if You're Not in Pain Jun 14th, 2019

Some injuries from auto accidents are obvious, like broken bones and lacerations, and they’re treated immediately at a hospital. But what you may not realize is that many injuries are not detected at the scene of an accident. Your internal organs and soft tissue can sustain damage that doesn’t show...

Excessive Sitting Could be Contributing to Your Back Pain May 21st, 2019

When it comes to back pain, people think of injuries like car accidents or lifting something too heavy. But for chronic back pain, the culprit is typically way less conspicuous. In many cases, back pain comes from excessive sitting and is becoming more common among those who work in office...

3 Drug-Free Migraine Treatments That Work Apr 25th, 2019

Migraines are extremely painful and can be debilitating for many patients. If you are not able to find a treatment that works, you may be in pain for hours or even days. In many cases, doctors will prescribe medication to help with migraine pain, prevent attacks or even stop attacks...

How does the Graston Technique® help with back pain? Mar 1st, 2019

If you have back pain and reduced mobility in your spine, a chiropractic method called the Graston Technique® may be able to help. It uses specialized tools to break down scar tissue and restrictions in your connective tissue that have resulted from trauma. By using the Graston Technique, Jason Ablett,...

How Fibromyalgia Affects Your Entire Body Feb 1st, 2019

Fibromyalgia has been misunderstood and often misdiagnosed for centuries. Doctors first described the widespread and sometimes debilitating pain associated with fibromyalgia as muscle rheumatism. In 1904, the term “fibrositis” came into favor and stuck until physicians switched to “fibromyalgia” in 1976. It wasn’t until 1981, however, that results of a...

Why Rehabilitative Exercise Could Be a Great Option for You Jan 9th, 2019

In the U.S., as many as 20% of adults live with chronic pain, of which, around 8% experience high impact chronic pain, which is pain that lasts for more than three months and restricts at least one major life activity (e.g., being able to work outside the home). Often, chronic pain results after a single...

5 Reasons to See a Chiropractor Even if You're Not in Pain Dec 20th, 2018

Misalignment often occurs weeks, months, or even years before pain Pain is the result of dysfunction somewhere in the body, and while some injuries cause immediate pain, more subtle problems like misalignment can take weeks or months to lead to serious pain. By going to the chiropractor early and often,...

Why It's so Important to See a Doctor After an Auto Accident Nov 26th, 2018

Every year, more than 2 million people are injured in car accidents across the U.S. Yet only a fraction of those people visit their doctor for an evaluation and exam following their crash. Why? Because all too often, people believe if they can't see or feel any "major" injuries, they...

Understanding the Many Benefits of Seeing a Chiropractor Oct 31st, 2018

Seeing a chiropractor is good for your physical and emotional well-being, and even good for the people that you interact with every day. By improving your quality of life, your overall disposition, and your ability to do the things you enjoy, you can lead a happier and fuller life by...

3 Interesting Facts About Migraines Sep 12th, 2018

A migraine is a headache that feels like severe throbbing or pulsing sensations, usually on one side of your head. During an episode, this debilitating condition can leave you unable to participate in life. One of the best things you can do for your headaches is to arm yourself with...

Why Rehabilitative Exercise After an Injury is So Important Aug 28th, 2018

Rehabilitative Exercise after an injury is essential to your recovery. The recuperation period following an injury may take time, and you may even need bed rest or may have to immobilize the affected area, particularly with a broken arm, leg, or foot. This rest and recovery is crucial for your...

Five Ways to Know if You’re Suffering From Sciatica Jul 25th, 2018

Up to 40% of people will develop sciatic pain, also known as sciatica, at some point in their lives. Because the pain typically generates from your low back, most people who come in to see us at Pinnacle Health Chiropractic think it’s a back problem. But sciatica is caused by...

Four All-Natural Solutions for Fibromyalgia Pain Jun 18th, 2018

Pain is the common denominator for fibromyalgia patients. If you have fibromyalgia, you probably have experience with prescription pain medications. There are as many reasons to choose not to take opioids and related pharmaceuticals as there are people with fibromyalgia. Although there haven’t been many formal studies into alternative approaches...

How Adrenaline and Endorphins Can Delay the Pain You Feel After a Car Accident May 16th, 2018

Any car accident can be a stressful situation, and though it may feel overwhelming, our bodies respond in a predictable way. That may not make it any easier to deal with the wide span of emotions, but it can help you understand what you’re experiencing in the period after a...

How Chiropractic Care Can Relieve Whiplash Pain Apr 13th, 2018

One of the most common injuries in automobile accidents is whiplash, or injury to the muscles and ligaments of the neck. Whiplash, sometimes called neck strain or neck sprain, is especially likely if you are involved in a rear-end accident because the sudden force of the collision makes your head...

5 Ways Massage Therapy Can Help After a Car Accident Mar 29th, 2018

An auto accident is traumatic, even if you don’t get injured. You have paperwork, repairs, and insurance claims, and all of that stress can overshadow a little tenderness in your neck or a slight headache. Getting massage therapy after an auto accident can make all the difference to how you...

Ditch the Drugs: Chiropractic Care for Remedying and Preventing Headaches Feb 27th, 2018

Ditch the Drugs: Chiropractic Care for Remedying and Preventing HeadachesAmerica is in love with the idea of a “quick fix.” Whether it’s a piece of duct tape or a little pill, we’ve learned how to bypass the underlying structural problem by finding a solution that’ll get us through another day.And...

6 Tips for Preventing Tech Neck Jan 8th, 2018

We use computers at work, tablets for entertainment, and our phones all the time. So many devices can lead to tech neck -- neck pain and strain from looking down or from an improperly set up desk or workstation. To avoid neck pain and possible damage to the muscles and...

Nine Benefits of Chiropractic Care That You May Not Know About Dec 6th, 2017

In the following article, Dr. Jason Ablett of Pinnacle Health Chiropractic in Kirkland, Washington, reveals nine incredible benefits of chiropractic care.The advances in modern medicine have been nothing short of amazing as medical professionals find new ways to tackle the incredibly complex system that is the human body. Many of...