An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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At Health First Chiropractic Seattle, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our Seattle chiropractic office, but please call us at 206-327-9328 if you have any questions!
The chiropractic care provided at Health First is unique, with the focus on a technique known as Blair Upper Cervical. This approach uses state of the art diagnostic tools and procedures to help correct the spine with precise, gentle chiropractic adjustments. The benefit of this approach is that it aims to get patients better with the least amount of adjusting, so that over time your health improves and stabilizes, decreasing your reliance on chiropractic care. Upper Cervical care enables all individuals to realize their full health potential, and has been shown to be very effective in helping those with headaches, migraine, head and neck injuries, neurological disorders, and difficult, chronic health problems.
Some of the most difficult problems that individuals suffer from are headaches and migraines. Headaches can have a number of causes, and in a large percentage of cases, we have found that Upper Cervical Chiropractic can be part of a health program for headache sufferers helping to manage this problem, greatly reducing the frequency and intensity of headaches, and in many cases curing the problem completely. Migraine Headaches are a separate and unique diagnosis, and is truly a neurological/brain disease. Upper Cervical chiropractic can also greatly help those who suffer from migraines, and we work closely with other medical professionals when a multi disciplinary approach can best serve patients with this difficult health problem. Additionally – recent research has shown that Upper Cervical care can greatly effect brain health and can be a critical tool for those who are at risk for, or suffer from, neurological disorders ranging from Irritable Bowl Syndrome to Parkinson’s Disease.
Current research shows that over 80% of those who have received a whiplash injury from a rear end collision in their car, continue to suffer for an average of at least 12 years! This scenario can be largely avoided through Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care. The advanced work that we do at Health First, focusing on precise and gentle adjusting of the upper neck has been shown to be highly effective in helping those that suffer from this type of injury. Proper chiropractic care can help to avoid years of suffering. If you have had an auto accident in the recent past – OR – if it has been many years, you could most likely benefit from care at our office. Much like the injury from auto accidents, sports injuries and other accidents that involve head and neck trauma, can be greatly helped with Upper Cervical Care.
Many of our patients come to see our chiropractor to address a specific pain symptom such as back pain, neck pain or headaches. While our chiropractor will address each patient's specific condition with chiropractic care, we often find it helpful to "coach" our patients towards achieving a healthier lifestyle. For example, there may be certain activities that you should avoid or do differently to prevent yourself from unintentionally aggravating your particular health challenges. The goal of including lifestyle advice with a chiropractic care plan is to help each and every patient achieve the fulfilling and happy lifestyle they deserve, one that is full of the activities that are enjoyed most. We recognize that every single one of our patients is a whole person, and we use our expertise to help them reach total health and wellness.
There is a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Your spinal health is no exception. Posture and spinal screenings by a trained and experienced chiropractor such as Dr. Michael Lenarz can help reveal important health information, unlocking the door to improved health and well-being. In order to help the Seattle community, we provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment. Contact us today at 206-327-9328 to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.