The time of year when the rains return is officially here! The Pacific Northwest is getting its fair share of precipitation, and with the changing seasons brings less sun and more darkness. These changing conditions also mean more traffic along the main roads, Copley Parkway and Interstate 405. From Renton to Factoria, driving is becoming more difficult, and accidents can occur.
We want to share a few tips with you to keep your family moving along and safe on the roads.
Always Plan Ahead!
The first important thing to remember about staying safe on the roads is to plan ahead. Use Google Maps to check your route. You’ll know exactly how long it’ll take you to get somewhere, including traffic, and be able to choose the best route at the time you’re traveling. You won’t feel the stress of not having enough time and then hitting the traffic in the dark and rain. By planning ahead, you won’t have any surprises!
Keep Your Attention on the Road
The second tip we want to share is that while driving, remember to use your hands-free device if you need to communicate with someone. Texting isn’t just illegal but is a huge distraction that can easily lead to accidents and injuries. We want our friends to be safe. Don’t be pulled into the urgency of ‘’now’’ and feel like your text or call is more important than your and your family’s safety!
Get a Chiropractic Check Immediately
Accidents happen and sometimes can be unavoidable. If you do find yourself in a fender bender, you’ll be sure to have your car checked out and make sure it’s okay. But you’re more important than your vehicle, so it’s vital that you and your passengers get checked out by a chiropractor. We’re specialists in checking for injuries that happen after car accidents and will make sure you have all your needs addressed.
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From fender benders to major collisions, auto accidents can take a devastating toll on the body. I had a patient named Grace, who came in to see me the same day following a car accident.
Grace was hit from behind and, as a result had severe headaches. She also had pain down her arm as well as in her neck and back.
It was hard for her to move and she wanted to get checked out right away. I assessed her for any traumatic injuries that, fortunately, she did not have.
There were no broken bones or dislocations, but she did have subluxations, misalignments, and stretching of the soft tissue, which are issues that chiropractic can always help with.
Improving Through Chiropractic
I ended up adjusting her the same day and used a laser on the inflamed tissues. When she left her pain was at least 50% better, and her headache was almost gone. She is continuing to have treatment. It’s unusual to see that dramatic of a change after a car accident, and I look forward to continuing to provide her safe and natural care to help her heal.
If you’ve been in an auto accident, it’s important to get checked right away. We’re ready to help you feel better and get better!
Halloween is a special time of the year for families. It comes with a change in the seasons, bringing colder weather and falling leaves.
It also brings a holiday that is dear to most children – Halloween!
This year, [PRACTICE NAME] is going to be celebrating at Pumpkin Palooza.
This event is held on October 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bellevue Family YMCA, located at 14230 Bel-Red Road. It’s a free pumpkin carving party that’s fun for all ages.
A wide variety of activities are available, and you’re encouraged to wear your Halloween costume to share in the festivities.
Take the Opportunity to Evaluate Your Health
You’ll see the [PRACTICE NAME] team at our own table holding free spinal screenings for anyone who might be curious about their spinal health or has a concern they’d like to discuss. Maybe you’ve been having symptoms of pain or just want to know more about what we do. We’ll be there as a public service to share our knowledge and be a resource to the [PJ] community.
We can’t wait to see you there!
How Do You Take Care of Your Spine?
We’re always on the lookout for resources to help our patients get better quickly, stay better longer and empower themselves to take control of their health. Chiropractic care offers you an amazing way to help your body’s structure through visits to our office. But what can you do to help your spinal health when you’re at home?
Get Spinal 411 Free of Charge
Dr. Cummins holds a great class that will provide you with a wealth of information. It’s free of charge and held on the third Monday of each month from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. In just 45 minutes, you’ll learn about
- How chiropractic works
- Proper nutrition
- Proper posture in the car
- Sleeping positions
- Spinal exercise to help strength and flexibility
- Workspace ergonomics
The class will give you a wonderful foundation for spinal care, providing basics that are useful for everyone. At the end, you’ll receive a packet of information to take home with you, so you don’t need to worry about taking notes while Dr. Cummins is speaking.
Welcoming the [PJ] Community
We’ll start promptly and move efficiently through each topic because we respect your time. We encourage our patients, their family and friends and all members of the [PJ] community to stop in and learn how to take care of their spines!