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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

What does your head and neck have to do with BREATHING? Jun 6th, 2020

If your head is positioned forward, in front of your shoulders, the ability for your lungs to fully inflate is reduced. That's not good! According to this research article*, forward head posture "causes shortening and weakening of the accessory respiratory muscles".  A closely related postural problem is when the middle...

Neck Injuries and Early Treatment May 30th, 2020

A randomized trial of 97 patients with whiplash injuries were studied by two medical doctors and a physical therapist in the SPINE journal*. This study compared active treaments (movement-based therapies) with rest and wearing a soft cervical spine collar, and the results showed that active treaments were more effective in reducing...

Hunching Over All Day at Work Can Have Some Serious Repercussions for Your Health Apr 10th, 2019

If you sit at a desk all day, it’s easy to slump over like a hunchback or even slouch down in your chair just to try to get a different position. You probably know that when you don’t sit up tall the way your mom always told you to do,...

Why Certain Parts of Your Body are More Prone to Injury in a Car Accident Mar 7th, 2019

More than 2.5 million people are injured in car accidents each year in the United States, which leads to a million days in the hospital. And these statistics only scratch the surface of the toll that car accidents exact on our population. At Watson Chiropractic, we specialize in helping our...

What You Should Know if You Suffer an Injury While at Work Feb 14th, 2019

Every seven seconds a worker is injured on the job, which breaks out to about 510 every hour, 12,300 every day, and a whopping 4.5 million per year. We introduce these eye-opening numbers to underscore just how common workplace injuries are, whether you’re ensconced in a comfortable corner office or...

Avoiding And Preventing Car Accidents During Winter In Washington State Feb 12th, 2019

  See what happens when just a couple inches of snow combines with ice-slicked roadways? Thankfully none of the innocent bystanders in that video were injured, but there were plenty of reports of people being injured in car crashes during that period.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhZCyQ3emQg

What to do in the SNOW? Feb 12th, 2019

1-Check traffic and weather reports: You can check at  wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/ for alerts and road conditions before driving. 2-Reduce your speed: Even though this advice is supposed to be common sense, we still see some people trying to go over 50mph on icy or wet roads. Stay alert and leave plenty of space! 3-Increase...

Symptoms to Look Out for If You Think You May Be Suffering From Whiplash Jan 11th, 2019

Whiplash is a relatively common injury – probably a lot more common than you think. About 2 million people seek medical care for whiplash injuries every year in the U.S., with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. And many more people may miss out on the care they need simply...

Top 7 Factors That Affect the Severity of a Car Accident Injury Dec 20th, 2018

Millions of people are injured in car crashes every year in the United States, and for many of those people, the injuries they experience can cause symptoms that last for months and even years — sometimes for the rest of their lives. While not every car crash causes severe injuries,...

Think You May Have Ligament Injuries? Visit Your Digital Motion X-Ray Specialist Nov 28th, 2018

You've been working in the same line of work for years and you're good at what you do but no matter how skilled a person is workplace injuries happen. You're driving down the road, minding your own business, when suddenly a vehicle swerves into your lane, causing a head-on collision....

Understanding What Could Happen To Your Body if You Ignore the Signs of Whiplash Oct 30th, 2018

Whiplash is one of the most commonly experienced injuries after a car accident, yet many people don’t recognize the signs until much later. At Watson Chiropractic, with locations in SeaTac, Kent, and Tacoma, Washington, the doctors specialize in the advanced, noninvasive, chiropractic treatment of whiplash symptoms, so you can avoid...

Common Office Injuries and How to Prevent Them Sep 17th, 2018

You sit in a comfy office chair all day using a computer and answering phones. What could possibly happen, right? Unfortunately, your office environment might not be as safe as you think. And you might be engaging in behaviors that are adding to the unsafe situation. Here at Watson Chiropractic,...

Why You Should Always See A Doctor After An Accident Aug 15th, 2018

Your body is an amazing piece of bioengineering that can handle many extremes of life. The fight-or-flight response that occurs after a perceived threat provides a surge of resources for you to draw upon when your life is in danger. While you may not consider a fender bender all that...

Injured On The Job? The 101 on What to Do Jul 9th, 2018

On-the-job injuries range from nuisance to debilitating, and there’s not only the injury to consider, but also lost time and legal reporting requirements. When your injury includes musculoskeletal damage, seeking treatment with Watson Chiropractic is a prudent choice, but it’s only one part of the process. No one plans on...

Five Signs You May Have Whiplash Jun 18th, 2018

If you’ve been in a car crash or suffered a collision while playing sports, you may have whiplash. Whiplash is a cluster of symptoms that may arise after your head and neck have been subjected to severe back-and-forth or side-to-side jerking motions that injure the tissues, nerves, and bones in...

Why Minor Fender Benders Often Cause Substantial Physical Pain May 7th, 2018

You just got rear-ended at a traffic stop. Your bumper’s a little bent, but your car is otherwise fine. So are you. At least for the first couple of days.Then you notice that your neck feels stiff and painful. It seems like a cliché, but you begin to wonder if...

5 Common Delayed Injury Symptoms After an Accident Apr 18th, 2018

5 Common Delayed Injury Symptoms After an AccidentSuffering bumps and bruises is common in an auto accident, even if you feel OK and can move around immediately after the incident. But, what may be coming next can be of greater concern for your health.At Watson Chiropractic, Dr. Steven Watson and...

Headache and the Hidden Injury Mar 22nd, 2018

The knowledgeable staff at Watson Chiropractic includes two established chiropractors, Drs. Steven Watson and Shannon Darrow, who are well-versed in the impact and guidelines for car accidents and workers’ compensation claims. Tailored wellness programs combined with their expertise ensure thorough diagnoses and effective treatment measures that work to guide you...

Five Common Types of Automobile Accident Injuries and What They Can Mean for Your Health Mar 16th, 2018

Automobile accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that Americans are hospitalized for more than one million days annually due to injuries from car accidents. If you’re involved in an accident, you may need care for...

Low Level Laser After an Auto Accident Mar 14th, 2018

Watson Chiropractic uses the latest in low level laser technology to treat car accident injuries.  We have seen great improvement in many of our patients and we continue to see more research being published supporting the effectiveness of low level laser therapy. A two year study published by the Ontario Protocol...

What You Should Do If You’re Injured at Work Mar 14th, 2018

Whether you’re routinely perched atop a ladder, or just negotiating the busy corridors at the office, workplace injuries can happen in obvious, and not-so-obvious, ways. In 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there were 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries or a rate of 2.9 per...

5 Ways Spinal Decompression Can Help After an Accident Mar 8th, 2018

Spinal decompression therapy is a modern, non-surgery traction procedure that effectively treats many areas of pain and disc issues, most commonly in the neck and back. Cervical decompression therapy is recommended for many patients who experience chronic neck pain or have bulging or herniated discs in the cervical spine. Of...

Most Common Office Injuries and How to Prevent Them Jan 25th, 2018

When most people think of workplace injuries and accidents, they may visualize a factory floor with loud, powerful machinery or heavy equipment operators and construction sites. The comfortable and quiet surroundings of company offices don’t seem like the setting where injury regularly lurks. Yet office injuries and accidents add up...