Convenient Downtown Seattle Location

As an essential healthcare provider, Hillclimb Chiropractic Clinic is open Mon-Fri and available to help you with all your urgent pain and maintenance care needs. We are following all Washington State Department of Health, CDC and Washington State Chiropractic Association guidelines including requiring all patients, visitors and staff to wear face coverings/masks while in the clinic. If you have an appointment at our clinic and have any symptoms of acute respiratory illness (e.g., fever, cough, difficulty breathing), please call our front desk to reschedule your appt. For more informaiton please check out our Covid-19 resources here

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Lesson of the Day: Back Pain Facts

Lesson of the Day: Back Pain Facts

In the spirit of back to school, we wanted to teach you a few things about back pain you might not have known.

  • 10% of people develop chronic low back pain, an epidemic that costs society up to $100 billion a year
  • Spinal manipulation is one of the only treatments consistently recommended for dealing with acute back pain
  • Far too many people don’t visit a chiropractor for their pain and instead choose to pop over-the-counter pain medication at alarming rates
  • Exercise is a crucial step to recovery from back pain.  It’s important to exercise your whole body, not just the back, to increase your mobility, strength and endurance
  • One of the biggest predictors of chronic back pain is known as “pain avoidance behavior” which means once you get the pain, you do everything you can to avoid anything that will cause pain
  • For Acute Low Back Pain – Early intervention (treatment) leads to better outcomes
  • For Chronic Low Back Pain – Focus on strengthening and endurance exercises

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