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Tips for neck and upper back pain relief sides pain there also could be numbness and tingling that occurs down the shoulders, arms and hands. Neck and upper back pain relief can be obtained many ways. In early stages relief can be brought about with stretching, heat, ice and over the counter medications. If these home remedies are not effective a visit to your chiropractor is advised. Your chiropractor will be able to assess your needs and prescribe the right kind of treatment your condition requires. Along with specific spinal chiropractic adjustments to correct the mechanical misalignment of vertebrae,

your Doctor of Chiropractic may use additional therapies to speed your recovery such as cold laser therapy, muscle stimulation, trigger point therapy and other specialized treatments. Many people experience results with a reduction of pain soon after their first treatment. The most important thing is to get pain relief as soon as possible so you can get back to your daily routine and the great thing about chiropractic health Ssciences is that it’s all natural! Dr. Sharon Wagener DeWolf is the owner of Redmond Back & Neck Pain Clinic. Contact (425) 885-9950.

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The Redmond Senior Center (RSC) at 8703 160th Ave. N.E. is offering a series of free classes to reduce falls among older adults. The classes are for those ages 50 or better and begin Oct. 3 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and will run on Mondays and Wednesdays until Nov. 9. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalization for older adults in Washington and nationwide, about 10,000 older adults die from falls each year. The Redmond Fire Department (RFD), RSC and


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a downside to this. The tissues of the neck are susceptible to mechanical irritation which can result in pain. The joints, discs, ligaments and muscles must perform in smooth synchrony in order to transfer forces through the neck properly. Poor posture, repetitious movements, lifting injuries and accidents can cause a loss of normal joint alignment which results in a loss of motion, muscle spasm, joint swelling, nerve irritation and pain. Neck and upper back pain relief is so essential because of the location. The neck pain you are experiencing could refer pain to other areas creating headaches, jaw pain, upper back pain, shoulder and arm pain. Be-



he neck has one of the toughest jobs of the whole body. The job of the neck is to hold up the head and protect the spinal column. This is why people need to ensure the support of a new born baby’s neck until it has developed enough strength. Many people suffer from neck and upper back pain and it can be due to many different things. It could be due to poor posture, repetitious strain, stress or injury. However, the commonality between all of these causes is that each individual will be searching for neck and upper back pain relief. The design of the neck with all of its interconnected structures does give an incredible range of motion; however, there is

Upcoming class series to focus on reducing falls for older adults


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