Arthritis, or joint pain or joint disease, is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children are suffering from some type of arthritis. Common symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to perform normal day-to-day activities, and has the potential to cause permanent joint damage.
To determine whether or not you may be suffering from arthritis or to determine the severity, your medical professional will perform blood tests and conduct an imaging scan (ie: x-ray, CAT scan or MRI). Eating healthy, staying active, and understanding your type of arthritis and treatment options are crucial to decreasing your discomfort and paving the way for an enjoyable, happy life.
Dr. Ehren Pace, D.C. is Kirkland’s trusted chiropractor dealing with whiplash, back pain and all other spinal related complaints associated with auto or car accidents. Dr. Pace has 14 years of experience serving the Greater Eastside including Kingsgate, Juanita, Redmond, Woodinville and Kirkland.
Chiropractic care in recent years has been demonstrated to be the preferred approach for the management of soft tissue and joint injuries following a car accident (commonly referred to as a motor vehicle accident or MVA). Dr. Pace has the expertise and experience in treating motor vehicle related injuries and managing patient care in this area. In addition to Chiropractic treatment he believes in a multi-disciplinary approach in difficult cases and believes that along with essential chiropractic treatment, that physical therapy and massage compliment care. Medical treatment and management in conjunction with chiropractic care is often very helpful and useful in Motor Vehicle Accident cases. Dr. Pace has developed trusted partnerships in the medical community to ensure high quality care. Our goal is to help you return to a more comfortable and productive lifestyle as soon as possible.
Your Auto Insurance rights! In Washington State, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance pays for 100% of your treatment bills if you are injured in an automobile accident. PIP is no-fault coverage that pays all reasonable and necessary health care costs, including chiropractic and massage therapy treatment. No co-payments or deductibles are involved. In addition we handle all the paper work so you don’t have to! Call us today at (425) 820-2773!
Dr. Ehren Pace, D.C. is your chiropractic specialist in Kirkland for the treatment of acute or chronic back pain and low back pain! If you are currently suffering from low back pain for any reason call our office today at (425) 820-2773 because we can help!
Through a combination of chiropractic care, massage therapy and acupuncture, we have helped many back pain sufferers like yourself feel better and able to return to normal daily activities.
Don’t suffer from chronic or acute back pain any longer. Call us for a drug free, surgery free solution at (425)820-2773 .
Here is a article from the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) on Chiropractic Care and the treatment of low back pain.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
CTS is a problem of the median nerve which runs from the forearm into the hand. When there is excessive pressure in the wrist, it causes swelling of the median nerve. This small area called the carpal tunnel is a narrow tunnel at the wrist made up of bones, soft tissues, nerves, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. When the median nerve which runs through this tunnel gets compressed it causes pain, weakness, numbness or tingling in the hand and wrist which radiates into the forearm. The carpal tunnel is the most common area that gets compressed in both the hands and feet.
CTS should be diagnosed and treated early. During your consultation, you will receive a standard physical examination of the hands, arms, shoulders and neck to help determine if your symptoms are related to daily activities or to an underlying disorder. Our highly skilled chiropractor will also utilize other orthopedic tests to try to produce the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Laboratory tests and x-rays can reveal diabetes, arthritis, fractures, and other common causes of wrist and hand pain.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease is when natural changes in the discs of your spine cause pain. The discs between vertebrae act as shock absorbers for your spine, and as you age, they begin to lose flexibility. While this is a normal part of aging, it should not cause pain. If you experience pain due to this, it is classified as degenerative disc disease.
Each disc is composed of a sturdy outer wall and a soft, gel-like inner core. When we are born, these discs are primarily composed of water, but as age advances, the discs lose some of this water content and begin to get thinner. As you might imagine, this means each disc doesn’t absorb the shocks of everyday life as well.
Dr. Ehren Pace, D.C. is a your chiropractic headache specialist!
Chiropractic care especially when coordinated along with experienced massage therapy and acupuncture, is effective in treating most headaches directly and quickly; vastly decreasing intensity and frequency if not stopping them at all.
Here is an article from the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) discussing Chiropractic care and headaches..
Knee pain is increasingly becoming a more common problem in society. It is a complaint we see frequently. The most common complaint associated with knee pain is considered the normal “wear and tear.” Another ailment that affects the knee is osteoarthritis. The symptoms and progression of osteoarthritis and knee pain can be reduced through our individualized approach to chiropractic care.
Dr. Ehren Pace, D.C. has over a decade of experience treating Neck Pain. If you are suffering from acute or chronic neck pain call our office today!
Here is an article from the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) on Chiropractic and it’s effectiveness in treating neck pain.
Neuropathy is a medical condition caused by damaged nerve cells and often associated with autoimmune diseases, infections, diabetes, tumors, or hereditary conditions. Peripheral neuropathy currently affects over 20 million people in the United States with symptoms ranging from tingling or burning pain and nausea to muscle spasms, difficulty moving your arms or legs, or atrophy.
Our goal is to help you receive the proper care after a personal injury, auto accident or fall. Our staff is devoted to helping you obtain the most comprehensive treatments and the care you deserve, so you may maintain your quality of life after an injury and can begin to feel like yourself again.
Too often, individuals involved in an auto injury or wreck have minimal or no symptoms until several weeks after the auto accident. That is where the professionals at Positive Chiropractic and Wellness come in, and can assist you with all aspects of auto accident personal injury recovery.
A pinched nerve can happen in a variety of places throughout the body with some of the most common being the lower spine, wrists, neck, and legs. A pinched nerve occurs when the muscles or tendons around the nerve are inflamed, putting pressure on the nerve and either causing pain or even numbness throughout the extremities related or attached to this affected nerve.
Your pinched nerve may be caused by different physical conditions such as carpal tunnel or a herniated disc. Though pinched nerves can be painful, the majority of patients find that their pinched nerve(s) goes away on its own.
If the pinched nerve does not resolve itself and you have persistent pain that lasts for more than a few days, you should seek medical attention by scheduling an appointment at Positive Chiropractic and Wellness with our chiropractor. This is especially true if you’ve tried at-home treatments but feel like your pain is worsening as time progresses. With pinched nerves, it’s important to seek medical attention in order to identify the underlying cause of the pinched nerve to ensure it doesn’t happen again.
Sciatica (pain referred down one or both legs) is a common condition which we treat on a daily basis. Dr. Ehren Pace, D.C. has over a decade of experience treating this sometimes complex but often simple yet debilitating condition. With his experience, he is adept at differentially diagnosing simple from complex cases. If you are suffering from sciatica (or leg pain) please don’t wait any longer to schedule a consultation/examination today!
Enjoy the following article from the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) on Chiropractic Care and the treatment of sciatica.
Shoulder pain is a very common condition and affects almost half of the U.S. Most patients feel some sort of pain, limited range of motion, an inability to engage in activities of daily living (ADL) or something more serious as a permanent disability.
Dr. Ehren Pace, D.C. has over a decade of experience treating sports injuries. Involvement in sports can often cause a number of injuries including, but not limited to, back pain, neck pain, whiplash, arm and leg pain. Dr. Pace has experience treating all these conditions and more. For more detailed information on certain conditions, please go to the “conditions treated tab”.
If you have questions about a specific type of injury and whether it can be treated, feel free to give us a call at (425) 820-2773 to ask. We would be happy to help address any concerns!
TMJ is an abbreviation for the temporomandibular joint which connects the mandibular, or your lower jaw, to the temporal bones of the skull. The TMJ is one of the more unique joints within your body as it allows you to move your jaw forward, backward, and side to side so that you can chew, talk, sing, yawn, and more. This joint can be found just in front of your ears on both sides of your head.
Any problem with the muscles, ligaments, discs, bones, or the joint itself are known as temporomandibular disorders or TMD and refers to the actual disorder, where the jaw joint is misaligned and causing problems such as pain, inflammation, and inability to move or operate the jaw. However, these problems or conditions are often incorrectly called by the joint name of TMJ instead.
Vertigo is the feeling that you are moving when you’re not. This sensation can be triggered by movements such as turning your head too quickly or looking down from a great distance, but it is ultimately caused by problems in the inner ear, brain, or brainstem. There are two different forms of vertigo with each stemming from various medical issues: peripheral vertigo and central vertigo.
Peripheral vertigo results in a problem with your inner ear and thus your balance, while central vertigo occurs when your brain or brainstem are suffering from a disease originating from your central nervous system (CNS). Peripheral vertigo is typically more severe, and central vertigo is more gradual in its onset. Regardless of the type of dizziness you are experiencing, more than likely, your quality of life is suffering because of it.
Whiplash is a very common injury or condition following a motor vehicle accident or (MVA). The symptoms of whiplash may not always appear immediately following an accident, but rather can take hours to weeks to develop. Common symptoms include pain and stiffness in the neck, upper back, shoulders, jaw, and arms, as well as, headaches, nausea, and dizziness.
Dr. Ehren Pace, D.C. is an expert in dealing with whiplash injuries. Whiplash is a complex soft tissue injury to the neck or cervical spine involving the muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints of the neck, and can, result in permanent problems if left untreated by a competent chiropractor. As high as 45% of patients who had only traditional medical care, continued to have symptoms two years after their case had been legally resolved. Chiropractic care especially when coordinated with experienced massage therapy, directly works to restore normal motion and function, as well as, normal alignment of the spine following this type of injury.
Dr. Ehren Pace has over a decade of experience in this specialty. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries arising out of even low force (low speed) accidents. There is no correlation between bodily injury and the amount of physical damage to your car. If you have been involved in a car accident it is very important that, at minimum, you be evaluated by a trusted chiropractor for injury before you settle your claim. If untreated the affects of whiplash can live on for years or a lifetime. If you or anyone you know has been in a car accident, call us today at (425)820-2773! We will take good care of you!
Dr. Pace serves the Greater Eastside; including Kirkland, Redmond, Woodinville, Juanita and Totem Lake. We are centrally located in Evergreen Medical Plaza next to Evergreen Hospital.
The following article is from the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) on Chiropractic Care and the treatment of Whiplash.
Dr. Ehren Pace, D.C. is an expert in treating work related injuries with more than a decade of experience under his belt! A work related injury is a difficult injury to deal with because of the impact on the injured worker, their ability to return to work and continue to make a living, as well as, the employer. Our goal has always been to treat work injuries aggressively and return the injured worker back to work as soon as possible! If you have been involved in a work related injury please call us today! Treatment is covered at 100% through the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. We handle all the paper work so you don’t have to! Call us today!
Positive Chiropractic serves the Greater Eastside area which includes Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Woodinville and Juanita and Totem Lake. We are centrally located just north of Evergreen Hospital in a professional setting within Evergreen Medical Plaza. In addition to Chiropractic care we have professional experienced Massage therapist on site who have vast experience in treating Work related injuries.