Monday, February 25, 2013

2013 NW Women's Show | Bellevue WA Chiropractor

2013 Northwest Women's Show  | Bellevue WA Chiropractor

Announcement: We are going to the Women's Show again this weekend. This will be the third time for us. We will share a booth with 1st Choice Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine. Please come say hi! Complimentary chiropractic check-up and chair massage will be provided! Everyone is welcome. We help relief your stress.

Do you have neck pain or stiffness, low back pain, pain between shoulder blades, headache, tension across the top of your shoulder, and numbness/tingling in arm/hands or legs? Do you have or suffer from sports injuries, work injuries or car accident injuries? Chiropractic or massage care might be able to help you!
From the Host: NW Women's show! Celebrate with us!
We are now growing the GLOW of our 25th anniversary!
It will be bursting with entertainment, enlightenment & enrichment!
March 1 - 3, 2013 • CenturyLink Field Event Center • Seattle
Hours: Friday 11 - 7pm • Sat 10 - 6pm • Sun 10 - 5pm • Admission $15

Active Spines Chiropractic in Bellevue WA Keeps Your Spine Active and Pain Free! You can contact Dr. Shao-Hao Cheng at 425-818-0086 or 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Therapeutic Wobble Chair | Bellevue WA Chiropractor


What is the Wobble Chair? How does it work?

Recently I have been feeling right hip discomfort from time to time. I am not sure what trigger the problem. Since I was not in a car accident or other injuries, it is most likely from my workout or my posture. It feels like my right hip is out of alignment. I feel muscle tension around my hip muscles, around hip joint and IT band. They are a bit tight and sore comparing to my left hip. I have been doing some hip joint, gluteal muscles, piriformis muscle and IT band muscle stretching, but the muscle tension is still there and quite bothersome. I got my low back and hip adjusted of course with good relief. I also use the traction table in the clinic. But it really bothers me sometimes still. So what's next?

I try the wobble chair! I use that for 10 minutes. I sit on it and move my hip/pelvis back and forth, sideways, right/left diagonally, clockwise/counter clockwise each for 10 repetition and repeat till 10 minutes is up. During the exercise I feel the sore spot being work on and stretch out. Afterwards my right hip feels a bit loosen up and the soreness is less. Wobble chair exercise really help my hip.

According to the Pettibon system, a daily home regimen of 5-8 minutes full range of motion exercises are absolutely essential for daily metabolic interchange, nutrition intake and elimination of waste products in order to maintain healthy well-hydrated spinal discs, ligaments and tendons. (The Aging Lumbar Spine, Bernini P.M.D. et al. Saunders, 1982)  

Lastly, in the office we use the wobble chair as an pretreatment exercise to warm up the spine. The motion can increase lumbar disc mobility, disc hydration, nutrition delivery and waste elimination. Your back will adjust better and stay in alignment longer when it's warm up. Please let us know if your back is bothering you. We can help! 

Active Spines Chiropractic in Bellevue WA Keeps Your Spine Active and Pain Free! You can contact Dr. Shao-Hao Cheng at 425-818-0086 or