Top 10 Reasons to Consult with Dr. Sinner

Experience.  Dr. Alan Sinner, of the Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression Center of Puyallup, has been a licensed health care provider / health educator for 20+ years.  With this experience has come the ability to listen and ask the right questions to ensure that each patient and client the best opportunity to meet their particular needs […]

2.3 Billion Valium Tablets…


From 1969 to 1982, Diazepam (Valium) was the most prescribed drug in the United States.  2.3 billion tablets are estimated to have been consumed by Americans for reasons such as anxiety, insomnia, agitation, aggression, muscle spasms, IBS, and drug withdrawal.  Valium belongs to a large class of tranquilizer drugs known as benzodiazepnes (BZDs). Today more […]

Weight loss results in less back & leg pain

We never know exactly how we will recover

In November 2012 Spine published a study on improved back pain & increased intervetrebral disc height following dramatic weight loss which reports  “MARKEDLY” reduced back pain and “SIGNIFICANTLY” reduced radiating leg pain. This particular study involved a cohort of 30 significantly overweight individuals, 86% of whom had low back pain. STUDY PARTICIPANTS 30 Participants 26 with […]

Tainted spinal steroid injections for back pain


(Updatd 10-27-12)  Over 300 cases of fungal meningitis have been traced back to tainted steroid injections used primarily to treat back pain. A Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention meningitis and stroke advisory warns that multiple cases of spinal meningitis caused by fungus, an exceedingly difficult disease to treat, have been traced to epidural (spinal) injections with contaminated methylprednisolone, performed primarily […]

Brain imaging predicts chronic back pain

We never know exactly how we will recover

The majority of us have or will experience back pain, but few of us can appreciate what it is like to live with chronic ongoing back pain. Now it is possible that we are on the threshold of an era when a brain scan performed soon after an injury will be able to predict those […]

New Vehicle Air Bag

Front Center Airbag

Sinner Chiropractic is pleased to report that a new safety feature is hitting the market: Front-center airbags, designed to protect front seat passengers from colliding with one another in side-impact as well as rollover motor vehicle crashes has been introduced by GM. In their efforts to enhance their vehicle crash worthiness, GM has designed a […]

Children’s Sports Contribute to Chronic Musculoskeletal Conditions Later in Life

3 youngsters

At Sinner Chiropractic Pain Center we frequently encounter individuals who feel that their chronic musculoskeletal condition most likely originated from a sports related situation they encountered during their pre-college years. According to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), in 2010, 50 student athletes died because of  sports-related hazards from conditions such as: Concussions spinal cord […]

Golf and your Back

male golfer with low back pain

As enjoyable as golf can be it does require a healthy body.  Tremendous torque needs to be generated, along with bending, lots of walking.  Often low back troubles can become an issue. Time and time again we consult with golfers who have taken the well meaning advice to self mediate with over the counter or prescription […]

Does spinal surgery backfire on patients in pain?

Pain in the back

A large (1450 patient) study, this time published in the journal Spine (2011), provides evidence that for many patients, fusion surgeries designed to alleviate pain from degenerating discs fails. This time researchers analyzed a large workers compensation (Ohio) insurance database.   Included in the study were 1,450 low back patients with a combination of either disc […]

Back Bone Spurs Linked to Diet & Smoking

Lumbar ostephytes art

***Not surprisingly, another study has linked smoking with degenerative spinal conditions.  However, what some may find interesting, is that good nutrition was associated with enhanced spinal health. The study titled, “The effect of beta-carotene on lumbar osteophyte formation” suggests an association between degenerative spine conditions and a low blood level of  beta-carotene.  Beta-carotene is found […]