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Kent Office

Address:
10024 S. E. 240th St., Ste.119
Kent, WA 98031

Phone:
(253)520-7531

Office Hours:
Mon, Wed, Fri - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Everette Office

Address:
11611 Airport Rd, Ste 103
Everett, WA 98204

Phone:
(425)322-5307

Office Hours:
Tue - 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Thur - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Sat - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Testimonial

I am an ordinary person who has suffered a significant amount of pain for over 15 years. About 16 years ago, I was involved in a car accident that left me in pain from head to toe. I went to a chiropractor for 7 years and had multiple MRI’s and x-rays performed on me. I have seen every kind of doctor one can imagine. I have been through three Physical Therapy programs, and no doctor could help me. I met Doctor Slava Borisenko, D. C. ten months ago, and after three months of following his program with his instruction, my endurance has increased significantly, and my pain has been greatly decreased. I was able to go from working a 4 hour day to an 8 hour day. After 10 months of treatment, I live an active and pain free life, and I am in the best shape I have ever been in. Doctor Slava Borisenko was able to help me because of the knowledge he has in 3 different fields. He coached me in chiropractic, physical endurance exercises for core muscles, and proper nutrition. I am grateful to have met him and would strongly recommend him to anyone who is ready to start living a healthy and pain free life.

~ Debrah ~

Infinite Healing Benefits Through Chiropractor Serving Kent and Everett WA area!

Your health is innermost importance to us. We are here to provide you with comprehensive way to pain free living, stress, and uncertainty of your condition. Therefore, we are offering state of the art spinal restoration and rejuvenation treatment called "The Pettibon System". We have been using this very effective treatment since 2001 and can report staggering 95% success in improving spinal functionality and pain level reduction. We are convinced that knowledge is power. Our mission at NW Spinal Rehabilitation Clinic, P. S. is to help you identify underlying cause of your pain, provide you with personalized treatment plan which will give your power to choose the best course of care for your unique needs.

There are many reasons to seek chiropractic services. Work and motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, household chores, chronic pain, disc bulge or hernia, sciatica, headaches… even the stress of daily living can cause wear and tear on your muscles, bones and joints.

Don’t wait for that day when you help your neighbor move a couch and you throw out your back and can’t move for a week. Don’t wait for the day when you get rear-ended on the way home from the store and you have neck pain every morning. Parents please don’t wait for child to blow out his or her shoulder after complaining for weeks that they are sore. Start early. Be proactive. Get a specialist on your team that can handle these situations so you don’t have to visit a surgeon.

When you choose services at NW Spinal Rehabilitation Clinic, P. S. (Kent, WA and Everett, WA), you gain the specialist for your team. You gain a friend for life. You gain a friend who cares. No matter what your health problem may be our services will help you find the solution that will work for you.

Chiropractic care is safe and effective treatment for:

  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical and Lumbar loss of Lordosis (curve)
  • Poor Posture
  • Sciatica
  • Numbness or Tingling in extremities
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Sports related injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Arthritis
  • Strains and sprains from daily living
  • Carpel tunnel & tennis elbow
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Disc bulge or hernia (treated with exercise, nutrition adn decompression therapy at our Kent and Everett office)
  • Loss of Balance
  • Vertigo (some forms)
  • Shoulder, knee and other joint injuries
  • TMJ / jaw disorders
  • TMJ headaches
  • Restricted movement in the back, shoulders, neck and limbs

Studies have shown that patient that suffer from headache, lower back pain, whiplash and sciatica recover faster with chiropractic care combined with nutrition, core muscles exercises and decompression therapy than with drugs, surgery or physical therapy along.

Patients who sustain injuries and do not receive proper treatment will develop above conditions during their life time. For example, it is estimated that most whiplash or household injuries are not felt for several hours, days, and in some cases even years after the original injury. Chiropractic care is very beneficial for patients experiencing general pain or stiffness, and it is very specific curative treatment for many chronic and acute, biomechanical conditions. Our office offers spinal manipulations combined with nutrition, core muscles exercises and decompression therapy for best and long lasting results. If you have not been evaluated by a chiropractor, why not? What are you waiting for? Do something to rid of pain and improve your physical health and wellness and start with a chiropractic visit today. Call us at: (253) 520-7531 in Kent and (425) 322-5307 in Everett, WA.

About the Doctor

I was born in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. My formal education began with elementary school and continued through university. In 1983, I received bachelor’s degree in science from the Polytechnic Institute and secured an engineering position with a local research facility. In 1989, however, life in the former Soviet Union became unbearable, and my family and I immigrated to the United States.

Upon my arrival to America, I didn’t speak any English; hence, my American career started with learning the foreign language. Within the first nine (9) months, I was accepted to ITT Technical Institute. After graduating from ITT Tech with Pre-Med major and Psychology, and a minor in Sociology, I was accepted to the University of Utah. In 1997, I completed my Pre-Med education at the U of U with a GPA of 3.92 and applied to the Physical Therapy school at U of U and Palmer Chiropractic College West. At the same time, I had injured my back, and neither medical doctors nor physical therapists could help me. After a Chiropractic doctor restored my health, I realized that a Chiropractic was what I wanted to be.

I started taking courses at the Palmer Chiropractic College West (San Jose, California) in the fall of 1997, and in December of 2000, I became a Doctor of Chiropractic.

Although I excelled in every discipline throughout my academic career, my mind was captured by the spinal rehabilitation evidence based on technique developed by Dr. Burl Pettibon. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Pettibon and learning from him firsthand. At that time, I realized that Dr. Pettibon is a genius who has unlocked the secrets of spinal motion and spinal restoration. His technique has enormous potential, which could and should be utilized to help others.

About Our Motto

My Decision to become a Doctor of Chiropractic grew from my interest in physical activity, nutrition, and the enjoyment I find in helping others. The field of Chiropractic satisfies my philosophical beliefs in the wonderful power of the human body. It quenches my thirst for knowledge and fulfills my desire to help others. I am thankful that my 25 years of formal education have culminated in me achieving the degree of “Doctor of Chiropractic.” From this backdrop arises my current desire to fully utilize my training and education to help people with their health problems in the pursuit of wellness.

About The Pettibon System

We have been offering The Pettibon System™ at our clinic since May 2001. The Pettibon System™ is an officially accepted method of chiropractic treatment in the state of Washington. It varies from conventional Chiropractic treatment. In the Pettibon System™, chiropractic adjustments performed in traction and are not viewed as the curative treatment. Adjustments viewed as temporary increase in joint mobility, which allow rehabilitative exercises to take advantage of increased range of motion and align the spine. Therefore, the results our patients achieve are long lasting.

The Pettibon method of patient evaluation and treatment has been researched since 1959 by Dr. Burl Pettibon and later by the Pettibon Institute. Over 350 peer-reviewed journal articles have examined The Pettibon System™. This research confirms and supports everything that our clinic uses for patient treatment. The Pettibon system is based on mathematics, geometry, kinesiology, spinal biomechanics, human anatomy, human physiology, and other scientific disciplines. The Pettibon System™ is spinal treatment based on evidence that treats underlying causes, not just symptoms.

If you would like to know more about this life changing treatment, we would like to invite you to visit our clinic.
Sincerely,
Dr. Slava Borisenko, D. C. and Stuff.

About History of Chiropractic

The history of chiropractics is long but quite simple. The idea of direct dependency of health to the spine is not new. Hippocrates, the father of Western Medicine (460-370BC), wrote, “In all forms of disease, first look at the spine.”

When a baby would be born in Ancient Rome, the doctor would take it upside down by the feet and gently shake it to adjust all vertebral column back to normal position.

Many cultures around the world have "bone setters," who have successfully been treating people for many centuries.

Over 100 years ago, Dr. Palmer realized that when vertebrae shift out of their usual alignment, they constrict nerves that exit the spine. These nerves that control all vital processes in our body cannot function properly under stress, and as a result, become faulty. Damaged and malnourished nerves cannot sustain health in our body. These neural pathologies cause chronic diseases in our body. Dr. Palmer could restore patient's health through chiropractic adjustments and exercises.

This is how chiropractics was RE-DISCOVERED in modern world.

Headache and Backache

From the side, your spine looks like a “wiggly worm.” It is comprised of six functional curves that determine the health and function of the spinal column and Central Nervous System.

When one or more of the curves is lost, a health threatening condition called Forward Head Posture (FHP) occurs. FHP is caused by an injury or a prolonged exposure to hazardous conditions, like sitting at a computer, working at a production line for prolonged hours, etc.

We see Forward Head Posture all around us, but we usually refer to it as "slouching." In reality, FHP causes many dangerous complications.

Joints, discs, ligaments, and tendons don’t have any blood vessels in a human body. Their health depends on a proper motion or loading and unloading cycles. Injuries, occupational diseases, poor diet, lifestyle, etc., cause abnormal posture, which in its turn, causes abnormally low motion in these structures. As a result, the pathologically decreased motion slows down nutrients and water interchange in the structures from twice per day to once every 500 days, and eventually leads to degeneration of joints, discs, ligaments, and tendons.

FHP is also responsible for constant headaches, shoulder pain, mid back pain, lower back pain, pain in the extremities, and joint pain.

For example, when muscles are supporting your body weight all day long, they perform work. Work in physics is defined as, Work (W) = Distance (D) multiplied by Force (F), or W=D x F.

Imagine this: you know that carrying 50 lbs over a distance of 100 yards is harder than carrying it over ten yards. This is because 100 yards is a longer distance than ten yards, and even though force or load (50lf) remains the same, longer distance causes you to perform more work.

FHP creates a similar problem; the head moves forward from the body's center of gravity. Thus, a distance from center of gravity increases (strait neck), and muscles that hold the head up are forced to do more work to hold it up right. The more work muscles do, the faster they get tired and cause pain. This is why your pain always returns.

FHP also overloads spinal joints. This overload causes joint and disc degeneration. The longer you have FHP, the greater degenerative joint and disc disease you will have. Therefore, it is in your best interest to resolve this condition rather sooner than later.

There is only one way to resolve this problem. The neck curve must be restored so that head could return as close to the center of gravity as possible. Muscles will then relax, while pain will recede.

The "Pettibon System" is the best tool for the job.
Interestingly enough, incorrect body weight distribution caused by FHP will also cause lower back pain, shoulders pain, hips pain, knees pain, etc.
To learn more about what researchers are finding out about hazardous effects of poor posture on your health, please read our section titled "what experts are finding."

Researchers' Findings About Poor Posture

images of bad posture

a. Posture is an external manifestation of the internal spine, and even modest improvement in posture brings a great degree of comfort to patients (Lennon, B.M., et al., 1994).

b. Further, Lennon, et al. at the Shealy Institute, has made additional observations of the influence posture has on function and symptomatology. They have concluded that distorted posture effects and moderates every physiologic function from breathing to hormonal production.

c. The most significant influences of posture are respiration, oxygenation, and sympathetic function. It appears that homeostasis and autonomic regulation are intimately connected with posture (Lennon, J., Sealy, C.N., Cady, R.K., Matta, W.A., Cox, R., and Simpson, W.F., 1994).

d. Freeman found in 1997 that shifts in the body’s center of gravity causes postural deviations leading to intestinal diverticula, hemorrhoids, leg varicosities, osteoporosis, hip and foot deformities, overall poor health and quality of life, and a shortened life span (Freeman, J.T., Posture in the Aging and Aged Body, JAMA, 165:7, 1957, pp 843-846).

e. In 1974 Reich states that poor posture leads to decreased blood and tissue oxygenation, which is a major factor in all diseases, including cancer (Reich, W., The Discovery of the Orgone, New York: The Noonday Press).

f. White and Panjabi study finds in 1971 that lateral lordosis and kyphosis must be present for A-P spinal alignment and normal spinal function (Journal of Biomechanics, Three Dimensional Analysis of the Spine, 4:203-211, 1971).

g. Rene Cailliet, Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Southern California, reached the following conclusions:

  • Lordotic curves of the cervical and lumbar spine are necessary for normal spinal function.
  • With forward-extended head posture, normal lordosis is absent from the cervical and lumbar spine, which leads to loss of spinal function.
  • Forward head posture can add up to 30 pounds of abnormal leverage on the spine creating stress points and pulling the entire spine out of alignment.
  • Forward head posture results in loss of vital lung capacity for up to 30 percent and will cause shortness of breath and can lead to vascular disease.
  • The entire gastrointestinal system is affected by poor posture and loss of lordosis.
  • Motions of the first four cervical vertebrae are blocked with loss of cervical lordosis. A normal movement of these vertebrae is a necessary stimulus for endorphin production by the brain and spinal cord. With inadequate endorphin production, many otherwise non-painful sensations are perceived as pain. Cailliet concludes that the better the posture, the better one’s health (Cailliet, R., M.D. and Gross, L., Rejuvenation Strategy, New York: Doubleday Co., 1987).

Thus:

  • Faulty posture is produced when the global spine has lost the optimal position relative to gravity (accident’s injuries).
  • Posture affects all human functions from breathing to thinking.
  • Faulty posture and loss of lordosis decrease vital lung capacity and eventually lead to various pathologies.
  • Correct spinal posture promotes health and resolves symptoms. In other words, stable spine does not hurt.

The Hump on the Back of Your Neck

I have a hump on the bottom of my neck, my doctor calls it Dowager's hump. He says that it is untreatable. Is it true?

This is how Webster’s Medical Dictionary defines Dowager's hump: An abnormal outward curvature of the vertebrae of upper back. Compression of the front (anterior) portion of the involved vertebrae leads to forward bending of the spine (kyphosis) and creates a hump at the upper back.

The Dowager's hump is the osteoporotic and biomechanical change of the spine called Forward Head Syndrome. Due to neck injuries, cervical (neck) lordosis (curve) is lost. As a result, the head shifts forward causing additional stress to the cervico-thoracic junction (were neck and mid back meat). This causes multiple unwanted cosmetic, biomechanical, neurological, and physiological changes in our body. One of these changes is fanning out of spinous processes in this region, bones stick out through the skin and we perceive it as a hump. The cervical curve restoration returns bones to its normal position and hump disappears.

At our office, we specialize in spinal curves restoration through chiropractic manipulations and core muscles training. Furthermore, I would like to add a few words to the Webster’s dictionary definition. It states, “Like most osteoporotic changes, it is often preventable.” I must say that with proper exercises, it is 100% preventable and restorable.

Normal and Abnormal Neck

image of neck, before and after

Normal neck must have a shape of the arch, which measures 45 degrees. A head must be resting directly over midline to achieve equilibrium.

Your neck was created with a built-in shock absorbers called intervertebral discs. It also has a structural reinforcement, which is a curve, or lordosis. This curve-disc system acts like a spring and absorbs the shock of your head, which is resting and/or moving on your neck. This action prevents muscles, discs, and joints from being overloaded.

To make this concept easier to understand, think of the same bowling ball resting on a large spring, or picture a car traveling on a bumpy road. Shock-absorbing force from the bumps on the road, just like your spine, absorbs shocks caused by your everyday activities.

When your neck loses its curve, the joints, discs, ligaments, and tendons supporting your neck become stretched and/or compressed; muscles overload and become painful. Discs, joints, ligaments, and tendons lose its normal motion and become overly toxic, dehydrated, and, therefore, brittle. This leads to early joint, discs, ligament, and tendon degeneration, disc bulges and other lesions, numbness and tingling in extremities, constant muscles pain, muscles atrophy and various organs diseases.

Correcting this problem means resolving your disease. You do not have to live with pain.

For more information, call our Kent office at: (253) 520-7531 or our Everett office at (425) 322-5307 and visit the Pettibon Institute web site at: www.pettibonsystem.com

Disc Bulge and Disc Herniations

Joints, discs, ligaments, and tendons don’t have any blood vessels in a human body. Their health depends on a proper motion or loading and unloading cycles. Injuries, occupational diseases, poor diet, lifestyle, etc., cause abnormal posture, which in its turn, causes abnormally low motion in these structures.

As a result, the pathologically decreased motion slows down nutrients and water interchange in the structures from twice per day to once every 500 days, and eventually leads to degeneration of joints, discs, ligaments, and tendons.

The dehydration of the structures causes discs to crack and bulge or herniate. Disc bulges and other lesions irritate nerves that exit the spine, and the irritation of these nerves cause pain, tingling, numbness in the extremities, muscle and organ atrophy.
Disc bulges and other lesions are a restorable ailment. It can be accomplished through proper nutrition, exercises, and joint manipulation. They are done to increase the motion of discs and joints, so that nutrients may become available for healing and physiological processes.

Our office specializes in discs, joints, ligaments, tendons, and neuromuscular rehabilitation and spinal restoration and rejuvenation.

Hips and Knees degeneration and how to avoid surgery

From the side, your spine looks like a “wiggly worm”, and is comprised of six functional curves. They determine the health and function of your spinal column and Central Nervous System.
Our body keeps itself in perfect upright position, as close to center of gravity as possible. It aligns itself with gravity.

When one or more of these curves is lost, a damaging health condition called Forward Head Posture (FHP) results. FHP is caused by injury or prolonged exposure to hazardous conditions, like sitting at a computer, working at production line for prolonged hours, etc.

This spinal misalignment causes pathological compensatory changes along entire spine. We would say that a person starts slouching, one’s hips or shoulders become uneven, head tilts abnormally to the side, etc. Simply put, the person starts carrying more of their body weight on either left or right side.

With time, the incorrect weight distribution causes joints’ overuse and restricts their motion. Joints, discs, ligaments, and tendons don’t have any blood vessels in a human body.

As a result, the pathologically decreased motion slows down nutrients and water interchange in the structures from twice per day to once every 500 days, and eventually leads to degeneration of joints, discs, ligaments, and tendons.

Hips’ and knees’ joints become dehydrated and joint’s cartilage, which lines up inside of a joint, becomes ruff and cracks. This roughness increases joint friction, which with time destroys the joint completely.

Patients can avoid surgery, stop, and even reverse hips and knees decay and degeneration by restoring proper posture with simple spinal exercises at the office and at home.

Our Children

From birth, our children undergo tremendous stress to their spine, to which they must constantly adapt. The birthing process in itself is an extremely traumatic experience for the spine. The first attempts at walking place a great demand on a child’s spinal column. Later in life, children experience constant spinal stress, which they must overcome.

Some deliveries are so traumatic that the child actually fractures their collar bone (clavicle) during the birthing process.

As our children grow and get older, they start school and are placed in activities that cause tremendous stress to their spine. As they become active in sports, such as gymnastics, soccer, football, tennis, or when they begin to play a musical instrument, their growing spines are subjected to enormous amounts of stress and misalignment.

Spinal alignment is very important for growing body.

If Scoliosis develops in the early years of childhood, when the vertebrae are soft and pliable and can change their shape under abnormal forces, these changes become permanent and impossible to correct later in life. Many of the spinal problems that we see in adults can be tracked back to a childhood fall, injury, poor posture resulting from carrying backpacks, spending endless hours at the desk studying, or playing video/computer games.

It is very important for the parent to seriously consider regular chiropractic care for their child during this developmental stage of their lives.
The Pettibon System is specifically developed for correcting postural abnormalities by removing misalignments and strengthening postural muscles so that the child may overcome any postural challenges life places upon them.

Corporate Presentations

The Pettibon System™ is a spinal treatment based on evidence that treats underlying causes, not just symptoms. Our clinic, over the last 12 years has given multiple presentations at various companies about the underlying causes of spinal disease.

We’ve talked about topics like; the secrets of human movement and eliminating risk factors from the work place. By implementing simple spinal exercises at home one can stop and even reverse spinal decay and degeneration.

Over the years we have given presentations to companies like; Microsoft, Cascade Gasket, Green River Community College, and more.

If you would like to know more about this life changing treatment please ask your management to invite us to your company for a free work shop.

Is Disc Degeneration Permanent?

The New Science of Spinal Regeneration says; No, It is not!
Many patients and doctors alike are under the misconception that once a spinal condition exists including disc degeneration, disc herniation and nerve damage, you need surgery or are forced to live with pain for the rest of your life. However, the truth behind today’s spinal treatments bears that while the spine can easily degenerate it can, with intelligent and concerted effort, also regenerate. Therefore, many conditions once believed to be permanent can not only be healed, but reversed.

Spinal regeneration and disc regeneration are attainable goals for many.

At our clinic we use The Pettibon System for spinal treatment and regeneration for over 12 years. This very effective spinal treatment is being developed since 1956 to restore spinal curvatures and bring motion and fluids back into the spinal discs and various joints (spinal joints, knees, hips, etc.). The safety and effectiveness of this carefully designed treatment for individual patient's needs is far superior to any type of surgery. When accompanied with the right nutrients and core muscles exercises shown to you by your corrective care chiropractor, all of the elements necessary for spinal regeneration are there. At any age, with any level of degeneration, the potential for some degree of correction and healing is possible and sooner you act more restoration you may achieve.

About Car Accidents

A car accident places you in a very difficult situation. You have to take your car to the mechanic, talk with your insurance agent, potentially missing work; all this stress can be overwhelming adn you may forget that you have been injured.

While you are in a hurry to get your life back to normal, make sure to see your chiropractor before you make any major decisions. It often takes several days to feel the aches and pains from an accident. It is called "delayed symptoms onset". After the initial shock is over, there might only be some minor soreness or you may feel nothing at all. Depending on how serious the accident was. Patients are usually saying after car accident, "I thought the pain would go away but now I am in pain."

There could be a number of injuries that a mild stiff neck or back are masking. A car accident is a major event and the trauma that it causes could be significant with far fetching consequences. Your car does not have to be demolished or flip over for you to sustain an injury. It has been shown by researchers like; Kormhauser M. Delta-V thresholds for cervical spine injury.

1996: SEA 960093. Ono K, Kaneoka K, Wittek A, Kajzer J. Cervical injury mechanism based on the analysis of human cervical vertebral motion and head neck torso kinematics during low speed rear impacts., Spine Institute of San Diego and others that many auto accidents at low speeds can still cause significant injuries. You need to let a Doctor trained in diagnosing and treating auto accident's injuries to determine the extent of damage you have sustained.

Do not gamble with your health, do not wait. After all, finding out right away that there is nothing wrong is much better than finding out later that THERE DEFINITELY IS SOMETHING WRONG. Call for appointment today; Kent - (253) 520-7531 and Everett - (425) 322-5307.