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What is Chiropractic Medicine?

What is Chiropractic Medicine?

We feel it’s important for our patients to understand what Chiropractic Medicine is. We hope this brief guide gives you a better understanding of the doctrine behind it and how it applies to what we do. Chiropractic Medicine is a form of holistic medicinal therapy used to manipulate the spine and nervous system for healing of the human body. Holistic means to heal the body naturally, without medication or surgery. As you go about your daily activities, or even as a result of an injury, your spine can become misaligned. This often times results in pain, discomfort and possibly causes diseases in other parts of the body. The central nervous system, which is attached along the spinal column, is connected to tissues and organs throughout your whole body. Improper spinal alignment can result in a lack of blood flow to organs and pressure on your nerves. The lack of blood flow to your organs can cause any number of symptoms and concerns. Some of the issues that involve the vascular and nervous systems include high blood pressure, hypoglycemia, depression, headaches, sciatica and digestive problems. The practice of Chiropractic Medicine is focused on manipulating the spine back into proper alignment, which encourages natural healing of these problems. It encourages proper placement of the bones, which will allow consistent blood flow in and out of the organs, improving overall health. Chiropractic adjustments can benefit people of all ages. Not only do we see adults with spinal problems, but children as well. Children are prone to injury while playing sports or participating in other various activities. They also develop spine issues as a result of poor posture. If you notice spine problems in your children, early detection and treatment can help prevent a lifetime of pain. While heredity may play a role in some patient’s issues, taking care of your body is an integral part of maintaining your overall health. As part of our treatment and prevention plans, we encourage proper exercise and a healthy diet. We can help you determine which exercises can be used to target and treat your specific needs. The best in Portland Chiropractic Services. If you’d like more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us. We’re happy to...

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Types of Massage

Types of Massage

  If you are considering getting yourself a massage the first step is to figure out what kind of massage you need. A massage to help with relaxation is probably not the same kind you want if you are seeking treatment for an injury or sore muscles. There are a wide variety of massage options, each designed to help treat a specific problem or issue. The most popular type of massage to get is Swedish massage. Swedish massage can be used to aid in relaxation or to treat sore and aching muscles. Chiropractors will sometimes have a therapist use this massage on a patient to make it easier when they adjust them. If you suffer from chronic back pain, injuries, or incorrect posture, deep tissue massage may be what you need. More pressure will be applied than other massages as the therapist needs to reach deeper layers of muscle. It is common to be a little sore for a few days after getting this kind of massage but the end result is well worth it. For the person that enjoys an active lifestyle Sports massage is a perfect fit. This massage style helps to prevent injuries, treat injuries, and can help to enhance your performance. It does this by emphasizing stretching during the massage. When getting any type of massage you want to make sure that the therapist is certified in the kind of massage you are after. Otherwise you may find yourself feeling a lot worse from the treatment, not better. Portland injury therapy, deep tissue and pregnancy massage are just a few of the services we offer. Call or email to book an...

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Top 10 Massage Therapists in Porltand OR

Top 10 Massage Therapists in Porltand OR

We are proud to have been voted Top 10 by our clients and recognized by www.MassageSchool.org for our dedication to excellence in massage services.

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Car Accident Chiropractic & Massage

Car Accident Chiropractic & Massage

It is important that you seek treatment as soon as possible. The longer you wait the worse you will probably feel as the damage in your body continues to get worse.

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WORK INJURIES AND WORKER’S COMPENSATION

WORK INJURIES AND WORKER’S COMPENSATION

  There are several ways you can suffer from a work injury. The most common is a back injury among many others. Other work injuries may include neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). These injuries might be caused by lifting, slipping, twisting, falling, something falling on you, car accident while working, sitting, using a computer, repetitive stress (doing the same movement over and over again)… Portland Massage Therapists Oregon law mandates that you may choose massage are chiropractic care for your work injuries. Sometimes your employer may try to send you to their company doctor. The company doctor may have the company’s best interests in mind and not your best interests. Call Portland Deep Tissue Massage for more details about work related injury treatment. Portland Massage Professionals Our office can provide the best of what you may need to get better: Massage, Chiropractic, and Physical Therapy to relieve pain, to reduce inflammation and swelling, and to promote healing. In addition, we provide: referrals to specialists/surgeons, x-rays, MRIs, etc. If need be, we can also do the paperwork for disability, time off work, work changes, disabled parking permits… And if your treatment is rejected by the insurance companies we can provide a referral to an excellent lawyer and continue your treatment. We wish that no one was involved in a work accident, but if you are, we will use our knowledge, experience, and connections to provide the very best for your recovery. Sometimes workers are not able to ever return to their job. They might be entitled to compensation or re-training. We can help you with that also. Contact our Portland massage experts for more information about work related injury treatments and Portland massage therapy...

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Affordable Portland Chiropractor

Affordable Portland Chiropractor

Portland Chiropractor Welcome to Portland Massage & Chiropractic, where pain free living is a way of life. Today I would like to talk about back pain and spinal injuries. Back pain and injuries to the spine can occur in many different ways and for many different reasons. Back pain is very difficult to handle and it can greatly limit your mobility. Medications can be harsh and have unwanted side affects. That is why it is important to treat the underlying issue rather than treating symptoms with medication. It has been our experience that deep tissue massage and chiropractic adjustments can alleviate much or all of the back pain you are struggling with. On our initial consult, we will address where the pain is coming from and focus on relieving as much of that pain as possible. After that, we will discuss further treatments if needed and schedule them at your convenience. We have found that with chiropractic treatments and massage, our clients enjoy pain free living. More Than Just Portland Chiropractic We provide more than just chiropractic services. If fact, our founder, Dr. Jeff, became a licensed chiropractor before he became a licensed massage therapist. Although we are very well know for our extensive chiropractic experience, we have seen an increase in the need for our Portland massage therapy services. So whether you need chiropractic treatment or massage therapy in Portland, Oregon we are happy to...

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Portland Injury Massage

Portland Injury Massage

Portland Massage Portland Car Accident & Injury Massage Portland Deep Tissue Massage provide relaxing massage therapy and chiropractic services in Portland, Oregon. We have two (2) convenient massage locations to better serve your needs. Our massages focus on relieving pain, relaxing muscles, removing knots and other toxins from the body that cause discomfort and helping you recover from injuries. We will make sure you leave our Portland massage offices feeling great. We can even bill your insurance for you! Massage Experience Matters Dr. Jeff Dougal, owner/operator of Portland Deep Tissue Massage, has over 20 years of professional massage experience. His relaxing massages will alleviate pain in your neck, back, joints or any other region. You will start by answering a few questions about what kind of pain or discomfort you are feeling. Next, you sit back, relax and enjoy a relaxing massage. Alleviate Your Pain As a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Chiropractor, Dr. Dougal has been helping people live their life to the fullest for many years though deep tissue massage. If you enjoy extreme sports like skiing and snowboarding, have been in a car accident, or work at a desk all day long, you might need a massage. We understand what causes the pain you are feeling and our massage therapist are better equipped to help alleviate your pain. Our Portland massage therapist will relieve the pain you are enduring and leave you with lasting relief. Dr. Dougal and his team of Portland massage specialist have the experience you are looking for, but you don’t have to take our word for it, just ask Patrick Stewart. Call To Schedule Our Portland massage offices have flexible hours to better accommodate your busy life. Because our clients love our massages so mush we tend to book up fast so do not wait until it is too late. Call us today to book your Portland massage. Portland Massage:...

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Portland Massage

Portland Massage

Portland Massage, what images come to mind when you hear the words? Does it make you think about a day out at the spa with the girls? Well those days are in the past, massages aren’t just for the girls to escape for a few hours, they are becoming more and more popular among athletes and many car accident/injury victims. People are starting to see the benefits of regular massage. Massage uses a variety of sometimes ancient techniques that manipulate the soft tissues of the body. It can definitely help to relax you, but there are also some benefits of massage that go far beyond relaxation. Standing on cement floors, lifting heavy boxes, or sitting at a desk for hours, does any of this sound like your typical day at work?. At the end of the day you get home and find that your back is killing you, and your feeling some pain in your neck and shoulders. Maybe you were rear-ended in a traffic accident, or crashed hard skiing or riding your ATV. Whatever the reason for your pain and discomfort, your body is trying to tell you something, listen! Therapeutic massage has becoming increasingly popular among people of all ages. This growth can be attributed partly to the growing population of baby-boomers and partly to the increased awareness of the harmful effects of stress on the body and the physiological benefits of therapeutic touch. The idea behind massage therapy is to reduce the stress and damage that the muscles endure throughout the day. When muscles become stressed, fatigued or injured, they can block oxygen and nutrients from reaching the rest of the body and the brain. This blockage can lead to inflammation, usually in the form knots. This can cause a build up of toxins in the muscle tissue. This is when a massage can really help the muscles release the toxins and getting the blood and oxygen circulating properly again and help bring some relief. It is always important to drink plenty of water after a massage treatment, this will help the body to purge out any of the toxins released during the massage treatment. Today massage therapy is well accepted as a method of reducing stress, relieving pain and promoting relaxation. A large number of corporations, small businesses and municipalities have found the on-site massage service to be a low cost benefit with a high pay off. Studies have found that making massage available to employees reduces the incidents of headaches, back stain and fatigue. Productivity increased and sick leave decreased when employees received monthly scheduled...

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