Being in an auto accident can be a devastating emotional event. It can also have lasting effects on you physically. Fortunately, the Portland Chiropractors at Starkwood Chiropractic have many techniques to help alleviate pain and get you feeling better again. We personalize your treatment to relieve your pain wherever you may be hurting.Read More
No matter what industry you work in, there is always potential for an on-the-job injury. Back and neck injuries can hinder your ability to perform at work and in your daily activities. The goal of our chiropractors is to help you feel better by using proven techniques that will help decrease your pain and increase mobility so you can get back to work.Read More
Chiropractic services aren’t just for those who are injured or in pain. Chiropractic care is a great way to keep your body in proper alignment and help prevent injuries. The techniques used by our Portland Chiropractors for maintenance and preventative care are customized for each patient to the help keep your body moving how it’s supposed to.Read More
Whether you are seeking chiropractic care for pain relief following an injury, or looking for an alternative approach to better health, our Portland chiropractors can help. Our knowledgeable and well qualified team is available to assist you.
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If you’re about to go to your first chiropractic appointment you may be wondering what you should wear. This is completely normal as we often get asked this question when patients schedule visits. This guide will help you ensure that your chiropractic visit is unimpeded by your choice of clothing. The simplest piece of advice is to wear something comfortable. If you’re going for an adjustment, wear loosely fitting clothing that won’t get in your doctor’s way while they adjust you. Your body is going to be moving around, so avoid wearing anything that might give you an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction. A t-shirt and shorts or leggings should suffice. Wear Something Comfortable The most important factor is that your movement is not restricted. Your clothing should be flexible and loose. You don’t want to have stiff jeans or a bulky belt stabbing you in the stomach. Loose clothing will help make your chiropractic visit go smoother. We often recommend running shorts, basketball shorts, yoga pants, leggings, and t-shirts or tank tops. Coming Straight From Work? If you’re coming straight from a job that requires you dress nice there are a couple of things you should do. If you’re wearing a suit take your tie off and leave your jacket in your car. You won’t be needing it in your appointment. You might be tempted to make a good impression by dressing your best. Don’t. We want to help you heal and we’re not worried about your appearance. If possible...Read More
Treating yourself could be the cause of many of your health problems. Health professionals will often tell you that relaxation is key to improving your mental and physical health. The modern culture of “treating yourself” can create a lifestyle of relaxation. This is also known as a sedentary lifestyle which can be extremely bad for your health. If you’re like most folks you work hard almost every day. Whether or not your work is physical, by the end of the day, you’re exhausted. The typical workday starts by commuting to work in your car or on a bus/train. Then at work chances are you’re sitting for a long period of time followed by a similar commute home. The possibility that you spend most of your workday sitting is actually quite high. On average, Americans sit about 10 hours a day. Sitting In The Workplace The average person works for about 50 years of their life. The time at work adds up to about 13 years. That’s about a sixth of your entire life spent at work. While working is a necessity, there are a number of things you can do around the office to improve your health. The first thing to do is to get yourself a standing desk or a desk that converts from sitting to standing. Standing desks can be instrumental in improving your posture, reducing back pain, and burning more calories. Standing, rather than sitting, can also have positive effects on your blood flow and heart...Read More
There are a lot of factors that can cause tight hamstrings but one thing is certain. If you develop tight hamstrings you’re likely to develop other issues as well. Lifestyles involving a lot of sitting naturally cause tight hamstrings by keeping your legs at a constant right angle for prolonged periods of time. Other things like overworking, without stretching can cause tight short muscles in your hamstrings resulting in a multitude of other problems. Why are tight hamstrings bad? Tight hamstrings can lead to lower back pain, bad posture, imbalances of muscles, and knee pain. If your hamstrings aren’t flexible enough they will be more susceptible to injury. Once your hammies are tight, other muscle groups will follow resulting in stiff joints and posture problems. For instance, tight hamstrings can lead to tight hip flexors, glutes, and lower back muscles resulting in a posterior pelvic tilt. In addition to tightness, pain, and being prone to injury, tight muscles have reduced performance. Muscles that are tight have reduced blood flow which results in a decrease in capacity of performance. How can you tell if you have tight hamstrings? There are some tests that a chiropractor or physical therapist can perform to identify if you have tight hamstrings. The most well known is the 90/90 test. To complete this test lie on your back with both legs flat. Reach down and clasp your hands behind the thigh of one of your legs. Bring that leg up so that the angle of...Read More