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 an automotive mechanic, chances are you’re familiar with back pain. All the bending, twisting, and working in compromising positions is incredibly strenuous on the lower back. Luckily, there are myriad ways to protect your back and keep you as pain-free as possible while working. Strengthen your core One of the most overlooked aspects of back health is having a strong core. This means abdominal exercises. Aim to start slowly—many ab exercises require a solid foundation before they should be attempted. Standard crunches and in-and-outs are excellent places to begin. Crunches – Begin with your back flat on the floor. You legs should be bent and your feet should together or roughly hip-width apart. Cross your arms in front of your chest with your fingertips resting on either side of your collarbone (you can also place your hands behind your head with your fingertips by your ears, and this can make crunches more challenging). Focus on contracting your abdominal muscles as you sit up until your elbows touch your knees or until your shoulder blades are clearly off the floor, and then gently lower back down. Pattern your breathing so you are exhaling as you sit up and inhaling while you lie back down. In-and-Outs – Start in a seated position as if you were at the top of a crunch. You may place your hands behind you for stability. In a controlled motion, extend your legs out straight in front of you while you lean back slightly,...Read More
Whiplash is a common injury following automobile accidents. Notable symptoms include neck pain, headaches, tightness, and decreased range of motion. An Ounce of Prevention It is always easier to avoid a car crash than recuperate from one. Stay focused on the road and get rid of distractions so that you are driving safely. Starve – Not really. Just don’t eat while you’re driving. If you’re on a long trip, it is safest to eat inside a restaurant stop or after pulling over to the side of the road. Do Not Disturb – If you can’t hear or see the text message you just received, you’re 100% less likely to check it, which is a 100% chance to bring the 2300% increased crash risk down to 0%. Silence that phone. Better yet, put it in the backseat out of reach so you can’t give into temptation. Don’t Be a Lousy Copilot – There’s an old warsong my grandfather used to sing that begins with, “I’m a lousy copilot, I sit on the right.” Don’t just sit on the right. Help your driver stay focused and all “whiplash” will be to you is a great song by Metallica. A Pound of Cure I understand, sometimes crashes happen that aren’t your fault—you can blame the people who didn’t listen to my tips. Fortunately, whiplash is simple enough to treat. Cool Off – Icing your neck for 15 minutes, 2-3 times a day, 3-4 hours apart will alleviate pain, swelling, and...Read More
We all want what’s best for our pets. We buy them the most nutritious food, the coolest toys, and sometimes we treat them even better than our children. So why not give them the best healthcare possible? In today’s pet-crazy world, caring for your pet entails far more than simply feeding them and providing shelter. Like us, our pets have complex bodies, so keeping those bodies healthy and working properly is a complicated task. Enter chiropractic treatment for pets – the latest and greatest in animal healthcare. What is chiropractic treatment, and how does it apply to your pets? Chiropractic treatment is a form of alternative medicine that is primarily concerned with treating the body’s neuromuscular skeletal system. Chiropractors tend to specialize in treating the spine and lower back pain, believing that issues with either can affect your body’s general well-being through your nervous system. Like us, animals have spines (well, except invertebrates and sea anemones). And when something goes wrong with the spine, it can drag down your pet’s entire quality of existence. Even the most happy-go-lucky dog loses a step when it’s in constant back pain. Every animal chiropractor’s goal is to help restore function and mobility to your animal’s afflicted vertebra by restoring neurological transmissions. Chiropractic treatment can help with many animal ailments, including: · Back Trauma · Arthritis · Muscle Spasms · Nerve Problems · Bowel and Bladder Disorders · Post-Surgical Recovery Chiropractic treatment isn’t just for those animals who are suffering from an injury or...Read More