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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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
Aside from avoiding damage to your joints your diet is the number one contributor to your joint health. Joint health can be affected positively by nutrients that help repair damage and promote strong, flexible joints. On the flip side, food can also damage your joints by causing inflammation or by depriving your body of much-needed nutrients. A low inflammation diet combined with nutrient-rich foods is the best combination for healthy joints. If you’re looking for meal ideas, which foods are best for joint health, or which vitamins & nutrients contribute most to joint health and lower inflammation, we got you covered. What Should You Eat? Less processed is usually better. Eating whole foods helps you avoid trans fats and other additives that can cause inflammation. Fried foods and charred meat can also negatively contribute to inflammation. There isn’t a single superfood that will cure all your joint pain. Rather, a well-balanced diet filled with food that causes minimal inflammation is the way to go. Anthocyanins Cherries and other rich colored berries contain a flavonoid called Anthocyanins. This flavonoid has several health benefits including reducing inflammation. Some foods that have been found to contain high amounts of anthocyanins include most richly colored berries, acai, kidney beans, pomegranates, red onions, grapes, and tomatoes. Vitamin C Foods that promote collagen growth are key to good joint health. Collagen affects cartilage, tendons, ligaments and the tissue that cushions your joints. Vitamin C assists in the process of making collagen, therefore foods that are...Read More