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Chronic pain can have a debilitating effect on your quality of life – preventing you from enjoying the activities you love. Our Portland chiropractic care team is here to help you take back control of your life. Chiropractic adjustments are an effective, non-invasive treatment technique for safely managing back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines. Our Portland chiropractor Dr. Samantha Stuart utilizes a variety of pain management techniques, including chiropractic care, the Thompson Technique, Diversified adjusting, physical therapy, and massage therapy to safely manage pain without the need for medication.
Chiropractic adjustments are an effective pain management technique that address the underlying cause for pain. Unlike medication, which masks the symptoms of pain, chiropractic care directly treats the spinal subluxations that are triggering a patient’s pain. For example, a herniated disc compressing nearby nerves is a common trigger for back pain. As long as this disc compresses the nerves, pain will persist. Adjustments help restore the spine to proper alignment, alleviating nerve compression. By addressing the root cause for pain, our patients benefit from long-lasting pain relief.
Diversified adjusting is a classic chiropractic technique for pain management. Our chiropractor in Portland manually manipulates different sections of the spine to correct musculoskeletal misalignments and relieve pain. Depending on the type of pain that you are experiencing, you may also benefit from the Thompson Technique. Dr. Stuart examines a patient’s legs to determine if a misalignment in the spine is causing back pain or neck pain. Patients lie on a cushioned table; our chiropractor applies gentle pressure to the legs and the spine, which causes the table to lower and assists in the adjusting process. We find that this hands-on approach to chiropractic care delivers optimal pain management results for our patients.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, our chiropractor in Portland also integrates physical therapy and massage therapy into our pain management plans. These complementary therapies deliver enhanced pain management. For example, after an injury, the muscles are typically stiff and sore. This can lead to muscular tightness that restricts the body’s natural range of motion. Physical therapy exercises safely restore movement to the body without risking additional injury.
Massage therapy is a natural complement to chiropractic adjustments for pain management. Muscular tension causes the fascia to tighten and shorten, which exacerbates chronic pain and restricts the body’s natural range of motion. In addition to back pain and neck pain, massage is also beneficial for chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.
Our Portland chiropractor understands that back pain, neck pain, headaches and migraines can have a serious impact on the lives of Portland, Gresham, Camas, Happy Valley, Fairview, and Troutdale, OR, as well as Vancouver, WA. The good news is that there are effective alternatives to medication and surgery. Chiropractic adjustments, together with complementary treatments like physical therapy and massage therapy, deliver long-lasting pain relief. To learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care for pain management, contact our Portland chiropractor today at (503) 252-3560.