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Chiropractic Care FAQs
If you are new to chiropractic care, it is natural to have questions about what to expect and how our unique approach to care can help your body heal after injury. Our chiropractor Dr. Samantha Stuart provides comprehensive chiropractic services for sports injuries, auto accident injuries, and adjustments for back pain and neck pain. Below, Dr. Stuart answers five of our patients’ most frequently asked questions about chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care is a drug-free, non-surgical approach to pain management, injury rehabilitation and whole body health. Dr. Stuart integrates spinal adjustments with complementary therapies, including nutritional counseling, cold laser therapy, and massage therapy. By targeting the root cause for pain and injury, our care approach not only relieves pain, but also helps reduce the risk for future health problems.
You do not have to be a professional athlete to benefit from chiropractic care. Whether you are training for an upcoming race or competitive athletic event or struggling to heal after an injury, chiropractic care can help. Dr. Stuart treats patients for a variety of sports-related injuries, including strains, sprains, aches and pains. For some patients, for example, chiropractic adjustments can bring correct alignment back to the spine and correct improper movements that are triggering repetitive motion injuries. For other patients, our innovative approach to care, including laser therapy and physiotherapy, is essential to relieving pain and supporting the body’s natural healing process.
Auto accident injuries often involve a sudden stop at high speeds, placing strain on the back and neck. However, you do not have to be in a serious car accident to sustain serious musculoskeletal injuries. Rear-impact accidents at speeds as slow as 5mph can “whip” the cervical spine out of alignment, causing a whiplash injury. Manipulating areas of the spine with diversified adjustments will alleviate nerve compression for drug-free pain relief. In general, we recommend a series of adjustments along with complementary treatments, like cold laser therapy, for maximum pain relief benefits.
If you are experiencing pain or you are frustrated with an injury that is slow to heal, chiropractic care can help. However, you do not need to be in pain or injured to benefit from our treatments. Chiropractic care is a proactive approach that can help reduce the risk for future injury and enhance whole body health from within.
A diagnostic appointment with Dr. Stuart is an opportunity to discuss your medical history, current health concerns, and long-term wellness goals. Following this appointment, Dr. Stuart will create a custom treatment plan to empower you to live a healthier, more active life.
Dr. Stuart cares for patients in Portland, Gresham, Camas, Happy Valley, Fairview, Troutdale, as well as Vancouver, WA. For more information on the benefits of chiropractic care, schedule an appointment with Dr. Stuart today. Call (503) 252-3560.