Greenburg Road Chiropractic
9735 S.W. Shady Lane Suite 303
Tigard, Oregon 97223
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What can we do for you?
Our primary focus is on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and associated neurological problems such as neck and back pain, joint pain, headaches, and muscle pain. While some chiropractors have claimed that spinal adjustments relieve a variety of illnesses, SpineCare chiropractors concentrate on treatments proven to be effective for spinal and other musculoskeletal complaints.
The following conditions are often improved by chiropractic treatment:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Pain in joints
- Pulled muscles
- Sports injuriess
- On-the-job injuries
- Auto accident injuries
Spinal manipulation (or adjustments) is the most common treatment used. Manipulation helps restore normal movement and function to spinal joints. Manipulation is rarely painful. It is performed by positioning the spine in such a way that specifically directed movements of the chiropractor's hands correct vertebral joint dysfunction. Adjustments are mainly a manual type of therapy, but sometimes the treatment may be facilitated by the use of a special type of adjusting table or other mechanical device. Other therapies may include ice, heat, massage, ultrasound, and electric muscle stimulation.
Exercises are often prescribed for patients to perform at home to improve upon gains made by in-office treatment. Another advantage of an exercise prescription is that progress is usually faster and fewer chiropractic treatments are required.
Chiropractic care is one of the safest treatments available. Side effects, other than mild soreness, are extremely rare. Adverse results from common pain medications such as Advil, Aleve, Motrin, Orudis, even aspirin are far more common. A recently published study reported one death for every 9,210 prescriptions of such drugs, mainly related to gastrointestinal bleeding and perforation.
A good chiropractor knows when to adjust and when not to. That is one reason why a history and physical exam are performed at the first visit, to check for health problems in which spinal manipulation should not be performed. Chiropractic treatment is so safe, especially since no drugs are used, that even children and pregnant women routinely benefit from it.