New Solutions To Chronic Pain In North Portland

New Solutions To Chronic Pain In North Portland

Portland Chiropractic Care To Improve Your Range of Motion

The most common regions in your body that experience chronic pain are…….?

  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Foot pain (neuropathy)

Usually, weight during joints like the lower back, knee, ankle and hip joints experience constant repetitive stress and can turn into chronic issues. Patients that experience chronic pain in North Portland describe their pain as constant, diffuse, aching, worse with activity and having a direct effect on their activities of daily living.

Chronic pain in North Portland OR can affect activities of daily living that include:

  • Walking
  • Sleep
  • Work
  • Taking care of kids
  • Dressing
  • Desk work
  • Driving

In America we focus on treating symptoms and not the root cause. Therefore most patients are prescribed medication‘s to get through the day, does this work…….? The simple answer is yes, painkillers help you get out of pain but do not go to the root cause. Therefore, over the next few years the cycle continues, pop a pill in the morning feel better throughout the day, pop a pill in the morning, feel better throughout the day….repeat daily. There has to be a better way? This cycle can go on for years and usually the underlying cause gets worse with more wear and tear, inflammation and joint restrictions.

Our philosophy at North Portland Wellness Group is to go to the root cause, work on the underlying issues and create a treatment plan that restores normal function, decreases inflammation and decrease his pain naturally without drugs and surgery.

Natural therapies can include chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, rehabilitative therapy, nutrition, and home care

Homecare can be broken down into active and passive care

Active therapy includes therapy in which there is patient motion with muscle contractions and joint motion. This could include core stabilization exercises to increase muscle stability in the lower back.

Passive therapies include the use of lumbar braces and cervical traction units to restore function in a joints and to decrease muscle spasms. No motion is usually required Therefore passive therapies are done prior to active therapies.

The next time you are in pain, ask yourself what is the underlying cause and what do I need to do to correct the underlying cause. As a nation, we need to get out of the mindset of popping pills for every condition from acid reflux to pain to stress.

North Portland Wellness Group

Dr. Amy Chapman

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8:00am - 12:00pm
1:30pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Closed

North Portland Wellness Group

2205 North Lombard Street #101
Portland, OR 97217
PHONE: (503) 893-4407
FAX: (503) 908-6153