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April 18, 2018 Uncategorized

DON’T LET A SLIP N FALL INJURY GO UNTREATED

According to the Mayo Clinic, more than one-fourth of all spinal injuries occur as the result of a slip n fall. Many of these injuries can be serious and long-lasting, especially if not treated properly.  An interesting fact about slip and fall injuries, many people often experience headaches and head pain. Even though they never hit their head.

A slip and fall incident is jarring to the body, much like a car accident.  The body jerks and twists in abrupt movements that it was not prepared for.  Many times this results in headaches, stiffness, and nerve pain.  Simple movements after a slip and fall incident will cause discomfort and limited your range of motion.  The best method of action is a few weekly sessions of massage rehabilitation and chiropractic adjustments for the first month preceding an injury.

What did our doctor’s have to say?

Our Chiropractors are skilled in providing a wide array of treatment options.  Treatment may include: flexion therapy, massage therapy, and others developed for the treatment of chronic and acute soft tissue injuries.  Our clinic provides comprehensive slip n fall therapy, relying on state of the art therapeutic techniques based on the most recent of scientific data and studies.

Recent snow, icy roads, and freezing rain throughout the Portland Oregon Metro area has caused an overwhelming report of slip and fall incidents.  Hospitals and urgent care facilities are being over loaded with emergency cases.  Unfortunately, hospitals can only provide splints and medication to injured patients.

How to treat:

Treatment for soft tissue and muscle strains begins with the body through the use of consistent chiropractic adjustments and massage rehabilitation is essential.  These therapies help to release pinching nerves with resulting pings of pain, improve flexibility and range of motion, and inevitably stop the pain all together.  An in-office assessment can quickly tell us what your treatment plan needs to be.  Furthermore, how often you should be seen, and which at-home exercises we can safely recommend that you can do in your own time to further improve your healing.

Call Today:  503-206-4620

Massage Rehabilitation treatment can easily be referred by our Chiropractors, and sometimes even completely covered by your health insurance.  Either way, we have your best interests at heart.  You are in good care at Elevation Chiropractic with any injury or flareup, even slip n fall instances.   Don’t delay a small pain or discomfort as it can always turn into a much more serious issue down the road that can last for years if you discard it as nothing now.

Our licensed massage therapist are specifically trained to treat soft tissue injuries in a rehabilitative sense.  They work with some insurance groups under the direction of Dr. Justin Davis and through his referral to bring your mobility back and reduce your pain levels.


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April 11, 2018 Uncategorized

SPRING HAS SPRUNG!  Time to Get Moving!

How getting out and moving our bodies can improve your health!  So Get Moving! Moving the body and keeping active physically is essential to maintaining flexibility and range of motion.  The body was designed for walking, not sitting or slouching at a desk.  So get up and get your bodies moving!

Get Active this Spring

Whether it’s a stroll in the park or through the woods with a friend…

Something as simple as a daily brisk walk can help you live a healthier life. For example, regular brisk walking can help you: Maintain a healthy weight. Prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.

Friends Walk

… or a group walk on the weekend with your besties, getting active on a hike through our gorgeous State Parks…

From helping you lose weight and de-stress to lowering your blood pressure and reducing your risk of many chronic diseases—going for regular walks is one of the best and easiest things you can do for your health.

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… or a walk across the way to grab some lunch instead of sitting in some stuffy breakroom…

Whether you’re feeling stuck at work or you’ve been searching for a solution to a tricky problem, research shows it’s a good idea to get moving: According to a 2014 study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, Learning, Memory, and Cognition, going for a walk can spark creativity.

Bike to Chiropractor

…or enjoying a bicycle ride to your local market, or better yet on your way to visit your favorite chiropractor!

Learn more HERE about Energy and how to keep it up!

Any extra steps taken to get your bodies moving is in your best interest!  Take advantage that Spring has sprung!  The sun is slowly peaking it way around the cloudy corners to greet you!  The air is crisp and fresh!  Grab a coat and get moving!  You never know what you might discover about yourself.

Learn more on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome here.


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March 28, 2018 Uncategorized

Gut Flora

Is your mind not properly directing your body? Or is it your body not properly giving to your mind?

A person or child presenting with eczema, asthma, and/or digestive problems would indicate compromised got flora and immunity, and this should be a red flag! Severe eczema, Asthma, allergies, ADHD, epilepsy and insulin dependent diabetes are a cause for concern for everyone. It is more common for our children and adults to have disorders, dysfunctions, syndromes, and disease all relate to inadequate gut flora and viral issues.

Gut Flora

Having good bacteria in the gut is the best way to keep candida, bad bacteria, and viruses under control. Well functioning gut flora will keep those pathogens low.  It will also maintain the integrity of the gut wall so it does not cause leaky gut syndrome. The absence of a greatly reduced beneficial bacteria causes a sick person’s digestive system to be taken over by opportunistic microbial gut flora. Constantly producing a river of toxicity flowing from the gut to the brain!  This is the toxicity can create autism, schizophrenia, hyperactivity, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and many more psychological phenomena.

What can we do?

First thing is to STOP giving your gut what ails it.

Processed carbohydrates feed pathogenic bacteria and fungi in the gut, promoting their growth. Apart from that they create a glue-like environment within the intestinal wall for various worms and parasites to take hold and develop.   Yes, we can easily grow worms and parasites within our body when we give our body what they want, and not enough of what they don’t.  Micro creatures produce toxic substances that enter the bloodstream and literally poison you while being pumped throughout the body. An immune-compromised person who drinks sugary liquids and munches on fried or processed snacks, will worsen their condition by these food choices. Some common foods that can easily be avoided are breakfast cereals, non-fibrous foods packed with sugar, chips and popcorn, overly processed wheat products such as breads and pastas, and dairy products.

Secondly DO feed your gut flora.

Improve your gut flora with both probiotics and prebiotic’s. Probiotics provide your body with naturally occurring bacteria strains that are healthy for your digestive system. Prebiotics are a combination of fiber and starches that actually feed the good bacteria in your gut. It is important that you not only rebuild the good bacteria within your gut, but that you also add more new bacteria to your system. Then you must feed it to grow. What you should know is if you were on steroids or antibiotics at any time in your life, your good bacteria has been wiped out. Therefore it is important to implement new probiotic bacteria and feed it daily. We do this by taking probiotic capsules or fermented drinks and foods, and adding specific fibers and complex starches to our diet, or supplementing a prebiotic powder.

I also recommend a good digestive enzyme, such as papaya seed. This will help aid your gut and intestinal system to process out the bad bacteria as it begins to die. As good bacteria can grow from healthy foods and starches, bad bacteria grows from unhealthy foods and unhealthy starches.

What healthy foods are best?

Food is Medicine

Green leafy vegetables (spinach, collard greens, kale, broccoli, butter lettuce, arugula), zucchini, asparagus, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, apples in the red variety, pears, bananas, raspberries, wild blueberries, papaya, and mango are just a few examples of some perfectly gut friendly foods that you should try to implement into your diet each and every day.

Fermented Foods are Necessary

Health fermented foods that should always be incorporated are kombucha, kefir, pickles, sauerkraut, true sourdough breads or rounds, kimchi, miso, tempeh, and vegan yogurt with live cultures.  The consumption of fermented, probiotic foods has many benefits. The microflora that lives in fermented foods creates a protective lining in the intestines and shields it against pathogenic factors, such as salmonella and E.coli.

Remember, when you grow your good gut bacteria, you will begin to flush out the bad cultures.  Once you are successful in this, you will find that your bad food cravings may lesson, you may even flush out some unwanted fats, and your energy should improve.  Many rave about improved skin conditions, asthmatic symptoms disappearing and improved overall mobility.  The most appealing are the reports and studies wherein medication is reduced, and brain function vastly improved!   So get eating!  What are you waiting for!


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March 19, 2018 Uncategorized

Mind & Body

The two are one.  Twenty One Pilots brought a hit to the music scene with “Stressed Out” that resonated with thousands of fans across the country.  “Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days”.  What adult doesn’t feel that way from time to time? stressed out

Sports medicine doctors understand the cumulative importance of mental health helping body wellness.  Our mind controls the ship, and the ship reacts to it’s every whim.  Psychological issues are important in dealing with orthopedic distress and injuries. More often than not, people choose to deny any potential underlying contributions.  Sympathy for the human mental function lacks heavily in today’s society.  “We’re stressed out” isn’t just some random lyrics in a popular song, it has become a mantra for the modern family just trying to get by.

Make up your mind

Are you willing to support your mind to improve your body?  Is being stressed out often directly connected to your immune dysfunction?  Is it triggering an Epstein Bar Virus?  Is it actually increasing your pain tolerance?  These are questions you should be asking yourself.  Additionally, psychological stressors unequivocally influence brain function and brain wave activity.  Aliening the mind with the body is essential to proper function, reduction of change of injury, improvement of physical and emotional health, and overall quality of life.

But what can you do about it?  Below we have listed some beneficial activities that you can add to your daily routine to help you reduce stress and improve the quality of your life.

Just Breath

Unconsciously the human body takes several shallow breaths throughout the day.  These short, stinted breaths can actually produce or worsen stress responses in the body when ignored.  Without you even knowing.  So just breath.  Be more mindful of your breathing throughout the day and you may find yourself less stressed out.

Peace & Quiet

It is good practice to take just 10-15 minutes each day in a quiet secluded space where you can rest without interruption.  Sit or make yourself comfortable.  Notice your breathing.  Slow your mind. Feel your breath fill your lungs, and then pay attention as the breath slowly leaves you.

Continuing, take a deep breath slowly through the nose.  Hold it for just 1 or 2 seconds, then gently let go of your breath out through your mouth.  Feel your body tension release with each breath out.

Slowly stretch your arms above your head, reaching for the sky, while continue to breath in through the nose.  Upon holding your breath, then slowly relax your arms and bring them down as you release the air from your lungs and breath out through the mouth.

Repeat these simple steps as needed, and you should feel more relaxed, less stressed out, level headed and able to manage your day better than before.


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March 16, 2018 Uncategorized

The Myths of Low Back Injury

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As we grow and life moves forward, our knowledge of the body increases.  We are able to dispel some common misconceptions about pain and treatment because of this.  Most common are the assumption that those with “back breaking” jobs, the one’s who dig ditches or lay tile or work the docks all day long, they are most susceptible to low back injury.

Injury is not a sole cause to back pain; however, most complaints at the physician’s office that do not specify a fall or very specific causation are typically viewed as temporary and self-resolving.  Unfortunately, something “self-resolving” can actually prove to be chronic and ongoing if not treatment proactively.

What Can You Do?

1. Get Active

Data shows us that those with a sedentary lifestyle; truck drivers and office staff; are at equal risk.  This is the #1 source of weakness induced low back injury.

2. Reduce Stress

The #2 source of back pain in general is emotional stress.  No matter the trigger, it is substantially important to minimize stress and increase self-care methods.  “Me time” is no longer just a privilege of the Executive Employer.  It is clear that todays parent, admin support staff, and student is more in need of regularly scheduled “me time” than any.  These types of daily workers are at the top of the stress chain and require relaxation, exercise, therapy, massage and chiropractic care.

3. Mindless Movement

The #3 top common reason for low back injury – mindless movement.  Improper exercise, picking up something using the wrong area of the body, sudden twists and turns, impractical shoes, or incorrect breathing and posture are all examples of mindless movement.  It is easy to do any of these at any given time throughout the day.  At times, these mindless movements can add up to one very big issue.  If not treated proactively, one issue can become a chronic ongoing source of pain.

Tired of not giving your body what it needs to work better for you?  Click HERE to request an Appointment and put a little “Me Time” into your week!   Click HERE to read more about How We Treat our patients.


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