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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 20, 2017 Uncategorized

TAX SEASON STRESS???

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Did you know Stress at the Computer is the #1 Cause of Shoulder Pain!

We often discuss seasonal stress and how the #1 cause of neck, shoulder and mid back pain is emotional stress!  Your mind is a very powerful machine, and like most machines, when it gets overloaded it heats up, shuts down and takes longer to process simple tasks.  When the mind is overworked or stressed, similar reactions can be expected.  Don’t let tax season stress get the best of you!

Tax Time

During this time of year when everyone is worried about what their taxes will look like, or stressing over what items they may or may not need to gather together for their yearly assessments, it is easy to become overwhelmed emotionally. Dr. Justin Davis says your mind is already dealing with the day to day events of working, paying the bills, and family obligations and when you add in additional stress, like Tax Season (especially if you’re a CPA), and you can expect to experience additional painful aches and tension in the neck, shoulder and mid back where complaints are typically lower or even non-existent.

When sudden life stress pops up, the body reacts in the same manner as if you were suddenly physically jarred, much like in an auto accident when the body’s muscle tighten up in an attempt to brace for impact.  It is a protective instinct for the body to react physically to your sudden emotion.  Unfortunately, however, that presents a new set of complaints.

Best way to avoid this?

According to Dr. Justin Davis, preemptive care is the #1 Best Way to avoid stiff, sore, and painful aches due to tax season stress from occurring in the first place.  The simplest way is to think of it as an annual treatment program.  Get yourself into a good physical state before the impact of sudden stress and tension strikes!  Regular weekly adjustments and electrical muscle stimulation can be the best proactive defense in battling against upcoming tax stress.

Stress Relievers

Your body can only be as good to you as you are to it, and a healthy body is one that is functioning at it’s best, not suffering from painful aches at the spur of stress.  Healthy bodies deal with pain and stress like mature, capable adults; while an unhealthy physical body with joints out of place and limited mobility will react like a spoiled child at the onset of any additional sudden stress.

Contact Us Today!

Don’t let Tax Season get the best of you!  Come on down to Elevation Chiropractic & Rehabilitation and get your joints and muscles healthy and well prepared for the upcoming month!


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August 23, 2016 Uncategorized

Sleepless nights?

Dr. Justin Davis, Chiropractor, and father to a 10 month old baby boy, knows all too well about being sleepless in Tigard.

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Changes in life causing sleepless nights

“The first 2 months were an absolute blur”, Dr. Justin Davis says as he recalls his introduction to parenthood.  “I never realized just how important sleep was until we had our first little monster.  Suddenly 8 hours per night of sleep changed to 4-6 hours.”  Soon colds became more relevant in the household. Forgetfulness and potential accidental injuries are suddenly something to be aware of!  Stress can easily creep up on you with lack of sleep as well.

Daily Goals

Our goal is improved health, and with that this local chiropractor will assess your sleep habits to ensure your stress and chiropractic needs are not an associated reaction to sleeplessness.  When you improve your sleep, your ability to mindfully assess projects, interact with others, even avoid potential injury is automatically improved as well.  Weekly adjustments by your chiropractor, and even massage therapy, can help in improving sleepless nights.

Getting more sleep

If you aren’t getting enough sleep then you will run the risk of incurring an injury if you are engaged in sports or athletics.  As a Chiropractor, Dr. Justin Davis aims to help his community not only with pain, but overall health.  This also includes quality rest to keep injuries to a minimum.  Healing can even take longer when your body is not well rested.   Over 50% of adolescent athletes report getting less than 8 hours of sleep.  This statistic is shocking!  As it is, adolescents require more than 8 hours of sleep each day, and are placing themselves at a high risk of injury, exhaustion and reduction in grades and focus during moments of loss of quality sleep.

Reach Out

Dr. Justin Davis is most certainly not a “sleep” doctor, but as a Chiropractor, he does treat quite a lot of exhaustion related injuries.  If you are suffering from loss of mobility, focus, increased injury, stiffness, overall mental fatigue, and stress or feeling overwhelmed due to loss of sleep; it is very possible that your body is begging to be adjusted!  Give our office a call today for an initial visit and full physical assessment to see if chiropractic rehabilitation is recommended for you.


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Tigard, OR 97223
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