August 3, 2018 Uncategorized

Lack of Energy?  Tips to get through the day and keep energized!

1. Positive Thinking

A positive mindset can help improve your overall feeling of well being and energize your body.

Positive thought does not mean you simply keep your head in the sand and take no notice of life’s less agreeable circumstances. Positive belief just means that you approach ugliness in a more helpful and fruitful way. It is not helpful to relish in the pain and agony of the unknown.  A positive outlook is guaranteed to improve your energy, whereas a negative overall outlook is more likely to wane your energy and burn you out quicker both physically and mentally.

Practice reframing.

Rather than stressing about a travel, for instance, be thankful for the fact that you have the funds for a car and get to spend a few extra moments rocking out to music or the news, accepting that there is absolutely nothing you can do about the traffic.



2. Be Active

Get some physical activity to break up your day.  Psychology expert, Richard Boyatzis, states that there is strapping evidence to recommend that habitual bodily or leisurely activities throughout your day can arouse compassion and creativity in the workplace.

Pursuant to Robert Gotlin, DO, a specialist in sports medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, the benefits of physical activity for an improved energy are double: A daily fitness regimen will ignite your body’s energy and mood, both of which contribute to your overall health and well-being.


3. Be Present in the Moment

All too often we as human creatures tend to space out, romanticize and day dream.  It’s a great way to pass the time.  However, when you are at work or driving the kids around to their various activities, or trying to learn something at school, it is easy to fall victim to disassociating our minds from the present moment.  Staying present is the mindful practice of participating in the activities that are in front of your face.

Being Intentional

Mindfully and intentionally staying present is challenging when you are already overwhelmed or feel rundown.  When we permit ourselves to day dream, or veer off track from our originally intended task, the body also goes into auto-pilot.  When you are being intentional, that means you are mindfully engaging your system.  If you are not engaging your system (body and brain) you run the risk of putting it into “rest mode” which quickly drains your energy and causes instant feelings of tiredness.

Engage with others intentionally.  Be mindful that your mind may be veering off from the conversation and mindfully bring your energy back into the room.  Make it a point to notice the colors in the room.  The sounds around you.  The sights and what others are trying to communicate to you.  This will engage your neurotransmitters and build greater fibers within the brain which in turn stimulate energy in the mind and body.


May 27, 2015 Uncategorized

Oregon Workers Compensation and Chiropractic

I threw a few studies and facts in the last post, not specifically regarding chiropractic and work injury, but most of those studies were in this field. There are a few more I’m going to touch on today that are really eye-opening that show the power of Chiropractic and pain treatment.  These next 2 are in regards to several workers compensation studies:

#1 – Workers comp studies have shown that for someone who is injured in at work, they are much less likely to need an invasive type of surgery for their back if they were first seen by a chiropractor vs. a medical doctor.  Almost 30 times less likely!!

#2 – This fact is for treatment of an injured worker if the first doctor the patient sees is a Chiropractic Physician.  When the Chiropractor is in charge of care/is the attending physician, then not only are the results typically better, but the costs are around 20% less than if the treatment is being attended/first point of contact was a medical doctor

There is no doubt that medical doctors have their role to play in the so much of healthcare; you’ll never hear me say anything bad about a medical doctor. But I guess the take home is that many times if you don’t have a specialty in musculoskeletal pain and injury – which is what we specialize in – then many times the results aren’t as stellar as they could be.   When it comes to conservative treatment of pain….in which most of the time it is due to a body mechanic problem (even if there is an MRI or x-ray that shows something more worrisome, these typically are just bi-products of the underlying improper body mechanics)….then many times a sports medicine based chiropractic physician can be the perfect portal of entry for these types of complaints and pain.

Sports medicine chiropractic treatment is the superior subcategory of chiropractors.  This thorough treatment offers the fastest results at the lowest cost.  Elevation Chiropractic and Rehabilitation prides itself on treating in this manner.  If you need care, make sure you get the most evidenced treatment in Tigard.  Our location is close and convenient; next to the Washington Square Mall:  9370 SW Greenburg Rd #605, Tigard OR  97223.

Yours in Health,

Dr. J


Elevation Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
9900 SW Greenburg Rd, Suite 185
Tigard, OR 97223
Phone: (503) 206-4620
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