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Personal Injury Protection

Personal Injury Protection is mandatory in the state of Oregon. This is a minimum of $15,000.00 of insurance that is already in your auto policy (per person involved in a crash) that can be used for medical expenses.  There is no co-pay and rarely a deductible that has to be met. You also have up to 2 years to use this amount. No ... [Read More]
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What is that “popping” sound?

Many people want to know what the “popping” sound is that happens with a manual adjustment, i.e. being adjusted without the drop table or an instrument. The sound that is heard is called a “cavitation” and is the byproduct of fluid that acts as a lubricant in your joints, known as synovial joints. When the joint capsule stretches through the ... [Read More]

Where to turn for low back pain relief

Harvard Medical School published a health letter recommending chiropractic care for your lower back pain.  Click on the link below to read the full article. https://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/where-to-turn-for-low-back-pain-relief ... [Read More]

Frozen Shoulder

Chiropractic and Frozen Shoulder Did you know that chiropractic care has been shown to help with frozen shoulder? The reason has been hypothesized that the real issue is neuromechanical in nature: the malpositioning of the neck and occiput irritate the 11th cranial nerve that controls the trapezius muscle. This malfunction of the trapezius (aka trap) may result in reduced shoulder abduction, ... [Read More]
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Backpack Safety

More than 79 million students in the United States carry school backpacks.1 More than 2,000 backpack-related injuries were treated at hospital emergency rooms, doctor’s offices, and clinics in 2007.2 It is recommended that a loaded backpack should never weigh more than 10% of the student’s total body weight (For a student weighing 100 pounds, this means that the backpack should weight no ... [Read More]
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FDA proposes that doctors learn about Chiropractic and Acupuncture for pain management

Chiropractors and acupuncturists who have lobbied for a bigger role in treating pain have won a preliminary endorsement from federal health officials. The Food and Drug Administration released proposed changes to its blueprint on educating health care providers about treating pain. The guidelines now recommend that doctors get information about chiropractic care and acupuncture as therapies that might help patients avoid prescription opioids. “[Health care providers] should be ... [Read More]
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