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The Benefits of Spinal Manipulation for Neck Pain

The Benefits of Spinal Manipulation for Neck Pain

The positive benefits of spinal manipulation for neck pain have long been known to chiropractors and their patients, however, for some time the research evidence was lacking, which was somewhat of a black eye for the profession and prevented full integration into the modern medical model. Luckily the times are changing, and their exists a growing body of quality research definitively showing the benefits of spinal manipulation in treating both chronic and acute neck pain. In fact, what was once regarded as quackery and unsafe is now being embraced by other healthcare professions, most notably physical therapists.

The physicians at Back In Motion Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Beaverton, Oregon practice evidence-based conservative medicine, taking the most current research that exists and applying that to how we evaluate and treat musculoskeletal conditions. Following is a summary of a great article from 2012 showing the benefits of spinal manipulation in treating neck pain over the use of medication.

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Graston Technique - How Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Therapy Can Help

Graston Technique - How Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Therapy Can Help

Graston Technique® is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions through comprehensive training, resulting in improved patient outcomes.

The technique uses specially-designed stainless steel instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used diagnostically to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain.

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Active Release Technique - What It Is And How It Can Help You

Active Release Technique - What It Is And How It Can Help You

Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.

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Your First Chiropractic Appointment

Your First Chiropractic Appointment

If you've made it here then you've taken the first step to recovery - congratulations. So now that you've scheduled your first appointment, what should can expect? 

History - After welcoming you to the clinic and some friendly banter, your Back In Motion Beaverton Chiropractor will explore the history of your injury, asking several probing questions, to gather as much information as possible about the cause, presentation, aggravations, and relief of your symptoms. 90% of your diagnosis is made with the information gathered from the history. The Sports Chiropractors at Back In Motion Beaverton are not only concerned with the presentation of your symptoms, but most importantly the underlying cause. 

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