Chiropractic & Babe Ruth

Chiropractic & Babe Ruth

Chiropractic care is pretty much ubiquitous in the world of professional sports, and in fact in the world of weekend warrior sports as well. Our profession as moved from the fringe (for those embracing modern therapy) into the mainstream, in no small part thanks to the demands of professional athletes. The physicians at Back In Motion all have experience working with professional and amateur athletes of all levels, sometimes taking for granted the opportunities that we have to work with so many talented individuals from all walks of life. As with most professions, sports chiropractors are only as strong as those who have come before us and paved the way for the next generation. With that in mind, I could not help sharing this newspaper clipping from the early 20th century featuring the team physician and chiropractor for the New York Yankees, Dr. Eric Painter. It is said that the Yankees asked for this to be kept quite, believing that having a team chiropractor gave them a competitive edge - something they did not want their competition to catch on to! While I can't confirm how much truth their is to that story, it is well documented that the decade they had with Dr. Painter (1920s to 1930s) as their team physician was one of the best in their history. Coincidence?

The chiropractic team at Back In Motion in Beaverton is proud to build on the foundation created by Dr. Painter and countless others throughout the last century, including our own Dr. Ted Forcum. It is our mission to continue advancing the specialty of sports chiropractic in the Portland and Beaverton community, helping our neighbors get out of pain and back to doing the things they love.

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Recent Systematic Review Shows Tylenol Ineffective In Treating Low Back Pain

Recent Systematic Review Shows Tylenol Ineffective In Treating Low Back Pain

Everyday we are bombarded with television and print ads extolling the wonders of Tylenol, active ingredient acetaminophen, in the treatment of all types of pain. The typical advertisement scenario is a man or woman grabbing their low back in pain - perhaps a little red highlighting over the area of pain and some dramatic music - followed by their reaching for a bottle of quick-fix. Even more shocking, considering the amount of evidence showing the negative and potentially deadly effects of chronic acetaminophen use, is the scenario showing the the person with obvious chronic, daily low back pain, with the implication that they pop a few pills everyday for a lifetime of pain-free living - although with the fine print caveat to follow the directions on the label and use only as advised by a physician, both of which warn against long-term use because it can kill you. While no therapy comes without some risk, we must always weigh those risks against the potential benefits to make an informed decision both as physicians and patients. So given the well documented risks, what does the evidence say about the benefits of using Tylenol to treat low back pain - the condition most commonly associated with visits to both the medical doctor and chiropractor?

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Back In Motion Now In-Network With Providence, Pacific Source, HealthNet, and ASHN

Back In Motion Now In-Network With Providence, Pacific Source, HealthNet, and ASHN

Back In Motion Chiropractic & Sports Rehab in Beaverton, Oregon is pleased to announce that Drs. Meisenhelder & Scherer are now in-network with Providence, Pacific Source, Health Net, and American Specialty Health Plans. Please note that this coverage currently only applies to chiropractic care. Expanding our network coverage is a continuation of our goal to bring high-level, affordable care to everyone in need in the Beaverton & Portland areas. Combined with our recent partnering with the Cigna health network and ChiroHealth discount medical network, we can now offer our services to a much broader segment of our local community whether fully insured, under-insured, or uninsured.

Please contact our office for more detailed information regarding your specific coverage and to schedule your appointment.

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Better Back Health For 2015

New Year's resolutions - yes, it's that time of year again. Losing that extra weight. Hitting the gym a little more regularly. Quitting that bad habit. Saving more money. Et cetera, et cetera. While we all have our own personal resolutions, including myself, I'd like to throw one out there for anyone in need of yet another resolution - hopefully one that will bring you more activity, with less pain. 

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