Vermont Street Chiropractic
4616 SW Vermont Street
Portland OR 97219

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Jeff Felker, DC

Vermont Street Chiropractic
4616 SW Vermont Street, Portland OR 97219


 Benefits of Chiropractic Care

The following are the most important and valuable benefits you will experience after a visit to Vermont Street Chiropractic.

1. Pain Relief thru Adjustments.
The most sought after benefit of chiropractic care is the reduction of pain that follows a chiropractic adjustment. When a joint is adjusted, endorphins are released into the blood which block pain. 

2. Decreased inflammation.
Some of the pain that is felt after an injury is caused by the inflammatory processes that occurs after trauma. Adjustments increase the circulation to the treated area supplying nutrients and fresh oxygen needed for the healing process.

3. Shorter recovery time and decreased scar tissue formation.
Another benefit of controlling and reducing inflammation with chiropractic care is that you can decrease the recovery time and scar tissue formation from an injury. All of us want to get better faster, and chiropractic care does just that.

4. Increased muscle flexibility and range of motion.
Chiropractic treatment also improves muscle flexibility and range of motion. When you are young, your joints have a lot more flexibility. As you age or have injuries, that flexibility decreases. Just like a physical therapist, Chiropractors are trained in exercises to help you stretch and strengthen your muscles to withstand the stresses of life. When your muscles are healthy, flexible, and strong, they recover faster.

5. Reduced muscle tension.
Going hand and hand with increasing muscle flexibility, easing muscle tension is another chiropractic benefit. Muscle tension impedes circulation. And that limited circulation, in turn, causes the muscles to contract and be tense.  This results in a chronic cycle of muscle tension.  Most people recognize this as tension or “knots” in the muscle.  Chiropractic treatment gets the “knots” out, enabling healthy blood flow and normal muscle function.

6. Scar tissue elimination.
Over time, if left untreated, those “knots” of tension in muscles will become fibrotic with scar tissue. Scar tissue is only about 60% as flexible as healthy muscle tissue. So that when you use that muscle, it quickly tightens up and you notice pain. To get rid of this scar tissue, chiropractors utilize various treatment methods such as Graston technique, interferential and massage.

7. Improved sports performance
When your joints and muscles are healthy and functioning properly, you are stronger and more flexible.  Many professional athletes see a chiropractor on regular basis.  They understand the benefits it has for their sport.  Whether it’s golf, bowling, figure skating or running, a Chiropractor can help you perform at the top of your game.  With the vast knowledge of how the body works, a Chiropractor can tailor an exercise program to you sport or condition. 

8. Better Sleep.
Many people experience other benefits that at first might not be connected to Chiropractic care.  One of the main ones is sleeping better.  When the muscles are relaxed and the tension is off your joints, you sleep more soundly.

9. Improved perception and cognition.
Many people are able to see, hear and think more clearly after being adjusted.  This is just another way that Chiropractic allows your body to work at it’s optimal level.

10.  Decreased Blood Pressure.
In 2007, George Bakris, the world expert on hypertension, published a study with a team of researchers in the Human Journal of Hypertension proving that one upper cervical chiropractic adjustment has the same effect as two blood pressure lowering drugs.  Even more fascinating, the effects of just one adjustment lasted more than 6 months!