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


Welcome to Vermont Street Chiropractic. We are located at 4616 SW Vermont Street in Gabriel Park near Multnomah Village. We offer affordable chiropractic care for the entire family.  We use the diversified or straight chiropractic method of adjusting along with interferential current, hot packs and exercise instruction.  We are committed to making your visit efficient, cost-effective and comfortable.  We blend science with the art of adjusting to deliver a unique chiropractic approach that tailors to your needs and budget. Let us know how we can help you.

To make an appointment
Call 503-816-1749
Text 503-816-1749

Chiropractic office visits are $40

We use the Diversified or "Straight Chiropractic" technique commonly used by chiropractors.  It incorporates a quick, precisely placed low force thrust by the hands to return the vertebrae to it's proper alignment and mobility.  

 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!

Patient Testimonials:

Dr. Felker is an awesome chiropractor!!! Always listens to my concerns and what I have to say.  Very caring, compassionate and understanding.  He always gets me out of pain right away and makes it very affordable for me to see him.  I would most definitely recommend him to anyone who is suffering from back pain.

Crissy Allen

I would highly recommend Dr. Felker. He moved to Vermont Street. Anyway, I called him on a Saturday unable to walk due to lower back pain. He came in on a Saturday to cure my pain. By Thursday after 3 treatments he had me 99% better. I appreciate his comprehensive approach and wholistic attitude. He truly wants his patients to get better and will be as gentle or aggressive as you want. Give him a call for anything from mild neck pain to a serious injury!

Jonathan S.

To Whom it may concern

I am writing this letter to let you know what a great job Doctor Felker has done for me. For a long time I have suffered with back problems and been to several different doctors. I have seen everyone from sports doctors to acupuncturist, and had more than one MRI. I have used a cane for the longest time. Being unable to play outside with my children was one of the hardest things I have ever had to go through. I even had a surgical consult scheduled.

The first time I saw Doctor Felker, he put me through several test to see how bad I was. After several questions he did that magic he does so well. After 3 visits I was able to stop using the cane, and stand up straight. The good doctor helped me make some life changes that helped as well. I say this because I felt that was above and beyond what he needed to do, he went the extra mile to help me get better. I now play soccer with my little girls almost every day, and am able to live my life again. Thank you Doctor Felker!

After seeing the good doctor for almost 2 months I don't have any more real issues to speak of. I will how ever keep going to see him when I need help. So I would encourage anyone, with back and hip issues to go and see Doctor Felker before you surgery of any kind. He is a great guy and more than willing to go the extra mile to help you out.

Vince Brandon Burnham