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Extremities Pain

Beyond Your Back with Chiropractic

The first thing a person may think of when they hear “chiropractor” is the spine. It’s true: the spine is central to the body, both physically and in terms of structure and support. However, chiropractors deal with the health of the whole body, not just the spine. Go one step further. If chiropractors can help your spine, imagine what they can do for your extremities. Imagine how good your arms, legs, knees, hands and feet could feel with the help of adjustments.

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Orthotic casting

Orthotics at the Chiropractor

Did you know you can get orthotics from your chiropractor? At Shephard Chiropractic Clinic, we’ll diagnose your condition, verify with your insurance, take the casting, and submit to insurance for payment. Read on to learn how we do the casting, and why someone might benefit from using orthotics from a chiropractor.

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Happy Shephard Clinic patient

Is Chiropractic Forever?

Like anything worth having, chiropractic is not a quick fix, but rather an investment in your ongoing health. Because injuries happen regularly (big or small) and habits are formed day-to-day, it’s important to keep your chiropractor appointments regular to address specific issues or keep your body aligned through health maintenance check ups.

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Rounded shoulders example

What Can I Do About Rounded Shoulders?

Rounded shoulders are so common, we may not even need to describe them. It’s a signifier of bad posture–your body is out of its ideal alignment. Before it goes from bad to worse, learn how to correct your rounded shoulders with simple steps that you can take at home.

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Family Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic for Your Family

Chiropractic care was the first choice for my family when I was growing up. I am from a rural farming community in Iowa. My first experience with a chiropractor was in the first grade after an accident, where I fell from a combine.

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The Dreaded Headache

There are many types and causes of headaches. Ranging from tension and nutritional headaches to cluster and migraine headaches. No matter the cause, if you have a headache, you want it to end. Fast!

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Person with neck pain

Neck Pain

Your neck is the most vulnerable part of your spine. Not only does it support your 10 – 12 pound head, maintain a gentle forward curve, and permit head rotation, but it must also allow the free flow of nerve impulses to the head, face, hands and the rest of your body.

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Disc Injury

A herniated disc refers to a problem with one of the rubbery cushions (discs) between the individual bones (vertebrae) that stack up to make your spine.

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Portland’s Role in Chiropractic History

Chiropractic is a 116 year old profession and in that time it has grown to become one of the largest independent healthcare professions in the Western world. Since Palmer College opened, chiropractic has developed rapidly and there are now over 35 schools and colleges around the world and on every continent.

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Sciatica and what you can do about it

Sciatica

Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg, caused by general compression and/or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots that give rise to each sciatic nerve.

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Subluxation

Subluxation

Altered or inadequate spinal motion results in a condition called the vertebral subluxation complex, or more simply, a subluxation.

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Whiplash

Each year there are 3 million new whiplash injuries in the United States. The majority of those go untreated for a variety of reasons. Usually because people think “think crash wasn’t that bad.”

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