Why Seek Chiropractic Care?

Why Seek Chiropractic Care?

Northwest Portland chiropractor, Dr. Karen Kelsall, is pleased to offer specialized chiropractic care for those in need. Spinal health is the foundation for maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. When our backs do not feel good, we don’t feel like doing our normal activities, so we cut back on vital tasks such as exercising and walking. Over our lifetime, the hundreds of muscles and ligaments in our back rigorously affect our 24 vertebrae in numerous ways. Make chiropractic a regular part of your self-care to ensure your back is in optimal health.
Our everyday activities can spark back pain that can last for days, weeks, months, or even years. Something as simple as an awkward sleeping position can trigger neck and back pain. Lifting heavy objects, working out too aggressively, or playing team sports are common sources for back injury, not to mention whiplash and other pain caused by even the most minor of automobile accidents. As we age, we may find ourselves avoiding certain enjoyable activities for fear of injury, when it may be those very same activities that can help strengthen our spines and bodies.
As a former Olympic athlete and dancer, Northwest Portland chiropractor, Dr. Karen Kelsall understands both the positive impacts of exercise and its stress on the body. She has additional training in sports medicine and as a chiropractic sports physician. Kelsall Chiropractic Clinic incorporates many of the techniques used by sports chiropractors to help maintain the health of top athletes. These techniques include cold laser light therapy that accesses tissues at the cellular level, deep-tissue massage for injuries, and Spidertech™ tape/Kinesiotape® that increases lymphatic drainage while reducing inflammation. Spinal manipulation is done using a few methods: manual manipulation, instrument-assisted/lower-force adjustments, usage of a Leander table, and drop-table adjustments.
Conveniently located in Northwest Portland, Kelsall Chiropractic Clinic provides chiropractic and wellness care that can meet your needs, whatever your current level of fitness or health. A custom treatment plan that suits your individual goals and health will be used to bring you to optimal spinal health. Schedule an appointment with our Northwest Portland chiropractor either using our online form, or calling 503-223-8719, and start addressing your neck and back pain, auto injury, or sports related injury today.