December 2020 Medical Newsletter

Chiropractic Treatment and Your Work Injury Patient

Work Injury Patient?

Do you have a patient that has suffered a work injury? If you have a patient dealing with a work accident or injury, chiropractic treatment can get your patient back to work as soon as possible, and Cascade Spine & Injury is here to help make that happen.

Not all work-related injuries happen in the construction industry. In fact, quite a number of injuries we treat occurred in the office. Carpal tunnel syndrome and chronic neck pain can be caused by poor ergonomics or poor posture. One misstep on a wet break room floor could lead to a herniated disc from a fall. Improper lifting of a heavy box could result in acute back pain.

One of the most common work injuries we handle on a regular basis is a back injury, which  may result from a muscle strain, facet injury, or herniated disc–although poor posture can exacerbate back pain. Many of our patients spend hours sitting at a computer, which strains muscles causing stiffness and soreness. Sometimes the solution is as simple as fixing poor ergonomics at the office, including adjusting chair height, moving the computer to a different spot, or providing back support.

Hours spent on the computer can cause another type of workplace injury known as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Patients suffering from this painful condition feel a burning sensation and experience difficulty gripping objects. Swelling around the median nerve in the wrist causes pain from pressure placed on the nerve.

 Your patient might also be suffering from neck pain or headaches, including migraines. Chiropractic treatment can provide relief via a variety of adjustment techniques, as can massage therapy and acupuncture through their unique methods of healing. Depending on the nature of your patient’s injury, your Cascade Spine & Injury Center doctor will work with you to design a treatment program for your patient that will specifically address pain management needs to move your patient  toward rehabilitation.

What We Do

Chiropractic Spine and Joint Adjustments, Therapeutic Exercises/Activities, Modalities, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, and more

About Us

We are a multidisciplinary injury clinic that utilizes the synergistic power of chiropractic massage, acupuncture and exercise therapy so patients can recover from injury naturally.

Our Clinical Director, Dr. Jonathan McClaren is a licensed Chiropractic Physician with advanced certification in whiplash biomechanics and injury traumatology. He is also certified in spinal biomechanical engineering and MRI interpretation and is an accredited traffic accident reconstructionist. The clinic prides itself on striving for above-average recovery rates and including both in-office and at-home active care in our evidence-based treatment plans.
With our combined expertise of providers in chiropractic, massage and acupuncture we offer a variety of treatment modalities all under one roof. 

Headaches & Chiropractic Remedies

Everyone has had headaches from time to time, and we all know how miserable they can make us feel. In fact, at some point in time, 9 out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches that range between mild and dull to throbbing, intense, and debilitating, sometimes to the point of requiring bed rest in a dark, quiet room.
Many studies have identified spinal manipulation therapy (SMT), the main type of care utilized by chiropractors, as being very effective for popular types of headaches—in particular tension-type headaches that arise in the neck. An important 2001 study reported that SMT provided almost immediate relief for headaches that arose in the neck with significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting results compared with commonly prescribed medications.

Another interesting study that found similar results included tracking the prevalence/frequency of headaches after treatment stopped. The authors of the study reported the patients receiving SMT had continued to experience sustained benefits throughout the following weeks, and even months, in contrast to those in a medication treatment group where headaches came back almost immediately after they discontinued treatment.
Because each patient is unique, the type of care provided by Cascade Spine & Injury Center will be individually determined based on the findings, the patient’s age, comfort, and preference of both the provider and patient.


Acupuncture was introduced to the United States in the 70’s and has been gaining traction as one of the original holistic healing techniques.  It treats the source of the problem instead of the symptoms. The goal of the treatment is to release blockages in the flow of energy where it is deficient and move it away from where it is excess. Acupuncture can be delivered by sterile needle, laser, electricity, and massage and/or pressure

Conditions that are treated successfully at Cascade Spine & Injury include all types of  pain such as neck and back, sports injuries- knees, hips and ankles as well as shoulders, elbows and wrists

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Chiropractic Care and the Treatment of Low Back Pain

2018 study published in JAMA Network Open is among the latest to weigh in on chiropractic care for treating low back pain. Researchers enrolled 750 active-duty military personnel who complained of back pain. Half were randomly assigned to receive usual care (including medications, self-care, and physical therapy) while the other half received usual care plus up to twelve chiropractic treatments.

After six weeks of treatment, those assigned to receive chiropractic care:

reported less pain intensity,
experienced less disability and more improvement in function,
reported higher satisfaction with their treatment and
needed less pain medicine.


Cascade Spine & Injury Center
5253 NE Sandy Blvd. Portland, OR 97213
Phone: (503) 893-5131 Fax: (503) 914-0923
Email: staff@cascadespineandinjury.com
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