May 2021 Medical Newsletter


Are you Experiencing Frequent Negative Health Symptoms like 
Back Pain, Headaches, or Stress? 

Visiting a chiropractor may be able to help you overcome some or all of your symptoms. A chiropractic adjustment refers to a chiropractor physically adjusting the vertebrae in your back. This type of procedure can have a myriad of positive benefits without the stress or invasiveness of surgery or other more intense techniques. Getting a chiropractic treatment can be a great way to improve multiple areas of your health with one non-invasive treatment. Surgeries and medications can be dangerous and expensive. With an adjustment, you could safely and easily target your problems.
Is a chiropractic adjustment right for you? Here are some of the top benefits of getting a chiropractic adjustment.

1. Blood Pressure
A study published in the Human Journal of Hypertension showed that a chiropractic adjustment could give people suffering from high blood pressure the same effect as taking certain high blood pressure medications.  This study also showed that the effects of the adjustment would persist for 6 months after the adjustment. 
Adjustments have been shown to help patients suffering from low blood pressure as well.
2.  Help with Neck and Lower Back Pain
This benefit is probably the most well- known when it comes to going to the chiropractor. 80% of all Americans experience some sort of lower back pain in their lifetime. Medications and surgeries are options for this type of pain, but those can be dangerous, expensive, and ineffective. An adjustment from chiropractor services can significantly reduce your back and neck pain via a non-invasive technique. Chiropractic treatment is also cheaper than other methods of back pain management. You’ll be able to save yourself from both mild and chronic pain while also reducing your medical costs.

3. Scoliosis
Scoliosis is a condition where there is an abnormal curvature of the spine. This can cause pain, abnormal posture, a reduction in your range of motion, and even trouble breathing.  Most scoliosis patients have few options for treatment. But a chiropractic adjustment has been shown to help treat scoliosis patients. Chiropractic treatment combined with physical therapy could help treat and prevent the progression of scoliosis. The effectiveness of this treatment option varies from patient to patient, but it is a viable option.

4. Sciatica
Sciatica refers to pain that radiates from your lower back down your legs because of a damaged or pressured sciatic nerve. This type of chronic pain can lead to over-medicating and chronic pain. Chiropractic treatment can help relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve that is causing your sciatica. Studies show that patients receiving adjustments reduced the number of pain days they had. They also experienced a reduction in the severity of their pain.

5. Reduce Inflammation
Inflammation is one of the top causes of pain, joint issues, and tension. Chronic inflammation has been linked to a number of diseases like heart disease, chronic pain, and cancer. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to reduce inflammation, which can lead to a number of positive benefits, including: chronic lower back pain,  reduced muscle tension and relief of joint pain. Reduced inflammation can also help reduce your risk of developing diseases that are linked to high inflammation.

6. Headache Relief
Both tension and migraine headaches can be caused by back pain and spinal issues. Back misalignment can cause muscle tension and pain which can result in both tension headaches as well as migraine headaches. Besides back pain, headache is the top ailment that chiropractors treat. There are over 200 studies examining the benefits and effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments for headache relief.

7. Improvement in Symptoms of Neurological Conditions
Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to help increase blood flow to the brain. They can help increase the flow of cerebral spinal fluid as well. This can significantly help people suffering from neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. While this subject is still being researched, the potential therapeutic applications provide exciting possibilities of treatment for these patients.
8. Improved Athletic Performance
Reduction of inflammation, pain, and other similar conditions can help get the body in top shape. This is especially true for athletes who depend on their body to do their job.
Many sports teams and professional athletes hire chiropractors. Adjustments can reduce pain and tension caused by sports and activity. Alignments can also reduce inflammation and boost the immune system to help boost an athletes performance.

9. Vertigo
Dizziness and vertigo can make it impossible to do everyday tasks or even get up out of bed without feeling disoriented and nauseous. This is a common condition after experiencing a head or neck injury. A chiropractic adjustment can help target joints and vertebrae that aren’t moving correctly. This could help reduce vertigo episodes. An adjustment can also help fix your body’s natural balance, which can also cause vertigo if it’s misaligned.

 Doctors of chiropractic are uniquely trained to treat common injuries, including low back pain. In addition, they can help you choose proper rehabilitation exercises and prevention techniques to get you back on your feet and reduce the likelihood of future injuries.




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. 

Children’s Health Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Children’s chiropractic care can significantly improve certain conditions that affect children. The big three conditions that can be helped with an adjustment in children are colic, acid reflux, and ear infections. Colic causes near constant crying and fussiness in young children and babies as a result of abdominal discomfort and gas. Colic can be extremely difficult to treat, which can result in an uncomfortable baby and exhausted parents.  Adjustments have been shown to help improve infantile colic symptoms.
It’s thought that the nerves in the brain and back along with the nerves in the gut and head are particularly sensitive. When these are affected, it can result in conditions like acid reflux and ear infections. A chiropractic adjustment can help to improve what’s known as the gut-brain connection, which is why chiropractic adjustments might help these types of conditions. This improvement can also boost the immune system, which can help prevent infection.

Make an appointment with Cascade Spine and Injury Center. Our chiropractors will make an assessment and discuss treatment options with you. The techniques we employ are ideal for those who suffer from short or long-term pain. Call us today and get on the road to recovery.


Gardening: It’s not a Contact Sport

Yet it can be surprisingly hard on the body, especially in terms of producing low back pain.

Gardening involves a lot of bending and can lead to awkward positions. Reaching, as when pruning a bush, can strain your back. Using tools, like a shovel, adds a whole new dimension to physical exertion. Moving heavy objects—like 10- to 50-pound bags of peat moss—offers unique challenges. These are dead weight, bulky and unruly. 
 The weight can shift, and then you flinch and grab at it.

The stress on the back produced by prolonged flexion of the spine—that is, bending forward, thus reversing the spine’s natural curvature strains the ligaments, muscles, and even the discs that separate the vertebrae.

If you experience any gardening associated pain, consult with the doctors of chiropractics at Cascade Spine & Injury Center.  Chiropractors are uniquely trained to treat common musculoskeletal conditions, including low back pain, neck pain and joint pain. They can also help you choose proper rehabilitation exercises and prevention techniques to get you back on your feet and reduce the likelihood of future injuries.


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