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Chronic Pain Explained

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Chronic pain is a frustrating and elusive condition. We typically classify pain as chronic if it lasts for more than three months. Most injuries that happen to your body can heal within three months. When the pain lasts longer than that it is deemed, “chronic pain.” If we continue to feel bodily pain past a three-month time window; then there is usually a neurological component involved in that pain. In…

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Non surgical solutions to your back pain

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Special Treatment for Back Pain attracts patients to Natural Pain Solutions Are you suffering with persistent sciatica or back pain? Do you need of a solution sooner rather than later? Dr. Grace at Natural Pain Solutions (NPS) is only practitioner in Portland offering Lordex spinal disc decompression therapy. Lordex decompression is a non-surgical treatment for back pain.  NPS  utilizes the newest technology in the non-surgical approach to treating herniated and…

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What is going on inside in that spine of yours?

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What is going on inside in that spine of yours? Your intrevertebral discs are pads, which are between vertebral bodies (the largest part of the bones in your spine). The outside anulus fibrosus of your disc is a dense fibrocartilage ring composed of 15 to 25 concentric layers. A softer nucleus pulposus is in the center of your disc and is more gelatinous. The discs in the human lumbar spine…

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CranioSacral Therapy

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CranioSacral Therapy CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the tissues that surround the central nervous system. This allows the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance with minimal force. It was pioneered and developed by Osteopathic Physician John E. Upledger at Michigan State University. Upledger ascribed to the teachings of osteopath William Sutherland, who theorized that the bones in…

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Cold LASER at Natural Pain Solutions

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Role of Cold LASER Therapy for Pain Management for Disc Herniations and Chronic Back Pain Cold laser therapy is our newest addition to the variety of treatment approaches we are using at Natural Pain Solutions to provide pain relief and symptom reduction for our patients with a wide variety of conditions. It is especially useful for patients seeking a treatment without the use of surgery or drugs. LASER is considered…

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Cannabis and Pregnancy

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Cannabis is the most frequently used illicit/ illegal drug in Western countries, and becoming increasingly legalized and accessible. There is a growing amount of research and studies being done, and most show that marijuana use may be associated with fetal growth restriction, preterm birth, and stillbirth. With the legalization in Oregon and Washington this issue has an increasing effect on chiropractic practice in our state, and our patients as a…

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