Chiropractic manipulation, or chiropractic adjustments (spinal and extremities), are minor movements that are created within the joints of the body to reestablish proper joint alignment and restore lost joint mobility.  Also known as “Subluxations” misalignments and restricted joint mobility can result from a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activities, like repetitive computer work, to traumas, such as a car accidents or athletic injuries.

When vertebral joints are misaligned or restricted, it can have overall systemic effect from muscular (weakness) to the central nervous system (coordination). Without proper alignment and mobility the information relayed from the nerves in the body won’t be as fast or as clear, which can, limit peak performance.

Similar to the spine, issues within the joints of the extremities can cause a reduction in peak performance due to pain and aberrant movement patterns.  For example, one common joint dysfunction is seen following a simple “rolled ankle”, limiting one’s ability to walk normally.

Usually for an adjustment the patient will lay down on a table and then Dr. Schlenker will use his hands to give a gentle thrusts or pull to reduce the subluxation and restore movement. Depending on the area of the body, there may be some “twisting” or ” bending” involved. The patient may sometimes hear or feel a “pop,” or “crack” that is one indicator that the has been reduced, and movement has been restored.

Although not all patients respond the same, the large majority of patients usually report a great sense of relief, and increased range of motion following an adjustment.

Call Schlenker Chiropractic today at (503) 908-0582 to schedule your initial consultation!

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Treatment Anatomy

Our patients are encouraged to be active participants in their own care regarding diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Hover over a region of the body to learn more about common pain associated with that area.

Head

  • Concussion
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Sleep Apnea
  • TMJ (sometimes called TMD)
  • Nasal/Sinus Problems

Neck

  • Neck Pain
  • Sprain
  • Strains
  • Whiplash
  • Muscle Imbalance
  • Post-Surgical Conditions
  • Torticollis
  • Arthritis

Shoulder

  • Rotator Cuff
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
  • Arthritis
  • Bicipital Tendinitis
  • Burstitis
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Hyper- and Hypomobility

Mid Back

  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Bulging Discs
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Spinal Misalignment
  • Arthritis
  • Sprain
  • Strains

Elbow

  • Tendonitis
  • Golfer‘s Elbow
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Hyper- and Hypomobility
  • Burstitis

Lower Back

  • Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Bulging Discs
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Spinal Misalignment
  • Arthritis
  • Sprain
  • Strains

Hip

  • Hip Pain
  • Nerve Compression
  • Bursitis
  • Contracture
  • Sprains

Knee

  • Knee Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocated Kneecap
  • Chondromalacia
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Runner’s and Jumper’s Knee
  • Post Surgical Rehabilitation
  • ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL Tears
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Osgood Schlatter’s
  • Hyper- and Hypomobility

Hand/Wrist

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Depuytren’s Contracture
  • Hyper- and Hypomobility
  • Computer related pain

Foot/Ankle

  • Injuries and Sprains
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hyper- and Hypomobility
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shin Splints