Top 7 Myths and misconceptions about chiropractic care in Portland

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Is chiropractic safe?

While past media attention has sometimes painted a negative picture of the chiropractic profession, one merely has to compare malpractice rates between chiropractors and other healthcare professionals to decide which they feel are “safe”. Scientific literature proves that chiropractors’ malpractice premiums are a small fraction in comparison to those of medical doctors.

Chiropractic’s excellent safety record is the result of a conservative and natural approach to health, one which avoids invasive procedures and addictive drugs.

Chiropractic care has also been safely utilized during pregnancy with our prenatal chiropractic and massage services, as well as for children, and adults alike all over SW Portland and beyond. Give us a call or fill out our form to schedule a consultation and meet our team, as we feel once you experience our clinic you’ll agree we’re the best chiropractor in SW Portland!


Does Chiropractic even work?

Chiropractic works by restoring your body’s ability to be healthy. It does so by locating and removing interference (subluxations, misaligned vertebrae), affecting your nervous system. When the nervous system is functioning optimally, your cells, tissues, and organs are far more efficient at resisting disease and ill health.

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Thus, the goal of chiropractic care is to remove any interference that may be impairing normal health. Through specific chiropractic adjustments, chiropractors help your body to heal itself!

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What is subluxation?

Subluxations can be caused by accidents, falls, sporting injuries, bad posture, and even stress. To state simply, a subluxation is a displaced or stuck vertebrae that cases pressure on nerves. These misalignments cause the body to malfunction, which results in a lowered resistance to disease, pain, imbalance, and fatigue.

A chiropractic adjustment can eliminate subluxations and many of the issues caused by them! At ELEVATE Wellness & Chiropratic, we pride ourselves in making sure our patients understand all that we do, and have an opportunity to ask and get answers to any chiropractic questions they may have. Give us a call or fill out our form to find a time to come in and see us!


What does a chiropractic adjustment really mean?

A chiropractic adjustment is defined as “the art of using a specific force in a precise direction, applied to a joint that is subluxated”. A chiropractic adjustment is a safe and natural procedure. By receiving an adjustment, you are actively removing interference from the nervous system. In doing so, you are improving your spinal function and overall health. Remember, not everyone receives the same form of adjustment. Dr. Juratovac uses different techniques and the forces he uses are based on factors such as health, age, preference, as well as comfort. Make an appointment to come in for a free consultation at our SW Portland clinic and chat with Dr. Juratovac about the best treatment for you!


Can I just stretch or exercise to correct my spine?

To put it simply, no. Although exercise is an important part of good health, without normal spinal function, a physical workout merely puts additional wear and tear on improperly functioning spinal joints. While stretching and exercise may be valuable in your recovery process, it is important that you check with Dr. Juratovac before attempting any exercise that may be stressful on your spine!

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What can I expect during my first visit at a chiropractic office in Portland?

Though each chiropractor is different in their own respect, patients may commonly expect the following during the chiropractic evaluation process at ELEVATE: An overall health review and discussion of your health concerns and challenges; A complete chiropractic evaluation to determine the current function of your spine and nervous system (x-rays may also be recommended or evaluated); A detailed explanation of your test results and what it means to your health; A clear action plan to achieve your health goals. Have any other questions? Call our office and our friendly staff will address any questions or concerns you may have as well as get you scheduled to come see us for a free chiropractic consultation in SW Portland.

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Friends and family have doubts? Explaining chiropractic care to your family or friends:

How can I explain chiropractic to my friends? Your friends and family may be curious as to what chiropractic care is all about. To explain it simply, our brain, which controls absolutely everything in our bodies, sends signals down the spinal cord. These signals allow our bodies to move and function.

If any of the spine’s vertebrae are misaligned, unwanted pressure is placed on the spinal cord and nerves. Such misalignment can result in a multitude of negative symptoms such as back pain, headaches, and so on. Dr. Juratovac removes the pressure on the nerves by gently and safely adjusting the spine, alleviating negative symptoms and aiding the body to correct itself!

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