There are many reasons to choose chiropractic and conservative therapy.  But, if you are new to the idea, you may be asking yourself, Why choose chiropractic?

Oregon Chiropractic Health and Wellness Month

Governor John Kitzhaber declared October 2014 the Oregon Chiropractic Health and Wellness Month.  This is absolutely awesome.  The points he makes in this document reflect how I, and many health-conscious Oregonians, feel.

Some points he makes:

  • We have a health-care crisis that is having an impact on our national budgets
  • Health care NOT sick care
  • Avoid heavy pain killers
  • Low Back Pain Management Guidelines recommends spinal manipulation as the only drug-free treatment for back pain
  • Chiropractic results in lower surgeries and health care costs


Read for yourself (click for a bigger image):

portland oregon chiropractic proclamation john kitzhaber


Why Choose Chiropractic?

Conservative care, such as chiropractic, is 20% more cost effective versus traditional medical care.  The average medical doctor (MD) will probably prescribe a muscle relaxer and a pain killer.  While this may help take some of the “edge” off, it never really fixes the problem.  Chiropractic can help find and fix the problem causing the pain.  Go to the source of the pain and fix it!

why choose chiropractic 20percent

Chiropractic is extremely safe.  Your risk of DYING from taking an aspirin alone is more than 25 times greater than risk that chiropractic presents.

why choose chiropractic risks

If you want to avoid surgeries, come to the chiropractor.  If you like having your back or neck cut open and spine fused together, have a visit to the MD.  That is a little unfair, but if I had a choice, I would avoid surgery at all cost.  I mean, just look at the picture above.  Surgery is RISKY!

why choose chiropractic surgery

So the answer is plain and simple.  Why choose chiropractic?  It is a great solution for neck and back pain.  It avoids drugs and surgery.  It is safe and effective.

Portland OR Chiropractor at Cascade Chiropractic & Wellness provide customized chiropractic care to the Portland OR, Gresham OR, Clackamas OR, Beaverton OR and Vancouver WA communities.  Visit our main website at

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Images used with permission from the ACA