Stephanie Tolonen
Chiropractor, DC, MS, CCSP Verified
I have always believed that correcting the source of a problem is better than treating the effects. This mentality began early, after a recurring knee injury impacted my martial arts practice. It would get better, but never really went away. I managed and tolerated the pain for a long time. Nearly 10 years later, I finally received care, consisting of a combination of soft tissue care, adjustments, and movement therapy, and it resolved.
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I have always believed that correcting the source of a problem is better than treating the effects. This mentality began early, after a recurring knee injury impacted my martial arts practice. It would get better, but never really went away. I managed and tolerated the pain for a long time. Nearly 10 years later, I finally received care, consisting of a combination of soft tissue care, adjustments, and movement therapy, and it resolved.

Chiropractic in Clackamas County - is it right for me?
Clackamas County Chiropractors specialize in the interactions between our nerves, muscles and skeleton and their effects on our general health. They diagnose problems and use manual therapy, including joint adjustment and manipulation, to prevent and treat them.

Many people who seek Clackamas County chiropractic care do so for help with back pain, especially lower back pain, neck pain and headache. Spinal adjustment in Clackamas County or chiropractic adjustment is the most common method of treatment--it refers to the manual adjustment by the chiropractor of the three-joint complex at the base of your spine with sufficient force to create a sensation of 'release', increasing the joint's range and reducing pain.

A treatment plan may involve one or more manual adjustments. Many chiropractors in Clackamas County also incorporate nutritional counseling, exercise or rehabilitation into the treatment plan.
How is a Chiropractor licensed?
The Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) in Clackamas County must complete four academic years at a school accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education, as well as a one-year internship at an outpatient clinic owned and run by a chiropractic college. They are tested and certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and licensed by the state in which they practice. To maintain licensure in most states, practitioners must complete a certain number of continuing education hours annually.

There are several schools of chiropractic adjustment techniques, although most chiropractors mix techniques from several schools. Some Applied Kinesiologists in Clackamas County are qualified as Chiropractors.