SYLVAN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC AND WELLNESS CENTER

5440 SW Westgate Drive

Suite 100

Portland, Oregon 97221

 

P: 503.297.4447

 

F: 503.296.8414

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Seth Alley,DC,CCSP®,CKTP

Clinic Owner

Leah Bowder,LMT

Alexia Sloan,L.Ac.






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What is a Doctor of Chiropractic?

The proper title for a Doctor of Chiropractic is "Doctor" as they are considered physicians under Medicare and in the overwhelming majority of states. The professional credentials abbreviation "D.C." means Doctor of Chiropractic. ACA also advocates in its Policies on Public Health that DC's may be referred to as (chiropractic) physicians as well.

Chiropractic Philosophy

As a profession, the primary belief is in natural and conservative methods of health care. Doctors of Chiropractic have a deep respect for the human body's ability to heal itself without the use of surgery or medication. These doctors devote careful attention to the biomechanics, structure and function of the spine, its effects on the musculoskeletal and neurological systems, and the role played by the proper function of these systems in the preservation and restoration of health. A Doctor of Chiropractic is one who is involved in the treatment and prevention of disease, as well as the promotion of public health, and a wellness approach to patient healthcare.

Scope of Practice

Doctors of chiropractic frequently treat individuals with neuromusculoskeletal complaints, such as headaches, joint pain, neck pain, low back pain and sciatica. Chiropractors also treat patients with osteoarthritis, spinal disk conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, sprains, and strains. However, the scope of conditions that Doctors of chiropractic manage or provide care for is not limited to neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Chiropractors have the training to treat a variety of non-neuromusculoskeletal conditions such as: allergies, asthma, digestive disorders, otitis media (non-suppurative) and other disorders as new research is developed.
In addition, the State of Oregon allows chiropractors to practice obstetrics, perform minor surgery, and perform venipuncture (blood draw) within their scope of practice. Chiropractic education in Oregon incorporates training in all these fields, but obstetrics and minor surgery require additional hours of specialized training beyond those provided within the standard course of education.

Sylvan Chiropractic Clinic and Wellness Center, LLC provides health care and chiropractic care to patients suffering from auto accident injuries, sports injuries, arthritis pain, back injuries and lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, degenerative disc disease, herniated disks, fibromyalgia, elbow and knee joint pain, migraine headaches, neck pain, sciatica, scoliosis, shoulder pain, whiplash, food sensitvity and more. Based in Oregon, Sylvan Chiropractic Clinic and Wellness Center, LLC serves patients from Portland, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, Aloha, Forest Grove and throughout Washington County and the Portland metro area.