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Comprehensive Pain Clinic of Portland

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6915 SW Macadam Ave Suite 102
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: 503-244-3389
Fax: 503-244-4855

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9 - 122 - 6
Tuesday9- 6
Wednesday9 - 122 - 6
Thursday9- 6
Friday9 - 122 - 6
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
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Sports Injury

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A PRO TO BE TREATED LIKE ONE! 
Dr. Dean Clark has proven his effective approach to healing in helping athletes in every field of sport. With the use of infrared technology, he is able to identify pain and trace it to its origin. Computerized images give the doctor a unique view on what's happening in the body. This can be crucial when it comes to high-level competition. Every athlete is special and has needs that can be relieved with the help of infrared imaging, massage and chiropractic adjustment.

Whether you are a weekend athlete or a professional, there are a few things that all athletes have in common. They want to have the best possible performance in their chosen sport, and they both can get injured.

Let's take the weekend athlete, or for that matter, anyone who enjoys exercising. Injuries happen, pure and simple. While they can be minimized, they cannot be totally avoided. If a person participates enough in any physical activity, eventually that person will get hurt to some degree. The way in which one treats his injuries determines how fast one recovers and how quickly one can get back to the activity he enjoys.

Athletes may ask themselves why they get injured? They stretch out, and feel like they are in pretty good shape. So, why? Usually there is a very simple formula. In most cases, we play too hard, too long, or too fast. In the case of household duties such as spring cleaning, do any of us warm up before carrying those boxes into the crawl space of our ceilings? This may not seem like a sports injury, but in fact, overuse syndromes or playing full speed before we are really warmed up are the major causes of sports injuries. Simple household chores, while done cold, can mimic a sports injury to some extent.

If an athlete gets hurt, what can be done to get him back on the field? Rest is usually a good thing, but by itself, can take a very long time.

Chiropractic offers a balanced approach to the treatment and the healing of sports injuries. By using the chiropractic adjustment to return spinal segments to their normal mobility and by using physical therapy to help the supportive tissues (muscles, tendons, & ligaments), chiropractic physicians help the injured areas return to normal function. Combined with some rest to help the healing process, athletes will find their way back on the court. Afterward, better strategies for exercise and stretching will be discussed with the athlete to help him stay on the straight and narrow path to better enjoyment of his chosen sport.

Many professional athletes are utilizing chiropractic care more and more because they realize that it helps them maximize athletic performance. Articles continue to appear in major newspapers and magazines citing such stars as Arnold Schwartzeneger, former boxing champ Evander Holyfield, and football stars such as Emmit Smith and Joe Montana proclaiming the benefits that chiropractic has meant for their careers. More and more professional and college teams are utilizing care for that same reason.

If you can remember that the whole premise of chiropractic health care is to restore spinal health so that the body has the best opportunity to maximize proper function, it is not hard to understand why the Pros enjoy what chiropractic has to offer.

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide. Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

Testimonial

I did 15 years of various treatments for my back before meeting Dr. Clark! He was the first person to correctly identify and successfully treat what was causing my pain.

- D. Anthony / Portland, OR

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday9 - 122 - 6
Tuesday9- 6
Wednesday9 - 122 - 6
Thursday9- 6
Friday9 - 122 - 6
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Meet Our Doctors

Meet Dr. Michael White, M.D.

Education: OHSU Medical School

21 years in Emergency and Immediate Care

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Meet Dr. Dean Clark, D.C.,CCSP, ACCII

 2000, 2008, 2012, 2016 Olympic Team Medical Staff member

 Board Certified in Sports Injuries and Infrared Imaging

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  • 503-244-3389
  • 6915 SW Macadam Ave Suite 102 Portland, OR 97219
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