At Davison Chiropractic, we stay abreast of the latest treatment methods and healthcare technologies to provide our patients with the highest quality chiropractic care. Our mission is to help each of our patients meet their own wellness, fitness, and lifestyle goals in the healthiest way possible. Using basic elements of chiropractic care like postural screening, spinal adjustment, massage therapy, corrective exercise, nutritional counseling, and more, our chiropractors can help you achieve your wellness goals, recover from an injury, prevent future injury, or manage pain naturally without the use of medications or surgery.
"Dr Davison is great! He has been treating my mostly for maintenance for years – I credit him for keeping me as mobile and well as I can be. The staff is always friendly & helpful as well. - Bev H."
Our Chiropractors Proudly Provides Care to Tualatin, Lake Oswego, Sherwood, Tigard, and Surrounding Areas
If you are looking for a Tualatin chiropractor near Lake Oswego, Sherwood, Tigard, and the surrounding areas, you have come to the right place. At Davison Chiropractic, our chiropractors strive to provide high-quality chiropractic care at the cutting-edge of technology and treatment methods to all of our patients. After assessing medical history, current symptoms, and lifestyle, and evaluating spinal health, we will work with each patient to devise a personalized wellness plan designed to suit his or her individual health needs and wellness goals. Please take a look around our website, explore the rest of our New Patient Center, and feel free to contact our office at (503) 612-9981 with any remaining questions or to schedule your first appointment.
What to Expect
Laying the foundation for total health
In some ways, one could say that chiropractic care is a bit like building a house - certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work together correctly. When building a house, if you tried to build your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually may even collapse. If you tried to build your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. These concepts apply to your body as well, and chiropractic care addresses many common reasons why people experience pain and other health issues. If something is not right with your body's foundation, than that needs to be addressed before true health can be achieved. With chiropractic care, your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care . . .
Upon entering our office, our receptionist will welcome you as a member of our family. We will request that you complete our patient forms located in the New Patient Center. This paperwork provides us with your health history and information on your condition.
Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. James Davison to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options. This initial visit is designed for Dr. James Davison to learn more about you, your condition, and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
After your consultation, Dr. James Davison will perform a complete chiropractic examination testing your reflexes and flexibility. Other standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent.
Depending on your specific condition, we may take X-rays as well. X-rays help us develop the most effective treatment plan for you, and alert us of any serious spinal conditions. Most people are amazed once they see their X-rays up close. In some cases, they can even identify their misalignments and degeneration themselves.
Report of Findings
Once the information is collected and examinations are performed, Dr. James Davison will give you a detailed report of all findings and answer any questions including:
- 1. How can you help me?
- 2. How often do I need to come in?
- 3. What will my treatment cost?
After reviewing your health history, goals, and examining your spine and X-rays, Dr. James Davison will discuss recommendations and notify you if your condition requires care with other providers. Dr. James Davison will provide the best treatment and wellness program for your needs.
At the conclusion of this initial appointment, you can choose to experience your first treatment. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy, and/or soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive, so you can express concerns about the different styles of treatment anytime.
Prior to leaving, the doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you are in pain when you first come into our office this may include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. If you desire, our wellness team will work with you also to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle. Every person is unique, therefore everyone requires a customized wellness plan. The purpose of our wellness program is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental state.
Thumbs Up to Relief
Many people go to a chiropractor because they are in pain. In this first phase of care, the main goal is to reduce your symptoms. Sometimes this will require daily visits, or two to three visits per week for a time.
Most people are under the assumption that if they don't feel any pain that there is nothing wrong with them - that they are healthy. Unfortunately, pain is a very poor indicator of health. In fact, pain and other symptoms frequently only appear after a disease or other condition has become advanced.
For example, consider a cavity in your tooth. Does it hurt when it first develops or only after it has become serious? How about heart disease? Regardless of whether you are talking about cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stress or problems with the spine, pain is usually the last thing to appear. When you begin chiropractic care, pain is also the first symptom to disappear, even though much of the underlying condition remains.
Teaming Up for Optimal Health
Most chiropractors regard the elimination of symptoms as the easiest part of a persons care. If all that the chiropractor does is to reduce the pain and stop there, the chances of the condition recurring are much greater. In order to prevent a rapid recurrence of symptoms, it is necessary to continue receiving care even though your symptoms are gone.
During the correction / restorative phase of your care, you will not have to receive adjustments as often as you did during the first phase of care and, depending on your particular circumstances, you may begin doing exercises and stretches either at the center or at home to help accelerate your healing.
Do not be discouraged if you have mild flare-ups in your symptoms on occasion. This is normal. Flare-ups are bound to occur during this phase because your body has not fully healed. Depending on the severity of your injury or condition and how long you have been suffering from it, this phase of your care may last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years.
Maintenance is Key to Healthy Living
Once your body has fully healed, routine chiropractic care can help ensure that your physical problems do not return, and keep your body in optimal condition. Just like continuing an exercise program and eating well in order to sustain the benefits of exercise and proper diet, it is necessary to continue chiropractic care to ensure the health of your musculoskeletal system.
When you make routine chiropractic care a part of your lifestyle, you avoid many of the aches and pains that so many people suffer through, your joints will last longer and you will be able to engage in more of the activities you love.