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The Differences in the Two Most Common Types of Arthritis Dec 1st, 2021

If you have arthritis, you’re probably used to feeling sore. You may have swollen joints and may feel stiffness as well. It affects the tissues around your joints and other connective tissues. How to treat it depends on which type of arthritis you have. Although there are several causes of...

Trying to Get a Good Night’s Sleep with Sciatica? Try These Strategies. Nov 1st, 2021

Are you having trouble sleeping because of sciatica? You aren’t the only one. About 40% of people in the US deal with sciatica at some point in their lives. Sciatica is one of the most common causes of back pain. It doesn’t just affect your back, though, as you probably...

4 Ways to Prevent Chronic Knee Pain Oct 1st, 2021

If your aching knees prevent you from doing the things you want to do, you aren’t alone. An estimated 50 million Americans deal with knee pain on a regular basis. Your knees may swell, your kneecaps can shift, or you can feel like your knees are unstable — all things...

Is Chiropractic Care for Arthritis Safe? Sep 1st, 2021

Finding effective relief of arthritis is a real challenge. Your general practitioner may prescribe painkillers, but may not offer much other relief. You’ve thought about chiropractic care but wonder if it’s really safe. In most cases, chiropractic care is a safe and effective form of treatment for arthritis. However, there...

5 Common Causes of Lower Back Pain Aug 3rd, 2021

Back pain is one of the most common conditions. Nearly 65 million Americans have experienced a recent episode of back pain, with 8% of all adults reporting chronic back pain. It’s a major cause of disability and discomfort. If you’re experiencing lower back pain, you clearly aren’t alone. But lower...

Massage Therapy for an Auto Injury: What to Expect Jul 11th, 2021

If you’ve been in an auto accident recently, you may be experiencing some residual pain as a result. In fact, it’s actually quite common for the pain from an auto accident to appear gradually in the days or weeks after the accident.  Auto accidents can cause soft tissue injuries, which...

Home Remedies for Knee Pain Jun 15th, 2021

If you have knee pain, you may find it difficult to do many of the things that you want to do. Common causes of knee pain are inflammation, arthritis, and minor injuries, and these often respond well to home care. Approximately 25% of adults deal with knee pain, which has...

Telltale Symptoms of Neuropathy May 10th, 2021

Neuropathy, sometimes called peripheral neuropathy, is a type of nerve damage caused to your extremities, like your fingers and toes. It usually indicates a problem with your peripheral nervous system, which sends signals between your brain and your spinal cord. It’s also a fairly common condition, with an estimated 20...

7 Ways Your Chiropractor May Treat Your Auto Injuries Apr 1st, 2021

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to experience an auto accident recently, you may be in a lot of pain. You may even be wondering what you should do next. Your family doctor may not even see you for care after auto accidents. A chiropractor is often the right person to...

Pregnancy and Sciatica: What You Should Know Mar 3rd, 2021

Pregnancy brings many exciting new challenges, but one of the new challenges that may be less appreciated is back pain. Sciatica is a specific type of back pain that is much more uncomfortable than the ordinary aches and pains of pregnancy. Sciatica often feels like a sharp, shooting pain in...

Benefits of Customized Treatment for Back Pain Feb 4th, 2021

Back pain can really make you miserable, especially when it’s something that you experience on a regular basis. According to the Mayo Clinic, back pain is one of the most common causes of missing work and is a leading cause of disability. You might have previously found your treatment options...

Can Massage Therapy Help Arthritis? Jan 1st, 2021

People suffering from arthritis are often looking for relief from their pain. Pain medication is a less than ideal solution, especially because it is addictive. You may be wondering if massage therapy can be a good alternative for pain relief. Massage therapy can often provide pain relief, but you need...

What You Need to Know About Knee Bursitis Dec 1st, 2020

Knee bursitis is a relatively common problem that causes your knees to swell. This can cause a lot of pain, which may make it painful and difficult to move around. Sometimes called “roofer’s knee” or “carpet layer’s knee” because it’s so prevalent among these occupations, it’s true that anyone can...

7 Benefits of Rehabilitation Nov 2nd, 2020

When you have suffered an injury or struggle with chronic pain, most doctors just want to prescribe pain pills to treat the symptoms. However, this can lead to several other problems, most notably dependence and addiction.  Rehabilitation takes a different approach: it seeks to resolve the problems at their roots....

Understanding Naturopathic Care Oct 8th, 2020

Naturopathic care is nothing new. It’s been around since at least the 1800s, but its principles are based on ancient wisdom about the body and its abilities to heal itself. Naturopathic care doesn’t deny that traditional medical care has its place but might argue that it is overused. But naturopathic...

Is Chiropractic Care Appropriate for Your Child? Sep 14th, 2020

You already know that chiropractic care can work wonders on lower back pain or an aching neck. Most people feel much better after having a chiropractic adjustment because it realigns all the parts of your frame that need an alignment.  But even if you’re sold on the value of chiropractic...

Recognizing the Early Signs of Neuropathy Aug 16th, 2020

Have you noticed tingling in your hands and feet? Are you experiencing abnormal sensations accompanied by numbing? If so, then you may have peripheral neuropathy, a chronic condition that causes nerve damage in your hands or feet. The team at Beeson Regenerative Health is here to cover all of your...

5 Most Common Injuries in Automobile Accidents Jul 25th, 2020

Car accidents are fairly common in the United States. In fact, 20-50 million people suffer from non-fatal injuries as a result of car accidents every year alone. And, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that Americans spend more than one million days a year in the hospital recovering...

The Many Benefits of Physical Rehabilitation May 19th, 2020

Injuries happen, and when they do, they can come between you and your daily routine. To get back into tip-top shape, you’ll want to see a rehabilitation specialist. Physical rehabilitation, or physical therapy, is designed to promote healing and restore your body’s strength. Beeson Regenerative Health relies on a team...

Take a Natural Approach to Treating Knee Pain Apr 24th, 2020

If you begin to experience sharp knee pain, chances are you can use a home remedy to relieve some of the pain. However, if the pain lasts longer than a week, or you experience persistent pain without an injury, that can be the result of chronic knee pain. If you...

What Is Myofascial Release? Mar 20th, 2020

Many patients who experience pain because of tight muscles may have a condition known as myofascial pain syndrome. If you have myofascial pain syndrome, you experience pain that originates in specific trigger points. The best way to treat this condition is with Myofascial Release Therapy (MTR), a physical therapy treatment...

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy: What Injuries Is It Used For? Feb 14th, 2020

Regenerative medicine is an evolving practice on the forefront of treating injuries and disease. One form of regenerative medicine that’s used to treat a number of different issues is called platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP therapy). At Beeson Regenerative Health, we’re proud to provide patients with cutting-edge and effective PRP therapy. ...

Here Are the Best Exercise Routines for Your Arthritis Jan 15th, 2020

Living with arthritis is a difficult and painful journey. Everyone doesn’t understand what it feels like to experience pain while performing simple tasks, like opening food containers or bending over. For some of us, arthritis runs in our families, but everyone’s bodies change as they age. The pain of arthritis...

Is Back Pain Normal as You Age? Dec 1st, 2019

You can’t stop the hands of time, and growing older is unavoidable. Aging can bring new physical challenges, and among the chief complaints that people have when they’re getting older is back pain.  Back pain is so common that it might seem like it’s a normal part of aging. In...

How Your Weight Affects Your Sciatica Nov 1st, 2019

Your sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body, so it stands to reason that it could cause you some problems. In fact, 40% of people have to deal with sciatica — pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve — at some point during their life....

The Link Between Diabetes and Neuropathy Oct 10th, 2019

Diabetic neuropathy can occur anytime in patients with diabetes. Whether you’re just beginning to feel tingling or numbness in your extremities or have suffered from this condition far too long, Dan Beeson, DC, DABCI and our team of compassionate health professionals at Beeson Regenerative Health in Portland, Oregon may be...

What Causes Chronic Knee Pain? Sep 6th, 2019

Scenario: Your alarm goes off and you immediately wish you could stay in bed — or at least have someone help you get up. Simple tasks like walking to the bathroom and making breakfast sound like impossible feats because of your knee pain. Yet despite the pain, you’re wondering how...

Why You Shouldn't Wait to See a Chiropractor After an Auto Accident Aug 1st, 2019

Being in an auto accident is frustrating on many levels, especially if you’re injured. Too often, people think they’re fine, not realizing that some symptoms may take time to fully reveal themselves.  Even if you were hit at a low speed or the accident seems minor, don’t wait to get...

The Best Types of Exercise to Combat Sciatica Jul 3rd, 2019

Sciatica can ruin your day and leave you stiff and immobile. While extreme cases of sciatica can be severe enough to require surgery, in many cases, it’s possible to ease the pain and discomfort caused by sciatica with stretches and exercises you can do at home. What is sciatica? The...

5 Benefits of Acupuncture You Didn't Know About Jun 1st, 2019

While you probably know that acupuncture involves needles, you may not realize exactly how the treatment can improve your life beyond a vague sense that it provides some pain relief.   The Chinese, however, have been practicing acupuncture for 3,000 years based on a belief that acupuncture can balance your...

The Importance of Exercise When You Have Arthritis May 3rd, 2019

We know exercise may be the last thing you want to do when your joints are sore. But, getting a small amount of careful exercise can actually help your arthritis pain. Immobility causes the joints to stiffen, which only increases discomfort. Working your joints every day, will decrease your pain...

Beyond Back Pain: 7 Ways Chiropractic Adjustments Can Improve Your Health and Well-Being Apr 8th, 2019

When you hear someone is going to a chiropractor, you likely think they’re seeking treatment for back pain. While chiropractic adjustments are beneficial for a variety of conditions that cause chronic back pain, these techniques can do so much more. At Beeson Regenerative Health, the skilled chiropractic team can address...

Why Symptoms Sustained During Auto Accidents Are Often Delayed Mar 12th, 2019

Each year in the United States there are more than 7 million car accidents that lead to upwards of 3.1 million injuries. And while these accidents happen in the blink of an eye, the trauma to your body can linger for months or years afterward, and the symptoms often don’t...