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Do you want relief from Nerve Pain?

Whether it’s Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Sciatica, Plantar Fasciitis, or a myriad of other diagnoses: a “Pinched Nerve” is the culprit for most people’s pain. The reason nerve pain is so difficult to treat is because there are so many places where nerves can get trapped and not all doctors know those places. Even if they do know the common entrapment sites for nerves, they often do not know how to remove the scar tissue without surgery. Dr. Kim Jameson, DC, ART has been treating patients in the Portland, OR area with nerve pain with amazing results with a combination of Chiropractic and Active Release Techniques®.

Symptom Pattern

For example, did you know that approximately 53% of people diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (an entrapment of the Median Nerve at the Carpal Tunnel in your wrist) have Median Nerve Entrapments in other places as well? That’s why over 50% of the people that have Carpal Tunnel Surgery report a return of their symptoms within 2 years! The surgery only deals with ONE site of entrapment. There are 4 common entrapment sites for the Median nerve. Make sure your doctor knows them all before agreeing to surgery for the one place that surgeons treat.

The Wrong Diagnosis produces the Wrong Treatment!

“I have seen many patients who were diagnosed with ‘Carpal Tunnel Syndrome’ but they didn’t have ANYTHING wrong with their Median Nerve, which is the definition of CTS. Their problem was with an entirely different nerve. The wrong diagnosis produced the wrong treatment – no wonder they didn’t get any relief until they started treating with us.” Dr. Kim~

We use a unique approach combining Chiropractic Treatment and Active Release Techniques® to give you the best chance at getting well quickly and staying well long term. And this treatment can help many nerve pain disorders that have previously gone uncorrected.

Plantar Fascia

Foot Pain

Another example is foot pain caused by Plantar Fasciitis (which literally means inflammation of the connective tissue that defines and supports the arch in the foot – the Plantar Fascia – see diagram) This often is a result of an overuse of the foot after the patient develops “falling arches.”

Constant inflammation (swelling) causes a build-up of scar tissue. By using effective means of supporting the foot in it’s natural position and removing the build up of scar tissue in the plantar fascia, Clackamas’ Full-Body Chiropractic Physician Dr. Jameson has been able to help lots of patients that considered their condition “hopeless.”

If not treated, the swelling can cause more and more scar tissue, which can trap nerves (Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome) and the constant tension on the heel can cause painful heel spurs. All these conditions can benefit from the combination of treatment that Dr. Jameson provides – without surgery and faster than you might think. See if you are a good candidate with a brief consultation.

Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your Nervous System controls every nerve, cell and organ in your body and is specifically designed to detect and correct any interferences with your nervous system. (See What is a Subluxation?) Whether this interference is due to a disc problem, overly tight muscle, or stuck joints in your arms, legs or spine, Doctors of Chiropractic are uniquely trained and licensed to safely and effectively detect and correct these nerve interferences. That’s why chiropractic gives patients the highest degree of satisfaction in patient surveys and has done so for millions of people for over a hundred years.

Active Release Techniques® A.R.T.

Active Release Techniques® A.R.T. is a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue system that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with A.R.T. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

How do overuse conditions occur? (a.k.a. Repetitive Motion Injuries)

Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  • acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc) – usually painful.
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma) – often you don’t even feel this.
  • not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia) – can feel like stiffness or soreness in the beginning.

Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons cause tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness in addition to nerve pain.

What is an A.R.T. treatment like?

Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. Dr Kim Jameson uses her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to ART. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART is not a cookie-cutter approach.

93% Success Rate

Dealing with your nerve problem with A.R.T. and Chiropractic has been shown to provide a 93% success rate in reducing or eliminating nerve pain. You can have relief that is all-natural and does not involve ever increasing dosages of pain killers or surgery.

Give our Clackamas chiropractic office a call today to see if you are a good candidate for this effective and safe treatment for nerve pain.