Chiropractic Care

We help you live comfortably and actively as you’re meant to.


Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care

We help you live comfortably and actively as you’re meant to.

Chiropractic Care & Chiropractic Adjustments in SE Portland

Chiropractic care is an array of safe, non-invasive methods that utilize manual techniques to treat extremity and spinal dysfunctions. Its natural therapies restore mobility and improve overall balance, enhancing comfort, function, and movement patterns. 

When you work with a chiropractor, you get more than just services that nurture the body’s organic healing process but also improve strength, flexibility, and overall spine, soft tissue, and joint health.

At Neighborhood Chiropractic & Acupuncture, our chiropractic team focuses on the needs of each unique patient using various chiropractic solutions that get real and lasting results. 

If you want to move and live pain-free using trusted and reliable chiropractic care, book your appointment today

What is Chiropractic Treatment?

Chiropractic treatment is a type of alternative medicine that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system, including the spine and the extremities, such as the shoulders, knees, feet, and hands.

Adjustments or manipulations remove restrictions and imbalances so the body can heal naturally. When dysfunctions and injuries are caught early, chiropractic’s conservative solutions can often replace surgeries and pain-masking medications.

A chiropractic wellness strategy typically involves a combination of adjustments, soft tissue therapies, and other services such as exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle counseling.

Our Portland chiropractor uses a hands-on approach to assess and formulate an individualized care plan for the patient’s pain, injuries, and functional limitations. We don’t rely on aggressive solutions; our care aims to relieve your pain and improve mobility and function at the source so you get lasting results and the tools to keep them.

How Does Chiropractic Care Help?

How Does Chiropractic Care Help?

Discomfort, injury, and functional limitations can stem from various conditions and imbalances within the body, and they can present for multiple reasons, such as:

  • An acute or sudden injury, such as after a car accident
  • A slow build-up over time, such as an overuse injury due to sports or occupation
  • A chronic injury (long-lasting)
  • From sedentary behavior 
  • And more

​Whether you’re feeling discomfort from a violent sneeze or a violent sports-related accident, your pain needs to be handled. 

Chiropractic care uses gentle solutions to assess the body comprehensively and determine the cause of your pain, injury, or limitation. This type of care is based on finding the compromised structure or structures and then designing a plan using a combination of treatment modalities that will help reduce pain and improve function.

chiropractic helps
chiropractic helps

Are Chiropractic Adjustments Safe?

Manipulations and adjustments to the joints are gentle and safe, offering relief through natural healing. Because these solutions are non-invasive, they can be used on people of all ages, abilities, and lifestyle choices.

From the most vulnerable to the most active, chiropractic adjustments may be all you need to find lasting comfort.

It is important to note that the effectiveness of chiropractic care may vary depending on the individual and the specific condition being treated. Chiropractic care is generally considered safe, but you should consult a qualified chiropractor to determine if it is appropriate for your needs.

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care helps the body’s structures and balance by addressing discomfort and limitations in many aspects of lifestyle and physical function, including:

  • Pain severity
  • Movement patterns
  • Restricted mobility
  • Ability to perform daily tasks and athletic endeavors
  • And others

Once these aspects are determined, a chiropractic plan is created, which can offer several benefits, including:

  1. Pain relief: Chiropractic adjustments can reduce pain by restoring proper movement of the joints and soft tissues.
  2. Mobility improvement: Chiropractic care can help improve range of motion in the joints, making it easier to move and perform daily activities.
  3. Healing: Chiropractic adjustments improve circulation, which can help to reduce inflammation and promote tissue repair.
  4. Reduced stress: Chiropractic care can help reduce stress on the body by improving circulation, reducing muscle tension, and promoting relaxation.
  5. Enhanced overall wellness: Chiropractic care can help improve overall health and wellness by addressing underlying neuromusculoskeletal issues.
  6. Other benefits include:
    • Improved flexibility, range of motion, and movement patterns
    • Improved posture
    • Improved joint function and health
    • Muscle and soft tissue strengthening
    • Improved circulation
    • Reduced inflammation
    • Fast recovery process with little to no downtime
    • Increased energy, focus, and productivity
    • Enhanced physical performance
    • Reduced mental stress and anxiety
    • Improved sleep quality

What to Expect at Neighborhood Chiropractic & Acupuncture

If you have never seen a chiropractor before, feeling nervous is reasonable. The first visit will have three main components: learning your history and current pain points, performing a physical exam, and the initial treatment.

By detailing your medical history and pain points, we can establish a foundation for your treatment. After the history, we do an assessment to help determine what structure or structures are causing your symptoms.

Our exam usually starts with observing your active movement or range of motion and will then move into muscle tests, orthopedic tests, nerve tension tests, and possibly functional assessments, to rule in what the cause of pain is and rule out other possible causes.

The physical analysis helps us design the best course of treatment. We will explain what we found in the exam, what that might mean for you, and what treatment modalities we recommend. We also continually communicate with you to ensure your comfort, reviewing the options that feel right to you.

Chiropractic treatments are safe and highly effective. Just like starting a new workout program can make muscles temporarily sore, you may experience a bit of soreness after your first adjustment.

​If that happens, we recommend gentle daily movements to encourage circulation through the tender area. Using a hot or cold pack for up to 20 minutes over the sore area can contribute to calming and reduced or alleviated soreness.

Chiropractic Services to Meet Your Needs

From sports rehab to auto accidents to prenatal chiropractic care, adjustments can remove many discomforts due to spine, joint, or soft tissue imbalances.

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

The spine is an intricate structure of several bones called vertebrae stacked on each other and separated by a disc. The disc has a hard outer shell with a soft, gel-like center. When the spine’s vertebrae get restricted, or the discs rupture or move from their proper placement, you may experience mild, moderate or severe discomfort, motion loss, and may be limited in your ability to perform usual, daily tasks.

As with the spine, other joints of the body can become impaired. Chiropractic adjustments can solve these issues by reestablishing correct positioning and improving movement patterns.

Our SE Portland chiropractic clinic offers:

Manual chiropractic adjustments or spinal manipulations

Eliminating joint and spinal dysfunctions and imbalances using manual manipulations of the affected area helps reinforce structure, function, and integrity.

Instrument-assisted adjustments

With the help of chiropractic tools, we can better reach and deliver highly targeted, quick, and impactful adjustments.

Our chiropractic care treatments may include numerous kinds of adjustments as well as any of the following treatments:

  • Manual soft tissue therapies
  • The Webster Technique
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation / Scraping (Gua Sha)
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Sports rehab and performance
  • Acupuncture
  • Diet and lifestyle guidance
  • Fascial manipulation (deep tissue work)
  • Kinesiology taping
  • Cupping
  • Massage therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neurodynamics
  • Peripheral nerve work
  • And others

Conditions & Symptoms Chiropractic Adjustments Can Treat & Heal

Because of the intricacies and relationships within the body’s systems, assessing and treating the body as a whole is crucial. When an injury occurs in one area, it can affect others. Chiropractic care delivers comprehensive solutions to get you feeling and moving your best.

Our SE Portland chiropractor has partnered with patients experiencing injuries and symptoms that include:

  • Back pain and low back pain (lumbar pain)
  • Herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and other disc injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Shoulder pain and rotator cuff injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hip pain and sciatica pain relief
  • Postural discomfort
  • Car accident injuries
  • Sports injuries and sports rehabilitation
  • Work-related injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains, strains, inflammation, and scar tissue
  • Joint pain

Our approach is safe, simple, and efficient. Let our team match your injury to the optimal form of chiropractic adjusting and care. You’ll be moving with confidence and comfort in no time.

Meet your Neighborhood Chiropractor

Meet your Neighborhood Chiropractor

Dr. Allie Dashiell, DC, MS

Chiropractor and Owner

Dr. Allie earned her doctorate in Chiropractic and master’s in Sports Medicine at the University of Western States. She is devoted to providing quality healthcare to the Portland community, helping them live comfortably and learn how to best support their bodies. Having worked with everyone from school trainers and coaches to moms-to-be, she is a compassionate and enthusiastic chiropractor committed to your success.

Dr. Allie brings to her treatments, an expertise in chiropractic adjusting, injury rehab, sports medicine, Webster Technique pregnancy adjusting, fascial manipulation, and Neurodynamics.

Learn more about Dr. Allie and the rest of our team.

meet Allie
meet Allie
Patient Testimonials

“Context: no health insurance, no primary care physician. I tore my achilles tendon badly at home on August 11. Dr. Dashiell got me in the office that day, provided acute treatment and manual evaluations, and directed me promptly to a medical imaging location that was accessible and affordable. She also educated and provided the information required to make effective next steps, which was absent given my lack of a primary care provider.

Additionally I am a personal trainer by trade, and I have sent dozens of clients to Dr. Dashiell over the years for pains and injuries. She is a skilled manual therapist with a great breadth of knowledge; she has helped many people through chronic pain, acute injuries, and more. I will continue to do so, and encourage you to visit her if you value an active, pain free lifestyle.” – Blane

“Dr. Allie is amazing!  I just had my first chiropractic appointment with her and am already feeling so much better (I was having low back and neck pain). She helped explain everything that was happening in my body, and her adjustments were so helpful. She also gave me exercises to do at home to help.

Dr. Allie is not only incredibly knowledgeable about the human body, but she is also extremely personable and made me feel comfortable and at-ease.  I also felt totally safe with all of their COVID protocols in place.  I’m really looking forward to future appointments, thank you Dr. Allie!!”

“Dr. Allie is fantastic! Not only did she relieve the pain & tightness in my jaw and hip, she also provided a detailed explanation of exactly what was going on with my body. Looking forward to continuing my care there & will be referring others to her practice!

Neighborhood Chiropractic has great safety measures in place during the pandemic and I felt very safe having an in-person appointment.

Thank you Dr. Allie & Neighborhood Chiropractic!”