Prevention is the Best Health Option

While some less-than-favorable health care options continue to rise, a certain segment of our population is looking to wellness care as the long term answer to living the healthiest possible life.  Why? Simply put, the best cure for many health ailments is prevention.

Healthy habits


When you’re already healthy, eat right and exercise, it seems incongruent to spend money on health care. After all, you’re fine, right? When a person is young and strong, the idea of a consultation with a physician or a relationship with a chiropractor might seem silly. But it’s not, and here’s why:

Creating a relationship

If you have a relationship with a chiropractor, they know your background. As health care clinics pop up in drugstores and grocery stores, a person has to ask themselves if they’re willing to submit to fast-food health care when a problem arises.  Is it really okay to trust a total stranger when you’re suddenly having pain? Filling out a form while your neck is hurting so someone you never met with unknown credentials can decide if you need pain killers or an xray is probably not acceptable to everyone.  If you already have achiropractor, your health is a priority to them. Which means that when you have a health problem, they’re looking at you, instead of reading the form you filled out five minutes ago.


A well-educated person has a fairly good grasp of what constitutes healthy habits. But, by working with a chiropractor, you get the full benefit of their expertise, and that may make the difference between great health and something which may seem minor at the time, but which could slip through the cracks undetected only to create a major problem.

Timely care

Another true sign of value iif you have an accident. If you fall in a pothole and your ankle swells, your first stop doesn’t have to be the emergency room, where you know you have a six to ten-hour ordeal ahead of you. Your chiropractor can immediately assess your condition and recommend treatment.


Ideal health care is a balance between healthy habits and a chiropractor willing to work with you toward optimal health through risk detection and health management. Regular chiropractic care and massage is part of that. As people live longer, making better health choices offers the opportunity for every day to be the healthiest experience possible.

When you’re injured in a car accident, there is no reason to delay treatment due to lack of insurance or while waiting for insurance approval. Here at Northeast Portland Chiropractic, we treat car accident cases with zero out-of-pocket cost to the patient. Call 503-493-9730.