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News and Events
- Patient Appreciation Day!
In appreciation of all our wonderful patients, Shephard Clinic will be offering free chiropractic adjustments in exchange for 5 cans of high-protein food to replenish the NW Portland’s pantries. — Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Dr. Shephard’s Articles
- Development of The Modern Hand Held Electromechanical Adjusting Instrument – (pdf version)
The Arthrostim is considered by many to be the most advanced and durable mechanized adjusting instrument in the world…
- Portland’s Role in Chiropractic History – (pdf version)
A little known fact about the history of chiropractic is that when its founder, Daniel D. Palmer, came west from Iowa shortly after founding the first chiropractic college in 1897, he chose Portland as his destination.
Each year there are 3 million new whiplash injuries in the United States. The majority of those go untreated for a variety of reasons.
Altered or inadequate spinal motion results in a condition called the vertebral subluxation complex, or more simply, a subluxation.
Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg, caused by general compression and/or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots that give rise to each sciatic nerve.
Observations of posture and its relation to health dates back to the era of Hippocrates.
- Disc Injury
A herniated disc refers to a problem with one of the rubbery cushions (discs) between the individual bones (vertebrae) that stack up to make your spine.
Chiropractic doctors can help you get well and stay well after the trauma of a whiplash injury.
- Neck Pain
Your neck is the most vulnerable part of your spine. Besides discomfort and annoyance, chronic neck pain is a sign that something is wrong.
Wellness and more…
- Oh, My Aching Feet
Lack of proper care, ill-fitting shoes and general foot neglect are responsible for the majority of foot problems.
- Omega-3’s to the rescue…
Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) have been praised for their health benefits.
- The Dreaded Headache
There are many types and causes of headaches. Ranging from tension and nutritional headaches to cluster and migraine headaches.
- Chiropractic for Your Family
Chiropractic has been helping families for years.
- Back-to-School Backpack Safety
Most doctors recommend that kids carry no more than 10% to 15% of their body weight in their packs…
- 2008 Chiropractor of the Year
Industry Advocate Scott Shephard, D.C., Wins 2008 Chiropractor of the Year Award