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TAI CHI CLASS Portland

TAI CHI BEGINNERS CLASS  . Enjoy a relaxed fun learning experience.  Each season Dr. Strasser presents a Beginners and Intermediate Tai Chi class.   Tai Chi is a wonderful exercise form for balance, tone, flexibility, energy, stamina and managing stress. … Read More

The Wonders of Walking

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Walking is such a wonderful way to exercise, and now a study has confirmed another of its wonders: walking is good for our brain. Read More

A Chiropractor in Portland

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Practicing as a chiropractor in Portland is interesting. Chiropractors are widely accepted, there are lots of them, and Portland is an young and vibrant city. Read More

Threshold Disorders, Auto-Immune: The New Yorker

I recently responded to a most interesting article in the THE NEW YORKER concerning a personal essay by Meghan O’Rourke titled: “What’s Wrong with Me?”  The essay appeared in the August 26, 2013 issue of the New Yorker.  Ms. O’Rourke … Read More

What is Sciatica and Leg Nerve Pain ?

What Is Sciatica? Sciatica refers to an inflammation of the sciatic nerve, an important nerve that originates in the nerves in the lower lumbar spinal cord and extends into the buttock and down the leg. The sciatic nerve is the … Read More

Sleep: What Works

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Are you getting enough sleep? It is estimated that 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders ,such as insomnia, and 60 percent of adults have sleep problems a few nights a week or more. Many of us have problems with daytime sleepiness that interfere with daily activities. A high percentage of children experience sleep problems a few nights a week or more. Read More

Cell Phone Radiation: Reducing Your Exposure

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Portland Chiropractor gives tips on reducing cell phone radiation exposure. We don’t know precisely the health effects of cell phone radiation, but we do know that non-ionizing radiation from phones and many other sources are a concern to environmental scientists. Taking steps to be reasonably cautious in how you use cell phones makes sense. Read More

Are Cell Phones Dangerous ?

ARE CELL PHONES DANGEROUS?

Cell Phones, their impact on our health, and tips to reduce cell phone radiation, from a Portland chiropractor. Do cell phones present a threat to our health? Are they dangerous? Here is a distillation of what I found out from popular and scientific research as well as in conversation with Dr. Henry Lai of the University of Washington, an expert on non-ionizing radiation. Read More

What is a Pinched Nerve ? Part 3

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Spinal Joint Fixations, Subluxation, and Pinched Nerves We have been discussing the question of “What is a Pinched Nerve?” and two main causes of pinched nerves have been presented, those associated with disc bulge and herniation, and those caused by … Read More

What is a Pinched Nerve? Part 2

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Spinal Stenosis and the Pinched Nerve Spinal stenosis can be another reason for having a pinched nerve with resulting radiating pain, and possibly numbness and weakness, in the arm or leg. It’s important to understand how spinal stenosis relates to … Read More

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