Nervous? No Need To Be!

Nervous?  Anxious?  Worried? We have the solution for you!  Sierra Abate, LAc, is the wonderfully knowledgeable and talented acupuncturist at Marcum Chiropractic.  She has had tremendous success helping people deal with anxiety, depression and nervousness.  Her...

Simple Trick to Look and Feel Better

Poor posture is the underlying cause of many aches and pains that bring people into Marcum Chiropractic.  The leading culprit in the causes of poor posture is the amount of sitting that most of us do on a regular basis.  Most of us spend significant portions of our...

Warm-up with the Warm Weather

The people of Portland are rejoicing- Spring has arrived!  The clouds have parted, the sun is shining and the thermometer has reached 80 degrees.  With these changes comes a lot of gardening, yard work and new sports/activities.  Most injuries happen around the house...

Get Back In The Game!

All athletes suffer injuries at some point.  The worst thing you can do is just “rub some dirt on it.”  When you are injured, get treatment as soon as possible.  Marcum Chiropractic’s Dr. Todd Hartwig is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician who...

Knot in Your Back?

Following a violent sneeze or cough people often complain about pain under one or both of their shoulder blades.  The pain is usually due to dysfunction of where the rib meets the spine.  When the rib “pops out of joint” the surrounding muscles go into...

Less is More!

Using ice/cold packs to treat an injury can have very positive results.  The decreases in inflammation, swelling and pain can be very rapid and significant.  The most important thing to keep in mind when using any type of cold pack is to limit the use to no more than...

Spring Has Sprung!

Now that the weather has finally acted like Spring many people are spending significant time gardening and doing yard work.  While these are excellent healthy activities, be sure to take care in how you do them!  A very common way in which people hurt their back this...

Getting Hit…Be Prepared!

There are many factors that affect your chances of being injured in a car accident.  Many of these same factors also affect the severity of injuries suffered.  One of the major factors is whether or not you are aware of the impending crash.  If you are aware and you...

Slippery Slope

Pharmaceutical related deaths, especially those involving opioids, are an epidemic in the United States.  In 2014, prescription drugs killed over 47,000 people with more than 28,000 of those dying from opioid overdose.  In addition, it was estimated that in 2013 more...

Powder Days!

The Cascades are a snow-riders’ paradise right now.  Mount Baker ski resort in Washington has received 130″ of snow in the past nine days!  The resorts on Mt. Hood have received multiple feet as well.  With lots of snow comes lots of fun- but common sense...