Welcome to the Khalsa Chiropractic Pain Relief Clinic in Portland, Oregon
We are dedicated to providing gentle, high quality chiropractic care and personal attention to our patients. Here you will find information about our staff, our office and the chiropractic services we provide.
A Proud Tradition
For over twenty years we have successfully treated thousands of patients in our central Portland chiropractic clinic, and we look forward to helping you. In addition to providing chiropractic health care, we have massage therapists, an acupuncturist and a naturopathic physician at our facility.
We specialize in providing care for the following conditions:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Arm and Leg Pain/Numbness
- Sports Injuries
- Injuries related to Auto Accidents
- Work Related Injuries
We use the best available scientific evidence to guide us in providing optimal chiropractic care. We integrate multiple approaches and techniques in order to tailor our treatment to each patientís individual needs. Our goal is to provide FAST & EFFECTIVE RELIEF.
Distinguished Chiropractor Award - Portland, Oregon
Dr. Khalsa has received the Distinguished Chiropractor Award for Portland, Oregon from the Professional Chiropractic Association. The Distinguished Chiropractor Award is presented to an outstanding chiropractor for commitment to the health and welfare of the community, outstanding efforts in promoting good health, and dedication to the highest ideals of community service.
Seniors Can Protect Themselves
Performing strenuous physical activity (e.g., more than 30 minutes of walking, heavy gardening, dancing, bike riding, other sports) at baseline was strongly protective against having any low back pain and having 30 days or more of low back pain during the past year.
Participants with poor initial physical function experienced the strongest protective effect of strenuous physical activity. A dose-response association between increasing frequency of strenuous physical activity and magnitude of this protective effect were found (e.g., exercise 2x/week is better than 1x/week). These findings add to the evidence that afflictions associated with aging can be reduced by participating in regular activity. Strenuous physical activity at least once a week is protective for occurrence of low back pain in seniors.
Effective & Ineffective Low Back Pain Therapies
Effective Acute Low Back Pain Treatments
Effective Chronic or Subacute Low Back Pain Treatments
Effective Radiculopathy or Sciatica Treatments
There are numerous nonpharmacologic treatments that demonstrate effectiveness with rare adverse events. Chiropractic manipulation is the only common denominator.
Exercise Has a Protective Role
Breast cancer risk was inversely associated with long-term strenuous activity of 5 hours or more per week.These findings support the protective role of strenuous long-term exercise activity against breast cancer.
This study is supported by other research teams. Macera demonstrated that more physical activity was associated with a lower risk of breast cancer in post menopausal women. McTiernan showed that the exercise intensity need not be strenuous to gain a reduced risk for breast cancer.
Add Years to Your Life
This clinical trial tested the benefits of the traditional Mediterranean diet (TMD) and a low-fat diet. A total of 372 subjects at high cardiovascular risk (210 women and 162 men; age range, 55- 80 years) were recruited, and changes in low-density lipoprotein were evaluate. After 3-month diet, average low-density lipoprotein levels decreased for those on the TMD but there were no changes in the low-fat diet group.
These findings provide additional evidence to recommend the TMD as a useful method against risk factors for coronary heart disease. Previous studies found that the TMD is associated with a reduction in coronary heart disease, cancer and overall mortality. The protective effect of this diet is thought to be associated with its richness in antioxidants. Yet, the effect of antioxidants has been inconsistent. No benefit has been demonstrated in trials with antioxidant vitamin supplements.