Movement is Life!

Having chiropractic work done on my spine has literally kept me on my feet through all my years of bouncing around as I teach group fitness and play hard. So when I met “Dr. Doug” at a networking event here in Portland, and he offered to guest blog for me, I jumped at the chance because I’m a firm believer in keeping bones in the right spot; because they are where our muscles attach, and if our bones aren’t lined up, then our muscles won’t be lined up! Anyway,  Dr. Doug proves the point with much more eloquence when he writes …

City chiropractic adjusts athletes in motion
Dr. Doug of City Chiropractic

“As a chiropractor, I recognize the link between function and health, or lack of function and disease. This requires the detection, and subsequent correction, of the vertebral subluxation. A subluxation is defined as a joint that does not have proper movement or position, which results in impaired nervous system function, and subsequently impairs our overall health.

“Dr. James Chestnut, B.Ed., MSc., D.C., in his book Innate Physical Fitness & Spinal Hygiene, developed the term Movement Deficiency Syndrome with the major premise that movement is a required nutrient for physiological and biochemical homeostasis-to be healthy we have to move, anything less is sickness. The subluxation is a segmental movement deficiency syndrome that results in a cascade of unhealthy adaptations. If left misaligned, the condition may become chronic and lead to altered muscle tone, asymmetry, postural strain, pain and possible injury. Adjustment of the spine, then, removes the interference, reverses the problematic cascade of adaptations, and allows the body to function optimally.

“It is no wonder that over the years many high level athletes such as Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Evander Holyfield, have turned to chiropractic to give them a competitive edge. We all need that competitive edge when it comes to maintaining proper function. Whether you’re a professional athlete, a 9-5 corporate athlete, a weekend warrior, or stay-at-home mom, chiropractic will keep you moving and keep you healthy.”

For more information on chiropractic and health visit

Yours in Health,

Doug Davies D.C., C.C.W.P.

City Chiropractic 806 SW Broadway, Suite 350 Portland, OR 97236


6 thoughts on “Movement is Life!

  1. Priscilla says:

    I am so with you on this…a small adjustment prevents big problems…I believe that skeletal/musculo pain should be attended to and not ignored. There are no brownie points for enduring pains that are signaling you to a problem! Driving a car new to me caused a pulled muscle in my shoulder and scapula area. Found out it was from having to reach too far out to use the steering wheel! My arm had nothing to rest on and it caused my muscles to tighten up all over the place. It caused various different pains and altered my range of motion and ability to work. It hurt to pin and stretch them but SO WORTH IT to get my range of motion back and to get my body back to working the way it’s designed to and supposed to!

  2. Tina "The Book Lady" says:

    Hi! I’ve used Chiropractics since I was about 9 years old. I now have Fibromyalgia and I gotta tell ya without Dr Scheiber I don’t think I would be walking to well. There are days when I’m hurting to much to do much of anything or my headaches start to kick in – and his office is the first place I head to. Before I head to the Rheumatologist even.

    Great post and great idea for a blog too! Are you going to be covering natural health type themes?

    Tina ‘The Book Lady”

  3. Jean Kelsey says:

    I am a firm believer and advocate of Chiropractic! I lived in my Chiropractor’s office for over 15 years 3 times a week, sometimes 3 times a day. Thankfully I have healed and don’t do that anymore! BUT I never wanted to get off that table because the feeling was so wonderful after an adjustment. I used to compare it to Thanksgiving Dinner. You eat so much, you unbutton your pants and have that AHHHH feeling. There were many days I went in there with a sinus infection. He’d adjust my neck while I was laying down and the congestion would open up like a bathtub drain and be gone. Everyone should visit a Chiropractor to make sure the spine is in alignment because subluxations are going to cause you more issues down the road and your Chiropractor can explain that in full detail for you.

  4. @toddweisscfa says:

    I see a chiro on a regular basis. It really helps keep my body in alignment. The stress we put on our bodies on a day to day basis creates imbalances that could lead to injury, pain ,etc. Great post.

  5. FatinKhwarizmi says:

    It is necessary to maintain our machine time after time, chiro sounds really helping for that maintenance, I personally can not stay without exercising my body, I even feel that I am more flexible than some young ladies of 18 years old, thanks lord!!!
    A very important post for all times 😉

  6. Otisa12 says:

    The content was really very interesting. I am really thankful to you for providing this unique information. Please keep sharing more and more information……

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