Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Ultrasound Therapy

At Locke Chiropractic, we utilize ultrasound therapy – the use of sound waves above the range of human hearing – to treat injuries related to joints and muscle spasms. While it may share the same name, this type of ultrasound is not the same that expectant mothers use to learn the gender of their child. Instead, this ultrasound creates small sound waves that in effect vibrate and massage soft tissues and muscle.

With ultrasound therapy, sound waves create deep heat therapy that is applied to the soft tissues and joints to minimize muscle pain and movement dysfunction. The treatments themselves may help reduce stiffness, swelling, pain, increase circulation and promote pain-free movement all around. The heat combined with the overall features of ultrasound help to start the healing process at the most basic cellular level, speeding up your road to recovery.

If you think you may benefit from a chiropractic ultrasound, please give us a call. To learn about ultrasound therapy as well as other services we provide, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Locke of Locke Chiropractic in Tualatin, OR, call 503-620-6480.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Cold Laser Therapy

Back and neck pain can be debilitating and can cause a great deal of stress for your everyday life. There are many treatment options for individuals suffering from pain including cold laser therapy. A qualified professional such as Dr. Nick Locke with Locke Chiropractic in Tualatin, Oregon can help you to get the most relief possible for your condition.

Cold Laser Therapy Could Help You
Cold laser therapy is the use of lasers that do not emit heat and that can target pain. The light can be used to reduce swelling and to help the body generate healing in very specific locations. Because of the nature of the laser treatment, the exact location you want to find relief in can be pinpointed and treated. The process does not typically provide full immediate relief. There will likely be several sessions on a regular basis to get the results that you are looking for. The procedure is non-invasive and takes only a short amount of time during each session. Combining the laser treatment with other options such as manual manipulation and adjustments can give you the pain-free existence you seek.

Don’t wait and deal with the pain any longer. Contact our professionals to talk about how cold laser therapy works and how it might benefit you. Call us today at 503-620-6480 to learn more and to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you find peace and relief in your back and neck injuries. You don’t have to suffer any longer with the pain and loss of range of motion.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Scoliosis is known as a disorder, which causes an abnormal curve of the backbone or spine. The spine should have normal curves when looking at it from the side, but it should also appear straight from the front as well. This disorder is found twice as much in girls, rather than in boys. It is typically seen at any age. However, it tends to be more common over the age of 10.

Risk Factors

Age is certainly one of the biggest risk factors. Those around 9-15 years of age can be at risk. Scoliosis is hereditary, so having a family member with the disease heightens the risk. It's not as common in boys, but by having a family member with the disease, it makes them just as much susceptible to the disease as girls.

Common Symptoms

The main symptom of scoliosis is having an abnormal curve of the spine. This is most noticed by a family member or a friend. The change in the curve of the spine could progress slowly, but then it can turn severe. It is sometimes found during school physicals. This disease can make someone's head appear to be off center, and it can also make shoulders appear to be higher than the other side. A severe case of scoliosis could make it harder for the lungs and the heart to work efficiently, which could lead to chest pain and shortness of breath.

X-rays are useful when it comes to examination of scoliosis. By using an X-ray, the doctor can tell how severe the scoliosis is and which treatment option may be best.

If you feel you may be suffering from scoliosis or if you would like more information, contact Tualatin Chiropractic at (503) 620-6480 or visit