Our SW Portland Chiropractor Provides Functional and Adaptable Care

Chiropractic is a health system that focuses on the joints, nerves, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. These same cells, tissues, and organs create your body’s hormones and cellular physiology. This means any impairment of the nervous system will directly impact proper body physiology and chemistry.

Using whole body and spinal structural assessment, chiropractic strives to identify and remove barriers to fluid movement in order to enhance function and decrease pain. Although perhaps best known for effective treatment of neck and back pain, chiropractic care is also a potent intervention in the treatment of headache, hip, knee, and shoulder pain and dysfunction, as well as other joint and muscle complaints.

Adjustments are utilized in a joint that has restricted movements to return normal motion to the vertebrae. Decreased motion can happen for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident or fall. This has an overall systemic effect from the muscular to the central nervous system.

Overview: What to Expect at our SW Portland Clinic

Chiropractic Testimonials From SW Portland and Beyond

“I go here for chiropractic care and Jenna is amazing. She has cured my migraines, she is a miracle worker.”

J.O.

“Dr. Jenna OConnell is amazing! I love her down to earth gentle approach. I swear she is a miracle worker. I don’t get headaches very often, but I had one that was awful and no matter what I did, I could not get it to go away. After just two treatments with Dr. OConnell it was gone!”

M.Z.

“Dr. Jenna is great! She made sure I was comfortable before she did any intense work. I also liked how obviously knowledgeable she is about muscular issues (she’s not only interested in the spine!)”

E.M.

“YAY for finding Therapia, now I am a bonafide addict! I crave adjustments and even the Graston technique (weeee bit painful but oh so worth it) and wish I could go everyday! The office is easy to find and relaxing to be in! I highly recommend!”

S.H.

“I love this place!! Jenna is an amazing chiropractor!! She has helped me get some relief from the horrible migraines I was suffering from. Everyone there is so friendly and it’s a very soothing and relaxing atmosphere. Plus they take insurance.”

J.B.

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Meet Dr. Babbitt

If you’re searching for the best chiropractor in SW Portland, we may be biased, but look no further than Dr. Douglas Babbitt.

Dr. Babbitt’s interest in chiropractic is personal. After sustaining injuries to his shoulder and back in a bicycle-car accident, he received chiropractic care that helped him regain full function of his shoulder.

This experience prompted him to pursue a career as a chiropractor and he now has over 14 years of clinical experience including acute injury and long-term wellness care.

Our SW Portland Chiropractor Answers Your Frequently Asked Questions

We view chiropractic as one component of a holistic treatment plan. Many of our patients will also benefit from acupuncture and massage therapy – which we also offer at our SW Portland wellness center.

Whether you are seeking relief from an acute injury due to physical trauma or wish to establish long-term chiropractic maintenance, we are here to help develop a personalized plan to meet your goals.

Typically a patient in SW Portland will approach us with some form of injury or pain. Your care journey will begin with an initial intake and thorough exam that can last from 45-60 minutes.

Unlike other chiropractic care providers, we always include treatment at your first appointment. This initial treatment may not completely resolve your pain or discomfort, but you should feel some relief after your first visit.

We’ll then develop an individualized plan to begin your healing process and may suggest incorporating other modalities of care to address your injury and prevent reoccurrence.

Yes. Our providers are contracted with most major insurance providers.

Absolutely. With a combination of care modalities, we frequently treat injuries associated with auto accidents, including whiplash. 

It is important to know that, in the state of Oregon, if you are in any way involved in an auto accident your treatment will be covered by Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance.