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Muscle Pain Relief Chiropractors

At WellCore Health and Chiropractic, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and effective muscle pain relief solutions for our community in Hillsboro, Oregon. Our clinic combines the latest in chiropractic care and massage therapy to address a wide range of muscle pain issues, helping our patients achieve lasting relief and improved quality of life.

Our mission is to deliver personalized, patient-centered care that not only alleviates pain but also enhances overall wellness. With a team of highly skilled professionals led by Dr. Anthony Marasco and Dr. Kip Thompson, we ensure that every patient receives the highest standard of care tailored to their unique needs.

Whether you’re dealing with acute or chronic muscle pain, recovering from an injury, or simply seeking to maintain optimal health, WellCore Health and Chiropractic is here to support you every step of the way. We invite you to explore our services and learn more about how we can help you live a pain-free life.

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Understanding Muscle Pain

Muscle pain, also known as myalgia, is a common issue that can affect individuals of all ages and lifestyles. This type of pain can range from mild discomfort to severe, debilitating pain that interferes with daily activities. Understanding the causes and types of muscle pain is the first step towards effective treatment and relief.


Common Causes of Muscle Pain

Muscle pain can arise from various factors, including:

  • Overuse and Strain: Engaging in strenuous physical activity, especially without proper warm-up or conditioning, can lead to muscle strain and overuse injuries.
  • Injury: Accidents, falls, and sports injuries can cause muscle tears, sprains, and other injuries resulting in pain.
  • Stress and Tension: Emotional stress and physical tension can lead to muscle tightness and pain, particularly in the neck, shoulders, and back.
  • Medical Conditions: Conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and infections like the flu can cause widespread muscle pain.
  • Poor Posture and Ergonomics: Incorrect posture and poor ergonomic practices can lead to muscle imbalances and pain over time.

Types of Muscle Pain

  • Acute Muscle Pain: This type of pain is sudden and typically results from a specific injury or overexertion. It usually resolves with rest and appropriate treatment.
  • Chronic Muscle Pain: Chronic pain persists for weeks, months, or even years. It may be related to underlying conditions such as fibromyalgia or chronic tension due to stress or poor posture.

Impact of Muscle Pain on Daily Life

Living with muscle pain can significantly impact your quality of life. It can limit your ability to perform everyday tasks, enjoy recreational activities, and even affect your sleep and mental health. Chronic pain, in particular, can lead to fatigue, decreased productivity, and a reduced overall sense of well-being.


Why Seek Professional Help?

While minor muscle pain can often be managed with self-care measures, persistent or severe pain requires professional evaluation and treatment. At WellCore Health and Chiropractic, we are experienced in diagnosing and treating the root causes of muscle pain, offering personalized care plans that address both immediate relief and long-term health.

By understanding the nature of your muscle pain and the factors contributing to it, we can develop a comprehensive treatment strategy that helps you regain function, reduce pain, and improve your quality of life.

Chiropractic and Massage Therapy for Muscle Pain Relief

Chiropractic and Massage Therapy for Muscle Pain Relief

At WellCore Health and Chiropractic, we understand that muscle pain can be a complex issue requiring a multifaceted approach. Our clinic combines the power of chiropractic care and massage therapy to provide effective and comprehensive muscle pain relief. Here’s how each modality works and why their combination can be particularly beneficial.


Chiropractic Adjustments for Muscle Pain

Chiropractic adjustments focus on realigning the spine and joints to their proper positions, which can help reduce muscle pain and improve overall body function. Here’s how chiropractic care can benefit those suffering from muscle pain:

  • Spinal Alignment: Misalignments in the spine, known as subluxations, can lead to muscle tension and pain. Chiropractic adjustments correct these misalignments, reducing nerve interference and promoting better muscle function.
  • Improved Mobility: By restoring proper joint movement, chiropractic care can relieve stiffness and improve flexibility, helping to alleviate muscle pain associated with restricted movement.
  • Pain Reduction: Adjustments can stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, providing immediate pain relief and promoting long-term healing.

Massage Therapy for Sore Muscles

Massage therapy is an excellent complement to chiropractic care, providing direct relief to sore and tight muscles. Our skilled massage therapists use various techniques to target specific muscle groups, offering the following benefits:

  • Increased Circulation: Massage therapy enhances blood flow to the affected muscles, promoting faster healing and reducing inflammation.
  • Muscle Relaxation: By applying the right amount of pressure, massage can help release muscle knots and tension, leading to immediate relief from pain and discomfort.
  • Stress Relief: In addition to physical benefits, massage therapy can also help reduce stress and anxiety, which are often contributors to muscle pain.

The Synergy of Chiropractic and Massage Therapy

Combining chiropractic care with massage therapy creates a synergistic effect, enhancing the benefits of both treatments. Here’s why this combination is particularly effective for muscle pain relief:

  • Comprehensive Care: Chiropractic adjustments address the skeletal and nervous systems, while massage therapy focuses on the muscular system. Together, they provide a holistic approach to pain relief and healing.
  • Enhanced Healing: Adjustments ensure that your body is properly aligned, allowing muscles to heal more effectively. Massage therapy, in turn, relaxes the muscles, making adjustments easier and more effective.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: Our chiropractors and massage therapists work together to create individualized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs, ensuring the best possible outcomes.

Real-Life Success Stories

To illustrate the effectiveness of our combined approach, here are a few anonymized examples of patients who have found relief through our chiropractic and massage therapy treatments:

  • Case 1: A 45-year-old office worker suffered from chronic lower back pain due to poor posture and prolonged sitting. Through a series of chiropractic adjustments and regular massage therapy sessions, their pain significantly decreased, and they regained full mobility.
  • Case 2: A 30-year-old athlete experienced acute muscle strain from intense training. Chiropractic care helped realign their spine, while targeted massage therapy accelerated muscle recovery, allowing them to return to their sport sooner.
  • Case 3: A 50-year-old car accident victim had severe neck and shoulder pain. Combining chiropractic adjustments with therapeutic massage not only alleviated their pain but also improved their overall posture and function.

At WellCore Health and Chiropractic, we are committed to helping you achieve muscle pain relief and overall wellness through our integrated approach. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you live a pain-free life.

Our Services for Muscle Pain Relief

At WellCore Health and Chiropractic, we offer a range of services designed to provide effective muscle pain relief and promote overall wellness. Each service is tailored to meet the unique needs of our patients, ensuring comprehensive care and optimal results.

Chiropractic Adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments are the cornerstone of our muscle pain relief treatments. Our skilled chiropractors use precise, controlled techniques to realign the spine and joints, alleviating pressure on the muscles and nerves. Benefits of chiropractic adjustments include:

  • Pain Reduction: Adjustments help reduce inflammation and muscle tension, providing immediate and long-lasting pain relief.
  • Improved Mobility: Realigning the spine improves joint function, enhancing flexibility and range of motion.
  • Enhanced Nervous System Function: Proper alignment supports better communication between the brain and body, promoting overall health.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy complements chiropractic care by targeting muscle tension and promoting relaxation. Our massage therapists use various techniques to address specific muscle pain issues:

  • Swedish Massage: Ideal for overall relaxation and muscle tension relief.
  • Deep Tissue Massage: Targets deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to alleviate chronic pain.
  • Trigger Point Therapy: Focuses on specific points of tension within muscles to relieve pain and restore function.
  • Sports Massage: Designed for athletes to prevent injuries and enhance performance.

Ultrasound and Electrotherapies

Our clinic utilizes advanced technologies such as ultrasound and electrotherapies to enhance muscle pain relief:

  • Ultrasound Therapy: Uses sound waves to penetrate deep into tissues, promoting healing and reducing inflammation.
  • Electrical Stimulation (E-Stim): Applies electrical currents to stimulate muscle contractions, improving circulation and reducing pain.

Therapeutic Exercise and Core Strengthening

Exercise plays a crucial role in maintaining muscle health and preventing pain. We offer guided therapeutic exercise and core strengthening programs tailored to each patient’s needs:

  • Therapeutic Exercise: Customized routines designed to improve strength, flexibility, and endurance.
  • Core Strengthening: Focuses on building a strong core to support the spine and prevent muscle pain.

Ergonomic Consultations

Poor posture and ergonomics are common contributors to muscle pain. Our ergonomic consultations provide personalized advice to optimize your work and living environments:

  • Posture Assessment: Evaluate and correct postural issues that contribute to muscle pain.
  • Workstation Ergonomics: Recommendations for office setups to reduce strain and improve comfort.

Additional Services

We also offer a range of additional services to support your overall health and well-being:

  • Sports Physicals: Comprehensive evaluations to ensure athletes are in peak condition.
  • Pre- and Post-Natal Care: Experienced care for expectant and new mothers to relieve muscle pain and support a healthy pregnancy.
  • Pediatric Care: Gentle, effective treatments for children to address muscle pain and support healthy development.
  • Golf Rehabilitation: Programs designed to improve performance and prevent injuries for golfers.

Visual Aids and Diagrams

To enhance your understanding of our services, we have visual aids and diagrams that illustrate how each treatment works to relieve muscle pain. We find these to be of great help during your first visit. These tools help you visualize the benefits and processes involved in your care.

At WellCore Health and Chiropractic, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and personalized muscle pain relief solutions. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and start your journey to a pain-free life.

Our experienced Team

At WellCore Health and Chiropractic, our team is composed of highly skilled professionals dedicated to providing the best care for muscle pain relief. Led by our head chiropractors, Dr. Anthony Marasco and Dr. Kip Thompson, our team brings a wealth of experience and experiencedise to every patient we serve.

Meet Our Head Chiropractors

Dr. Anthony Marasco

Dr. Anthony Marasco has dedicated over 14 years to growing his experiencedise in chiropractic care. Growing up in Redmond, Washington, he developed a passion for health and wellness early on. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from Oregon State University and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Western States Chiropractic College. Dr. Marasco’s approach to chiropractic care is holistic, aiming to improve overall well-being. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, exercising, reading, cooking, and spending quality time with family and friends. Dr. Marasco is committed to helping patients achieve better health and a pain-free life.

Dr. Kip Thompson

With over 14 years of experience, Dr. Kip Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to his patients in Hillsboro and surrounding areas. A Pacific Northwest native, Dr. Thompson has always been active, participating in sports like soccer, baseball, and golf. He earned his Neuroscience degree from Brigham Young University and pursued his chiropractic education in Portland. Dr. Thompson is experienced in treating acute injuries, repetitive strain injuries, and everyday aches and pains. Fluent in Spanish, he is passionate about providing care to Spanish-speaking patients. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Thompson enjoys the great outdoors and spending time with his wife and three sons. He finds great satisfaction in helping patients transition from pain to relief, improving their quality of life.

Our Chiropractic Team

In addition to our head chiropractors, our team includes several experienced chiropractors who bring diverse experiencedise to our clinic. Each chiropractor is dedicated to staying updated with the latest techniques and advancements in chiropractic care to provide the highest quality treatment.

Massage Therapy Team

Our licensed massage therapists are trained in various techniques to address muscle pain and tension. They work closely with our chiropractors to ensure a cohesive treatment plan that enhances your overall well-being. Our therapists are experienced in:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Sports Massage


Our acupuncturist integrates traditional Chinese medicine with modern techniques to provide effective pain relief and promote healing. Acupuncture is particularly beneficial for chronic muscle pain and can be a valuable part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Chiropractic Assistants and Office Staff

Our chiropractic assistants support our chiropractors in delivering exceptional care, ensuring that each patient receives personalized attention and effective treatment. Our friendly office staff is here to assist you with scheduling appointments, answering questions, and providing a welcoming environment.

Commitment to Ongoing Education and Training

At WellCore Health and Chiropractic, we believe in the importance of continuous learning and professional development. Our team regularly attends seminars, workshops, and training sessions to stay at the forefront of chiropractic care and ensure that we provide the best possible treatments for our patients.

A Patient-Centered Approach

Our team is dedicated to understanding and addressing the unique needs of each patient. We take the time to listen to your concerns, thoroughly assess your condition, and develop a customized treatment plan that targets the root cause of your muscle pain. Our goal is to help you achieve lasting relief and improve your quality of life.

We invite you to experience the difference that our experienced team can make in your journey to muscle pain relief. Contact WellCore Health and Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment and start your path to better health.

Patient Testimonials

At WellCore Health and Chiropractic, our patients’ satisfaction and success stories are a testament to the quality of care we provide. Here are some testimonials from patients who have experienced significant muscle pain relief through our comprehensive treatments:


S.B. – Comprehensive Care

“I can say I recommend this place. The staff are super friendly. Making the appointments are so easy, and that helps with my schedule. The acupuncture was fantastic, and he explained everything that he would be doing. Super relaxing, and already seen results. UPDATE: I’ve been seeing the chiropractor, getting massages, and doing physical therapy. This has helped me progress in feeling better. They truly care about your progress in healing. Another update: This place is amazing at helping you heal. They don’t disappoint. They truly care about the progress you make.”


T.D. – Personalized Treatment

“Great doctors and great staff! The whole staff are very welcoming. Each visit with Dr. has been kind and friendly and individual to my need(s) on that day. Each one of the physical and massage therapists that I’ve seen are always smiling and making sure each visit is designed for me and my needs that day. I have recommended this place to a few of my friends in hopes they get the same experience that they deserve.”


J.H. – Remarkable Pain Relief

“When I started acupuncture and massage treatments here, I was in a lot of pain in multiple areas of my body. I was amazed that after just a few weeks of regular treatments my shoulder, hips, and ankle were pain-free! A few months later, the crippling back pain that had been with me for years, disappeared and hasn’t been a problem since. The team at WellCore are friendly, caring, and very talented at what they do.”


Share Your Experience

We love hearing from our patients and encourage you to share your experience with us. Your feedback helps us continually improve our services and provides valuable information for others seeking muscle pain relief.

Treatment Examples

At WellCore Health and Chiropractic, we believe in providing personalized care tailored to the unique needs of each patient. Here are a few examples of how our treatment can help patients achieve significant muscle pain relief:


Case Study 1: Post-Accident Rehabilitation

Background: A 35-year-old male patient came to us following a car accident. He experienced severe neck and lower back pain that affected his daily activities and sleep quality.

Treatment Plan:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments: Regular spinal adjustments were performed to realign the spine and alleviate pressure on the affected areas.
  • Massage Therapy: Deep tissue massage targeted the tense muscles in the neck and lower back, reducing pain and promoting relaxation.
  • Therapeutic Exercise: A customized exercise plan was developed to strengthen the core and improve flexibility.

Outcome: After several weeks of treatment, the patient reported significant pain reduction, improved mobility, and better sleep. He was able to return to his normal activities with minimal discomfort.


Case Study 2: Chronic Shoulder Pain

Background: A 42-year-old female patient with chronic shoulder pain due to repetitive strain from her job. She had limited range of motion and constant discomfort.

Treatment Plan:

  • Ultrasound Therapy: Used to reduce inflammation and promote healing in the shoulder area.
  • Chiropractic Adjustments: Focused on the upper spine and shoulder joints to improve alignment and function.
  • Trigger Point Massage: Targeted specific points of tension in the shoulder muscles to relieve pain and improve range of motion.

Outcome: The patient experienced a significant decrease in shoulder pain and increased range of motion. She reported being able to perform her job duties more comfortably and with greater efficiency.


Case Study 3: Sports Injury Recovery

Background: A 28-year-old male athlete suffering from a hamstring injury that limited his performance and training.

Treatment Plan:

  • Sports Massage: Focused on the injured hamstring to reduce muscle tension and promote healing.
  • Electrical Stimulation: Used to stimulate muscle contractions and improve circulation in the injured area.
  • Core Strengthening Exercises: Designed to enhance overall stability and prevent future injuries.

Outcome: The athlete reported a swift recovery, with reduced pain and improved muscle strength. He was able to resume his training regimen and compete at his previous performance level.


Case Study 4: Pregnancy-Related Back Pain

Background: A 30-year-old pregnant patient experiencing lower back pain and discomfort due to the added weight and changes in her body.

Treatment Plan:

  • Pre-Natal Chiropractic Care: Gentle adjustments to relieve pressure on the spine and improve alignment.
  • Massage Therapy: Special techniques used to reduce muscle tension and promote relaxation.
  • Ergonomic Consultations: Provided advice on posture and activities to minimize strain on the back.

Outcome: The patient experienced significant relief from back pain and was able to enjoy her pregnancy with greater comfort. She continued to receive care throughout her pregnancy, which helped her maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

These anonymized examples demonstrate the effectiveness of our comprehensive treatment plans. If you’re experiencing muscle pain, contact WellCore Health and Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment and start your journey to pain relief and improved health.

Book Your Appointment

At WellCore Health and Chiropractic, we are dedicated to helping you achieve lasting relief from muscle pain and improve your overall well-being. Our team of experienced chiropractors, massage therapists, and other healthcare professionals is ready to provide you with personalized, effective care.


Why Choose WellCore Health and Chiropractic?

  • Experienced Team: Our professionals are highly trained and committed to staying current with the latest techniques and advancements in chiropractic care.
  • Comprehensive Treatments: We offer a wide range of services, including chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, acupuncture, and more, to address all aspects of your health.
  • Personalized Care: Each treatment plan is tailored to your specific needs and goals, ensuring the best possible outcomes.
  • Patient-Centered Approach: We prioritize your comfort and satisfaction, taking the time to listen to your concerns and develop a treatment plan that works for you.

How to Book an Appointment

Booking an appointment at WellCore Health and Chiropractic is easy and convenient. Follow these steps to get started on your path to muscle pain relief:

  1. Fill Out Our Contact Form: Visit contact page and complete the contact form with your information. Our friendly office staff will get in touch with you to schedule your appointment.

  2. Call Us: You can also call our office directly to speak with a member of our team. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and help you find a convenient time for your visit.

  3. Initial Consultation: During your initial consultation, we will conduct a thorough assessment of your condition and discuss your symptoms, medical history, and treatment goals.

  4. Personalized Treatment Plan: Based on your consultation, we will create a personalized treatment plan designed to provide relief from your muscle pain and improve your overall health.

  5. Ongoing Care and Support: We will work with you to monitor your progress, adjust your treatment plan as needed, and provide ongoing support to ensure you achieve the best possible results.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Muscle Pain Relief

1. What causes muscle pain?

Muscle pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including overuse, injury, tension, and stress. Common causes include muscle strains, repetitive motions, poor posture, and accidents. Underlying medical conditions such as fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome, and certain infections can also lead to muscle pain.

2. How can chiropractic care help with muscle pain relief?

Chiropractic care helps relieve muscle pain by addressing misalignments in the spine and joints that can cause tension and discomfort. Techniques such as spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, and therapeutic exercises are used to reduce inflammation, improve mobility, and promote healing.

3. What types of massage are effective for muscle pain relief?

Several types of massage can be effective for muscle pain relief, including deep tissue massage, sports massage, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release. These techniques target specific areas of tension and help improve circulation, reduce muscle tightness, and enhance overall relaxation.

4. Can acupuncture provide muscle pain relief?

Yes, acupuncture can be an effective treatment for muscle pain relief. By stimulating specific points on the body, acupuncture can help reduce pain, decrease inflammation, and improve circulation. It can be particularly beneficial for chronic pain and conditions that have not responded well to other treatments.

5. How long does it take to see results from chiropractic and massage therapy?

The time it takes to see results can vary depending on the severity and nature of the muscle pain, as well as the individual’s overall health. Some patients experience relief after just a few sessions, while others may require several weeks of consistent treatment to achieve significant improvements.

6. Is it safe to receive chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy after a car accident?

Yes, it is generally safe to receive chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy after a car accident. These treatments can help reduce pain, improve mobility, and promote healing. It is important to have a thorough assessment by a qualified professional to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.

7. Can lifestyle changes help prevent muscle pain?

Yes, lifestyle changes can play a significant role in preventing muscle pain. Maintaining good posture, staying active with regular exercise, practicing stress management techniques, and ensuring proper ergonomics in daily activities can help reduce the risk of developing muscle pain.

8. How do I know if I need professional treatment for my muscle pain?

If you are experiencing persistent or severe muscle pain that does not improve with home remedies such as rest, ice, or over-the-counter pain relievers, it may be time to seek professional treatment. Additionally, if your muscle pain is accompanied by other symptoms such as numbness, tingling, or weakness, it is important to consult a healthcare professional.

9. How can I schedule an appointment at WellCore Health and Chiropractic?

Scheduling an appointment at WellCore Health and Chiropractic is easy. You can fill out our contact form or call our office directly to speak with a member of our team. We will be happy to answer any questions you have and help you find a convenient time for your visit.

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At WellCore Health and Chiropractic, our goal is to not only ease pain but to help our patients achieve greater overall wellness.