Common Conditions

The chiropractors at all four of our Tangelo locations, conveniently located throughout Seattle and Portland, are believers that your body must be balanced for it to operate at its fullest potential. We understand that your health and wellbeing are centered around a pain-free life, and finding the root of your aches and pains is essential to your wellness goals. We want to help you achieve all you can with your body, and we’ll get you there through natural, safe, healing support. 

We regularly use our muscles and joints, whether you’re a weekend warrior or a person who sits at a desk for eight hours a day, five days a week. It’s important to know how you can best help your body fulfill its promise to protect you. Finding chiropractic care to benefit your typical daily habits is key to unlocking the power your body possesses and allowing you to return to your usual lifestyle, get the lifestyle you want, or maintain your current lifestyle. 

Our Seattle and Portland chiropractic team wants to know your personal health goals so we can give you the means to reach them as efficiently and organically as possible. Every person we work with is different, so we get to know exactly what your hopes are, your abilities are, and how you want to live your life. Your comfort is kept first and foremost. Because we treat so many people, we see a lot of conditions and are able to help each person realize their body’s possibilities.

The Most Common Conditions Treated at Tangelo 

 

Chiropractic care for back pain and lower back pain

We see many patients suffering from various reasons for  back pain. Our award-winning team members have several techniques to safely eradicate the pain at its root. We use chiropractic adjustments, tools, rehabilitation services, and cutting edge technology to provide a program that safely promotes balance and strength and gets the back to function as it should in the most non-invasive way. 

 

Chiropractic care for neck pain

Working today often means a device is needed, whether it’s a pad, phone, or computer. This puts a lot of pressure on the neck, especially if you’re not sitting or supporting yourself as you should. When we inaccurately use muscles for an extended period of time, we’re putting stress in areas that may not be able to handle it; this will show itself as pain. Our team can determine what’s causing your neck pain, remedy it, and offer advice on proactively supporting your neck. 

 

Chiropractic care for athletes and sportspeople 

Exercise and athletics look different to different people. Some go to the gym every day, others walk around the block a few times a week, some play Ultimate Frisbee every Friday, and some like to train for and participate in triathlons a couple of times a year. Whatever you consider exercise, we salute you! However, it’s essential to take care of your body before, during, and after your exercise routine, event, or game. When we overuse specific muscles or joints, they become more susceptible to damage. Knowing how to care for these critical body parts will allow your body to perform at its peak. 

Even during these times of Zoom yoga classes and Facetime Live jogs around the neighborhood, injuries are happening. Talking with a chiropractor to ensure you treat your body right will help keep you active and allow you to reach your athletic goals. 

 

Chiropractic care for headaches

Headaches are prevalent and come in many sizes; tension headaches, migraines, dull but steady pain in specific areas of the head. However, they all have something in common: they hurt. Ranging from annoying to debilitating, we can help minimize your pain by treating the cause of it. Don’t let a headache destroy one more day; visit with our team so we can get a plan together to safely support your health. 

 

Chiropractic care for shoulder pain

Many patients we work with are experiencing shoulder pain and need to find the quickest, most effective way to stop it. Our shoulders carry a lot of our stress, and we also use them frequently, especially in sports. If we overuse this sensitive area or allow stress and pressure to build up, we can lose range of motion, mobility, and proper function and gain severe pain. We’d like to get your shoulder healed and show you how to care for it in the future. 

 

Chiropractic care for golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow

Joint care is very important, and if you overuse specific joints, the outcome can be disastrous. We work with many athletes who tend to suffer from elbow pain. The chiropractic care and rehabilitation we provide will help stop the pain and stiffness caused by forceful repetition and give the patient proper range of motion.

 

Chiropractic care for knee pain 

Knee pain may be due to an old injury, an accident, or a sports injury, but however you get it, it should be treated quickly. Allowing knee pain to go untreated may lead to more significant damage, often requiring surgery. If you have knee pain, visit one of our four chiropractic offices and let us help heal your knee naturally through a non-invasive treatment plan. 

 

Chiropractic care for sciatica and hip pain

Hip pain and sciatic pain can be dull and chronic or sharp and disabling. Because the lower half of the body is composed of the sciatic nerve, the hips, buttocks, and legs can become affected when it’s thrown off balance. Let our team get you the fully functioning lower half you need to ensure body safety and reliability. 

 

Chiropractic care for office-workers and remote-workers

With our evolving working scenarios, we’ve been seeing many patients suffering from pain due to their new, remote workstations. Often, homes aren’t outfitted with an office, and people are resorting to unnatural and unsafe working conditions, using their sofa or bed as their new office space. This is bad on many areas of the body, including the back, neck, and hips. 

Some of our patients are able to use a desk but don’t have the proper lumbar support and aren’t using the correct posture. Whatever your working environment, if you aren’t sitting correctly, your body is at risk. We can help you determine a working area that makes sense for you and will support your body’s strength and wellbeing. 

Other common conditions we treat:

  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Pinched nerves
  • Wrist pain
  • Arthritis
  • Jaw pain
  • Disc injuries
  • Extremities pain
  • Balance problems
  • Flexibility problems
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Difficulty walking
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Sprains and strains
  • Post-surgical back pain
  • Auto injury pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Hip pain
  • Overuse injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Torticollis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Disc herniation
  • Disc bulge
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rotator cuff syndrome
  • Lateral / medial epicondylitis
  • Failed back surgery
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Temporomandibular disorder
  • Regional pain syndrome
  • Sciatic nerve pain
  • Sciatica
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Soft-tissue adhesions
  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Mobility problems
  • And more

Patients we treat

Our chiropractic offices work with various people in various stages of life and comfort. Many of our patients live an active lifestyle and want to compete, win, or simply finish an activity or event. However, not all of those we work with are looking to achieve an athletic goal. Many are hoping to find a peaceful transition from pain to pain-free. We make it all happen, no matter your health goals. 

 

Some of our patients include: 

  • Prenatal patients
  • Postnatal patients
  • Geriatric patients
  • Corporate workers
  • Desk workers
  • Remote workers 
  • Sportsmen and women patients
  • Super active patients
  • High-performance, athletic patients 
  • Athletes trying to get to the next level
  • Overuse patients (from those who sit at a desk all day to those who are professional bowlers)
  • Weekend warrior patients
  • Inactive patients
  • Rehabilitation patients 
  • And more

 

No matter your age or athletic ability, you deserve an unharmed body that can efficiently work for you; we can make that happen. 

Let’s find the root of your pain and heal it so you can get back to doing the things you love most. 

 

Tangelo’s Chiropractic Techniques 

We offer a variety of chiropractic care options and rehabilitation techniques to ensure your healing process is effective. 

Our patients receive a natural, non-invasive support program that extends to at-home exercises and proactive care to strengthen their body and learn how to properly keep the balance from within. 

 

Some of our most utilized and efficient chiropractic services

  • Chiropractic adjustments: a manually given controlled, quick thrust to the targeted joint 
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA): a set of seven tests that assess movement patterns for patients experiencing pain
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Technique: various handheld tools used to break down scar tissue and the fascial restrictions in muscles, ligaments, and tendons
  • Manual therapy: a series of techniques done by hand that improve tissue flexibility, increase range of motion, activate relaxation, manage pain, reduce swelling, and more 
  • RockTape: tape applied to a targeted area that serves to increase blood flow and allow the muscles to relax 
  • Cupping: increases blood circulation through suction, effectively decreasing pain
  • Functional rehabilitation: exercises and stretches that strengthen the body, streamline the healing process, and alleviate pain 

Our Certifications

At Tangelo, we value education and nurture ongoing learning as we embrace new chiropractic techniques. We are proud to be asked to speak at conventions and corporate workshops annually. Our professionals hold several certifications above and beyond their college backgrounds.

 

Some of our certificates include:

  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioners (American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians)
  • Primary Spine Practitioner (University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences)
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation – Graston Technique and FAKTR Technique
  • Functional Range Conditioning, Functional Range Release (Functional Anatomy Seminars)
  • Fascial Movement Taping and Kinesiology Taping (RockTape)
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)

 

Get a Balanced Body Responsibly 

Living in pain really isn’t living at all. Don’t wait another day to start getting your body to work as it was meant to. Our doctors will get you healthy and teach you how to maintain that health through natural, safe techniques. 

We have four convenient locations, one in Portland, OR, and three others located throughout Seattle in Fremont, West Seattle, and Green Lake. Can’t make it in? Call us to learn how we can serve you through our telehealth (tele-support) resources. 

Testimonials

We encourage anyone who wants to help their body get the function, balance, and support it deserves to read some of our patient reviews and then come in for a visit. Let’s start getting your body in its best state. 

 

Change your story.  Cute slogan, right?  But Tangelo has lived up to it in the biggest way possible.  

My story, as far back as I can remember, has been that I’m the clumsy one, the wimpy one, the tired one, the one on crutches or wearing a brace, the one who’s joints dislocated with the slightest of movements.  

I always bounced back and tried again as a kid, but after a few years of severe chronic illness and nearly losing my life to cancer, it was a lot harder to get back up.  The year in bed took its toll on my body, and led to new diagnoses: chronic fatigue and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder.  I finally understood WHY I felt so awful, but with treatment limited to symptom management, I felt hopeless.  My rheumatologist waffled on whether physical therapy would help or hurt. She finally agreed that I might try to strengthen my shoulders, but to avoid any stretching or exercises that might increase range of motion (my soft tissue is like an over-stretched rubber band), following up instead with massage therapy for the inevitable aches that would result.  I’m a mom with young kids, and fitting regular PT and massage sessions into my schedule never happened.  

A year later, I sprained my neck.  Suddenly, finding a physical therapist couldn’t wait.  

I live near Greenlake and had passed Tangelo quite a few times.  Their sandwich board always caught my eye, but after hurting my neck, every word jumped out at me and I found myself inside talking to Mckenzie, asking if they could help someone with such complex joint issues.  They were just about to close, but one of the doctors took a few minutes to talk with me.  I left, encouraged that they might actually be able to help, with an appointment scheduled.

Two days later, I met Dr Bart.  One of the first things he told me put me at complete ease: even though he’s a chiropractor, he was trained to never do spinal adjustments on anyone with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.  Instead, he gave me a soft tissue ART treatment that relaxed my spasming neck muscles, then started me off with some simple exercises for my neck and shoulders out on the rehab floor.  Each visit includes a treatment with Dr Bart, but Tyler and Geneva took over my rehab starting on my second appointment.  I feel like I have my own personal team of cheerleaders.  

At each of my first few appointments, I came in with a new complaint.  EDS is a head to toe condition, so this didn’t surprise me, but the team didn’t even flinch.  A dislocated wrist at my third visit just meant we had to get a little creative.  Hurting my toe walking on sand at the beach meant adding some new exercises.  Every acute issue was dealt with at that appointment, and led to the fastest recoveries I have ever experienced.  As my neck improved, we kept adding new exercises to deal with my other problem areas, and after just a few weeks, my injuries slowed to a trickle.  

At about 8 weeks into my treatment, there was a sudden shift.  My joints were stable enough that I wasn’t experiencing unprovoked dislocations.  My overall pain levels were lower than they had been in years.  My rehab changed from gentle to brutal (but in a good way).  Tyler and Geneva still watch me like hawks– poor proprioception is common with EDS, and it’s easy for me to hurt myself when I lose track of what my body is doing.  I’ve gotten used to Tyler’s mischievous grin when I tell him I finished my reps or I hold up a timer after it beeps– “Oh, you thought you were done?  Do some more.” I’m in pain again, but it’s a very different type– a healthy muscle burn.

It’s been weeks since I’ve dislocated a shoulder, I can’t remember the last time my hips popped, and my knees are far more stable.  I feel like a different person, and I’m acting like one too!  Almost every day, after I drop my kids at school, I walk or jog around Greenlake.  I purposefully walk on errands rather than driving.   I ran a 5k this weekend, and instead of sleeping the rest of the day, I kept moving, even running my dog a few miles in the moonlight. I have more energy, and end up taking far fewer unanticipated naps.  I’m happier, and I yell at my kids less.  If this isn’t a changed story, I don’t know what is!  I walked into Tangelo hoping they could help my neck and reduce my joint pain, and I’ve come out a different person.  

I’ve got a long way to go, but I’m already farther than I ever thought I could get.  I had accepted chronic pain, frequent injuries, and limited mobility as a given for my life, but now I have such hope for my future.  I can’t recommend Tangelo strongly enough.  It doesn’t matter how big or small your issue is– if you’re willing to put in the work, the Tangelo team really can help you change your story.” – Vanessa B.

 

“These guys are seriously magicians. Better than that really, because they use science, education, and a tremendous amount of skill in everything they do. 

I’ve been living with shoulder pain for probably about 10 years, going from tolerable to annoying to waking me up multiple times in the middle of the night. Within two weeks of regular visits to Tangelo, I slept through the night pain free for the first time in a very long time. Dr. Mike was so great at listening to my concerns, explaining to me what was going on, and making sure I felt confident in the Tangelo approach and possibility of living pain free. Robb has  been so helpful in getting me stronger and equipping me with modifications and mobility exercises. Best of all, everyone there has been friendly and hilarious. PT isn’t something I ever imagined looking forward to but I genuinely love coming into Tangelo and working with these folks. 

Bottom line: if you have any sort of pain, stiffness, or general discomfort, this is your place. It was easy to set up appointments, easy to bill my insurance, and easy to FEEL BETTER. What more could you ask for?”  – Vanessa B.

 

“Ladies, if you have plantar fasciitis, the answer is not to wear orthopedic shoes. It’s to get your muscles treated and work on strengthening the right muscles. 

A month after I started going to Tangelo, the daily cramping stopped. The improvement in quality of life has been dramatic. And I’m wearing heels again.

(As a point of comparison, a coworker of mine also had plantar fasciitis at the same time. Six months after he started getting rehab therapy from Group Health, he was still walking around in pain.) 

Tangelo combined ART and rehab exercise training for my treatment. The doctors and  trainers are supportive, friendly, responsive and on top of the latest research and innovative techniques. 

I highly, highly recommend Tangelo Health. 

You don’t need to live in pain. Or in ugly shoes.” Sharon C.

 

“Lucky me, my 2020 bingo card included a nasty knee injury…but it ALSO brought me Dr. Aaron and Dr. Sean. I couldn’t be happier with the team at Tangelo Fremont. They are immaculately professional, invested in your recovery, and fun to be around! I never once felt like I was navigating my injury and rehab alone. It was an honest team effort. Do yourself a favor, and give these folks a call. They will take care of you.” Natalie W.

 

“I just had my first session at Tangelo to figure out this hip thing and I AM SO IMPRESSED. With my other PT (who I saw through my insurance), I left feeling frustrated, uninspired and really limited – like I couldn’t trust my body and take things up another notch. That PT implied I was all notched out. I felt very alone and wasn’t sure what to do next.

Dr. Bart and Ashley are AMAZING. Like 800,000% better than that other PT.

SO MUCH MORE INFO. They explain WHY. It totally makes sense. I am engaging in a treatment plan so my body can re-learn how to function better.

If you’re feeling limited…GO SEE DR. BART. He’s like an exercise-body detective and he will ferret out that one thing that is holding you back, that you might not even know you needed. I learned SO MUCH just with that first session.”  – Mindy C.

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