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Something To Consider:

Avoiding spine end range of motion can reduce the risk of several types of injury. 

The early morning after rising or after prolonged sitting are particularly vulnerable times for back injury:

  • During sleep, when gravity is not compressing the discs of your spine, the accumulate fluid and swell. In the first 30 minutes after arising 54% of the loss of disc height (water content) occurs. (Reilly et al., 1984) Because of this swelling, stresses on the disc during bending activities are increased significantly in the morning (Adams et al., 1987).
  • After just a brief period of sitting or stooping in end range, the disc is stretched, and its protective joint stiffness is compromised (McGill 1999). Even after 30 minutes of rest, residual joint laxity persists! Therefore, avoidance of high-risk activities early in the morning or after sitting or stooping in full flexion is crucial to injury or reinjury prevention.

Avoid injuries with the following principles: avoid end-range motion; rotate jobs to vary loads; allow frequent rest breaks; and keep loads close to the spine (McGill, Norman 1993).

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For The Way You Live Your Life


For most of us, our lives can be quite challenging: Working, kids, school, gardening, sports, growing. Whatever you do, your activities can push you hard. If you venture past your edge and end up hurt we can help you get back on track.

Condition For Life is built on the philosophy that you have control of your life and that an active approach to living is the most rewarding. Utilizing progressive chiropractic methods coupled with evidence based rehabilitation protocols we help you move from crisis care through rehabilitation to functional training. At Condition For Life we encourage self reliance and work to help you learn movements that are efficient and safe, postures that are stress-free, and how to reduce your risk for injury. Our paced recovery programs help you return to your usual activities after an injury or improve your performance in your sport.

Chiropractic For Life!

Ongoing chiropractic care helps to keep you healthy. A natural and wholistic approach, chiropractic care maintains the health of your skeletal, nervous and muscular systems, and indirectly every system of your body. People who maintain regular chiropractic care experience better energy, improved well-being, and increased resistance to illness. In addition, our active rehab approach teaches you how to move and do things in your life more efficiently, with less stress and reduces your risk of injury. Chiropractic Is For Life!

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  • We hope to give you insight to how we, at Condition For Life, can help you meet your recovery, rehabilitation or training goals whether they are in sports, work or your daily life.
  • To provide a resource for our current clients and patients to find useful material as they proceed through their recovery, rehabilitation or functional training.
  • To be able to present current reliable, referenced, scientific information on topics that help you feel, move and live better.

Thank you for visiting our web site.

Dr. Wayne Nelson
Klamath Falls Chiropractor | Condition For Life | (541) 887-2223

335 So. Spring Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

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