The neck and lower back are common places for patients’ to experience pain, and sometimes even injury to vertebral discs.

The stronger/fibrous outer layers of the disc can occasionally, as a result of trauma or overuse, be torn or even rupture leading to the protruding of the softer/gelatinous interior of the vertebral disc. This is a very serious condition that can cause symptoms in the arms or legs of patients, including radiating, shooting pain, numbness, tingling or weakness. These conditions need proper evaluation and treatment to ensure the best long term outcome, and least chance of progression of the symptoms. At Remedy we can assess patient’s symptoms and treat the condition appropriately.

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Remedy’s Healthcare Practitioners

john-bio-pic3john cherveny, dc

In practice for the past fourteen years Dr. Cherveny has worked alongside medical doctors, physical therapists, massage therapists, and acupuncturists. His goal as a physician is to educate patients about their individual conditions, to better understand and care for their bodies.

A graduate of Western States Chiropractic College, Dr. Cherveny uses gentle chiropractic techniques, strengthening exercises and physiotherapy modalities to restore patient’s health naturally.


Lori Bettencourt, Massage TherapistLori Bettencourt, Massage Therapist

Here at Remedy Clinic, Lori enjoys working with clients towards their overall wellness. A graduate of East West college she uses Swedish, deep tissue massage, stretching, and muscle energy exercises to help patients relax, heal, and release tension and holding patterns. Lori also enjoys working with animals as a pet sitter in the East Portland area.


SarahSarah Stanze, Massage Therapist

Sarah has a deep passion for helping people achieve balance in their lives by promoting self-care through bodywork. She uses a combination of deep tissue, myofacial release & Swedish techniques to encourage whole-body healing through therapeutic massage while also creating a relaxing environment.

When not massaging Sarah enjoys taking photographs, hiking with her dog Ripley, reading under cozy blankets and doing crossword puzzles with her partner.