Caressa Gullikson, DC

Licensed Chiropractic Physician in Portland, Oregon

I am a chiropractic physician providing care for everyone in your family, from adults to kids to elders. In addition to supporting overall wellbeing, I also treat a wide number of ailments including:

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  • Neck and back pain, both acute and chronic
  • Headaches
  • Injuries due to car or bicycle accidents, including whiplash
  • Sprains and strains
  • Jaw pain or dysfunction
  • Workplace accidents (Worker’s Comp)

Old injuries, recent trauma, poor posture, driving or sitting a lot, and using smart phones, makes modern humans susceptible to tightness, aches, stiff joints, and pain. Left unaddressed, chronic small complaints can snowball into more significant problems that can profoundly limit our daily lives and often lead to future difficulties. That’s where I can help.

What to expect from your visit

I work with you to uncover the source of pain or activity limitation, then design an individual treatment plan to address and improve the complaint—using a combination of low force and manual adjusting, soft tissue treatments, activity modification, and rehabilitation exercise instruction. I put special emphasis on optimizing the body’s ability to move freely, returning to function after injury, and preventing future injury via core conditioning, fall prevention, and proprioceptive exercises.

Education and experience
I was born and raised in Oregon. After traveling the world, earning a degree in Anthropology at Reed College, and raising my children while working in a corporate setting, I hungered for a career change. Guided by my interests in health and fitness, I discovered a passion for chiropractic healing and earned my Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine at University of Western States in Portland, Oregon.

Outside of work
I live in northeast Portland. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, camping, cooking, bicycling, attending to my two kitties, reading, and foraging for wild edibles.


Learn more
You can reach me at To schedule an appointment, please call (503)956-9396 or email

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