What patients are saying..... "Bend Spinal Care is an amazing place!"
Our Chiropractic Physicians put your specific health care needs first. We are proud to provide a high quality level of customer service, Chiropractic experience, and commitment to health and wellness to all of our patients. Our goal at Bend Spinal Care is to improve your lifestyle by caring for your health.
With 20 years of experience, our chiropractor, Dr. Welker, is capable of analyzing your body and creating a custom pain relief and rehabilitation plan to benefit your health. We understand the importance of educating you on chiropractic care so that you can heal quickly.
Each part of our team at Bend Spinal Care works to care for you and your health care needs. Not only will our team treat your existing conditions, we strive to prevent pain and illness from reoccurring. We strive to help you improve your quality of life, achieve your wellness goals, and heal your body to live your best life possible.
Dr. Welker is a native of Central Oregon, born in Bend. He received his BS in psychology from Oregon State University and his Doctor of Chiropractic from Western States University in Portland, OR. He has been practicing in Bend, OR for 20 years and is currently working on his Diplomate in Chiropractic Orthopedics (4 year program). He was on the Oregon Board for Massage Therapy 2002-2006, taught kinesiology I, II, III at COCC 2002-2009, and has been teaching Ki-Aikido (Dr. Welker is a 4th degree black belt in Aikido) at COCC since 2000. Dr. Welker and his wife Heather have 4 kids and love their family time.
Dr. Welker has focused on injury care, spinal injuries, maintaining health and rehabilitation. Over the years, Dr. Welker has had the opportunity to work with athletes ranging from high school, Olympic and Professional athletes.
Educational and licensing requirements for doctors of chiropractic (DCs) are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions.
DC's are educated in nationally accredited, four-year doctoral graduate school programs through a curriculum that includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical internship, with the average DC program equivalent in classroom hours to allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) medical schools.
Chiropractors are designated as physician-level providers in the vast majority of states and federal Medicare program. The essential services provided by DCs are also available in federal health delivery systems, including those administered by Medicaid, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, Federal Workers' Compensation, and all state workers' compensation programs.
Dr. Pope is the newest member to Bend Spinal Care. He was born and raised in New Mexico and moved to Oregon in 2011. With a passion for anatomy, physiology, and functional movement Dr. Pope received a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science from Oregon State University - Cascades, and a Doctorate of Chiropractic and a B.S. in Human Biology from Western States University. Dr. Pope is a volunteer instructor with Bend Parks and Rec. As a chiropractor his goal is to to help patients return to work and play, rebuild functional movements and achieve desired fitness and health related goals.
Carolyn has been practicing with Bend Spinal Care since 2015 and has extensive training in injury care and therapeutic massage. She loves Bend and enjoys the outdoors with her family.
Carolyn has experience working with auto injuries, work injuries, spinal injuries, pregnancy patients, children and sports injuries ranging from high school, and professional athletes. She enjoys working with patients through their recovery and aiding in their maintenance.
To qualify to become a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Oregon, an applicant must:
Certified Advanced Rolfer™
Karl is an active bicyclist, hiker and canoeist. He owns a small ranch where he raises exclusively grass fed animals. Karl has practiced a healthy, natural diet all his adult life and has an intense curiosity in functional medicine and how the human body can operate at its highest level of functioning.
Our experienced team of massage therapists and Chiropractic Physicians are knowledgeable in spinal injuries and Chiropractic adjustments and treatments. The purpose of massage therapy and spinal adjustments is to return the spine and muscles to a natural state of health, to reduce pain, muscle spasms, and nerve irritation, so you can enjoy your life pain free.
Our team at Bend Spinal Care understand the stress and pain patients are in following auto accidents. We analyze, diagnose, and create an individualized treatment plan of chiropractic care and massage for whiplash and soft tissue injuries. Your Chiropractic Physicians will thoroughly explain your treatment and update your insurance on your behalf. There is no referral needed as our doctors are qualified physicians.
Most work injuries are caused by overuse and repetitive stress injuries. Over time, small tasks done with poor posture can lead to acute and chronic pain, which can result in reduced worker productivity, lost time from work, disability, and an inability to perform job tasks.
Our Chiropractic Physicians will use palpation, orthopedic testing, and neurological testing to determine your specific diagnosis. Once the doctor has determined your diagnosis he will explain it to you. If you should have any questions regarding your diagnosis, please ask the doctor for further information.
Our office and providers specialize in the treatment and rehabilitation of auto injuries. No prescription or referral is needed as our Chiropractic Physicians are primary care providers with all auto injury insurance. Call today to schedule an FREE 15 min. consultation with one of our doctors. The sooner you begin treatment, the sooner you are feeling better and can return to life as usual.
We have several massage therapists trained in injury care and therapeutic massage. Massage therapy aids in reducing inflammation, softening scar tissue and increasing blood flow which reduce heal time and help with pain reduction.
Cold Laser Therapy is a new medical treatment that uses low-level lasers. This drug-free therapy stimulates damaged tissues, which hastens healing, reduces pain and inflammation. The healing and relief provided by cold laser are due to several mechanisms. It triggers the body to heal itself and stimulates the mitochondria, which encourages regeneration and cell repair. The laser can penetrate up to four inches into the tissue to promote healing right at the source of the injury. It provides relief from arthritis by eliminating pain and reducing inflammation. It also helps increase joint mobility and improves immune cell efficiency.
Spinal decompression allows your disc to reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, reduce pressure on nerves and stretch healing scar tissue so that the disc returns to normal function.
Rehabilitation is an important part of the healing process, it aids in strengthening and returning muscles and joints to their normal movements. At Bend Spinal Care we work with your body to get you back to the activities you love.
Group Insurance We Accept
We accept all active auto insurance claims. No medical referral is needed for Chiropractic Physicians in the state of Oregon. Call today to schedule an appointment. Free 15 min. consultation with one of our doctors.
Worker's Compensation Insurance
We accept all worker's compensation insurance. No referral needed unless worker has signed 3 - 827 forms (change of provider). If you are unsure please call in with your information and we will call and find out. Call today for information and a FREE 15 min. consultation with one of our doctors.
Insurance Companies We Do Not Accept
Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.
Phone: (541) 318-8627
Fax (541) 318-8697.
Kate's Place Building
Near downtown Bend 2 buildings East of Old St. Francis Church
225 Northwest Franklin Avenue, Bend, Oregon 97703, United States
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 2 pm
Lunch: 12-1:30 Daily
Saturday: By Appointment
What patients are saying.....
"Bend Spinal Care is an amazing place! Brad is exceptional at his craft; he diagnosed my back injury and knew exactly how to treat it. I appreciate the extra time he spends to fully understand the injury and trace it to its origins.
"Dr. Colton Pope at Bend Spinal Care is amazing! He has a really great bedside manner- he is very knowledgeable, attentive and professional. He took his time and was very thorough. AND he really helped my back feel better!! Couldn’t have asked for more!"