What patients are saying..... "Bend Spinal Care is an amazing place!"

Covid-19 Update


Office Update- Updated Every Monday

As our Governor has asked for a "Stay home, Stay healthy" order, we are respecting this and putting our patients, providers and office staff first.  At this time we will be closed until Governor Brown has deemed it safe for patient care.

Our aim is patient wellness

As Covid-19 is a very serious illness that can spread quickly and has a high potential to lead to intensive care we are taking every possible precaution to ensure our staff and office is clean and sanitary.  At this time, all surfaces are wiped with Clorox Disinfecting Wipes after each patient (door handles, counters, pens, tables, chairs, etc.)  In addition, we are using a UVC light (cureuv.com) that kills all bacteria/virus upon contact with the light.  This insures complete disinfecting of a room/surface after each patient.  Every patient wears a mask upon entering our office and is asked to use hand sanitizer.  Our providers also wear masks and use gloves when treating patients.

CDC Updates

CDC gives updates on the Coronavirus nationwide and state by state.

Oregon Coronavirus Update-Governor Kate Brown

Governor Brown issued executive order 20-12.  Due to the nature of close contact for treatment of our patients (less than 6 feet) we are unable to provide care at this time.  You can read the governor's executive order by clicking the Find Out More button below.

Oregon Health Authority Updates

Situation in Oregon

You Are Our Focus!


The Importance of Your Health

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. 


Experienced Knowledge

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. 



Our Team Cares!

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.  

Our Providers

Brad D. Welker, DC

Chiropractic Physicians

Chiropractic Physicians


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.  

Chiropractic Physicians

Chiropractic Physicians

Chiropractic Physicians



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. 

Colton H. Pope, DC

Chiropractic Physicians

Carolyn Schroeder, LMT


 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 Schroeder, LMT

Carolyn Schroeder, LMT

Carolyn Schroeder, LMT


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.

Massage Therapy

Carolyn Schroeder, LMT

Karl Jackson, LMT


 To qualify to become a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Oregon, an applicant must: 

  • Meet specific education requirements listed below, and
  • Pass the Oregon Jurisprudence (law) exam, and 
  • Have passed a Board approved written National Examination.  (MBLEX ,  NCBTMB, CESI). *NOTE: ALL NATIONAL EXAM RESULTS MUST COME DIRECTLY FROM  THE EXAM PROVIDER.
  • The Board requires 625 hours/25 quarter credits/15.74 semester  credits of education from an accredited or Department of Education  approved school with the following:
  • The 625 hours/25 quarter credits/15.74 semester credits of education must include: 
  • A minimum of 200 hours/8 quarter credits/ 5.34 semester credits of  health sciences, consisting of Anatomy and Physiology, Pathology, and  Kinesiology; and 
  • A minimum of 300 hours/12 quarter credits/8 semester credits of  Massage Theory and Practical Application, Clinical Practice, Business  Development, Sanitation, Communication, and Ethics. 
  • The remaining 125 hours/5 quarter credits /2.4 semester credits required may be in any of the above subject areas

Karl Jackson, LMT

Carolyn Schroeder, LMT

Karl Jackson, LMT



Karl D. Jackson

Certified Advanced Rolfer™ 

  • Karl has 20+ years practicing as a massage therapy Rolfer™
  • Karl uses the big box techniques from the Rolfing™ tradition and  many manual techniques that he has learned from his osteopathic  teachers.
  • Rolfing™ is a great option for athletic injuries, automobile accident clients, and anyone with ongoing or chronic issues.
  • Karl has successfully resolved many musculo-skeletal dysfunctions that have persisted for years.
  • For more information on massage therapy Rolfing™, click this link.

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 Services


Chiropractic Care and Massage Therapy

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. 


Auto Accident Injuries

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.



Work Related Injuries

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. 

Exam and Explanation of Findings

Exam and Explanation of Findings

Exam and Explanation of Findings


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.

Auto Injuries

Exam and Explanation of Findings

Exam and Explanation of Findings


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.

Massage Therapy

Exam and Explanation of Findings

Cold Laser Therapy


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

Disc Problems? Nerve Pain?

Cold Laser Therapy


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. 

Disc Problems? Nerve Pain?

Disc Problems? Nerve Pain?

Disc Problems? Nerve Pain?


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.  


Disc Problems? Nerve Pain?

Disc Problems? Nerve Pain?


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.

Accepted Insurance

Accepted Insurance Companies

Group Insurance We Accept

  • Pacific Source 
  • BCBS
  • Anthem BC
  • Aetna
  • Signa
  • HealthNet
  • Providence 
  • MODA
  • United Health Care 
  • EBMS
  • Medicare
  • Oregon Health Plan (OHP)

Auto Insurance

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

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Lifewise

  • All insurance coverage, patient portions (co-pay and deductible) are subject to the patients agreement with their specific insurance company and/or plan.  
  • We bill insurance as a benefit to our patients, we may not receive payment or EOB (explanation of benefits) after a patient visit for 3-6 months.  
  • All patient portions are due at the time of service.  
  • We do not intercede or resolve issues of coverage or patient portion between insurance companies and their insured.  
  • As there are numerous plans for each Group Insurance, we do not know your specific coverage or patient portions.  
  • We are not notified of changes in insurance coverage or specific payout from an insurance provider.  
  • For your specific coverage please see your insurance benefits and/or speak with your insurance representative.


Contact Us

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Visit or Call to Schedule an Appointment

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

Second Floor

Near downtown Bend 2 buildings East of Old St. Francis Church

Bend Spinal Care

225 Northwest Franklin Avenue, Bend, Oregon 97703, United States

(541) 318-8627


Open today

09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm

Saturday 10am - 2 pm

Lunch: 12-1:30 Daily

Saturday: By Appointment

Sunday: Closed

Patient Reviews



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.
Highly recommended!"

"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!"

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