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Welcome to The Spine Clinic: Your Salem Chiropractor

Our chiropractor in Salem, OR, Dr. Ryan Schirmer is the President of The Spine Clinic, a comprehensive, holistically-focused healthcare facility that aims to treat individuals and families in the community with high quality wellness and pain management services. As a chiropractor for over 40 years, Dr. McGill will be transitioning into retirement and Dr. Schirmer will be taking over. Come on in and meet the new Doctor and wish Dr. McGill well into retirement.

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Our philosophy involves taking a “whole-person” approach to good health and wellness. This means that we concern ourselves with much more than just sickness. Our goal is to provide long-term health solutions for our patients and that means clearly identifying the root causes of illness and injury and not just assessing symptoms. As a member or your regular health maintenance team, we want you to experience the kind of wellness that only total alignment in mind, body and spirit can bring. At The Spine Clinic, we take into consideration all of the physical, mental and emotional factors that may be contributing to your health problems. We do our best to devise treatment strategies that bring all of those aspects of your life into a harmonious balance.

What We Do

We always begin our treatments with a comprehensive review of your medical history, lifestyle, habits and emotional well-being. Afterwards, a thorough physical exam helps to give us more clues as to how we should approach making a diagnosis and creating a personalized treatment plan that best suits your specific issues.

At the end of your first visit, we will typically perform an initial adjustment. The core of chiropractic care is correcting problems with the musculoskeletal structure through examination and manipulation of the spine. Spinal manipulation can be used to address a wide variety of physical and emotional issues such as back, neck and shoulder pain, migraine headaches, severe anxiety, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, herniated discs, and muscle sprains, among other problems.

The Chiropractic Lifestyle

One of the most beneficial aspects of chiropractic care is the focus on a non-medicinal approach to healing. The belief is that, under the proper guidance, the body has a powerful innate ability to heal itself, if given the opportunity. With chiropractic, the treatment mainly consists of customized, hands-on care that seeks to not only heal your body but to educate you on the best ways to become an active partner in your own healthcare. As your body adjusts to a more natural, drug-free, non-invasive way of being cared for, you’ll be able to navigate a clearer pathway to creating long-term, ongoing wellness. Your health maintenance then becomes more instinctive and, as a consequence, you generally become less susceptible to illness and injury.

Services We Offer

Although manual chiropractic adjustments are the cornerstone of our personalized care, we offer many other treatments and access to services that aim to enhance the effects of spinal manipulation. We focus on natural pathways to health, but we recognize that sometimes traditional medical intervention may be necessary. In such cases, we are happy to refer you to one of our trusted physician partners during the course of treatment.

Depending on your particular situation, we may also add other holistic services to your treatment plan such as nutritional counseling or massage therapy. This approach serves to expedite the healing process and provides a more naturally integrative experience.

Discover Chiropractic Relief

Are you ready to discover how the chiropractic lifestyle can greatly benefit your overall health and sense of well-being? Give us a call to schedule an appointment for a consultation. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have about your particular condition and to offer more details about how treatments at The Spine Clinic work.

We are thrilled to be able to provide high quality natural healthcare and education for the community we live and work in. We look forward to helping you achieve all of your health and wellness goals! Contact us today at (503) 362-5555.


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9:00 am-12:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm


9:00 am-12:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm


9:00 am-12:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm




9:00 am-12:00 pm

3:00 pm-6:00 pm





Meet the Chiropractor

  • Dr.
    Ryan Schirmer

    Dr. Ryan Schirmer is a native Oregonian growing up on a peppermint farm just south of Salem. He graduated from Cascade High School in Turner. After high school Dr. Schirmer went to Oregon State University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Midway through his college education Dr. Schirmer enlisted in the United States Army as an indirect fire Infantryman

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Reviews From our Satisfied Patients

  • "I rate the spine clinic at the 5 star rating due to more then just there care and them being personable and helping they have made it so I can move again in lest then a month. Beginning of February I couldn't move or work by the end of the month I was back doing my full time job as a warehouser lifting heavy bags and 120 lb bales of hay. They have given me my pain free life back and they are extremely easy to work with when it comes to scheduling and money. Ryan Schirmer is the best chiropractor I wouldn't recommend any other person but him!"
    Tyler W
  • "Dr McGill and staff are giving me my mobility back. For years the rheumatologists have told me not to use chiropractic for my AS. Since I started going to him I now can turn my head more then the 20 degrees left or right and my back and neck pains are down to a 3 or 4 from a 6 or 7. He use a combination of massages and gentle manipulation to get the movement back. 5 stars are not enough."
  • "I recently started having lower back problems and needed help for pain and weakness in my upper legs and hips. After some internet research I decided to contact Dr. McGill at The Spine Clinic. This is a full service office with massage therapy, xrays, and chiropractic services. After a talking with Dr. McGill we decided to take some xrays, massage therapy a a couple of back adjustments that day. I left the office two hours later feeling better and with less discomfort."
  • "1st visit gets 5 stars! Great message, recommendations, adjustments and x-rays. This is the full meal deal. I had electro therapy as well and I'm looking forward to my treatment regiment. Doctor gave me homework and stretches to help me maintain my progress. Kudos to the Spine Clinic and I'll be back!"