At The Spine Clinic, your neighborhood chiropractor in Salem, OR, we seek to elevate and educate. We want to raise the level of our patients’ awareness about the benefits of a more naturally-focused approach to health and to educate them on the ways they can contribute to making these benefits work optimally in their everyday lives.
We have proudly been servicing the Salem and surrounding areas with high quality chiropractic care for over 40 years. Our caring and expertly skilled staff has helped our practice to thrive through the years because of their passionate commitment to the community and to creating better health through chiropractic treatment, education, inspiration and emotional support.
Dr. McGill has first-hand knowledge of how beneficial chiropractic care can be in the face of damages to the musculoskeletal structure. Having suffered numerous spinal injuries as a child, his major source of relief from pain was the care he received from local chiropractic experts. This experience had a direct impact on leading Dr. McGill to eventually choose to pursue a career in chiropractic medicine. Having excelled in his studies as an undergrad pre-med major at the University of Oregon and as a student at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, he was awarded his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1976. Since then, he has taken many continuing education courses to further build upon his already expert knowledge.
Mary faithfully serves as office manager for The Spine Clinic and is a passionate advocate of holistic healthcare. She is a warm, caring and knowledgeable presence in our office who is beloved by our loyal patients who affectionately refer to her as “Mother Mary.” An outdoor and animal enthusiast, Mary loves spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.
Our basic philosophy is that good health is optimally achieved from the inside out. We begin the journey of pursuing healthful living for our patients by making sure they understand the importance of an integrated approach to wellness. We know that medicinal remedies are generally temporary solutions that don’t offer the long-term benefits of solid body alignment, proper nutrition, regular physical exercise and drug-free treatments that have the ability to address all areas of bodily injury. With chiropractic care, we are doing much more than relieving instances of pain, we are helping to build strong, healthy bodies and providing care that reduces the likelihood of injury and illness through proper ongoing maintenance of the spine and musculoskeletal structure.
What to Expect When You Visit
We treat our patients like family. You can expect to be welcomed as such by our wonderful, caring staff of holistic healthcare professionals. As outlined on our homepage, on your first visit there is a thorough review of medical history, lifestyle and level of fitness, as well as a physical exam and assessment of your overall health condition so that we can properly determine the course to take for your personalized care. We don’t believe in cookie-cutter, one-size fits all solutions to health. All of our treatments are customized to your specific needs.
Because of this personalized and thorough approach, initial visits tend to be lengthy. Subsequent visits will be much less so, as we will know what we need to do to get right to work on your issues. In the beginning, treatment sessions typically occur one or two times per week and as your condition improves they become less frequent, sometimes every other week, once a month or as needed, depending on your particular issues.