Chiropractic Services

Chiropractic helps the body function the way it was designed. Certain circumstances in life interfere with the normal functioning of our body functions. Chiropractic focuses on maintaining the health of your nerves, organs and connective tissue (muscles, tendons and ligaments) so that the body can operate normally. Emphasis is given to the body’s ability to heal itself.

Traumatic injuries, wear and tear over the years, poor diet, bad posture, lack of activity or any other stress can all cause the nervous, muscular and skeletal systems to not function properly.

Patients visit Bear Creek Chiropractic to get relief from back and neck pain, headaches, shoulder, wrist and other extremity joint pain, sciatica, neurological problems and many other conditions. Patients also visit us because they want more energy, improved performance, increased resistance to disease and generally better overall health.


  • Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Cold Laser Therapy (FDA Approved Medical Technology)
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Stretching
  • Massage Therapy

Chiropractic Adjustment

Chiropractic adjustments are manual procedures in which Dr. Backstrom uses his hands to manipulate the joints of the body, particularly the spine and extremities to reduce pain and restore or enhance joint function. Chiropractic manipulation therapy is a highly controlled procedure that rarely causes discomfort. Dr. Backstrom adapts the procedure to meet the specific needs of each patient. Typically patients note positive changes in their symptoms immediately following treatment.

Low Level Laser Therapy

(FDA Approved Medical Technology)

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been used worldwide for over 40 years to relieve pain, heal wounds and regenerate nerves. On January 17th, 2002, the first U.S. Low Level Laser Therapy company, Erchonia, the laser you’re being treated with, received FDA clearance through clinical trial. The study took 100 patients complaining of Neck and Shoulder pain. Half were treated with a useless red light (placebo group), similar to that on a computer mouse or grocery check-out, and the other half received LLLT. The treatment group beat the placebo group by 66%! That’s 66% faster relief and more complete relief, a remarkable margin. Such a study is known as “double blind” research, and is the gold standard for measuring the validity of a therapy. Similar studies have been passed by the FDA for Carpal Tunnel, Wounds and Scar Tissue. There are over 2000 published studies on LLLT reporting zero negative side effects. Visit  for in-depth research.

“What does this thing do again?”

In a nutshell, LLLT causes tissues to heal faster- muscle, skin, nerve- 66% faster according to the FDA Study above. Specifically, LLLT works at the cell level. Human cells produce a chemical known as ATP (adenosine triphosphate) to run the body and heal tissue. All of our body’s activities result from the use of ATP, it’s like gasoline to a car. LLLT stimulates a micro-structure within the cells called the mitochondria (nicknamed the “powerhouse” because it produces ATP) to produce slightly higher amounts of ATP. Thus with more ATP at the cell level, tissues heal faster, and therefore relief comes quicker.

Conditions and Symptoms

As is true of many alternative therapies, you may receive alternative benefits to being treated, in addition to what you wanted fixed in the first place. This is because the ATP being produced is “systemic”, meaning although we’re focusing the laser on a particular area, the ATP is ultimately being sent throughout your entire body. The list of symptoms responding to LLLT is growing, and more valid research is being performed on a daily basis.

  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Neck & Back Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Nerve & Disc Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Sciatica
  • Sports Injuries
  • Scars and Scar Tissue

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy and chiropractic are both holistic in nature and based on the belief that it helps your body function normally which in turn helps the body’s ability to heal itself. Massage Therapy is recommended for treatment of chronic muscle tension and fatigue, stress reduction, headaches or as part of the recovery process for automobile, sports and work related injuries.