Conditions Treated San Luis Obispo, CA
We want to see all our patients attain and maintain a level of wellness care. This is when your body is fully healed and only needing maintenance adjustments. It is still recommended to come in for periodic adjustments to keep things running smoothly. This requires a quick visit 1-4 times per month based on your lifestyle and goals.

Back Pain San Luis Obispo, CA

Back Pain

Low back pain can result from injuries & strains or from degenerative conditions within the spinal column. But also can be referred from the kidneys, bladder or duct between them.  Chiropractic diagnostic methods will first determine if your pain is a chiropractic problem or if you need to see another specialist. Chiropractors have a proven record of helping to relieve discomfort, restoring normal strength, flexibility & balance.

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neck pain San Luis Obispo, CA

Neck Pain

The neck, also called the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and contains seven small vertebrae. The cervical spine supports the full weight of your head which is on average about 12 pounds. While the cervical spine can move your head in nearly every direction, this flexibility makes the neck very susceptible to pain and injury.

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shoulder pain San Luis Obispo, CA

Shoulder Pain

Your Shoulder is the most Mobile joint in the body, but is also the most Unstable:/ A shoulder injury can keep you from recreational activities & normal work tasks. Our chiropractor at the San Luis Obispo office, Dr Lawrence Dieter, has developed a series of non-invasive screening test for your shoulder which will help in diagnosis & also to re-align spinal structures, restoring normal movement to the back, shoulder and arms. Massage therapy relieves shoulder discomfort and improves circulation to the shoulder joint.

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headaches migraines San Luis Obispo, CA

Headaches/ Migraines

Individuals who are troubled with frequent headaches or migraine pain can benefit from proven techniques that help to improve nerve function & strengthen back/neck muscles. Massage can help to relax muscles, improve blood flow & reduce discomfort.

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Auto Injuries San Luis Obispo, CA

Auto Injuries

A car accident can leave an individual with lasting back pain & problems with spinal & nerve dysfunction along with mobility complications. Whiplash, an injury that results from the forced rapid forward & backward recoil movement of the head during impact. This will cause pain & can result in problems turning the head, headaches & dizziness. We can help in diagnosing if a concussion is present & implement industry standards of safety protocols with the appropriate  range of therapies to speed healing & normal flexibility.

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Neuropathy San Luis Obispo, CA


Neuropathy is a medical condition caused by damaged nerve cells and often associated with autoimmune diseases, infections, diabetes, tumors, or hereditary conditions. Peripheral neuropathy currently affects over 20 million people in the United States with symptoms ranging from tingling or burning pain and nausea to muscle spasms, difficulty moving your arms or legs, or atrophy.

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Knee Pain San Luis Obispo, CA

Knee Pain

Knee pain is increasingly becoming a more common problem in society. It is a complaint we see frequently. The most common complaint associated with knee pain is considered the normal “wear and tear.” Another ailment that affects the knee is osteoarthritis. The symptoms and progression of osteoarthritis and knee pain can be reduced through our individualized approach to chiropractic care.

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Sciatica San Luis Obispo, CA


The sciatic nerve, is actually a large group of nerves which run together from the lower back & down the backs of the legs, can become compressed because of a variety of factors. We offer techniques to relieve the pressure on the nerve, to reduce pain, tingling, numbness & weakness in the legs.

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Personal Injury San Luis Obispo, CA

Personal Injury

Our goal is to help you receive the proper care after a personal injury, auto accident or fall. Our staff is devoted to helping you obtain the most comprehensive treatments and the care you deserve, so you may maintain your quality of life after an injury and can begin to feel like yourself again.

Too often, individuals involved in an auto injury or wreck have minimal or no symptoms until several weeks after the auto accident. That is where the professionals at DRBACKMAN.COM Chiropractic & Wellness come in, and can assist you with all aspects of auto accident personal injury recovery.

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Degenerative Disc Disease San Luis Obispo, CA

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is when natural changes in the discs of your spine cause pain. The discs between vertebrae act as shock absorbers for your spine, and as you age, they begin to lose flexibility. While this is a normal part of aging, it should not cause pain. If you experience pain due to this, it is classified as degenerative disc disease.

Each disc is composed of a sturdy outer wall and a soft, gel-like inner core. When we are born, these discs are primarily composed of water, but as age advances, the discs lose some of this water content and begin to get thinner. As you might imagine, this means each disc doesn’t absorb the shocks of everyday life as well.

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Choose Dr. Backman Chiropractic & Wellness for Your Chiropractic Care

With Dr. Dieter's past of filling in for 80+ chiropractic offices in California & Australia, he uses his extensive knowledge of chiropractic methods to provide quality care for patients in San Luis Obispo, CA with a variety of health problems. Your chiropractor will design a care plan for your individual needs to restore normal comfort and movement. Call Dr. Backman Chiropractic & Wellness today at (805) 544-0237 for an appointment to learn about the many ways we relieve pain & improve your physical function. Our San Luis Obispo chiropractor provides care for patients in Morro Bay, Los Osos, Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, Avila Beach, and surrounding Cal Poly areas.